Melanie Fiona

Feb
10
Video: Melanie Fiona – ‘Wrong Side of a Love Song’

Melanie Fiona and Omari Hardwick

Just hours before the Grammys are announced, Melanie Fiona debuts the video for her Grammy-nominated single “Wrong Side of a Love Song” off her sophomore album The MF Life. Under the direction of Larenz Tate, the Canadian songbird pours her heart out on camera, while showcasing her acting chops.

In the powerful narrative, an emotional Melanie cries, laughs, fights, and flirts with her hunky co-star Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) while belting out the soulful ballad, produced by Jack Splash.

“It’s very raw and it’s acting, and it’s very, very truthful,” she told Rap-Up TV. “It was really a meeting of the minds and talents and artistry to bring this to you guys. We wanted to tell a powerful, powerful story.”

Watch her love story play out on screen.

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Feb
5
Melanie Fiona Duets with Michael Bolton on ‘Leno’

Michael Bolton and Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona has been making the television rounds with Michael Bolton to promote his upcoming Motown covers album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Tribute Hitsville. Following their appearances on “Today” and “Katie” last month, the two stopped by “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Monday to perform a cover of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s ’60s classic “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.”

Due February 26, Bolton’s album also features a duet with Kelly Rowland on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Melanie will headline a show in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day and has been working on her third album. “I really feel like it’s going to be the strongest body of work,” she told Rap-Up TV on set of the video for her Grammy-nominated single “Wrong Side of a Love Song.”

Get lost in their soulful session below.

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Jan
17
Rap-Up TV: On Set of Melanie Fiona’s ‘Wrong Side of a Love Song’ Video

Melanie Fiona put her acting chops on display while shooting the cinematic video for “Wrong Side of a Love Song,” the Grammy-nominated single off her sophomore album The MF Life. Rap-Up TV was on set as the Canadian songbird and director Larenz Tate brought the love story to life.

In the powerful narrative, an emotional Melanie cried, laughed, fought, and flirted with her sexy co-star Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) while belting out the soulful ballad, produced by Jack Splash.

“It’s very raw and it’s acting, and it’s very, very truthful,” she said. “It was really a meeting of the minds and talents and artistry to bring this to you guys. We wanted to tell a powerful, powerful story.”

Melanie will be hitting the road again soon and has been recording her third album. “I really feel like it’s going to be the strongest body of work,” she said.

Dec
16
Jordin Sparks, Melanie Fiona, & Ledisi Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at ‘VH1 Divas’

Ledisi, Jordin Sparks, and Melanie Fiona

Whitney Houston was the definition of diva, and she received a dance tribute fitting for a star of her stature at “VH1 Divas.”

Following an introduction from Brandy, Whitney’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks opened with “I’m Every Woman.” Melanie Fiona entered from the aisles with “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” transitioning into “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.”

Ledisi put her powerful pipes on display during “How Will I Know,” bringing together all three divas-in-training for the grand finale.

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Dec
16
Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, & Iggy Azalea Dazzle at ‘VH1 Divas’

Ciara

It was ladies’ night as VH1 presented its annual “VH1 Divas” live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday. Music’s leading ladies dazzled on the red carpet in their glamorous gowns before heading inside to honor some of the greatest divas of all time including the late Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.

Ciara was stunning in a shimmering black Pamella Roland dress. Kelly Rowland was gorgeous in green, while Keri Hilson kept it sexy and classy in a black pantsuit. Jordin Sparks was glowing in a studded gold number, and Australia’s blonde bombshell Iggy Azalea modeled a black Pucci number.

Check out all the fierce and fabulous pics below.

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Dec
7
Melanie Amaro Performs New Single on ‘The X Factor’

Melanie Amaro

Season 1 champ Melanie Amaro made a triumphant return to “The X Factor” on Thursday. The 20-year-old singer was back on stage to perform her new single “Long Distance” off her upcoming debut Truly…, which will be released in early 2013. She belted out the big tune as confetti fell from the sky, receiving a standing ovation from the judges including Simon Cowell and Britney Spears.

“It feels great,” said Melanie of her homecoming. “I have tons of wonderful people that love me and take me in and I thank you guys so much. I get stopped in the street every day.”

Watch Melanie come full circle.

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Dec
2
Usher, Keyshia Cole, & Melanie Fiona Attend UNCF’s ‘Evening of Stars’

Keyshia Cole

The stars aligned for a good cause at UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars” at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday. A blonde Keyshia Cole looked sharp in black-and-white skirt suit, completing the look with a bow tie and red lipstick. Usher, Tyrese, and Melanie Fiona also lent their support at the taping of the 34th annual event, which raises money for minority education.

The two-day special will air January 26 and January 27 on BET.

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