Kanye West knows how to find new talent — and Melanie Fiona is no exception. The R&B singer is currently opening for Kanye during his European tour. Melanie describes her album as crossing “the barriers between ethnicities, genres, age groups and genders. It can’t be defined as just one thing. It’s got a soul that’s something old, yet something new.” Not heading to Europe anytime soon? Not to worry: Melanie will be releasing her album, The Bridge, on Steve Rifkind’s SRC/Universal Motown Records label, in spring 2009.