COREY ANDRE MELTON
Corey is A Premier performer from the St. Louis Area. If you are looking to be truly amazed you need to look no further.
Corey brings every ounce of his attention and energy to his performance which amazes audiences of all ages!!! Corey has performed in many venues and under many circumstances over the last 23 years. His father was a club owner who booked the legendary Ike Turner. His mother was a vocalist in one of the hottest bands in town called the Cecil Davis Revue. She did gigs with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and James Brown. Growing up, Corey had music all around him. Love for music became part of his life and he learned to appreciate various musicians. Years later he still appreciates having the opportunities to team up with some of the best in town to thrill those who seek great entertainment.
1995-wowed his peers by winning the yearly
talent show in May and winning again just 5 months later in the following
1998-voted best voice in the high school year book by his
1999-After a St. Louis city wide search and 400 auditions,
Corey became the newest addition to KPLR CHANNEL 11′s performance group, TEAM
11. From dancing to singing to acting, the team did it all.
The group was
comprised of 11 entertainers, who traveled the country, performing for people
of all races and ages.
For years the Team 11 singers and dancers carried out
their shows in
area high schools for free, belting out songs and performing skits addressing teen issues like drugs, alcohol and pregnancy- in hopes of keeping the students on the right track.
20 vocal impressions, including Sammy Davis Jr, Denzel
Washington, Tina Turner, Michael McDonald etc…
2000-Chosen as lead actor in
St. Louis based traveling stage play entitled ” BIG TIME” but was offered a
recording deal and decided to pursue becoming a singer in the recording industry.
2000 After 6 months of negotiating
Corey signed an
exclusive recording deal with Bullet Productions. Behind the company were hit
makers Dez Williams and Arista Records producer Arnold Hennings. They’ve recorded and produced a number of successful recording artists,
including USHER, SILK, MONICA, SAM SALTER, TLC, AND LLYOD. They have 2 number
one hits to their
credit, including 112′s 1996 hits,
”CUPID” and Kevin Lyttle’s 2003 reggae smash, “TURN ME ON. During this season Corey co-wrote
and recorded with some of the best, including J-Que, the man behind Usher’s
biggest hit “Yeah”. J has also written hits for Chris Brown, Avant, Omarion and
American Idol Fantasia.
2003-Corey performs nonstop
on numerous projects. This relentless effort matched with faith has enabled him
to perform on a full time basis.
2007-Runner up in St Louis American idol
2008- 2009-vocalist and manager for the Extravaganza variety band in
Westport at Backstreet Jazz every Thursday night
Michael Jackson Impersonator for Triple R Productions Rock’n Radio Review.
2010-Corey was the
Michael Jackson impersonator in the Las Vegas’ theatrical production, “American
Superstars.” The show holds the record for
being the “Longest Running show with a Michael Jackson Tribute.” People
from all over the world heard about this 100% live singing entertainer, and came
to the number one tourist spot to see for themselves, why Las Vegas chose to feature the impersonator on one of their main highway billboards. “It doesn’t matter if it’s one or two shows a night,” says Corey, “I always make it my ambition to bring every ounce of my attention to the stage and to the people”. Adults and children applauded the team effort as they all came together for the last number, “Heal the World”. In his own words as stated, “It’s like Avatar and Jake Sully with me and “ The King”, “ My purpose is to try to link up with him with super closeness, like a brother, and give people another chance to RELIVE THE THRILLER.” Then the fans experience what I like to call the, ‘Alternative Reality.
2010- 2011-Guest Spots as a Michael Jackson/Wedding Performer for internationally recognized Viva Las Vegas wedding Chapel • Viva Las Vegas wedding Chapel has been voted Number 1 for 2010 and 2011 through the Las Vegas Review Journal’s city’s reader’s poll 2011 closing act as Michael Jackson at the annual SunRider International Conference in Long Beach, California.
2012- current Michael Jackson impersonator for Legends in Concert based in Las Vegas Nevada.
After 30 years on the Strip,
the celebrity tribute show “Legends in Concert” is a legend in its own
“Legends” has evolved over the years from featuring strictly late Las
Vegas icons such as Elvis Presley to living pop superstars such as Lady Gaga and
Rod Stewart. Today, the show has venues across the country, and its performers
are in constant rotation; many have come and gone, but plenty has
stuck around for the thrill of the tribute. Corey feels as blessed as
ever to be working with the number one Tribute show.
In 2016 Corey was considered for the part of
Michael Jackson in the Lifetime movie ” Searching for Neverland”, that came out the
following year. Plans were being discussed to have him fly out to California during the
day before his performance job as Michael Jackson in Hawaii and make it back in time
to Hawaii to work. After some thought, Corey felt like the opportunity was a big one but
not a good one as the story reveals a lot of Michael Jackson’s personal conversations.
He then made the decision to not be a part of it.
In 2017 Legends in Concert partnered with Corey to introduce a new impersonation of
Michael Jackson which they hadn’t produced before. This show featured Corey in a younger
version of Michael Jackson which resembled Michael in the late 70’s and early 8O’s,
thus allowing Corey to now do two era’s of Michael Jackson, an ability that is rare,
unique and entertaining.