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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 She signed her first record contract with Atlantic Records in 1987. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old In 1989, she released her self titled debut album and toured internationally for 18 months. … Read More
Her first record, Alannah Myles, achieved top 10 hits in several countries around the world beginning with "Love Is," "Still Got This Thing for You," and her only number one 1990 hit in Canada, "Lover of Mine."
1992 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Myles was nominated for a second Grammy award for Best Rock Vocal Performance Female for the title track "Rockinghorse," which was on the flip side of her first single, "Song Instead of a Kiss," from her second CD "Rockinghorse." "Song Instead Of A Kiss" was a 60-piece orchestrated ballad that went to number one on several radio stations around the globe but was met with little response in America, which may have grown accustomed to the 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, Myles 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


2000 41 Years Old By 2000, it had received the ASCAP Millionaire Award for receiving airplay over five million times on the radio. "Black Velvet" won Myles a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance in 1991 and three Juno Awards.
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
2008 49 Years Old She discussed the subject of financing and co-producing her own album in May 2008 in an interview with Evan Solomon on the TV program CBC News: Sunday Night.


2009 50 Years Old In the spring of 2009, Myles released the CD Black Velvet on Linus Entertainment, which resulted in a staggered release internationally while the indie label merged with Canada's True North Records, followed by a video for the song "Trouble" featuring a jug band performance. "Trouble" was awarded an 'Honourable Mention' as a finalist in the blues category at the 2009 International Songwriting Contest. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old After terminating her 5-year lease with Canadian indie label, Linus Entertainment in August 2013, Myles' album was retitled "85bpm" and repackaged in celebration of her 25th Anniversary in music with photo images by renowned Canadian photographer/director Deborah Samuel. … Read More
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