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Melanie Fiona Performs Acoustic Mash-Up of Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” & “It Kills Me”

For the third week in a row, Melanie Fiona delivers a unique acoustic mash-up, taking on a popular record of the moment and mixing it with one of her own hits.

Following Joey Bada$$’ “Land of the Free,” and Khalid’s “Location,” this week Mel covers Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty.” The Rihanna-featured track is a standout off the rap star’s acclaimed new album DAMN.

Once again accompanied by a single acoustic guitarist, the soulful songstress sits outside with birds chirping in the background. She takes on the melodic record with her own beautiful tone, delivering an emotional performance with rapid fire vocals.

“Tell me who you’re loyal to? / Does it start with your woman or your man? / Do it end with your family and friends? / Are you loyal to yourself in advance?” she sings. After dipping into “It Kills Me” she ends the mash-up by returning with a request for ‘loyalty.’

Check out Melanie’s latest acoustic performance below.

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Melanie Fiona Performs Acoustic Mash-Up of “Location” & “Change The Record”

Last week, Melanie Fiona returned after a year of motherhood with a short-but-sweet acoustic mashup of Joey Bada$$’ “Land of the Free” and her song “Ay Yo.”

Quickly following up, she has released her second acoustic mashup, this time taking on Khalid’s breakout hit “Location” and her song “Change The Record.”

Sitting outside, with the sounds of birds in the background, the Canadian songstress delivers a beautiful alternative rendition to the hit single.

Check it out below.

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Melanie Fiona Sings Acoustic Mash-Up of Joey Bada$$’ “Land of the Free” and “Ay Yo”

Welcome back Melanie Fiona!

The songstress has been busy being a mommy to her 1-year-old son, while also vlogging about her experiences as a mother. So it’s been a while since we’ve heard her beautiful voice, but on Friday (Apr. 14) the singer posted a short new acoustic performance to her YouTube channel.

Backed by a single guitarist, Melanie delivers a stirring mashup of rapper Joey Bada$$’ new song “Land of the Free” off his acclaimed album All-Amerikkkcan Bada$$, which she blends with her own song “Ay Yo,” off her 2009 debut album The Bridge.

“Full house on my hands the cards I was dealt / Three K’s, two A’s in AmeriKKKa / I’m just a black spade spawned out the nebula / And everything I do or say today that’s worthwhile / Will for sure inspire actions in my first child,” she sings.

Short but sweet, and it leaves you wanting more. Along with the post, Melanie wrote: “Music with a message is always necessary. In these divided times, use your voice for good. LOVE – MF.”

Check out Melanie’s mashup below.

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Watch: Melanie Fiona Emotionally Opens Up About Pregnancy and Birth of Her Son

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Melanie Fiona keeps it raw and real about her experiences thus far as a new mom. In her recently released vlog, “It’s Time To Tell The Truth,” the R&B songstress candidly speaks about giving birth to her son, Cameron Lincoln Cotter, her first child with boyfriend, Jared Cotter, who she praised as an “amazing partner.” Her testimony is one that many moms can identify with. Motherhood is simultaneously one of the most rewarding and challenging roles that women fulfill. Melanie aptly described motherhood as a journey that comes with countless unexpected detours. Although she ate well and was active during her pregnancy, she found that her planning and preparation was not enough.

Past her due date by 5 days, Melanie went into the hospital and her labor progressed quickly, unfortunately, it stalled and she ended up developing pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure); her blood pressure was near stroke level. She reluctantly decided to have a C-section, which is major abdominal surgery.

Thankfully, baby Cameron is healthy and bringing his mommy much joy. Melanie expressed that she continues to have challenges with adjusting to motherhood, however, she is determined to embrace it. And she has developed a new perspective about the body image issues that women face.

“I’m looking at myself with completely new eyes, trying to understand who I am; What is this new body? Who is this new woman? Who is this new mother?”

As someone who’s in the public eye and expected to maintain perpetual physical beauty, Melanie’s video is bold and refreshing. Mothers are expected to do their duties with grace and strength, however the truth is, motherhood has some ugly moments that leave women feeling overwhelmed with feelings of disappointment (with themselves) and isolation.
Melanie is enjoying family life so, fans have to remain patient as she settles into parenthood. Melanie will release future videos about her experiences because she is committed to sharing her journey with others, especially fellow moms.

She ended with words of encouragement for fellow moms: “Be patient with yourself and love yourself at every stage.” Take look at the poignant vignette below.

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Listen: Mike City Shares Unreleased Musiq Soulchild Song “Soul Clap”

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Mike City continues to bless us with more gems from the vault.  After sharing the official version of the previously unreleased Brandy remix to Sunshine Anderson’s “Heard It All Before,” the producer digs into his files and liberates a collaboration with Musiq Soulchild.

Similar to the “Heard It All Before” remix, an alternate version had been leaked on YouTube years back, but largely went unnoticed. The song, titled “Soul Clap,” features upbeat production with hip hop style percussion, and if you listen closely you will hear an unnamed female backing vocal on the chorus, that voice belongs to brand new mom, Melanie Fiona.

Check out the previously unreleased record below.

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Congrats! Melanie Fiona & Jared Cotter Welcome Baby Boy

Melanie & Jared Baby Shower

It’s a baby day!! Following the news of Ne-Yo’s new baby boy, Melanie Fiona announced the arrival of her and singer/songwriter Jared Cotter‘s bundle of joy.

She took to Instagram to share the first photo of the adorable baby boy. “Forever in Love. 💙 Our Son, Cameron Lincoln was born on March 14th 2016,” said Fiona. “Life has greater purpose than ever before… There is only Now. I am a Mother. What a great honour, What a miraculous gift.

“I am so thankful for this Love in my life,” she added. “Surrounded by Kings…I will cherish you always. Thank YOU all so much for the love and support you have shown Jared and I throughout our journey to parenthood. We are ready… We are #Awake xo”

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Melanie Fiona Releases New Song and Video “I Want It All,” Reveals Baby Bump


The ever-so talented Melanie Fiona is back with the one we’ve been waiting on.

Releasing the empowering new song “I Want It All,” Melanie lets us know she’s here to take it all – no matter how big or how small.

Filled with motivation and encouragement, she sings about being happy and not letting anyone tell her that impossible exists.

“I want it all / Want it all / I won’t accept impossible / I’ll be more than happy to wait / Than to settle today,” she belts out over the piano track, which reminds us to strive for all that we want because anything we imagine can become reality.

In the accompanying video, Mel officially shows off her baby bump while simply singing against a dark studio backdrop.

Check it out below!

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Melanie Fiona Reveals She is Pregnant!


Congratulations are definitely in order for Melanie Fiona and boyfriend/singer-songwriter Jared Cotter!

Taking to Instagram, the singer revealed that they are expecting their first child together. Captioning the cute video with, “The greatest power a person possesses is the power to choose. The only thing greater, is being chosen. Thank You for choosing Us. Jared and I are thrilled to become Parents. #IWantItAll #Motherhood #Love #ChooseHighter #Awake xo,” Melanie seems to be thrilled with the thought of becoming a mother.

Jared, whose most notable credit includes co-penning the smash hit single “Down” by Jay Sean, posted the video as well to reveal his excitement. “We are so excited for this next chapter of our lives! There is no greater blessing and I’m so happy to go on this journey with my best friend and love of my life. I’m gonna be a Dad!!! Thank you for choosing us. I promise we won’t let you down. I love you,” he wrote.

Recently, Melanie released the heart-wrenching visual to her latest single “I Tried,” and is set to release her third album Awake in the coming months.

Take a look at their official announcement below!

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