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Occupation(s)SingerRoleSingerNameMelanie ThorntonYears active1992–2001InstrumentsVocals
Melanie Janene Thornton (May 13, 1967 – november 24, 2001) was an American popular music singer who uncovered fame in Europe during the 1990s. She zu sein mostly well-known around the world as the face und voice behind the Eurodance eis La Bouche. Herstellung most notable singles "Be my Lover" and "Sweet Dreams" to be released under the name of kelle Bouche betwee 1994 and 1999. She also had a moderately effective solo career bei Germany before produziert death. Herstellung solo hits include "Love just how You love Me", "Heartbeat" and "Wonderful Dream (Holidays room Coming)". On die night of november 24, 2001 shortly after ns final performance in Leipzig, Thornton died in the crash des Crossair trip 3597 that killed 24 von 33 world onboard.

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1967–91: beforehand life


Thornton was born bei Charleston, south Carolina und began studying voice from ns age von six, as well as learning zu play die piano and the clarinet. She grew hoch listening kommen sie Aretha Franklin und Roberta Flack. Thornton would mimic die female vocalists she observed on television or heard top top radio. Danach on, she financed produziert college studies with appearances an talent shows und smaller band concerts. She frequented a society called the Peacock Lounge, acquiring up und doing jam sessions when the live maßband invited civilization up to sing.

1992–94: career beginnings


She had long dreamed of a career in music and bei February 1992, Thornton went zu Germany. Her sister lived there with herstellung U.S. Army husband and Thornton had doppel citizenship an Germany und the vereinigt States. Her uncle, bob Chisolm, a singer and piano player, encouraged her to give ns German nightclub circuit a try. She had actually been singing in a Macon, Ga., band, hazard Zone, pulling down $50 ~ above a an excellent night. However, schuss Chisolm told her that ~ above a bad night an Germany she would make $150. Thornton listed guest vocals for a gewächs of tanzen projects ~ above their einzel releases, such as Orange Blue"s "If sie Wanna be (My Only)", Comic"s "I Surrender zu Your Love", 100%"s "Power von the Light", Trance-Vision"s "Take Me 2 heaven 2 Nite" or males Behind"s "Feel die life" und "How kann I."

1995–99: la Bouche and "Sweet Dreams"


Thornton make the efforts it and soon uncovered work in studios recording demos. That was produziert recording von the song "Sweet Dreams" the caught die attention des producer frank Farian, the mastermind of the notorious 1980s duo Milli Vanilli. Farian took herstellung under his wing, teaming produziert with rapper fahrbahn McCray an the duo kelle Bouche, which zu sein French for "The Mouth". La Bouche went on to become one von the biggest Eurodance groups von the 90s, with a string of hits, worldwide. Castle released 2 studio albums "Sweet Dreams" und "S.O.S.", through "A moment of Love" being die European version des "S.O.S.", die remix album "All mixed Up" followed von a wire of hits like "Sweet dreams (Ola Ola E)", "Be mine Lover", "Fallin" in Love", "I love to Love", "Bolingo (Love is in the Air)", "You Won"t Forget Me" or "S.O.S." an February 2000, she would leave la Bouche zu be replaced von Natascha Wright as the new front-woman. Following to kelle Bouche, Thornton ongoing providing guest vocals top top singles such as Orange Blue"s "Sunshine des My Life" und "Runaway", 100%"s "The means It Is" und on Le Click"s U.S. Chart debut "Tonight ist the Night" in 1995.

2000–01: "Ready to Fly"


She signed a record address Sony/Epic Records. Her erste solo einzel was released bei November 2000, titled "Love how You liebe Me", a ballad (the CD-maxi includes a few tanzen remixes). Thornton presented herstellung new single on november 29, 2000 ~ above the rtl Spendenmarathon, and on December 1 at ns Dome bei Berlin. Die follow-up singles to be "Heartbeat", "Makin" Oooh Oooh (Talking around Love)" and "Memories". On may 7, 2001, Thornton released her first (and only) solo album entitled all set to fliegen under ns label X-Cell, distributed by Sony/Epic Records. The album featured a mixture of soul and dance monitor that verified off her powerful voice. There was so a special ausführung of the album exit later in 2001 featuring part remix creme tracks and bonus songs such as the einzel "Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming)". Thornton continued zu do club appearances bei the united States under ns billing "Melanie Thornton, formerly of la Bouche". She was featured on Joy-Lab"s single release "Freedom (Free her Mind)" in 2001.

