Alannah Myles Biography
Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the daughter of Canadian broadcast pioneer William Douglas Byles , who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 1997. She was born December 25, 1958.
Myles began writing songs around age nine, performing in a songwriting group for the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto at age 12. At 18 she began performing solo gigs in southern Ontario, eventually meeting Christopher Ward, a WMG recording artist and songwriter. With Ward’s help, she formed her own band and performed cover versions of rock and blues songs, while polishing her own material.
By her mid-20s, she and Ward collaborated with David Tyson to produce the eponymously titled debut album, Alannah Myles. She appeared in a 1984 episode of the television series The Kids of Degrassi Street, in which she played the role of an aspiring singer and single mother and was featured in several TV and film productions as a guest host and actor prior to becoming a recording artist.
Alannah Myles Black Velvet
What Happened To Alannah Myles
In 1990, Canadian singer-songwriter Alannah Myles scored a humongous hit with “Black Velvet,” a tribute to Elvis Presley. Songwriters David Tyson and Christopher Ward were inspired after seeing fans commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Presley’s death at Graceland. The smoky-voiced singer seemed poised for a big career and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
Myles had a little success with her follow-up singles in Canada, but nothing connected across the border in the U.S. Myles kept recording anyway, and in 2005 she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Three years ago, she she cut a new version of “Black Velvet” and she continues to tour; while she has no dates scheduled at the moment, her website notes she is available for gigs.
After terminating a six-year lease with Canadian indie label Linus Entertainment in August 2013, Myles’s “Black Velvet” album was retitled “85bpm”, repackaged for her 25th Anniversary with new images photographed by fellow Canadian Deborah Samuel. A newly recorded song written by Anne Peebles, produced by Michael Borkosky, “Can’t Stand the Rain” was added to “85bpm” featuring a solo played by Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey, re-released on Myles’s independently owned label,
Fascinate inc., digitally distributed by Tuncecore.com, with audio CDs and a 25th Anniversary live concert DVD, both distributed by Amazon.com in the USA. Myles intends one day to create a fundraising campaign to record a contemporary vintage-styled blues CD featuring collaborations co-written during nine years of “Songwriting Mondays”.
Alannah Myles Married
It is no secret that Alannah Myles dated a music arranger Robert Plant back in days. Both of them dated each other in 1990. Alas, they were only as a girlfriend and boyfriend but were never as a husband and wife.
There are no shreds of evidence of her being a lesbian, she is not married.
Alannah Myles Songs
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|1990||“Still Got This Thing”||28||—||64||—||—||26||—||—||—||—|
|“Lover of Mine”||2||1||47||—||61||40||—||—||78||—|
|1992||“Song Instead of a Kiss”||1||1||152||—||35||—||—||—||89||—||Rockinghorse|
|1993||“Our World, Our Times”||27||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|“Living on a Memory”||31||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|“Sonny Say You Will”||23||15||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994||“I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”
(with Nine Below Zero)
|—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Hot Music for a Cold Night|
|1996||“Blow Wind Blow”||64||11||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|“You Love Who You Love”||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Two If by Sea (soundtrack)|
|1997||“Bad 4 You”||45||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||A Rival|
|“What Are We Waiting For?” (withZucchero)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Prince Valiant (soundtrack)|
|1998||“Break the Silence”||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||The Very Best Of|
|2000||“Like Flames”||—||—||—||98||—||—||—||—||—||—||Myles & More: The Very Best Of|
|2008||“Comment Ça Va”||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Black Velvet|
|2014||“Can’t Stand the Rain”||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||85 BPM|
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart|
Alannah Myles Rockinghorse
Rockinghorse is the second studio album released by Canadian singer-songwriter Alannah Myles. It was issued in 1992 on Atlantic Records, and featured five singles, “Song Instead of a Kiss”, “Tumbleweed”, “Our World, Our Times”, “Living On A Memory” and “Sonny Say You Will” (the first one of which Myles co-wrote). The album received a Grammy nomination; in addition, she won three Juno Awards that year.
|1.||“Our World Our Times”||
|2.||“Make Me Happy”||
|3.||“Sonny Say You Will”||Ward||5:04|
|5.||“Livin’ On A Memory”||
|6.||“Song Instead of a Kiss”||
|7.||“Love In The Big Town”||
|8.||“The Last Time I Saw William”||
|9.||“Lies And Rumours”||
Alannah Myles Robert Plant
Alannah Myles is a 59 year old Canadian Singer. Born Alannah Byles on 25th December, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she is famous for Black Velvet (2008) in a career that spans 1989–to date. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Robert Plant is a 69 year old British Musician. Born Robert Anthony Plant on 20th August, 1948 in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, UK, he is famous for Led Zeppelin in a career that spans 1965–present. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Alannah Myles Song Instead Of A Kiss
Alannah Myles Love Is
Alannah Myles Net Worth
She has a networth of $5 million.
Alannah Myles Awards And Nominations
|1990||Juno Awards||Alannah Myles||Album of the Year||Won|
|Herself||Most Promising Female Vocalist||Won|
|“Love Is”||Single of the Year||Nominated|
|MTV VMA||Best Female Video||Nominated|
|Best New Artist||Nominated|
|1991||Grammy Awards||Best Female Rock Vocal Performance||Won|
|Juno Awards||Herself||Canadian Entertainer of the Year||Nominated|
|“Song Instead of a Kiss”||Single of the Year||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Rockinghorse||Best Female Rock Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|1994||Juno Awards||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Herself||Best Female Vocalist||Nominated|