Melanie Fontana

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Melanie Fontana
Melanie Fontana 2017.jpg
Melanie Fontana in 2017
Background information
Birth nameMelanie Joy Fontana
Born (1986-10-03) October 3, 1986 (age 32)
Newington, CT, USA
GenresElectronic dance music, pop, country, R&B, urban, K-pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2011–present
Associated actsJustin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Britney Spears, Daya Ron Fair, David Foster, tyDi, Aaron Carter, f(x), Girls' Generation, Koda Kumi, Jungkook, Minzy

Melanie Joy Fontana (born October 3, 1986)[1] is an American EDM and pop singer-songwriter signed to Universal.

Early life[edit]

Fontana was born in Newington, Connecticut.[2] She moved to New York City when she was 18, after spending 7 years commuting to Manhattan, where she would audition for singing roles and work as a demo singer, recording songs for writers to pitch to record companies.[1]

Career[edit]

Fontana co-wrote the 2011 Justin Bieber song "Home This Christmas" with Nasri Atweh. It was featured on Bieber's Christmas album Under the Mistletoe.[3] Also in 2011, Fontana co-wrote the original theme song to Shelter Me, a PBS show, hosted by Katherine Heigl that celebrated the human-animal bond. The series focuses on shelter animal success stories. The theme song, "Love is Everything (Shelter Me)," was written by Austin Bis, Fontana and Daniel Walker, and performed by Fontana.[4] In 2014, she co-wrote the song "Hit Me Up" with Lars Hustoft and Jon Asher for Eurovision Song Contest competitor Charlie Tepstad of Norway.[5]

On April 5, 2013, the song "Nothing Really Matters" by tyDi, which Fontana was featured on and was co-written by STIX of Fly Panda, debuted on Billboard.[6][7] It reached number 39 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in 2013.[8] Also in 2013, Fontana worked as a songwriting consultant on Norway's Idol television show, co-writing Astrid S's single "Shattered", which went Gold in Scandinavia.[9] In 2015, Fontana, alongside tyDi, topped the Mediabase dance charts at Number 1 with their EDM track "Redefined", co-written by Priya J. Geddis.[7] The song was Sirius XM's top song of 2015 on its BPM station. She also collaborated with tyDi and Col3man on the 2017 single "That's How You Know".[10]

In 2016, Britney Spears released the Japanese edition of her album Glory, including a song written by Fontana with Jon Asher and produced by DJ Mustard, titled "Mood Ring".[11] Fontana had three Top 10 singles stemming from the Korean Mnet TV show Produce 101: "Crush", "Yum Yum" and "Fingertips". On April 1, 2016, Aaron Carter released "Fools Gold" which was co-written by Fontana, Carter, Asher, Taylor Hegelson and Michel "Lindgren" Schulz. Fontana co-wrote all five tracks on Carter's 2017 comeback EP LøVë.[11][12] On October 7, 2016, Daya (singer) released Sit Still, Look Pretty, which included two songs penned by Fontana, "Words" and "All Right".[13] She co-wrote The Chainsmokers single "Setting Fires", released in November 2016,[14] and the BTS single "Euphoria", released in April 2018,[15] which reached number 2 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[16]

Discography[edit]

As songwriter[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Credit
2011 Justin Bieber ft. The Band Perry Under the Mistletoe "Home This Christmas" Writer
2013 Astrid S "Shattered" Writer
Sverre Eide "Chain Reaction" Writer
Eirik Søfteland "Lust or Love" Writer
Girls' Generation Girls & Peace "Stay Girls" Writer
Becky Gyu "Gyu" Writer
2014 Steffen Jakobsen Six String Love Affair "Set in Stone" Writer
Alex Marshall "Si Je Pars" Writer
Charlie "Hit Me Up" Writer
f(x) Red Light "Boom, Bang, Boom" Writer
Koda Kumi Walk of My Life "Dance In The Rain" Writer
Andreas Varady Andreas Varady "Don't Stop the Music" Writer
Constant Flow ft. Immortal Technique "Moment Of Peace"[17] Writer
Thomas Newson & Otto Orlandi "Bells At Midnight"[18] Writer
2015 Shawn Hook Analog Love "Relapse" Writer
Edurne Adrenalina "One Shot" Writer
Lace Up "Dripping Gold" Writer
2016 I.O.I Chrysalis "Crush" Writer
Produce 101 "Fingertips"[19] Writer
"Yum Yum" Writer
AOA Runway "Cherry Pop" Writer
Fiestar "Apple Pie"[20] Writer
Tiffany Hwang I Just Wanna Dance "Yellow Light"[21] Writer
Los 5 Meet Los Five "Do For Love"[22] Writer
Britney Spears Glory "Mood Ring" Writer
The Chainsmokers Collage "Setting Fires" Writer
Daya Sit Still, Look Pretty "Words" Writer
"All Right" Writer
Hyolyn feat. Jay Park It's Me "One Step" Writer
Hatty Keane "In Your Arms" Writer
Sammi Sanchez "Girls Talk" Writer
2017 Aaron Carter LøVë "Fool's Gold"[23] Writer
"Let Me Let You" Writer
"Sooner of Later" Writer
"Same Way" Writer
"Dearly Departed" Writer
"Don't Say Goodbye" Writer
Minzy Minzy Work 01: Uno "Ni Na No"[24] Writer
"Superwoman"[24] Writer
RaNia Refresh 7th "Breathe Heavy" Writer
Kayef "Paradies" Writer
"Wir Sind Okay" Writer
Fabian Mazur ft. Dia Frampton "Young Once" Writer
Melody Day Kiss On the Lips "Kiss On the Lips" Writer
R3hab ft. Krewella "Ain't That Why" Writer
2018 Kayef "Irgendwann Jetzt" Writer
BTS "Euphoria" Writer
AOA Bingle Bangle "파르페" Writer
Topic ft. Juan Magan & Lena "Sólo Contigo" Writer
AOA "Parfait" Writer
Drake Bell "Fuego Lento" Writer

