Then: In 1990, Canadian singer-songwriter Alannah Myles scored a humongous hit with "Black Velvet," a tribute to Elvis Presley. Songwriters David Tyson and Christopher Ward were inspired after seeing fans commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Presley's death at Graceland. The smoky-voiced singer seemed poised for a big career and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
Now: Myles had a little success with her follow-up singles in Canada, but nothing connected across the border in the U.S. Myles kept recording anyway, and in 2005 she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Three years ago, she she cut a new version of "Black Velvet" and she continues to tour; while she has no dates scheduled at the moment, her website notes she is available for gigs.