Being introduced to the industry from young, Melissa's style has evolved to be interchangeable; she can successfully represent any genre of music and bring to you a versatile artist. Singing professionally since the age of 5, Melissa has been pursuing a career in music for almost her entire life. Her creative strengths sprung from a musical family with talents including her Aunt, Grammy Award-winning singer, and multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, Dawnn Lewis.
Since high school Melissa began playing shows in her hometown of Newport News, VA and gained a substantial following. This inspired her to move to NYC to pursue her music career full throttle. She's made many leaps and bounds, performing legendary venues like the Bitter End, Village Underground and being on FOX as an "American Idol", contestant and getting radio-play internationally.
This past year Melissa B. has been considered for four Grammy nominations for her song "What You Started" which was up for Song of the year, Record of the year, Best Pop Solo Performance & Music Video. She has gone on to win "Best New Female R&B Singer" from All Star Music Awards in NYC. She was also Nominated twice for the Underground Music Awards.
Melissa is also an activist with her non-profit organization "Girl Geek Dinners NYC" where she helps young women get inspired about computer science and technology.
Expect big things to come from this pint-size beauty with the big voice.