Melanie Taylor decided she was going to be a music business success story when she was a little girl dancing to Michael Jackson songs in her home, and she is presently in the process of willing it to be. Awards(1), chart debuts(2), high-profile collaborations(3), accolades and the like are all part of a grand design that she created by sheer force of will.
Strong female role models in the music business are peeking out from behind what has held them back all these years. This is happening just in time for Melanie’s rise in the world of pop music. The singer has prepared for her platform through her involvement in organizations such as the P.A.I.N Foundation, 18 for 18 Project Rescue, the Gracie Awards - programs designed to empower women.
It all started with her mother – a single woman who decided she was going to have a child… no boyfriend, no set details of her plan. She spoke her truth into the universe and willed Melanie into being. Later, she built a business empire with Melanie’s step-father through her fortitude. These things taught the budding entertainer some important lessons.
For much of her life, Melanie was the only child of a single mother who was, by all accounts, a wanderer. She found theater provided her with an extension of her family. Melanie says, "I always considered my audiences like my brothers and sisters, since being an only child and moving a lot as a kid, the stage was really my only consistent home."
Melanie’s first album's primarily straight pop/dance style morphed slightly into her sophomore self titled album's "rock-based vibe.” What stayed the same was her “feel-good soulful roots as a vocalist." She wrote most of that album and 2018/2019 singles with producer Troy “R8DIO” Johnson, (Solange, Why Don’t We, JLo, Chris Brown, Will Smith, 2Pac). Two of those singles went on to be liscened by Sweden's leading dance label, Clubstream.
Her songs have now garnered hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify and YouTube, and she has toured from Los Angeles to Australia. Her music has attracted the attention of many popular music blogs such as Pop Dust, AXS, and Hype Machine. Her newest single "Take Me Now” marks the first of many new singles she’ll be releasing in 2020, with an even more soulful direction. Melanie hopes she can tour again as quickly as we are all able to come together again.
1 – 2017 CES Music Soundtrack winner / 2x winning AI Music Award / 2017 CES Granprize Soundtrack Winner
2 - Cease Fire ranked in Top 40 in the US Indie Radio Charts, Top 200 in the US Pop Radio Charts.
3 - First album All About Today was co-written and produced with Grammy Award winning producer, Christian Davis (Lil Wayne, Mark Walberg, El Debarge).