Melissa M

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Melissa M
Birth nameMelissa Merchiche
Born (1985-08-21) August 21, 1985 (age 37)
OriginMarseille, France
Years active2006–present
LabelsUniversal Music France, Wagram Music, Up Music, Kilomaitre Productions, Music Art Production[1]

Melissa Merchiche (born August 21, 1985 in Marseille), better known by her stage name Melissa M or simply Melissa, is a French R&B singer of Algerian origin. Her debut album entitled Avec Tout Mon Amour and two successful singles, "Elle" and "Cette Fois" was on April 23, 2007. Avec Tout Mon Amour was ranked in the French Top 50. Her second album entitled Melissa M was released in 2009. In November 2013 the single "Jump" was released to help promote her upcoming third album, which is still untitled. She currently lives in Gardanne, France.


Melissa M was born on August 21, 1985 in Marseille, in the southern French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Her parents are from the Algerian city of Bejaia.

Passionate about music since her childhood, she began singing at the age of 10. She participated in various competitions in her hometown and while taking singing lessons. Her big sister entered a day at the age of 14 years at issuance Seeds star 4, but lost in the final. At 18 while preparing for her CAP salon, she met the French production duo Kilomaitre. Originally she wanted to use the stage name Melissa but that name had already been taken by another singer. So she added the letter M, which is the first letter of her last name (Merchiche).



Year Information Chart
2007 Avec tout mon amour
  • First album studio
  • Date of release : April 2007
19 46 78
2009 Melissa M
  • Second album studio
  • Date of release : April 2009
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DD = Digital downloads


Year Single Chart Album
2006 "Avec tout mon amour"
(with Akhenaton)
Avec tout mon amour
2007 "Benthi"
(with Khaled)
"Elle" 1 23 24
2008 "Cette Fois" 4 28
"Le Blues de toi"
(with Pras)
- -
2009 "Quoi Que Tu Dises" - - Melissa M
"Les Mots"
(with Kery James)
- -
2013 "Jump"
(with JMI Sissoko)
- - Unknown

DD = Digital downloads


Année Récompenses Nomination Résultat
2008 Francophone Revelation of the Year NRJ Music Awards Nominated
2008 Best R&B Artist L'année du hip-hop Nominated


  1. ^ "Mélissa M". Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2014.