The single received a platinum certification from the CRIA and has since been certified four times platinum.The successful single was succeeded by her debut studio album Melissa O’Neil released on November 22, 2005.O’Neil attended Terry Fox Junior High School and later Lester B. With an early passion for entertainment, Melissa was involved in many theater productions within the Calgary scene.
Her mom is Chinese, and her father has Irish ancestry, making Melissa of Irish and Chinese ethnicity.
Her maternal grandpa gave her the Chinese name Oh Seemun.
In support of her album, O’Neil embarked on her debut tour the Let It Go Tour which covered North Bay, Ontario.
She was supported by her Canadian Idol runner-up, Rex Goudie.
She is known for her role as Two/Portia Lin on Dark Matter which was canceled in September 2017.
Melissa Crystal O’Neil was born on July 12, 1988, in Calgary, Alberta to Tim O’Neil and Alison Yeung.In the final day of the top 100 competition, Melissa forgot the lyrics to the song she chose and literally froze.However, that didn’t stop the judges from seeing her through to the top 32 round.She stopped posting photos of herself and the guy in 2014. In 2015/2016, Melissa began posting photos of her and a certain Daniel Birnbaum adding phrases like “I love you” in the caption of almost every post. Melissa is also the youngest, and first female winner of Canadian Idol, resulting in a platinum selling single, a certified gold album, and a juno nomination for Best New Artist.