Featured as artist[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Credit
2012 Melanie Fontana Shelter Me Season 1 theme "Love Is Everything (Shelter Me)"[25] Writer, vocals
Rod Stewart Merry Christmas, Baby Choir/backing vocals
2013 Rhema Soul ft. Gawvi "Party, Sleep, Repeat" Writer, vocals
tyDi ft. Melanie Fontana "Nothing Really Matters"[26] Writer, vocals
2014 tyDi ft. Melanie Fontana Redefined "Redefined"[27] Writer, vocals
Krysta Youngs ft. Laganja Estranja "Gold Grill BBQ"[28] Writer, backing vocals
John Dahlbäck "Fireflies" Backing vocals
2015 Daya Daya Backing vocals
2016 Simple Plan Taking One for the Team Backing vocals
Burak Yeter "Go" Writer, vocals
"Go 2.0" Writer, vocals
Feider, Dzasko & Melanie Fontana Protocol Presents Miami 2016 "Crashed" Writer, vocals
2017 Otto Orlandi & ManyFew ft. Melanie Fontana "Don't Miss You"[29] Writer, vocals
tyDi with Col3man ft. Melanie Fontana "That's How You Know" Writer, vocals
John Dahlbäck Color In My Heart "Catch Me If You Can" Writer, vocals
Otto Orlandi ft. Melanie Fontana "Seven Days"[30] Writer, vocals

Television and voice over[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce Cohen, "Just 18, and Singing for Her Starbucks," New York Times, December 26, 2004.
  2. ^ Maurice Timothy Reidy, "Local Girl's One Request: To Be A Pop Star," Hartford Courant, July 14, 2002.
  3. ^ Michelle McGahan, "Tydi Premieres 'Redefined' Lyric Video Feat. Melanie Fontana," PopCrush, November 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Jennifer Robinson, "Shelter Me," KPBS, August 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Meet the Norwegian artists – Part 2," Eurovision.tv, January 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "tyDi, 'Nothing Really Matters': Exclusive Song Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b Cailey Lindberg, "tyDi keeps us dancing on 'Redefined (feat. Melanie Fontana)'," Earmilk, October 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "Nothing Really Matters," Billboard, September 28, 2013.
  9. ^ "Astrid S: An Underrated Female Artist Who Deserves More Recognition," Affinity Magazine. Accessed February 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Kat Bein, "tyDi, Col3man, and Melanie Fontana Dug Deep into Their Truest Selves on 'That's How You Know'," Billboard, March 3, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Bradley Stern, "Britney Spears' 'Mood Ring': Songwriter Melanie Fontana on the Making of the 'Glory' Track," Popcrush, September 9, 2016.
  12. ^ Jordan Crucchiola, "Aaron Carter Discusses the Hunger That Comes From Losing Everything," Vulture.com, March 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Dale Anthoni, "Daya's 'Sit Still, Look Pretty': An Inspiring Debut From a Pop Star With Promise," PopCrush, October 7, 2016.
  14. ^ Bradley Stern, "2NE1's Minzy Announces Debut Solo Album 'Uno'," PopCrush, April 11, 2017.
  15. ^ Tamar Herman, "BTS Tease Next Album In 'Love Yourself' Series With 'Euphoria' Theme Video," Billboard, April 5, 2018.
  16. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "BTS Breaks Their Own Record for Most Simultaneous Hits on World Digital Song Sales Chart". billboard.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Ascension by CF on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-09-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  18. ^ "Bells At Midnight (feat. Melanie Fontana) - Single by Thomas Newson & Otto Orlandi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  19. ^ Inc., Fanpop,. "Kpop Video: [PRODUCE 101 - 35 Girls 5 Concepts] Pinkrush - FingerTips". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  20. ^ "APPLE PIE_百度百科". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  21. ^ "[OFFICIAL] Tiffany Sales & Charts Thread - Charts and Sales". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  22. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Los 5 Tells Us What They'd Do For Love In This Acoustic Performance!". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  23. ^ Polanco, Luis. "Aaron Carter Premieres 'Fool's Gold' Music Video: Exclusive". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  24. ^ a b "Minzy drops track list for upcoming solo album 'UNO'". allkpop. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  25. ^ "Love Is Everything (Shelter Me) - Single by Melanie Fontana on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  26. ^ "Nothing Really Matters (feat. Melanie Fontana) - Single by tyDi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  27. ^ "Redefined (feat. Melanie Fontana) - EP by tyDi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  28. ^ "Gold Grill BBQ (feat. Laganja Estranja & Melanie Fontana) - Single by Krysta Youngs on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  29. ^ Don't Miss You (feat. Melanie Fontana) - Single by Otto Orlandi & ManyFew, 2017-02-27, retrieved 2018-07-06
  30. ^ Seven Days (feat. Melanie Fontana) - Single by Otto Orlandi, 2017-07-24, retrieved 2018-07-06

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