allsongs by Alannah Myles Alannah Myles (née Byles; born December 25, 1958) is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
She has won both a Grammy and a Juno Award for her recording of the song "Black Velvet". The song was a top-ten hit in Canada; it was also a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. In her mid-20s, Myles and Ward collaborated with David Tyson to produce her debut album, Alannah Myles. She appeared in a 1984 episode of the television series The Kids of Degrassi Street, in which she played the role of an aspiring singer and single mother and was featured in several TV and film productions as a guest host and actor prior to becoming a recording artist.