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Melanie Nichole Halfkenny born on August 9th (AKA) Five is an American recording artist and song writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Five spent most of her teenage to adult life in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) area. Five grew up listening to all different type of genres of music and began singing at the age six. Five was deeply affected by her father’s addictions and began to channel her pain into writing music. Five found her voice and began singing for close friends and family members for fun. During her youth, Five was enrolled in voice lessons, and would perform at weddings, with her church choir, and at school music events. In addition, not only did Five have a passion for writing and singing, but Five also loved to dance. Dancing came natural to Five at only 3 years of age. Five would create choreography for the dance, and step teams she joined at the boys and girls club she attended. Throughout junior and high school, Five received first place in numerous talent shows, and best solo performances. From then on, Five was determined to be an entertainer. In 2003, Five developed one of her many talents, which was writing songs to instrumentals. In 2009, Five discovered her lyrical skills and began to rap as well as sing. Five started recording her own music in 2011. When Five is not in the studio she is at home raising her two beautiful children. Five works as a professional makeup artist while she is currently pursuing her music career. Five has performed at showcases in ATL, Washington DC and NC and is currently planning future showcases all over the US and Overseas. Five is currently an independent artist.