Emanuel Kiriakou

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Emanuel Kiriakou
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Origin New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, pop, acoustic, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Record Producer Songwriter Musician Vocalist
Labels Universal
Associated acts Joey McIntyre, Jason Derulo, R5, Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae, Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, Big Time Rush, Days Difference, Whitney Houston, David Archuleta, Jordin Sparks, Nick Lachey, New Kids On The Block, NKOTBSB, Vanessa Hudgens, Westlife, Simple Plan
Website AAM [1]

Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou is an American songwriter, producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, based in Los Angeles. He co-wrote and produced the Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, "What’s Left of Me" by Nick Lachey, "Crush" by David Archuleta, "Who Says" by Selena Gomez & the Scene, and "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae. He has also collaborated with Jordin Sparks, Celine Dion, and Backstreet Boys.

Early life[edit]

Emanuel began playing the guitar and piano at the age of six, and joined his father’s Greek band at the age of thirteen. He graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio in 1989 with a degree in music, and then relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]

Producer[edit]

Kiriakou co-wrote and produced Jason DeRulos single, "It Girl" and has the forthcoming single by Days Difference, "Down With Me". Emanuel also co-wrote and produced the first single for Selena Gomez & the Scene titled "Who Says", co-wrote and produced Hot Chelle Rae's current single, "Tonight Tonight" and co-wrote and produced "Fix a Heart" which appears on Demi Lovato's third studio album, Unbroken.

Emanuel also co-produced the title track on Whitney Houston's record entitled "I Look To You". He co-wrote and produced the first single on David Archuleta's record titled "Crush" which debuted at #2 on Billboard, the highest American Idol debut to date, which received 1.8 million downloads. Emanuel's multi-format single for Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me” hit top 5 on the pop Billboard chart and #1 on the Dance Chart.

Emanuel's music has been featured in television shows and major motion picture soundtracks,[3] including the award-winning My Big Fat Greek Wedding. He has worked with chart-topping artists Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, David Archuleta, Jesse McCartney, Celine Dion, Jordin Sparks, Joey McIntyre, New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, and Nick Lachey, among others.

Current collaborations[edit]

Evan Bogart, Lindy Robbins, Priscilla Renea, Claude Kelly, Savan Kotecha, Makeba Riddick, Bridgit Mendler, Andrew Goldstein, Jens Koerkemeier, Demi Lovato, Adam Lambert, Jess Cates, Chelsea Lena

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album/Singles US & UK Album Charts US & UK Single Charts Single & Album Certifactions
2004 Clay Aiken Merry Christmas with Love
  • Musician, Producer
  • #4 US Billboard 200
  • WW : 2x Platinum (Album)
Clay Aiken A Thousand Different Ways
  • "Because You Loved Me"
  • "Broken Wings"
  • "Lover All Alone"
  • #2 US Billboard 200
  • US : Gold (Album)
2006 Nick Lachey What's Left of Me
  • #2 US Billboard 200
  • #91 UK Album Chart
  • #6 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #47 UK Singles Chart
  • US : Gold (Album)
Jesse McCartney Right Where You Want Me
  • "Tell Her"
  • #14 US Billboard 200
  • #153 UK Album Chart
  • WW : Platinum (Album)
2007 Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee
  • "Better Off Alone"
  • "Ordinary World"
  • #2 US Billboard 200
Ashley Tisdale Headstrong
  • "Love Me For Me"
  • #5 US Billboard 200
  • #155 UK Album Chart
  • US : Gold (Album)
Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks
  • "Next to You"
  • "Permanent Monday"
  • #10 US Billboard 200
  • #17 UK Album Chart
  • WW : 2x Platinum (Album)
Backstreet Boys Unbreakable
  • #7 US Billboard 200
  • #21 UK Album Chart
  • #86 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #24 UK Singles Chart
  • WW : Platinum (Album)
Celine Dion Taking Chances
  • "Surprise Surprise"
  • #3 US Billboard 200
  • #5 UK Album Chart
  • WW : 3x Platinum (Album)
2008 Vanessa Hudgens Identified
  • "Gone With The Wind"
  • #23 US Billboard 200
  • #46 UK Album Chart
New Kids On The Block The Block
  • #2 US Billboard 200
  • #16 UK Album Chart
David Archuleta David Archuleta
  • #2 US Billboard 200
  • #2 US Billboard Hot 100
  • US : 2x Platinum (Singles)
  • US : Gold (Album)
Lesley Roy Unbeautiful
  • "Crushed"
  • #5 US Billboard Top Heatseekers
2009 Backstreet Boys This Is Us
  • "Shattered"
  • #9 US Billboard 200
  • #39 UK Album Chart
  • WW : Gold (Album)
Whitney Houston I Look to You
  • #1 US Billboard 200
  • #3 UK Album Chart
  • #70 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #115 UK Singles Chart
  • WW : 3x Platinum (Album)
Westlife Where We Are
  • "No More Heroes"
  • "I'll See You Again"
  • #2 UK Album Chart
  • WW : Platinum (Album)
Ashley Tisdale Guilty Pleasure
  • "Tell Me Lies"
  • #12 US Billboard 200
  • #130 UK Album Chart
The Friday Night Boys Off the Deep End
  • "Stuttering"
  • "Stupid Love Letter"
  • #198 US Billboard 200
2010 Fefe Dobson Joy
Charice Charice
  • "In This Song"
  • #8 US Billboard 200
  • WW : Gold (Album)
David Archuleta The Other Side of Down
  • "Falling Stars"
  • "Complain"
  • #13 US Billboard 200
Big Time Rush BTR
  • "I Know You Know"
  • #3 US Billboard 200
  • #14 UK Album Chart
  • WW : Platinum (Album)
2011 Yelawolf Radioactive
  • "Made in the U.S.A"
  • #27 US Billboard 200
  • #20 UK R&B Album Chart
Big Time Rush Elevate
  • "If I Ruled the World"
  • #12 US Billboard 200
  • WW : Gold (Album)
Hot Chelle Rae Whatever
  • #48 US Billboard 200

