Lisette Melendez

Lisette Melendez

Lisette Melendez grew up in East Harlem where she still resides, and where she began to take an interest in singing at the age of 12. Both her mother and her aunt sang in church and in community theaters, inspiring Lisette to take a chance. Growing up with four other siblings in the "barrio", Lisette set herself apart from the dangers of inner city life. As a child, Lisette spent most of her time at home listening to cassettes and working on her singing skills.

Eager to become a singer, Lisette marveled at the rise of another young Puerto Rican diva named "Lisa Lisa" of Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. Inspired by their success, Lisette formed a boy/girl group while she was still in high school. This group later led her to producer Carlos Berrios, whose credits includes such freestyle divas as Corina and Jasmin. Soon thereafter, she was doing background vocals for Berrios and eventually provided the lead voice for the 1988 club hit "Noise."

Lisette went on to work with Fever Records' executives Sal Abbatiello after the release of Lisette's smash hit, "Together Forever". Later that same year, Lisette was signed with Fever Records and her debut album "A Day In My Life" was released. In 1993, Lisette released her second album with Fever Records/Columbia entitled "True To Life". In 1994, "True To Life" reached double platinum status in Japan, where she also won a Grammy for "Best New Artist" for that same year.

Lisette has gone on to release yet another album, which features back up vocals from fellow freestyle divas, Joei Mae & Sa-Fire entitled "IMAGINATION." She has also branched out to do Spanish/Salsa music and has released "Un Poco De Mi" under Sir George Records.
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Lisette Melendez Discography


CK 46945, 46945 Lisette Melendez Together Forever (Album) Fever Records, Rush Associated Labels, Columbia CK 46945, 46945 USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
474354 2 Lisette Melendez True To Life (Album) Fever Records, Chaos Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Columbia 474354 2 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
VICP-60171 Lisette Melendez Imagination (Album) Warlock Records VICP-60171 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
22269-2 Lisette Melendez Un Poco De Mi(CD, Album) WEA Latina, Sir George Records (2) 22269-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO-7283 Only In The Dark Featuring Lissette Melendez* Only In The Dark Featuring Lissette Melendez* - If You Truly Love Me Profile Records PRO-7283 US 1990 Sell This Version
38T 73629 Lisette Melendez Together Forever (Maxi, Single) Fever Records, Columbia, Rush Associated Labels 38T 73629 US 1990 Sell This Version
44 74143 Lisette Melendez Never Say Never (Maxi, Single) Fever Records, Rush Associated Labels 44 74143 US 1991 Sell This Version
CSK 73787 Lisette Melendez A Day In My Life (Without You) (Single) Fever Records, Rush Associated Labels, Columbia CSK 73787 US 1991 Sell This Version
42 77157 Lisette Melendez Goody Goody (Maxi, Single) Fever Records, Rush Associated Labels, Chaos Recordings, Columbia 42 77157 US 1993 Sell This Version
XDJL 93078 Lisette Melendez Goody Goody / Puppies(12", Promo) Sony Records XDJL 93078 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
OAS 5980, OAS 5980-S1 Lisette Melendez Will You Ever Save Me (Single, Maxi) Fever Records, Rush Associated Labels, Chaos Recordings, Columbia OAS 5980, OAS 5980-S1 US 1993 Sell This Version
WARCD-209 Lisette Melendez Time Passes By (Maxi, Single) Warlock Records, Fever Records WARCD-209 US 1996 Sell This Version
WAR-230DJ Lisette Melendez Make The Way (Maxi, Single) Warlock Records WAR-230DJ US 1998 Sell This Version


WR-2838-2 Lisette Melendez Greatest Hits(CD) Warlock Records, Fever Records WR-2838-2 US 2000 Sell This Version


42T 77411 Lisette Melendez Will You Ever Save Me(Cass) Chaos Recordings 42T 77411 US 1993 Sell This Version

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July 31, 2014
Just saw Lisette perform at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island...right next to my home! Coro & George performed too. It was an outdoor event and free. Had a great time. They all put on a great show as always. Me and my beautiful wife took some pics with the artists. Got a cool old school 8x10 of Coro signed too. Will be putting the pics on my Freestyle web site which can be found in my profile ;)


July 21, 2014
Awesome Freestyle singer!!! "A Day In My Life" is my favorite song of hers. She had a number of other hits as well. Just saw her at a Freestyle event. Was many years since the last time I saw her. She signed a nice 8x10 photo I had of her and we took lots of pictures. She put on a very nice performance as always. Bettina & Fascination was there too. Check out the pictures I took of the event on my freestyle web site, located in my profile. ENJOY!!!!!! ;)

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