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Alannah Myles was born in Toronto, Canada listening to FM radio stations that introduced her to an international compilation of music. She was raised in the city of Toronto where she studied to become a graphic artist, splitting time on her family’s ranch in Buckhorn, Ontario and spent her early years competing as an equestrian on the Ontario A Circuit competing in Canada’s prestigious Royal Winter Fair prior to deciding that she would make music her calling. You may click on the link below to visit the family lodge.
She acted in TV commercials and modelled to pay for the early demo tapes in attempts to secure a record deal. Though she did in fact come from a wealthy family, she opted for independence and paid a decade of dues prior to recording her debut album on Atlantic Records for (WMG).
Alannah was and will always be married to her music.
The ‘Alannah Myles’ first self titled album released in Canada in the spring of 1989 produced four Top 40 hits, “Love Is”, “Black Velvet”, “Lover of Mine”, and “Still Got This Thing”. Released internationally in 1990, Atlantic records finally hit pay dirt with her number one international smash, “Black Velvet”, winning a Grammy award for best female rock performance, along with several Canadian Juno Awards, a Diamond award for sales in excess of one million in Canada – the only artist who still retains this status for a debut record. After it’s first year of release Black Velvet received the ASCAP award for over one million radio plays and the ASCAP ‘Millionaire Award’ in 2005 for over 4 million radio plays. SOCAN in Canada awarded the songs, “Black Velvet” and “Lover Of Mine” each with an award for over 100,000 plays in Canada in 2005 with her #1 hit ‘Song Instead Of A Kiss” to follow. You can click on the link below to view the video from Alannah’s Youtube account.
Her follow-up multi-platinum album, Rockinghorse (1992) received a Grammy nomination and three Canadian Juno Awards. After the sale of over eight million records, she concluded her alliance with Atlantic and signed on with Miles Copeland’s Ark 21 Records to release her fourth record Arrival (1997), which had the top 40, hit Bad 4 You. ‘The Very Best Of Alannah Myles (1999) was released on WMC and internationally on Ark 21/EMI, and re-released as ‘Myles & More’ (2000) containing hits from all four albums. You can click on the link below to view the nine towered castle in France.
Ater winning an out of court settlement (2002) with a Canadian national publication, Alannah financed, executive produced and co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks for her 2008 album entitled ‘Black Velvet’ released on indie label, Linus Entertainment/True North Records in Canada. The album included a contemporary remake of her classic hit, co-produced with Torontonian Mike Borkosky and Veronica Ferraro from France, mixed by renown producer Terry Brown. You can click on the link below to view the making of Alannah’s last CD and an artist retrospective.
A Rival, Black Velvet and an international release of Alannah’s Myles & More’ will be repackaged and re-released while in pre-production for her next soulful Vintage blues CD.
“Justice is never blind… She just takes your precious time”.
“A good song lives on til well after we’re gone. It has the power to inspire others and move people’s hearts without their even being fully aware.”
“One Hit Wonder my ass, I challenge anyone (including me) to do better than Black Velvet!”
God put me on this planet to accomplish a certain amount of things.
Right now, I’m so far behind, I can never die!
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