Melanie Durrant

5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – Melanie Durrant

Melanie Durrant is a singer-songwriter who embodies real artistry through her unique, edgy and soulful style.

Born and raised in Toronto, Durrant attended the Earl Haig School of the Arts and trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Over the course of her musical career, Durrant has received multiple accolades including a Much Music Video Award nomination for her single “Where I’m Going” and Stylus Award for Single Of The Year for her song “Bang Bang” ft Kardinal Offishall. In 2013, Durrant’s reggae influenced single “Made For Love” was nominated for Reggae Recording of Year at the Juno Awards. She earned a second nomination in 2014 for R&B Recording of the Year for her single “Gone.”

In addition to performing her own shows for audiences across Canada and the U.S., Durrant has shared the stage with Jay Z, 50 Cent, Jill Scott, Common, Sean Paul, Cissy Houston, Kardinal Offishall as well as many of Canada’s top artists. Her songs have been in high rotation on Canadian radio and has been featured on numerous compilation releases and DJ mixtapes around the world.

Durrant has recently completed the material for her sophomore album Anticipation.

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