Melanie Durrant is a singer-songwriter who embodies real artistry through her very unique, edgy and soulful music style.
Born and raised in Toronto, Melanie attended the Earl Haig School of the Arts. She trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music and worked on an eclectic array of projects before she became an “alternative hip-hop soul” artist. Citing influences that range from the soulful swoon of Minne Ripperton to the hard-knock of Aerosmith to the “mercy me” melodies of Marvin Gaye, the radiant singer/songwriter has no problems crashing through the wall of sound.
She has received multiple accolades though out her career including a Much Music Video Award nom 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 Recording of Year for the 2013 Juno Awards. She then continued with a second consecutive nom at the 2014 Juno Awards for R&B Recording of the Year for her single “Gone”.
This multi-talented artist was also a featured performer in the Canadian production of Rent. Being a regular in the ensemble allowed her to work with her good friend/cast mate Jill Scott (Hidden Beach/ Epic Records).
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, Common, Sean Paul, Cissy Houston, 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 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 radio including Flow 93.5 and G987, 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.
Melanie Durrant has recently completed the material for her sophomore album “Anticipation”. 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.