33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Just like the powerful music itself, Melanie Fiona exudes a soulful charm, wit and a genuine story-telling ability that expresses both vulnerability and strength. Her distinctive and powerful voice has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls domestically and internationally. In 2009, Melanie released her debut album, “The Bridge”. It was the formal introduction of what would become her classic and diverse soulful signature: melodic tales of empowering and emotional truths. The NY Times named the album one of the year’s best R&B releases and iTunes named her Best New R&B/Soul Artist. The album’s breakthrough ballad, “It Kills Me”, topped Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop song chart for nine weeks and earned the songstress her first Grammy nomination. In 2012, the singer released her sophomore project “The MF Life”, which featured fan favorite track “4 AM” and housed collaborations with artists NaS, John Legend, J. Cole and B.o.B. The album reached #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and the notable soulful classic “Wrong Side of A Love Song” went on to receive a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Her talent and strength as a songwriter and vocalist caught the attention of Cee-Lo Green, who
handpicked Fiona to feature on the feel good hit “Fool For You”, which would go on to earn the pair two Grammy awards, for Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
Melanie Fiona has toured with several acclaimed artists including Kanye West, Alicia Keys Mary J Blige and D'Angelo, and often refers to herself as “The Singing Nurse” on stage, for her unique ability to take audiences on an emotional journey through “songversation”. As a new mother, budding philanthropist and entrepreneur, Melanie's music and portfolio continues to expand.
She is currently in studio preparing for the release of her highly anticipated third album.
From young, K’Ron always knew what he wanted to be when got older. And it wasn’t anything normal or 9-5ish about it. He was determined to be one of the guys his parents turned the volume up for on the radio. Growing up in Temple Hills, Maryland just outside of D.C., his mother would often play R&B hits from Mint Condition and Jodeci. Dad would bump rap tunes from NYC titans Biggie and Nas. So dreams of rocking stages were all he knew. K’Ron couldn’t imagine anything else.
“You’re only going to put your best forward at what you really love to do,” he explains. “If you’re going to make a career out of something, it better be something that you love to do. Or else you’re going to feel like this is something you’re doing just to get by.”
You could say his smooth vocals have been earning him cash since middle and high school. One K’Ron started flaunting his burgeoning skills in the cafeteria one day, he was in business.
“From then on, little girls were trying to pay me to sing,” he recalls. “They’d be like, ‘Sing this!’ They were giving me their lunch money. That sparked me to believe in myself to sing.” From that moment on, he’d jump at the chance to perform at talent shows. His brother teaching him how to record himself to create his own songs was next, which would then lead K’ron to build himself a makeshift studio.
By the time he was in his late teens, K’ron was making strides towards his goal. He’d Google lyrics from is tracks he tossed on YouTube and Soundcloud and see new fans were quoting them on Twitter. In 2016 record labels began courting K and his collection of R&B cuts dipped in the swagger of Hip-Hop, like his breakthrough single “Round of Applause” which has 15M+ streams to date. Eventually, he’d choose Atlantic Records. “Their roster is sweet,” he notes. It’s no surprise that the “No BFs,” the first single from the 23-year-old’s debut EP Wild Lova Vol. 1, features label mate Ty Dolla Sign.
“We complement each other’s sound,” K says of the collab. On it, the pair enjoys the company of women who have ditched their boyfriends for a night with them. The two may be thieves and home-wreckers on the club-ready track, but the way their voices blend for several harmonies throughout is good enough to even put a smile on the face of one of the men who had their girls stolen.
Elsewhere on Lova, K’ron brags about a girl he’s enamored with. “Even my momma says she’s a keeper,” he sings on “BLS.” “Shawty’s a queen, so that’s how I treat her.” He likens his ability to score with another woman to All-Star NBA guard James Harden’s game on the Trap&B cut “Rocket.” Visuals to both are on the way.
Coming off an HBCU tour, K’ron’s pleasant surprise was that he’s a bit more popular than he thought. “Certain places I went,” K starts, “I wasn’t even expecting them to know me. But they did. That let me know that I was doing something right.” With a new mixtape on the way in 2019, thinking he’ll really blow is a safe bet. Put your lunch money on it.