|Melanie's first solo endeavour was a duet with Bryan Adams, called When You're Gone, which reached number three in the UK and become a huge hit all over Europe. Her debut solo album, Northern Star, followed in 1999 and spawned two number one singles, Never Be The Same Again and I Turn To You) going platinum in the UK (where it remained in the album charts for over a year) and Europe and gold in Australia.|
In 2003, Melanie's second solo album, Reason, was an immediate top five hit. It contained tracks produced by former New Radicals front man Gregg Alexander and Marius De Vries (Madonna, Rufus Wainwright). The album produced the top ten single, Here It Comes Again, and swiftly went gold in the UK.
The following year, Melanie founded her own independent label – Red Girl Records – named after her beloved Liverpool Football Club. Having her own label gave Melanie complete artistic freedom and allowed her to create her third solo album, Beautiful Intentions, which featured the top ten single, Next Best Superstar and the pan-European hit, First Day Of My Life. Produced by Guy Chambers, First Day Of My Life reached number one in Spain, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal. The single still holds the record for being the most downloaded single in Germany. The Beautiful Intentions album also held the number one spot in Portugal for nine weeks, where it achieved double platinum status.
Melanie's first love has always been touring and she has played more than 200 live shows throughout her solo career, from small, sweaty clubs to large festivals. She has enjoyed a variety of gigs, from playing on the ski slopes of Austria, and New Years Eve in front of 100,000 people on Albufeira beach in Portugal, to Hero Square in Budapest before a crowd of 200,000. In August 2006, she drew upon these experiences and recorded a Live Hits DVD, featuring both acoustic and electric sets.
Before beginning work on The Return Of The Spice Girls tour, Melanie had already had a busy 2007. She has released her fourth solo album, This Time, and promoted various singles throughout Europe – The Moment You Believe, Carolyna and I Want Candy.
Melanie's new single, This Time (a re-recorded version) features as its b-side, We Love To Entertain You, which is being used in Germany by the Pro7 Starforce TV channel for its promotional campaigns.
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