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Cristiane Melker
Melker
Personal information
Name Cristiane Melker
Sex Female
Born 22 March 1985
Spouse Felix Brunner 2009-date
Occupation Singer, actress
Home Donderstad

Cristiane Melker (1985, Donderstad) is a popular Brunanter singer/songwriter and actress. Her music style is said to be folk-inspired pop.

BiographyEdit

Early life and careerEdit

Mob wife poster

Melker was born to a family of doctors (though she is the great-granddaughter of actress Josephine Berner). She began singing from an early age and appeared in various shows and concerts in her school years.

Melker was introduced to independent Raconteur Records by her friend Steve Hennessey (of the band The Towners). Signing with them in early 2003, she later released her first album Tranen (Tears). Tranen did not become a big success and almost prompted Melker to quit singing. A big break for Melker came in 2004, when she was selected to play a young Fabiana Capello in History of a Mob Wife. She got much praise for her performance as well as greater recognition.

Cristiane and further workEdit

Hartenbreken

Heartbreaker (Dutch cover)

Brunner Melker

Cristiane and Felix

In early 2005 she signed with Stereophone Records in a huge deal (compared to her previous contract). That year she released her second, self-titled album Cristiane. This was her breakthrough album and the single Vallen (Als Een Ster) (Falling like a star) made it to no. 1 on the Hit Parade top 20 chart.

In 2007 came her third album, Lost in Darkness. She released her first English songs, which allowed her to reach a greater audience. This was a minor hit internationally and the single Somebody Said was a number 1 hit that summer. She later appeared in My Boss' Daughter, a remake of the original. Following the release of Heartbreaker she broke into the Lovian market and charted at number 3.

In 2010, she played in the award-winning Lethal Suits. Her fifth album, High Class, was a break from her earlier work as it had many classic songs and retro-inspired tunes. It gained high critical acclaim and was a record-hit. In June 2012 she released an EP titled Right Around, co-written with Brianna Tanzi. She also co-wrote songs for Tanzi's EP What Do You See?.

Later releasesEdit

In 2016 she agreed to a greatest hits album, released as Anthologie on the 13th anniversary of her first album. Together with Lovian guitarist Djeko Vasilyev, she collaborated to make an EP titled Comics, released in 2017. She is presently working on a new album, The Princess, set for release in 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Lost in darkness

Lost in Darkness

In 2009, she married St. Marks and Brunant footballer Felix Brunner. The pair had been dating for seven months and there were rumors of a pregnancy. The couple had a son in early 2014, Lucas.

DiscographyEdit

Albums and EPsEdit

  1. Tranen (2003)
  2. Cristiane (2005)
  3. Lost in Darkness (2007)
  4. Heartbreaker (2009)
  5. High Class (2011)
  6. Right Around (2012)
  7. Soulless (2014)
  8. Anthologie (2016)

SinglesEdit

  1. Tranen (2003)
  2. Vallen (Als Een Ster) (2005)
  3. Niets Persoonlijks (2005)
  4. The Hole (2007)
  5. Somebody Said (2007)
  6. Open Mijn Hart (2007)
  7. He's a Heartbreaker (2009)
  8. Summertime (2011)
  9. High Class (2011)
  10. Ripped Apart (2014)
  11. Soulless (2014)
  12. Untitled Abilities (2017)

FilmographyEdit

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2004 History of a Mob Wife Fabiana Capello
2004 House of Sanity Hermione Granger TV series
Voice only
2007 My Boss' Daughter Martha
2010 Lethal Suits Ilse Dykstra
2011 The Lost Company Anna Lesserps

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