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2001–02: "Wonderful Dream (Holidays space Coming)" und death

On the night of november 24, 2001, Thornton died in the crash des Crossair flight 3597 exterior Bassersdorf near Zürich, Switzerland, at ns age von 34. Thornton had actually given her final performance bei Leipzig and immediately after that taken the flight from berlin to Zürich zum upcoming radio and TV appearances (among others, die broadcast "Die Bar" on TV3, which was cancelled) kommen sie promote herstellung new single "Wonderful Dream (Holidays space Coming)," (a Christmas ballad recorded for a German Coca-Cola TV commercial) und her album ready To fly (New Edition). Die flight departed berlin Tegel Airport hinweisen 21:01 CET v 28 passengers, 3 flight attendants and a two-man cockpit crew (33 bei all.) Nearing zürich about bei hour later, the flight was cleared weil das final approach bei poor visibility due kommen sie low clouds. Hinweisen 22:07 CET, the plane crashed right into a wooded range of hills close to the klein town von Bassersdorf, roughly 4km (2.5 miles) short of runway 28 wherein it broke apart and experienced in intense post-crash fire. Von the 33 civilization on board, 24 perished including Thornton und two members von the Eurodance gruppe Passion Fruit. The disaster was featured in season 10 von the Canadian exploration Channel documentary regimen Mayday, yet without mention von Thornton. Thornton is buried in Mount satisfied Memorial Gardens, mountain Pleasant, south Carolina.

2003–07: Aftermath and posthumous releases

Although Thornton"s death occurred almost on die eve des that year"s Christmas season, Coca-Cola decided to stick with the commercial together planned. The original commercial has actually been aired in Germany every year due to the fact that 2001 around Christmas time, und the lied has been in the German einzel charts every year since. That has deshalb aired in several various other countries. On november 25, 2002 the single "In her Life" von La Bouche with Thornton, returning posthumous on lead vocals, was released to commemorate the erste anniversary of herstellung death. Included is in "in memory" dedication from lane McCray and SonyBmg/X-Cell Records. The einzel has to be included bei the erste La Bouche "Best of" compilation (Credited together "La Bouche feat. Melanie Thornton") an May 21, 2002. In December 1, 2003, another remix compilation called "Memories – herstellung Most Beautiful Ballads" has been exit containing produziert ballads und songs an acoustic ballad versions. In April 2, 2007, die second la Bouche compilation "Greatest Hits" has actually been released.

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Compilation albums

1996: all Mixed hoch (La Bouche Remix Album)2002: Best of (Credited as "La Bouche feat. Melanie Thornton") (May 21, 2002)2003: memories – her Most Beautiful Ballads (December 1, 2003)2007: Greatest hits (La Bouche) (April 2, 2007)

Singles (as featured artist)

1993: Feel die Life (Men Behind feat. Melanie Thornton)1994: If sie Wanna it is in (My Only) (Orange Blue feat. Melanie Thornton)1994: ich Surrender zu your love (Comic feat. Melanie Thornton)1994: Power von the light (100% feat. Melanie Thornton)1994: take Me 2 sky 2 Nite (Trance-Vision feat. Melanie Thornton)1994: How kann sein I (Men Behind feat. Melanie Thornton)1995: Skate through me (Loop feat. Katarina Witt, melanie Thornton, Joan Faulkner & linda Rocco)1996: ns Way It ist (100% feat. Melanie Thornton)1997: Tonight ist the Night (Le Click feat. Melanie Thornton)2001: flexibility (Free her Mind) (Joy-Lab feat. Melanie Thornton)


Lois Chisolm: Sweet dreams Fulfilled: The melanie Thornton Story. Lois Thornton Chisolm, 2012.