Melanie Andrews

Writer, Director, and Mother in Irvine, CA

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Melanie is an award-winning multi-platinum songwriter/vocal producer/publisher. With a distinguished career spanning decades and a track record of enormous success, she is now dedicated to the next generation and works to empower youth, cultivate talent, and brighten the lives of today’s new artists by helping them achieve their dreams in music.

Melanie Andrews is best known for co-writing the song,“Let’s Wait Awhile” (Janet Jackson’s “Control Album”) and singing the background vocals with Janet on her many of her #1 hit singles, which have charted #1 on Billboard charts and sold over 13 million copies world-wide. The Control album made Billboard Hot 100 history, breaking Janet's brother Michael's record for longest continuous run on the Hot 100 with singles from one album, a record 65 consecutive weeks. On April 29, 2020 the album charted number 4 on the U.S. iTunes Chart, 34 years after its original release. Melanie won the BMI Pop Music Songwriter’s Award for Let’s Wait Awhile and the BMI Millionaire’s award! The Control Album was also nominated for a Grammy for album of the year and many other prestigious awards! Creating a stir in the music world, Melanie started her career as one of the most sought-after young writers in the music industry. She has written/produced for many more top music artists and record labels such as Interscope, Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, A&M, Geffen and more! Melanie has also sang background vocals on many hit songs. Her charming personality, along with her drive and ambition, landed her a 5-year deal with the powerhouse publishing company, Famous Music, (a Paramount Picture Company). After spearheading numerous successful songs and artists, (including a deal with world-renowned Lee Iacocca) Melanie created her own independent record/publishing company with songs on many T.V. Shows and films such as, ABC’s, “GENERAL HOSPITAL” and FOX’s hit show, “POSE” and many more. Melanie has co-written songs, arranged vocals, and sang background vocals for many of today’s biggest artists. One of her favorite projects was co-writing three songs for the Legendary Band, “Earth Wind & Fire.” Melanie is the granddaughter of world-renowned NEA winner/ Jazz legend, Snooky Young, who taught her the beauty of speaking through music.

Melanie Directs a popular Recording Studio and a Full-Service Artist Development studio in Irvine, CA.

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    • Nextstar Studios OC