Grammy Award winning singer / songwriter, Melanie Fiona prepares to release her third studio album, “Awake” on Title 9 Productions / Primary Wave BMG label services this Fall 2015. To announce the new album and give fans a taste of what to expect, she is embarking on a five city promo tour sponsored by Verizon Wireless that kicked off in Los Angeles this past Friday, May 8th and will be making stops in New York, Atlanta and Washington, DC before wrapping in New Orleans at the Essence Festival. While on tour, she will be performing some of her chart topping hits as well as her new track, “Bite The Bullet,” which is available on iTunes today.
“I am so excited to be partnering with Primary Wave for the release of my third album. The journey from my last project to this moment has been graced with many moments of happiness, vulnerability, strength, and ultimately, growth,” explains Melanie Fiona. I am looking forward to sharing my personal and musical evolution with the world.”
In addition to winning two Grammy Awards in 2012 in the categories of Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song “Fool For You” with CeeLo Green, Melanie has received a multitude of awards, nominations, and honors since the release of her first album, “The Bridge” in 2009. Among them, she was named iTunes’ Best New R&B/Soul Artist of 2009 and won the trophy for Best New Artist at the 2010 Soul Train Awards, in addition to picking up four nominations at the 2010 BET Awards, plus a 2010 NAACP Image Award nod for Outstanding New Artist. Additionally, Fiona received a 2010 Juno Award nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, and a 2011 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Wake Up! Everybody” by John Legend and The Roots, featuring Melanie and Common.
Melanie Fiona has also captured the attention of many fashion, sports, automotive, and luxury brands, and her songs are highly sought after by music supervisors for film and television. Her music has been featured in a variety of hugely popular televisions shows such as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty; MTV’s The Hills and Taking the Stage; and CSI: Miami. The world of sports came calling when she was invited to perform at the 2009 NFL Thanksgiving Day Motown 50th Anniversary Tribute Halftime Show in Detroit and two years later, Fiona performed the Canadian national anthem at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Also in 2009, Melanie Fiona’s recording of “La Vie En Rose (La Vie En Rosato)” was created and used for a pan-European TV and radio campaign to promote the launch of Martini & Rossi’s Rosato.
Verizon Wireless “Big Pay Off City Sessions” Tour Dates:
May 8 Los Angeles The Montalban Theater
May 15 New York MIST Harlem
May 22 Atlanta The Loft @ Center Stage
May 29 Chicago Harold Washington Cultural Center
July 3 New Orleans Essence Festival