Born Melissa St. Rose in Trinidad and Tobago the songstress fondly known as Melly Rose is well on her way to achieving musical greatness. Like many musical prodigies, Melly Rose began singing at a tender age. She was just 6 years when she joined the church choir. This molded her musical background and helped hone her skills as a songstress.
Melly’s love for singing grew with her, so much that at age fourteen she migrated to the USA to attend the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland. During her tenure there she had the opportunity to study and perform with the likes of BSO, Josh Groban, and many other classically trained musicians. She went on to the University of the Arts in Philly and then to Morgan State University. Melly’s educational background in music is accompanied by her studies in business.
Her genre of music is a new fusion of NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
international flavor that can be described as Afro-Soca. Her affiliation with artistes from the Caribbean islands, the African continent, and contemporary American artists has helped Melly Rose develop a unique musical style that is hard to miss or underrate. Growing up, Melly’s musical influences varied and so did the genres. Names such as Billy Holiday, Marvin Gay, 2Face, Sizzla, Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts, Marvin Gay, and Chris De Burgh top her list of influences. Jazz, R&B, Afrobeats, Soca, and Reggae are also some of her loves.
Her love for music while living in the USA subsequently led to her performing in various college shows across the USA and internationally, including Ghana. Melly’s mantra is simply “Music is Me”, it has been the one constant in her life among many changes, ups, and downs.
Recently, Melly took a leap of faith and moved back to Trinidad and Tobago to pursue music. This move really is a true representation of who she is; passionate, risk-taking, and dedicated. The transition creatively has been best for Melly. She has been consumed by creativity and has been associating with some of the best in the entertainment industry in the twin-island republic. While she has her eyes set on so much more, you are definitely going to have to stick around to see what is in store.