• Melanie Thornton

    Melanie Thornton

    Melanie Janene Thornton (May 13, 1967 – November 24, 2001) was an American pop singer who had a successful career and rose to fame especially across Europe during the 1990s. She was the lead singer of the Eurodance band La Bouche from 1994 to 2001, alongside American rapper Lane McCray. The singles "Be My Lover " and "Sweet Dreams " were released under the name of La Bouche between 1994 and 1999. After leaving the band, she began a solo career, again primarily across European countries, before her tragic untimely death. Her solo hits include "Love How You Love Me", "Heartbeat" and "Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming) ". On the night of November 24, 2001, shortly after the final performance in Leipzig, Thornton was among the 24 passengers that were killed in the crash of Swiss airline's Crossair Flight 3597 in Bassersdorf Switzerland.

  • Melanie

    Melanie is a feminine given name derived from the Greek μελανία (melania), "blackness" and that from μέλας (melas), meaning "dark". Borne in its Latin form by two saints: Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger, the name was introduced to England by the Normans in its French form Melanie. However the name only became common in English usage in the 1930s due to the popularity of Margaret Mitchell 's 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and its 1939 film adaptation, as one of the novel's main characters was named Melanie Hamilton. The name's popularity increased until the 1970s since remaining constant. Melanie was the 80th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007 and, as Mélanie, it was the 86th most popular name for girls born in France in 2004.

  • Mélanie

    Mélanie is a feminine French given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • My Name (Melanie Pain album)

  • Melanie (rocket)

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