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tyDi & Melanie Fontana
   
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 8
Appearing in a total number of: 1 charts | Total period running: 48 days
Biography

tyDi (born Tyson Illingworth, 1987) is an Australian song writer, music producer and DJ specializing in electronic dance music. From Queensland, tyDi was signed by Armin van Buuren’s Armada label at 17 and was Australia’s No.1 DJ in 2008 and 2009, the youngest winner of this award.

He studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Technology. In 2009, his first album, Look Closer, reached No. 2 in the Australian Dance charts and in 2010 he won "Best Break-Through DJ" at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) in Miami, receiving the award from Tiësto. His second album 'Shooting Stars' was released in 2011. It reached No.1 on the Australian, Canadian, Finnish and UK iTunes Dance charts and No.4 in the USA. Between 2008-12 tyDi was included in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, with his highest position at No. 48 in 2011.

In October 2012, tyDi signed a worldwide publishing deal with Rondor/Universal Music and a record deal with Republic Records in April 2013. His third album, Hotel Rooms, was released 22 November 2013.

His fourth album, Redefined, was released on 30 September 2014 and debuted at #4 on the USA iTunes dance chart and No.5 on the Australian iTunes dance chart.
Unexpectedly, tyDi released a brand new trance EP, The Promise, on December 14, 2014. All proceeds from the sale of the EP are being donated to charity.
ReDefined, the title track on tyDi's 3rd album reached as high as No.9 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart in April 2015.

Melanie Joy Fontana, born in Newington, Connecticut, is a singer/songwriter signed to Rondor/Universal and David Foster & Jaymes Foster. Formerly managed by 'M.O.A.M Management- brothers Nael and Nasri Atweh. Nasri discovered Melanie's writing ability in May of 2011. She is now under the management of Nils Gums of The Complex Music Management, who also manages superstar duo, originally signed to Epic Records, Karmin.

Melanie has written & co-written songs with David Foster, Justin Bieber ("Home This Christmas"), f(x) ("Boom Bang Boom"), topping all 9 of South Korea's music charts. Rod Stewart "Merry Christmas Baby"), the 2014 J-pop debut comeback single ("Dance In The Rain") for Kumi Koda, Lemonade Mouth ("Don't Stop The Revolution), Girls Generation ("Stay Girls"), Karmin, Christina Milian, Adam Irigoyen, Victoria Duffield, Meghan Trainor, Christina Grimmie, Astrid Smeplass ("Shattered") which stayed #1 on iTunes for almost 7 days. Melanie has also worked with Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Skyelab Studios and Pras of the Fugees. In 2013, the song "Nothing Really Matters", co-written by STIX of Fly Panda & released by tyDi/Universal Republic was debuted on Billboard. It is spinning on SirusXM 20on20 as well as mainstream FM stations internationally. It reached #40 on the Japanese iTunes chart. She also penned the DJ tyDi's title track off of his 2014, ("Redefined") & also performed it. "Redefined" debuted at #9 on the US iTunes charts & peaked at #4. She is associated closely with The Elev3n, Mario Marchetti Jordan Knight, JR Rotem and has been sighted working closely with Ron Fair and many of the artists signed to Virgin Records. She co-wrote the song "Hit Me Up" for Eurovision competitor Charlie Tepstad of Norway with Lars Hustoft & Jon Asher.

Melanie co-wrote the original theme song to the PBS show "Shelter Me." Shelter Me is a family-friendly PBS show, hosted by Katherine Heigl, that celebrated the human-animal bond. The series focuses on shelter animal success stories, to hopefully bring more people into the shelters to give animals a second chance. Not only did Melanie co-write and perform the song, the show itself is named after the song. The theme song, "Shelter Me (Love is Everything)," was written by Austin Bis, Melanie Fontana and Daniel Walker. It is performed by Melanie Fontana.
Some of her early parody songs, "Married Ladies", "New England Gurls" & the song "Paris' Sweet Escape" co-written by Gary Craig, received nationwide airplay on CBS radio/SiriusXM.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


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