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Melanie Edwards is an award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist and most recently, essayist for Tiny Buddha, in which her piece ranked #12 out of four million of “Best Tiny Buddha Articles Of All Time.” She is best known for her hit single “Daniel’s Lane” which won several accolades, including Ourstage’s New Music Revolution Top 40 Achievement Award, twice. Edwards hit single “Who’s Gonna Color in the Middle?” received Top 40 in Best of World Music three consecutive months and her single “Sugar” won the Top 40 Achievement Award in Best Singer - Songwriter category. Her single “Daniel’s Lane” was also selected by Mashable for Best Single in her genre, which catapulted her into being ranked as The Deli’s Top 100 Best Songwriters of NYC, since 2010. Furthermore, Edwards ranked Top 100 Best of Pop on Ourstage in 2015, as well as Best Singer Songwriter for her single “The Circle” in the Online Music Awards. Edwards has been nominated as Best Singer/Songwriter + Best Original Songwriting for The Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts and awarded a full stipend research grant for songwriting at Can Serrat International Artist Residency in Barcelona. She received grants for music and songwriting at Odysseys Artist Residency in Costa Rica and a two month scholarship for music at Arteles Creative Residency Program in Hameenkyro, Finland. In addition, she was awarded an artistic achievement fellowship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she obtained her MFA in media and the performing arts.