Elise Estrada

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Elise Estrada
Birth name Elise Estrada
Born July 30, 1987 (1987-07-30) (age 27)
Marikina City, Philippines
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres R&B, Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Actress
Years active 1999–present
Labels XOXO Entertainment Corp.
Universal Music Canada
VIVA Records
Website elise-estrada.com

Elise Estrada (born July 30, 1987)[1] is a Filipino-Canadian pop singer-songwriter and actress. She is known for her hit singles released in Canada such as Insatiable, One Last Time and Lipstick.

She is signed to Universal Music Canada's XOXO Entertainment.

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Elise Estrada was born in Philippines and moved to Canada when she was four.[2] She has a younger sister named Emmalyn Estrada and two brothers, Ervin and Eric.[citation needed]

While growing up in Surrey, B.C., she participated in many pageant and singing competitions. At age 17, Estrada won the title of "Miss Vancouver Princess"[citation needed] and later became the first runner-up in the Binibining Pilipinas World of Canada Competition.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Estrada was a finalist in a 2006, Philippine television, vocal competition, called Pinoy Pop Superstar. In 2007, she won the 2007 Beat Music Awards, and earned a record and management contract with RockSTAR Music Corporation. Her debut single, Insatiable, was released in May 2007 and went to No.1 on the Canadian Top 40 Charts. Between 2008 and 2009 and later on July 1, 2011, Estrada performed at the Canada Day Festival in Surrey, B.C.[3]

In August 2009, Estrada’s Canadian television series, Love Court debuted on MuchMusic which featured her song "First Degree" as its theme.[3][4][5] "Love Court" was played many times each week and was later seen on MuchMoreMusic.

Estrada has toured with George, Girlicious, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, 50 Cent, Nelly and Sean Kingston.[6]

Estrada participated in a Sony Films Picture with David Hasselhoff and Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical, Milk).[7]

My Date With...Elise Estrada in Thailand aired on MuchMusic on Sep 8, 2010.

"Here Kitty Kittee", Elise's second album was scheduled to be released on Nov 9, 2010 on iTunes Canada according to her Entertainment Tonight Canada interview. The album's first single "You're So Hollywood", was released on July 9, 2010 and the music video was premiered at Muchmusic New Music Videos on Sep 23, 2010. Her second single, "Lipstick", previewed on her MySpace page. This music video was recorded in London according to her Facebook fan page, was finalized and premiered on Elise Estrada Vevo Channel on Dec 1, 2010. Estrada starred and sang as a guest on CW Networks Hellcats Episode "God Must Have My Fortune Laid Away" on February 15, 2011 according to her Facebook fan page. She sang a new song called "I Be That" according to her manager's Twitter page.

Estrada began working on her third studio album titled #Round 3 in 2012. On October 2, 2012, the single "Piece Of Me" was released and is a dance-pop and bubblegum pop track. It was followed by another single on October 23 titled "Wonder Woman", which was dedicated to Amanda Todd who committed suicide from cyber-bullying.[8][9] On January 7, 2014, she released the album's lead single titled "U Don't Need 2 Know". It's music video premiered on VEVO on the same day. #Round 3 was eventually released on July 29, 2014. She also signed a record deal with VIVA Records to release the album in Asia and handle her promotions in the Philippines during her concert tours from August to September.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak Certifications
CAN
Elise Estrada
  • Released: September 16, 2008.
  • Label: RockSTAR Music Corp, Universal Music Canada
  • Format: CD, iTunes
Here Kitty Kittee
  • Released: November 9, 2010.
  • Label: RockSTAR Music Corp, Universal Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download, iTunes
#ROUND3
  • Released: July 29, 2014.
  • Label: XOXO Entertainment Corp., Universal Music Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download, iTunes

Singles[edit]

Year Single CAN[11] Album
2007 "Insatiable" 44 Elise Estrada
"Ix Nay"
"Unlove You" 11
2008 "These Three Words" 91
"Crash & Burn" 66
2009 "Poison" 61
"One Last Time" 96
2010 "You're So Hollywood" 98 Here Kitty Kittee
"Lipstick" 46[12]
2012 "Piece of Me" #ROUND3
"Wonder Woman"
2014 "U Don't Need 2 Know"

Awards, Nominations & Achievements[edit]

Highlights[edit]

