16 Facts About Alannah Myles

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Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has won both a Grammy and a Juno Award for the song "Black Velvet".

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Alannah Myles's is the daughter of William Douglas Byles, who was a pioneer in the Canadian broadcasting industry and was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Alannah Myles began writing songs around age 9, and performed in a songwriting group for the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto at age 12.

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4.

Alannah Myles changed her surname from Byles at the age of 19, after deciding to pursue a career in entertainment.

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Alannah Myles was featured in several TV and film productions as a guest host and actor prior to becoming a recording artist.

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Alannah Myles's appeared in a 1984 episode of the television series The Kids of Degrassi Street, in which she played the role of an aspiring singer and single mother.

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Alannah Myles was a candidate to be the original host of FashionTelevision, as shared by Jeanne Beker on the Reinvention of the VJ podcast, hosted by Erica Ehm.

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8.

Alannah Myles left her acting career, co-wrote and recorded the remainder of her first album with Christopher Ward and producer David Tyson.

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In 1992, Alannah Myles was nominated for a second Grammy award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance her second CD Rockinghorse.

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Alannah Myles received a Grammy nomination for Rockinghorse and several global awards, including a Juno and Much Music's People's Choice Award for "Our World, Our Times".

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11.

In 1991, Alannah Myles sang "O Canada" at a Major League Baseball game at Skydome in Toronto.

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12.

Alannah Myles's maintained a low profile for almost a decade but gigged around Canada and Europe during this time.

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In 2001, Alannah Myles duetted with Saga frontman Michael Sadler on a cover of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush's "Don't Give Up", released as a B-side to the Saga single "Money Talks".

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In February 2005, together with the Swedish band Kee Marcello's K2, Alannah Myles participated in the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.

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15.

Alannah Myles's first new solo release in a decade was an Elvis Tribute EP, released on iTunes in August 2007, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death.

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In early 2008, Alannah Myles released the CD Black Velvet on Linus Entertainment, which resulted in a staggered release internationally while the indie label merged with Canada's True North Records, followed by a video for the song "Trouble" featuring a jug band performance.

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