Melanie Durrant – By Your Side. Melanie Durrant 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. Melanie Durrant has collaborated with artists such as Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, Common and Slakah The Beatchild. 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” was nominated for Reggae Single of Year for the 2013 Juno Awards. Wikipedia®.
She has received multiple accolades though out her career including a Much Music Video Award nod for her single “Where I’m Going” and Stylus Awards winner for Single Of The Year for her song “Bang Bang” ft Kardinal Offishall. In 2013, Melanie Durrant’s reggae influenced lovers rock single “Made For Love” was nominated for Reggae Single of the Year at the Juno Awards. Recently in February 2014, she received the 2nd Juno nomination of her career for R&B/Soul Recording of Year for her single “Gone”.
Melanie Durrant – By Your Side
In addition to performing her own shows for audiences across Canada and the U.S., Melanie Durrant has shared the stage alongside Jay Z, 50 Cent, Jill Scott, Cissy Houston, Common, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall as well as many of Canada’s top artists. She has graced such magazines as Honey and Coco. Melanie has performed and done interviews with MuchMusic Canada, MTV Canada, Star Daily, CTV Network, GlobalTV to name a few. She has had a variety of video production releases under her belt aired nationally on MuchMusic Canada. Her songs have been in high rotation on toronto’s Flow 93.5 fm, G98.7 fm as well as other radio stations across Canada. Melanie Durrant’s music has been featured on numerous compilation releases and DJ mixtapes around the world. Currently Melanie Durrant has been working diligently on new material for her sophomore album. Full of melodic surprises heavenly harmonies and bold direction, Melanie Durrant embodies the voice, attitude and sound that have blessed Canada and the whole world has been waiting for.
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