  • Ten Top 10 Cancon singles & two #1 Cancon singles to date![2]
  • 2009 Juno Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year[13]
  • Two 2009 Much Music Video Award nominations for Best Pop Video of the Year & Cinematographer of the Year[14]
  • Presenter at the 2009 Juno Awards on CTV[15]
  • Performance at the 2009 Juno Awards Gala[15]
  • Starring in the hit MuchMusic Television series “Love Court”[4]

Wins & Nominations[edit]

  • Winner – BDS 20,000 Spins Award for “UnLove You” - November, 2008[2]
  • Winner - “The Best New Artist or Group Award” at ‘The 2008 Canadian Radio Music Awards’ (nominated for 2 awards)[16]
  • Winner - “The Factor Emerging Artist Initiative”[4]
  • Winner - “The Chum emerging artist initiative” from one of Canada’s largest radio conglomerates![16]
  • Winner - The Beat 94.5 Radio Contest as the “2007 Artist Of The Year” at ‘The Beat Music Awards’![16]
  • Winner - The Canadian Finals for the American Idol like television series, “Pinoy Pop Superstar”… went on to the Philippine’s to co-star in the television series for 3 months and gained Millions of Asian fans in Canada and Worldwide[17]
  • Nominated for “Best R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year” at The 2009 Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy’s)[16]
  • Nomination for two Much Music Video Awards 2009[14]

Musical Highlights[edit]

  • Debut single “Insatiable” became the #1 Canadian single on the both the BDS and MediaBase TOP 40 Charts for 4 weeks straight[16]
  • Hit the #1 Canadian Greatest Gainer @ Top 40 numerous times to date[16]
  • 3rd single, “UnLove You” hit #1 on The Top 40 Charts (making it her 2nd #1 single to date)[16]

Tour Highlights[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

  • Marketing & promotion sponsorship with Parasuco Clothing[23]
  • Marketing & promotion sponsorship with National clothing chain ‘Urban Planet’[24]
  • National promotion with Clarins Cosmetics & Access Magazine to launch their new Roxy Fragrance[25]

Juno Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Elise Estrada R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated

Canadian Radio Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Elise Estrada Best New Artist or Group – Pop/Rock Nominated
Elise Estrada Best New Artist or Group – Rhythmic/Urban/R&B/Dance Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kidzworld.com Elise Estrada Biography. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Elise Estrada on Myspace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos". MySpace, Inc. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Elise Estrada - Bio, Albums, Songs and Lyrics - OPM Filipino Music". Filipinomusica.com. 1987-07-30. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  4. ^ a b c "Shows | Love Court | Cast". MuchMusic.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. ^ [1] Retrieved on October 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Living Today. Elise Estrada can be the Next Rihanna. Retrieved on September 21, 2009.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Elise Estrada Cast In a Feature Film > MTV Iggy Blog > MTV Iggy - Global Pop Culture, Latest Trends and New Music". Blog.mtviggy.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  8. ^ Elise Estrada | XOXO Entertainment Corp.
  9. ^ Elise Estrada’s New Album, Round 3, is Complete!
  10. ^ "Filipino singer making a name in Canada". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  11. ^ AChart.us. Elise Estrada Music Charts. Retrieved on September 21, 2009.
  12. ^ Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Jan 8, 2011
  13. ^ a b "Juno Awards 2010". CTV.ca. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  14. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  15. ^ a b "etalk tunes up for Vancouver's big night - CTV News". Ctv.ca. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g "The Songs of". Umusicpub.com. 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  17. ^ "Elise Estrada | Filcan pop princess at Schema : more than ethnic". Schemamag.ca. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  18. ^ http://junoawards.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/February-23-weekendevents.pdf
  19. ^ Courier, Vancouver (2008-10-16). "Sexy pop singer's star on the rise". Canada.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  20. ^ Journal, Edmonton (2008-07-14). "Concert review: 50 Cent". Canada.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  21. ^ "Elise Estrada and Sean Kingston pics. | C95 - Saskatoon's #1 Hit Music Station". C95. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-05-14. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Interview: Elise Estrada". The Movementz.com. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  23. ^ "2009 July | Urban Mixer Blog". Urbanmixer.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  24. ^ "elise estrada". TheStyleSpy.com. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  25. ^ miggzmedia. "THE HIT MAKERS - Star Making IS our Business". Thehitmakers.tv. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 

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