Melody Thornton

Mar
8
Melody Thornton Reveals ‘P.O.Y.B.L’ Cover Art, Tracklisting

P.O.Y.B.L

Melody Thornton spreads her wings and flies solo on her mixtape P.O.Y.B.L, an acronym for Piss On Your Black List. The former Pussycat Doll exposes her battles in love, music, and faith on the “soul-pop” offering, which incorporates instrumentals from the ’60s and ’70s.

In addition to the single “Sweet Vendetta” and remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” (“Lipstick&Guilt”), the 10 tracks consist of five remakes and four originals all written by Melody.

The project includes production from Andre Harris (“Smoking Gun”), Church and State (“Sweet Vendetta”), Mark Vinten (“Intro”), and Melody on the self-produced “Hit the Ground Runnin’,” plus a duet with Bobby Newberry (“Bulletproof”).

Piss On Your Black List has nothing to do with being a rebel or fighting against anything. It has everything to do with fighting for myself,” explained Melody. “It’s clever with attitude. It’s kind of funny and gets a strong reaction; all things that, at times, describe my art.”

P.O.Y.B.L will be available for free download on March 15.

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Mar
5
New Music Premiere: Melody Thornton – ‘Lipstick&Guilt’

Lipstick&Guilt

Melody Thornton is breaking out of the doll house. After topping the charts and touring the world with the Pussycat Dolls, the soulful songstress is embarking on her solo career with her first mixtape P.O.Y.B.L. Every Monday and Thursday over the next month, she will be rolling out new music and videos for her fans, with the free mixtape release on March 15.

“After the Dolls, I let everything go and took some much needed time to put myself back together,” said Melody. “We worked liked machines and there was little time for maintenance, so I’ve spent the past two years just writing, relaxing, and discovering my musical self without limitations. My amazing fans and supporters have been patiently waiting to hear the REAL Melody Thornton and this is my thank you. I’ve written so many songs and P.O.Y.B.L is the first project of many. I can only hope people love it as much as I do.”

Melody shows off her vocal chops and exposes the dark side of the music industry on the mixtape’s first offering “Lipstick&Guilt,” a remix of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild.”

Rap-Up.com has your first listen below.

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Jul
3
Rap-Up TV: Melody Thornton Pursues Solo Career, Classical Music

Fresh off a flight from London where she was taping Britain’s “Popstar to Operastar,” Melody Thornton spoke with Rap-Up TV about being voted off the singing competition (“It’s difficult being American on a show in the U.K.”) and her new single “Sweet Vendetta” off her forthcoming solo debut.

“I’m hoping by next year I should have something together as far as an album goes, but we’re just doing it song by song,” said the former Pussycat Doll. “I did ‘Sweet Vendetta’ on a shoestring budget. I’m funding it myself, independent artist.”

Melody has developed a liking for classical music after her time on “Popstar” and plans to incorporate it into her future. “I really love it now,” she shared.

Jun
17
New Music: Melody Thornton – ‘Sweet Vendetta’

Sweet Vendetta

Melody Thornton makes her solo debut with “Sweet Vendetta,” a brand new song released via iTunes. Since splitting from the Pussycat Dolls, the 26-year-old songbird has been working on her own material, and gives fans a taste with the retro-sounding record that showcases her big voice.

“Just like a wild horse my love is strong/ I’ll be willing to fight for that love and carry on,” sings the soldier of love, who’s currently taping “Popstar to Operastar” in London.

Sample Mel’s sweet surprise below.

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Jun
6
Melody Thornton Sings Opera [Video]

Melody Thornton

Now here’s something you don’t hear every day: a former Pussycat Doll singing opera. Melody Thornton showed off her powerful pipes, performing “Habanera” from the famed opera Carmen during the first week of “Popstar to Operastar,” a British TV show where eight pop stars compete against each other for the title.

“Carmen is a very flirtatious maneater basically. She sounds very similar to me,” joked Melody, whose sultry version of the tune earned her mostly positive reviews from the judges and kept her in the competition for another week.

Watch her take on the daunting task and face her critics.

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May
16
Melody Thornton Covers Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, & Kanye West [Video]

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton is letting her voice shine. The former Pussycat Doll steps out from the shadows and performs a powerful acapella mashup of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Katy Perry’s “Firework,” and Kanye West and Rihanna’s “All of the Lights” in this Rap-Up.com exclusive. The 26-year-old singer strips down the pop hits, exposing her raw talent and natural beauty as she belts them out in one take. Watch the songbird spread her wings and soar.

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May
12
Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland, & Melody Thornton Sizzle at Maxim Hot 100 Party

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson heated up Hollywood at Maxim‘s Hot 100 party, strutting down the carpet in a cleavage-baring olive green dress and yellow heels. The sexiest women in entertainment paraded through the event at Eden nightclub, including Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, Melody Thornton, and Amber Rose, modeling a sexy-nerd look. None of the ladies made the magazine’s annual list of the world’s most beautiful women, but there’s always next year. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous gals.

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