Melanie Fiona

Nov
8
Video: Melanie Fiona f/ B.o.B – ‘Change the Record’

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona and B.o.B unite to “Change the Record” on one of the standout cuts off her sophomore album The MF Life. In the colorful video, the Canadian songbird performs against an orange wall of vinyl records and gets behind the turntables in the DJ booth.

“If you can do better, then do better,” sings Melanie to her man as a Ray-Ban-sporting Bobby Ray performs in front of a wall of speakers.

Push play on their hit record.

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Oct
25
Kanye West, Lady Gaga, & Jennifer Hudson Attend Versace Store Opening

Kanye West

Prior to hitting the stage at the Samsung Galaxy Note II launch party, Kanye West rubbed shoulders with fashion’s elite at a cocktail reception to celebrate the Versace SoHo store opening. Mr. West was casual in a leather jacket, patchwork sweatpants, and Air Yeezy IIs as he made his way inside to meet up with his peers including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, and Melanie Fiona.

J-Hud was elegant with an orange Versace jacket draped over her shoulders, while Gaga opted for a furry hat and matching jacket. A blonde Melanie Fiona went for a street chic look in all black everything.

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Aug
30
Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, & Swizz Beatz Honor Michael Jackson at BAD25 Concert

Melanie Fiona

On what would have been his 54th birthday, some of the artists Michael Jackson inspired gathered to celebrate his birthday and the 25th anniversary of his iconic album Bad. Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo, and Swizz Beatz were among those who paid tribute to the King of Pop by covering his Bad classics at the BAD25 Pepsi & Billboard Summer Beats Celebration at Gotham Hall in New York City on Wednesday night.

“Is the world ready to celebrate Michael Jackson?” asked Melanie Fiona, who served up a soulful set of her own hits plus covers of “Dirty Diana” and “Bad.”

Ne-Yo channeled his idol on “Smooth Criminal” and “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and dueted with his artist RaVaughn Brown on “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.” “You try Michael Jackson songs and hope that it works, so with that said I hope I made Mike proud just now,” said the R&B gent, who also performed new material off his upcoming album R.E.D., due in November.

A 25th anniversary edition of Bad featuring remixes, remastered hits, and unreleased demos will be released on September 18.

If you missed the live stream, you can watch some of the highlights below.

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Aug
7
Melanie Fiona Covers Alanis Morissette’s ‘Ironic’ for Billboard

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona has been covering Alanis Morissette’s ’90s hit “Ironic” during her live shows. The Canadian powerhouse performed a stripped-down version for Billboard’s Candid Covers series. With just a guitarist and a mic, she put her soulful spin on the pop-rock tune.

“It’s a great song that really cut through in pop culture when I was a kid,” said Melanie. “I was instantly reminded, without even hearing the record, back to that moment, the connection of what it is, the highs and lows of life, and the beautiful journey of how life can be so high up here and just go right down to the bottom. Sometimes the only way to describe that is ironic.”

Plus, watch her perform her latest single “Wrong Side of a Love Song” off her sophomore album The MF Life.

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Jul
1
Melanie Fiona Performs at BET Awards

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona shined with a brilliant performance at the BET Awards 2012. The Canadian songstress, who was nominated for Best Female R&B Artist, powered through her soulful tune “Wrong Side of a Love Song” at Sunday’s show.

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Jun
15
Video: Melanie Fiona f/ J. Cole – ‘This Time’

Melanie Fiona and J. Cole

Melanie Fiona links up with her fellow Roc star J. Cole in the Colin Tilley-directed video for “This Time,” the No I.D.-produced single off her sophomore album The MF Life.

“I wanted some male energy on this record,” said the Canadian songstress. “I reached out to Cole and we had already done a song with Wale ['Beautiful Bliss'] and we all just really had great chemistry on the record. I was a fan of J. Cole. We met at the very, very beginning of his career, so we’ve kind of come up together.”

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Jun
14
Behind the Video: Melanie Fiona f/ J. Cole – ‘This Time’

Melanie Fiona and J. Cole

The Roc was in the building when Melanie Fiona connected with her Roc Nation cohort J. Cole while shooting the video for “This Time,” the latest single off her sophomore album The MF Life. The clip, directed by Colin Tilley, will debut tomorrow on “106 & Park.”

“I wanted some male energy on this record,” said Melanie. “I reached out to Cole and we had already done a song with Wale ['Beautiful Bliss'] and we all just really had great chemistry on the record. I was a fan of J. Cole. We met at the very, very beginning of his career, so we’ve kind of come up together.”

Go behind the scenes of their collaboration below.

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