Melanie Fiona Biography
Melanie Fiona Hallim , known professionally as Melanie Fiona, is a Canadian R&B recording artist with Guyanese background. She was born and raised in Toronto. She started her career in 2002 as part of a Canadian musical girl band trio X-Quisite that was nominated for “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year” for the band’s album X-Quisite.
She went on to be part of The Renaissance , and under the name Syren Hall, recorded some reggae songs. Melanie Fiona Hallim was born on July 4, 1983, in Toronto, Canada. She is the daughter and second child of Guyanese immigrant parents, who immigrated to Canada in the late 1970s. Her parents are of African, Indian, and Portuguese descent. Her father was a janitor before working in finance, and her mother worked in banking. Hallim began writing songs at age 16.
Bang Bang Melanie Fiona
Melanie Fiona Monday Morning
Melanie Fiona Sad Songs
Melanie Fiona The Mf Life
The MF Life is the second studio album by Canadian recording artist Melanie Fiona, released March 20, 2012, on SRC Records and Universal Republic Records. Production was handled by several record producers, including No I.D., Salaam Remi, Andrea Martin, Rico Love, Los Da Mystro and T-Pain, among others. Its music expands on the traditional R&B influences of Fiona’s 2009 debut album, The Bridge, and its songs deal with themes of aggrievement, longing, and romantic triumph.
The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling 34,000 copies in its first week. It produced three singles, including the R&B hit “4 AM”. Upon its release, The MF Life received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its production, songwriting and Fiona’s vocals. Fiona promoted it with a national tour throughout March 2012. As of May 2012, the album has sold 69,500 copies in the United States.
|1.||“This Time” (featuring J. Cole)||Ernest Wilson, Johnta Austin, Steve Wyreman, Kevin Randolph, Jermaine Cole||No I.D.||3:48|
|2.||“4 AM”||Richard Butler, Melanie Hallim, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II||Rico Love, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II||4:50|
|3.||“Break Down These Walls”||E. WIlson, J. Austin, S. Wyreman, K. Randolph||No I.D.||4:09|
|4.||“I Been That Girl”||Aubrey Drake Graham, Tyler Williams||T-Minus||2:53|
|5.||“Wrong Side of a Love Song”||M. Hallim, M. Kahane, G. Soule||Jack Splash||4:28|
|6.||“Running” (featuring Nas)||Melanie Hallim, Nasir Jones, Salaam Remi Gibbs||Salaam Remi||5:29|
|7.||“Change the Record” (featuring B.o.B)||C. McKinney, Andrea Martin, M. Hallim, Bobby Simmons||Los Da Mystro||4:05|
|8.||“Gone and Never Coming Back”||A. Martin, R. Littlejohn Jr.||Jay Fenix & Andrea Martin||3:45|
|9.||“Bones”||M. Kahane, P. Faith, A. Merrit||Jack Splash||3:53|
|10.||“Watch Me Work”||J. Suecof, A. Holmes, L. Fields, M. Hallim, T. Reyes, N. Myricks||Infinity, DayThree_Tario||3:25|
|11.||“Can’t Say I Never Loved You”||A. Martin, E. Lind, A. Gjorklund||Espionage||3:47|
|12.||“L.O.V.E.” (duet with John Legend)||E. Wilson, John Stephens, M. Hallim, S. Wyreman, K. Randolph||No I.D.||3:55|
|13.||“6 AM” (featuring T-Pain)||Faheem Najm, Jon A. Gordon (The Gordon Brothers), Michael A. Gordon (The Gordon Brothers), D. Cook||T-Pain||4:13|
Melanie Fiona Baby
Melanie Fiona and her love, Jared Cotter, welcomed their first son Cameron this year, and their sweet family moments are giving us major love and life goals. Cameron made his entrance into the world via c-section, a decision Melanie wasn’t excited about but ultimately made for the health of she and her son.
Melanie Fiona 4AM
Melanie Fiona The Bridge
The Bridge is the debut album of Canadian R&B/soul singer Melanie Fiona, released under the SRC/Universal Motown label in June 2009. It was released in the United States on November 10, 2009. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number 57 on the Billboard 200 chart, where it later peaked at number 27. The album received generally favorable reviews. As of February 2012, the album has sold 450,000 copies in the United States.
|1.||“Give It to Me Right”||Rod Argent, Andrea Martin||Martin||3:43|
|2.||“Bang Bang”||Rob Fusari, Angela Hunte, Janet Sewell-Ulepić||Fusari||3:28|
|3.||“Monday Morning”||Charlene Gilliam, Peter Wade Keusch, Sidh Solanski||Keusch, Solanski||3:38|
|4.||“Please Don’t Go (Cry Baby)”||Bill Blast, Alisha “Mjestie” Brooks, Holland–Dozier–Holland||Blast, Vada Nobles||3:15|
|5.||“Ay Yo”||Iyiola Babalola, Melanie Fiona, Darren Lewis, Martin, Allen Toussaint||Future Cut||3:18|
|6.||“Walk On By”||Don Davis, Martin||Martin||3:31|
|7.||“You Stop My Heart”||Babalola, Lewis, Ed Marshall, Martin||Future Cut||3:46|
|8.||“Johnny”||Fiona, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip||The Stereotypes||3:42|
|9.||“Sad Songs”||Gene Allen, Diana Bovell, John Myatt, Bobby Vinton||Martin||4:38|
|10.||“Priceless”||Raymond Angry, Claude Kelly, Dan Wilenski||Joel “JK” Kipnis, Dan Strong||3:47|
|11.||“It Kills Me”||Leon Carr, Robert Littlejohn Jr., Martin, Melvin “Melomuzic Parker”, Earl Shuman||Jay Fenix, Martin||4:10|
|12.||“Teach Him”||Diego Baliardo, Paco Baliardo, Tonino Baliardo, Martin, André Reyes, Canut Reyes, Nicolas Reyes||Martin||4:10|
Melanie Fiona Give It To Me Right
Melanie Fiona Albums
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Sales|
|The MF Life||
Melanie Fiona Music Style
Hallim cites Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Sam Cooke, Sade, Amy Winehouse, India.Arie, Patsy Cline and Bob Marley as her musical influences. Furthermore she mentioned Brandy as major inspiration, naming her the only artist that had her starstruck next to Prince. She also cited Janet Jackson’s career as inspirational, who she called an icon.
She called Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill the album that changed her perspective, calling it an “amazing body of work”. She attributes her parents for her vintage sound. Her father was a guitarist in a band, while her mother would sing around the house. She explained that “[m]y parents were big music lovers and played soul music all the time”, who would play The Supremes, The Ronettes and Cooke, as well as Caribbean music like soca, calypso and reggae.
Hallim’s occasional songwriting revolves around her personal experiences. She stated that she attempts to “keep [the songs] as universal as possible, unless I am writing about something very personal, even then the themes are universal”. She has received comparisons to Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius and Jill Scott.