Lauryn Hill is perhaps Melanie Fiona’s biggest idol.
The Guyanese-Canadian singer writes a heartfelt letter to Hill, with whom she credit her career success to.
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Fiona met her idol in person for the first time at Lauryn Hill’s concert on Tuesday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
The two, who met backstage, took a photo together which Melanie Fiona posted on Instagram with the letter she wrote.
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This is what Melanie Fiona wrote:
I have had many blessed, spiritual, and unforgettable moments in my life… But none more inspiring and life altering than last night. For those of you have ever listened to my music as a full body of work, heard any of my interviews, or have been to any of my live shows… Knows, that Lauryn Hill is a driving force of inspiration in everything I do. There would be no first audition for me if couldn’t sing her version of “his eye is on the sparrow”… There wouldn’t be “Felony Miona” …. There wouldn’t be the artist you see today who isn’t afraid to bare her soul about life and love. And last night, I got to tell her that. After seeing her murder the stage…I personally got to express my teary eyed gratitude. A REAL dream come true for me. Lauryn Hill is the true essence of artistry that I aspire to represent… One who can break barriers, colour lines, industry standards, and ignorant minds… All while making amazing heartfelt educated music. My life will never be the same… It will be better… For what I received last night in energy and inspiration will most definitely make me a better artist and woman in this industry. You will feel it. Thank You #LaurynHill… You are singlehandedly, hands down, the greatest to ever do it ALL… Triple Threat… And to inspire a musical generation so starved that we still anticipate any and everything that you will do in the future. With Love, Respect, Support and Gratitude, MF xo
Melanie Fiona was only age 18 when Lauryn Hill released her iconic debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill