Melanie Fiona Hallim is a two-time Grammy winner. The R&B star was born and raised in Toronto. Her parents are from Guyana, her father was a janitor before working in finance, and her mother worked in banking. Melanie began writing songs at 16. Living in a music filled house, she always knew music was her passion. Her dad was guitarist in a band and let her to sit on stage when she was younger as he practiced, and remembers her mom playing music at home.