Since the release of her first album and 2010’s The Bridge Acoustic EP, Melanie Fiona has received a multitude of awards, nominations, and honors. Among them, she was named iTunes’ Best New R&B/Soul Artist of 2009 and won the trophy for Best New Artist at the 2010 Soul Train Awards, in addition to picking up four nominations at the 2010 BET Awards, plus a 2010 NAACP Image Award nod for Outstanding New Artist, a 2010 Juno Award nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, and a 2011 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her guest appearance on “Wake Up! Everybody” by John Legend and The Roots, featuring Common.
Melanie Fiona has also captured the attention of many fashion, sports, automotive, and luxury brands, and her songs are highly sought after by music supervisors for film and television. She is the celebrity face of Rocawear’s Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 NEXT national ad campaigns, which includes a billboard in New York City’s Times Square, along with advertisements in Teen Vogue and Seventeen. In 2009, Fiona was featured in the Steve Madden Music campaign both online and in-stores, and she performed at the inaugural Fashion’s Night Out event at the Steve Madden store in New York City. Her songs have been featured in a variety of hugely popular televisions shows such as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty; MTV’s The Hills and Taking the Stage; and CSI: Miami on CBS. The world of sports came calling when she was invited to perform at the 2009 NFL Thanksgiving Day Motown 50th Anniversary Tribute Halftime Show in Detroit. Two years later, Fiona performed the Canadian national anthem at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. She is a featured artist of the 2010 and 2011 Lexus Listening Lounge series, and in 2009 Melanie Fiona’s recording of “La Vie En Rose (La Vie En Rosato)” was created and used for a pan-European TV and radio campaign to promote the launch of Martini & Rossi’s Rosato.