ABC ‘Duets’ Singer Alumni Meleana Signs To DREAM Records and Releases White Walls
After opening for Bruno Mars in Honolulu and singing as John Legend’s duet partner on ABC TV, Duets, singer / songwriter Meleana releases her first album on DREAM Records. She recently signed with DREAM Records and immediately went into the studio with producer David Hanley at DREAM Studios in Hawaii to record a powerhouse pop album full of inspirational music and a voice that commands attention.
“This album is the heart of my journey created from real life. We are all on the same team and I’m blessed to know there is light on the other side. Keeping the Faith, hope and love! I am so honored to be able to share with you.” – Meleana
Check out her single, “Surrender”:
Album Track listing:
Live for you
Through the Storm
Why you gotta go away
Word from you
Multi- talented Meleana performs Gospel, Hawaiian, Classical Opera, Ballads, Pop and R&B nationally & internationally. In 2010 Meleana was the opening act for Grammy-winning Bruno Mars in Honolulu.
Meleana, who comes from a talented family, was born and raised in Hawaii, part Filipino, Hawaiian, African-American and Portuguese. Her cousin is Nicole Scherzinger, former lead singer of the Pussy Cat Dolls and her sister is Christina Brown of High School Musical on TV and also has a hit song on Billboard charts. Meleana performed alongside Celine Dion’s renowned violinist, Roddy Chung, at a benefit concert in LA. In 2012. She auditioned for Duets on ABC TV and within hours she was singing on national TV along side nine time grammy winner, John Legend. The first week she shot up to number 1!! She went on to travel all over the world singing as a featured vocalist on the high seas for a luxury cruise liner.
A TV show called Hawaii Stars was her first TV appearance. She was the tiny teen with the big voice. Back in 2003, Meleana was one of the top 12 finalists on the popular TV show, American Idol, in a season that featured Grammy & Academy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson, and Season Three winner, Fantasia.
After 10 years of singing on the Navatek, a dinner cruise that cruises Waikiki, Hollywood was calling Meleana. So, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career. “Music has the power to lift hearts and inspire” she says.
New Hope Church, on the island of Oahu, is where Meleana started singing with other members of her family. Meleana was homeschooled along with her two sisters and two brothers. She lived in Japan with her family and put together a Hawaiian show and performed at various venues. Years later she performed at Tokyo’s Zepp Theater in Odaiba, where she was booked as a “Hawaiian Gospel” act. She brought the house down.
Get ready for this bright young star from Hawaii — when she sings she will move you and take you to another place. She’s a little thing with a big voice. Remember her name — it’s Meleana. In Hawaiian, “mele” means “song”. Like her name suggests, Meleana will be forever singing.