Melody McArthur

Indie|R&B-Hip Hop|Vocalist|Songwriter

Awards/Accolades:

2021 - R&B Single of the Year (Nominee) Intern'l Indigenous Hip Hop Awards

2019 - Emerging Indigenous Artist Award presented by ATB Branch for Arts & Culture [Indigenous Women's Business Panel Gala]

2019 - Edmonton Music Award [Nominee], Indigenous Recording of the Year

2018 - Edmonton Music Award [Nominee], Indigenous Recording of the Year

2016 - Spirit Seekers Youth Role Model Award for Arts, Music & Creativity

2015 - TD Meloche Monnex Leadership Award, University of Alberta

2013 - Esquao Young Woman of Vision Award

2013 - Servus Young & Free Alberta Scholarship; Servus Credit Union

2011 - Spirit Seekers Youth Role Model Award for Arts, Music & Creativity

Artist Development:

2019 Indigenous Music Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2019 AE West CMI (5-week) Artist Development, Calgary, AB, Canada

2020 -  Canadian Songwriting Challenge in participation with Alberta Music & Bell Media

2021 - Alberta Music Songwriting Camp R&B and Hip Hop Series

Awards/Press

RADIO 

Debut single Destiny #3 - National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 (2015) 

Redneck Reservation (single) #3 - National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 (2015) 

Barley Soup (single) #11 - (Original Version) National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 (2019)  

Learn to Breathe (single)  #1  - Jukasa Radio Top 40 Music Countdown May 2021

Unceded (single)  #1 - National Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 Sept 2021

Unceded  (single) #8 - Jukasa Radio Top 40 Music Countdown October 2021

PRESS: 

"The album Redneck Reservation tackles some difficult themes of love and loss, perhaps most bravely and poignantly on Still, a number about losing a child to a stillbirth — something McArthur faced a few years ago — and subsequent feelings of isolation. "  - Roger Levesque, The Edmonton Journal - Entertainment section, Jan. 2019 

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​"Indigenuity is a very well produced album with plenty of hooks for music fans. The eight songs on here display her talent and undeniable voice." - Jamie Funk, Divide & Conquer Music Review, Dec. 2019

Link to review: ​https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/melody-mcarthur-indigenuity

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"Melody McArthur isn’t wasting time. She released Indigenuity back in 2019 and within about a year she released another full length entitled Rising Waters. This is a short album coming in at just over twenty minutes. The songs however pack a lot of punch and felt like there were precise pop gems. This is a great followup and truly shines a light on the range of talent she has. " - Dave Weston, Divide & Conquer Music Review, Nov 2020 Link: https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/archives/11-2020/4 

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