Melanie Fiona

New Music: Raekwon f/ Melanie Fiona – ‘Soundboy Kill It’

Soundboy Kill It

Fresh off his performance with Wu-Tang Clan at Summer Jam, Raekwon the Chef cooks up a new single featuring Melanie Fiona. On the Jerry Wonda-produced “Soundboy Kill It,” the hip-hop veteran grinds his way to the top, while Melanie adds some island flavor to the hook.

Raekwon’s solo album F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) is due later this year.

Meanwhile, he has reunited with his Wu-Tang brothers for “Family Reunion.” A new album is due this fall to commemorate the group’s 20th anniversary.

You can catch Wu-Tang playing festivals this summer including Bonnaroo (6/14) and Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival (8/30-9/1).

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Melanie Fiona Covers Biggie’s ‘One More Chance’

Melanie Fiona

In honor of his birthday, Melanie Fiona pays homage to the Notorious B.I.G. by covering “One More Chance / Stay with Me Remix.” The Canadian songbird sits in front of her computer and performs the 1995 classic in the third installment of her cover series. As the sun rises, she throws on her Brooklyn Nets cap and raps the lyrics, while belting out the Faith Evans hook.

“R.I.P. BIG… Here’s to celebrating your life,” tweeted Melanie, who has covered Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” and Wale’s “Bad” in the past.

See her soulful salute to the late rap icon.

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Melanie Fiona Expresses Gratitude to Lauryn Hill in Open Letter

Melanie Fiona and Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill has influenced many of today’s artists, but few have been more inspired by her than Melanie Fiona. After meeting her after her show in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, the Canadian singer was compelled to write an open letter to the Fugees frontwoman.

She expressed her gratitude and appreciation, while crediting Hill for breaking down barriers and making her the artist she is today.

“My life will never be the same… It will be better… For what I received last night in energy and inspiration will most definitely make me a better artist and woman in this industry,” wrote a humbled Melanie.

Read her heartfelt words below.

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Bridget Kelly Celebrates Birthday with Jay-Z, Rita Ora, and Melanie Fiona

Bridget Kelly and Jay-Z

The Roc was in the building as Bridget Kelly celebrated her 27th birthday at the 40/40 Club in New York City last night. Friends and family came out to party with the “Special Delivery” singer, including her boss Jay-Z, mother, and fellow Roc girls Rita Ora and Melanie Fiona. Trey Songz, Adrienne Bailon, Timbaland, and Ne-Yo sipped D’USSE cocktails and snacked on red velvet cake.

“Love my boo ritaora too much fun last night,” tweeted Bridget, who posed for a photo with her labelmate.

Bridget’s debut is due later this year featuring Shea Taylor, Jerry Wonda, Ne-Yo, The-Dream, and Kendrick Lamar, who appears on the single “Street Dreamin.’”

See more pics of Bridget celebrating with her Roc Nation familia.

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Melanie Fiona Covers Wale’s ‘Bad’

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona kicks off the week with another cover. After earning some new fans with her take on Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” the Canadian songbird covers “Bad” by her Roc Nation affiliate Wale and Tiara Thomas. With her own background vocals playing from the computer, Melanie puts her raw talent on display with her subtle, yet sweet rendition.

“Had a little fun being ‘Bad,’” she tweeted.

Watch the good girl go “Bad.”

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Melanie Fiona Covers Drake’s ‘Started From the Bottom’

Melanie Fiona

Like many of her peers, Melanie Fiona can’t get enough of Drake’s “Started From the Bottom.” The Canadian songbird, who grew up with Drizzy in Toronto, covers his anthem in a new YouTube video. She logs onto her computer, puts on her Toronto hat, and harmonizes to the song.

“Toronto stand up!” said Melanie, who is currently working on her third album. “Long Overdue. Back on my cover game.”

See Melanie get in her zone.

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Melanie Fiona Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘One Moment in Time’

Melanie Fiona

Chrisette Michele paid homage to the late, great Whitney Houston with her cover of “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).” Now Melanie Fiona salutes the legendary diva as part of Billboard’s week-long tribute to Houston.

The Canadian songstress performs an acoustic cover of “One Moment in Time,” which Houston recorded for the 1988 Summer Olympics.

“I feel like it is one of the greatest songs that she has and that has kind of ever been written,” said Melanie. “It’s almost like the forgotten gem of her catalog. … And I feel like this record is just so powerful and has such a positive message. I think that people need to hear that and be reminded of that.”

Watch Melanie’s heartfelt rendition of the Houston classic.

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