John Legend & The Roots: UNSTAGED

Thursday night at 9PM EST, YouTube, VEVO, and American Express hosted the live streaming concert, John Legend & The Roots: UNSTAGED – with direction from Spike Lee, and guest appearances from C.L. Smooth, Estelle, Common, Melanie Fiona, and Jennifer Hudson taking it to church(!) during an encore. The streaming concert event, which took place in … Continue reading

New Video: The Roots & John Legend “Wake Up Everybody” (ft. Melanie Fiona & Common)

Been bumpin’ this 4-way collabo almost every morning on the train to work, and now we get the visual! The Roots, John Legend, Melanie Fiona, and Common teamed up to record this cover of “Wake Up Everybody,” and then shoot the video in Brooklyn last month. Pick up The Roots/John Legend collaboration album, ‘Wake Up!’ … Continue reading

New Music: John Legend x The Roots “Wake Up Everybody” ft. Melanie Fiona & Common

You may or may not know that John Legend and The Roots have teamed up to release a collaboration EP, ‘Wake Up!‘ – a collection mostly of cover songs of R&B and soul classics. Just this past week they shot the video for lead single, “Wake Up Everybody”, featuring Melanie Fiona and Common, in Brooklyn … Continue reading

You Stop My Heart [VIDEO]

Watch Melanie Fiona‘s just-released video for “You Stop My Heart” – including a special Valentine’s day greeting at the end. The video is pretty simple, but it’s cute how the two back-up singers behind Melanie are… Melanie. You’ll see what I mean – watch below! [via Mouch Avec Moi]

It Kills Me (Acoustic)

Watch Melanie Fiona‘s first ever acoustic performance of her hit song, “It Kills Me” – thanks to! I’m in love with this girl’s vocals. Melanie’s debut album, ‘The Bridge‘, is in stores now – go cop it!

Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me” Live on Jimmy Kimmel

Melanie Fiona, a favorite newcomer here at TheWaitingRoom, performed her new hit single, “It Kills Me”, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. I love Melanie because she’s one of the few new artists that sounds just as good live as she does on record – don’t believe me? Just watch. Not to toot my own horn, but … Continue reading

Alicia Keys & Friends at The Apollo

Last night Alicia Keys and held a history-making concert event, Alicia Keys & Friends, at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. The concert was a showcase event for a group of extremely diverse and talented new artists to shine, as well as the kick off of Billboard’s new online streaming concert website, This … Continue reading

Someday at Christmas

Watch Melanie Fiona, accompanied by Brian McKnight on piano, cover Stevie Wonder’s holiday classic, “Someday at Christmas”. Loving this clip – Melanie’s vocals are so soulful, and Brian McKnight is always timeless.

Top Songs ’09: Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”

“It Kills Me” Melanie Fiona Melanie Fiona’s brazen debut single, “Give It to Me Right”, was the singer’s first appearance on many iPods, including my own. Yet, it wasn’t until hearing “It Kills Me”, off Melanie’s debut album, ‘The Bridge’, that I truly came to appreciate her striking vocals and emotive songwriting. Earlier this month … Continue reading

It Kills Me [VIDEO]

Watch newcomer Melanie Fiona‘s new video for the super-soulful song, “It Kills Me”, off her upcoming debut album, ‘The Bridge’. I’ve loved this song for months now, in fact after the catchy first single, “Give It To Me Right”, I wasn’t sure if I was a fan or not – until hearing “It Kills Me”. … Continue reading