Melanie Joy Fontana, born in Newington, Connecticut, United States, is an American singer-songwriter signed to Universal and David Foster. Formerly managed by M.O.A.M Management's brothers Nael and Nasri Atweh. Nasri discovered Melanie's songwriting in May 2011.
In 2016, Britney Spears released the long-awaited Japanese edition of her album GLORY, including a song written by Melanie Fontana with Jon Asher& DJ Mustard titled "Mood Ring". Melanie had three Top 10 singles stemming from the Korean Mnet TV show Produce 101, songs titled "Crush", "Yum Yum" & "Fingertips". On April 1st, Aaron Carter released "Fools Gold" which was co-penned by Melanie, Aaron Carter, Jon Asher, Taylor Hegelson & Michel "Lindgren" Schulz. Toward the end of 2016, on October 7th Daya (singer) released Sit Still, Look Pretty on indie label Artbeatz/SonyRED, which included 2 songs penned by Melanie; "Words" and "All Right". In late-October The Chainsmokers announced the title of their upcoming single from their then unreleased EP "Collage", titled "Setting Fires", which Melanie co-wrote with Jon Asher.
Prior to this, in 2015, Melanie Fontana, alongside tyDi, topped the Mediabase dance charts at Number 1 with their EDM track "Redefined", co-written by Priya J. Geddis. The song was Sirius XM's TOP song of 2015 on BPM, the most listened to of their EDM driven stations. Melanie has written & co-written songs with Justin Bieber ("Home This Christmas"), f(x) ("Boom Bang Boom"), which topped all 9 of South Korea's music charts. She penned the 2015 J-pop debut comeback single of Kumi Koda Dance in the Rain Astrid Smeplass ("Shattered"), Girls Generation ("Stay Girls"). Melanie has worked with Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, David Foster, Andreas Carlsson , and Pras of the Fugees. She has worked and co-written with Karmin, Christina Milian, Adam Irigoyen, Victoria Duffield, Meghan Trainor, Christina Grimmie, among others. In 2013, the song "Nothing Really Matters", co-written by STIX of Fly Panda & released by tyDi/Universal Republic was debuted on Billboard. She also penned DJ tyDi's title track off of his 2014 album release, ("Redefined") & also performed it. "Redefined" debuted at #9 on the US iTunes chart and peaked at #4.