Melanie Fiona was brought back to help kick off season two of BET & Grey Goose’s collaborative Rising Icons series. I’m not sure what I’m more impressed with: the fact that BET produced something worthy of returning for a second season or how good her voice sounds. Since I’m partial to the Goose and the crucial part it played in an interesting Friday night, I’ll defer credit to the liquor brand.
All of which leads us back to Melanie. As a writer, it’s always gratifying to see an artist succeed after catching on right ahead of the curve, just because it energizes your love for music and makes you look forward to discovering the next one. But while we’re still waiting for whoever has next, take a second to enjoy Melanie while she’s still new and what she’s brought to the table in the last year and a half. The uncluttered space provided by the acoustic set allows her voice to take center stage and truly shine.