Melanie Fontana

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Melanie Fontana
Origin Newington, Connecticut, United States
Genres Electronic dance music, Pop, Country, R&B, urban
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Britney Spears, DJ Mustard, Meghan Trainor, Krewella, Daya (singer) Ron Fair, David Foster, TyDi, Jordan Knight, Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Josh Kelley, F(x), Girls Generation, Kumi Koda, Shawn Hook

Melanie Joy Fontana, born in Newington, Connecticut, United States, is an American singer-songwriter signed to Universal and David Foster. Formerly managed by 'M.O.A.M Management- brothers Nael and Nasri Atweh. Nasri discovered Melanie's songwriting in May 2011.

In 2016, Britney Spears released the long-awaited Japanese edition of her album GLORY, including a song written by Melanie Fontana with Jon Asher & DJ Mustard titled "Mood Ring". Melanie had three Top 10 singles stemming from the Korean Mnet TV show Produce 101, songs titled "Crush", "Yum Yum" & "Fingertips". On April 1st, Aaron Carter released "Fools Gold" which was co-penned by Melanie, Aaron Carter, Jon Asher, Taylor Hegelson & Michel "Lindgren" Schulz. Toward the end of 2016, on October 7th Daya (singer) released Sit Still, Look Pretty on indie label Artbeatz/SonyRED, which included 2 songs penned by Melanie; "Words" and "All Right". In late-October The Chainsmokers announced the title of their upcoming single from their then unreleased EP "Collage", titled "Setting Fires", which Melanie co-wrote with Jon Asher.

Prior to this, in 2015, Melanie Fontana, alongside tyDi, topped the Mediabase dance charts at Number 1 with their EDM track "Redefined", co-written by Priya J. Geddis. The song was Sirius XM's TOP song of 2015 on BPM, the most listened to of their EDM driven stations. Melanie has written & co-written songs with Justin Bieber ("Home This Christmas"), f(x) ("Boom Bang Boom"), which topped all 9 of South Korea's music charts. She penned the 2015 J-pop debut comeback single of Kumi Koda Dance in the Rain Astrid Smeplass ("Shattered"), Girls Generation ("Stay Girls"). Melanie has worked with Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, David Foster, Andreas Carlsson , and Pras of the Fugees. She has worked and co-written with Karmin, Christina Milian, Adam Irigoyen, Victoria Duffield, Meghan Trainor, Christina Grimmie, among others. In 2013, the song "Nothing Really Matters",[1] co-written by STIX of Fly Panda & released by tyDi/Universal Republic was debuted on Billboard.[2] She also penned DJ tyDi's title track off of his 2014 album release, ("Redefined") & also performed it. "Redefined" debuted at #9 on the US iTunes chart[3] and peaked at #4.

In 2014, she co-wrote the song "Hit Me Up" for Eurovision competitor Charlie Tepstad of Norway with Lars Hustoft & Jon Asher.

Television[edit]

Melanie co-wrote the original theme song to the PBS show "Shelter Me." Shelter Me is a family-friendly PBS show, hosted by Katherine Heigl, that celebrated the human-animal bond. The series focuses on shelter animal success stories, to hopefully bring more people into the shelters to give animals a second chance. Not only did Melanie co-write and perform the song, the show itself is named after the song. The theme song, "Shelter Me (Love is Everything)," was written by Austin Bis, Melanie Fontana and Daniel Walker. It is performed by Melanie Fontana.

Melanie performs all the singing vocals on Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine. Melanie has appeared on Say What Karaoke, TRL, Love Monkey, The Flight of the Conchords, Live at the Apollo and Rescue Me.

Selected songwriting discography[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

  • "Don't Stop the Revolution" by Lemonade Mouth

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Featured as artist[edit]

Television and voice over[edit]

  • Vocals for all songs on Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine animated TV series (2015)
  • Wrote and performed the song “Cutie Curl” for Sun Pacific / Cuties Citrus National Radio spot (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vote for Your Top 20 on 20 Songs Now - SiriusXM Radio". SiriusXM. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "tyDi, 'Nothing Really Matters': Exclusive Song Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Redefined by tyDi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  4. ^ Polanco, Luis. "Aaron Carter Premieres 'Fool's Gold' Music Video: Exclusive". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Inc., Fanpop,. "Kpop Video: [PRODUCE 101 - 35 Girls 5 Concepts] Pinkrush - FingerTips". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "APPLE PIE_百度百科". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "[OFFICIAL] Tiffany Sales & Charts Thread - Charts and Sales". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Los 5 Tells Us What They'd Do For Love In This Acoustic Performance!". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Minzy drops track list for upcoming solo album 'UNO'". allkpop. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Minzy drops track list for upcoming solo album 'UNO'". allkpop. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Love Is Everything (Shelter Me) - Single by Melanie Fontana on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  12. ^ "Nothing Really Matters (feat. Melanie Fontana) - Single by tyDi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  13. ^ "Gold Grill BBQ (feat. Laganja Estranja & Melanie Fontana) - Single by Krysta Youngs on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  14. ^ "Ascension by CF on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-09-02. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  15. ^ "Bells At Midnight (feat. Melanie Fontana) - Single by Thomas Newson & Otto Orlandi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  16. ^ "Redefined (feat. Melanie Fontana) - EP by tyDi on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 

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