Melanie Durrant

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Melanie Durrant (born in Toronto) is a Canadian urban contemporary-style singer. She attended the Earl Haig School of the Arts and also trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Melanie Durrant has received multiple accolades though out her career. She was nominated in several categories at the 2004 Canadian Urban Music Awards and at the MuchMusic Video Awards.[1] Melanie Durrant has collaborated with artists such as Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, Common and Slakah The Beatchild.[2] She has shared the stage alongside Jay-Z, 50cent, Jill Scott and Sean Paul.

Melanie Durrant has also been involved with numerous educational initiatives, such as headlining the 'HipHop4Africa' Mandela Children's Fund Canada and CapAids February 2006 Toronto benefit which was hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos. Deejay Ra, who interviewed Melanie for the event's DVD, also did a live reading at the sold-out event as part of his 'Hip-Hop Literacy' program, promoting Mandela and Tupac books to the students in attendance.

In 2013, Melanie Durrant's reggae influenced lovers rock single, "Made For Love[3]" was nominated for Reggae Single of Year for the 2013 Juno Awards.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 2005: Where I'm Goin

Singles[edit]

"Housework" (2002)

"Where I'm Goin feat Common (2003)

"Let Me feat Kardinal Offishall (2004)

"Bang Bang feat Kardinal Offishall (2005)

"Pop" feat JDiggz (2005)

"The Answer" feat Slakah The Beatchild (2009)

"Lifted" (2010)

"Loved" (2011)

"Made For Love" (2012) (nominated for 2013 Juno Reggae Recording of the Year)

"Gone" (2013) (nominated for 2014 Juno R&B/Soul Recording of the Year)

Singles Chart[edit]

Year Single Canadian

Singles Chart

2003 Where I'm Goin feat Common 77
2004 Let Me feat Kardinal Offishall 35
2005 Bang Bang feat Kardinal Offishall 19
2005 Pop feat JDiggz 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 MuchMusic Video Awards
  2. ^ http://beatchild.bandcamp.com/album/soul-movement-vol-i
  3. ^ http://www.hiphopcanada.com/2012/02/melanie-durrant-made-for-love-video/
  4. ^ http://junoawards.ca/nominees-winners/

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