Alannah Myles

Born Dec 25, 1958

Alannah Myles, born December 25, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of Canadian broadcast pioneer William Douglas Byles, who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 1997. After deciding to pursue a career in entertainment at the age of 19 she changed her last name to Myles.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on December 25, 1958.


1987 28 Years Old With matched financing from songwriting collaborator, Much Music (City TV) DJ and program director Christopher Ward and FACTOR, she signed her first record contract with Atlantic Records in 1987. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Atlantic Records released her self titled debut album and Myles toured internationally for 18 months. … Read More
1990 31 Years Old Myles' eponymous debut album achieved top 10 hits in several countries around the world beginning with "Love Is", "Still Got This Thing For You", The only single to hit number one in 1990 in Canada was "Lover of Mine". Alannah's fourth American 1990 single, "Black Velvet." hit number one for two weeks with a bullet on the U.S. Billboard Top 40 Chart to become a worldwide classic radio hit. It also won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
1992 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Myles was nominated for a second Grammy award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the title track "Rockinghorse", the flip side of lead off single, "Song Instead of a Kiss" from her second CD Rockinghorse. "Song Instead Of A Kiss" was a 60-piece orchestrated ballad that reached number one on several radio stations around the globe but was met with little response in America, whose audiences were accustomed to "that slow southern style" of Black Velvet.
1995 36 Years Old In 1995, Myles released her final album on Atlantic Records before being released from the label, granting Warner/Atlantic a Best Of CD after only three records. … Read More
1997 38 Years Old In 1997, she terminated her 8-record contract with Atlantic Records with the help of her then-manager Miles Copeland III, who immediately signed her to his own Ark 21 Records. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old After the release of "A Rival", Myles released two Best Of compilations, in 1998 and 2001, and both featuring two new songs, and then left Ark 21 Records. … Read More


2000 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 46 Years Old In February 2005, together with the Swedish band Kee Marcello's K2, she participated in the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old 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. … Read More
In April 2008, she released her fifth studio album Black Velvet, which featured a new recording of her song of the same name, in addition to 10 new studio recordings.


2013 54 Years Old After terminating a 6-year lease with Canadian indie label, Linus Entertainment in August 2013, Myles's "Black Velvet" album was retitled "85bpm", repackaged for her 25th Anniversary with new images photographed by fellow Canadian, Deborah Samuel. … Read More
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