Tonight Tonight

  • #7 US Billboard Hot 100

I Like It Like That

  • #28 US Billboard Hot 100

Tonight Tonight

  • WW : 3x Platinum (Singles)

I Like It Like That

  • US : Platinum (Singles)
NKOTBSB NKOTBSB
  • #7 US Billboard 200
  • #14 US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100
Jason Derulo Future History
  • #29 US Billboard 200
  • #7 UK Album Chart
  • #17 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #4 UK Singles Chart
  • WW : 2x Platinum (Singles)
Selena Gomez & the Scene When the Sun Goes Down
  • #3 US Billboard 200
  • #15 UK Album Chart
  • #21 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #51 UK Singles Chart
  • US : 3x Platinum (Singles)
  • WW : Platinum (Album)
Demi Lovato Unbroken
  • "Fix a Heart"
  • #4 US Billboard 200
  • #45 UK Album Chart
  • #69 US Billboard Hot 100
  • WW : Gold (Album)
2012 Ne-Yo R.E.D.
  • "Shut Me Down"
  • #4 US Billboard 200
  • #17 UK Album Chart
  • WW : Gold (Album)
Bridgit Mendler Hello My Name Is...
  • "Ready or Not"
  • "Forgot to Laugh"
  • "Top of the World"
  • "Hurricane"
  • "All I See Is Gold"
  • "The Fall Song"
  • "Love Will Tell Us Where to Go"
  • "Rocks at My Window"
  • "5:15"
  • #30 US Billboard 200
  • #107 UK Album Chart

Ready or Not

  • #49 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #7 UK Singles Chart

Hurricane

  • #1 US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100
  • #157 UK Singles Chart

Ready or Not

  • WW : 2x Platinum (Singles)

Hurricane

  • US : Gold (Singles)
2013 Demi Lovato Demi
  • "In Case"
  • "Something That We're Not"
  • "Warrior"
  • "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me"
  • #3 US Billboard 200
  • #10 UK Album Chart

Warrior

  • #25 US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100
  • WW : Gold (Album)
98 Degrees 2.0
  • "Girls Night Out"
  • #66 US Billboard 200
R5 Louder
  • "Loud"
  • #24 US Billboard 200
Celine Dion Loved Me Back to Life
  • "Incredible" (with Ne-Yo)
  • "Save Your Soul"
  • "Thankful"
  • #2 US Billboard 200
  • #3 UK Album Chart
  • WW : Gold (Album)
Demi Lovato Frozen Original Soundtrack
  • #1 US Billboard 200
  • #1 UK Album Chart
  • #38 US Billboard Hot 100
  • #42 UK Singles Chart
  • WW : 3x Platinum (Album)
  • WW : Platinum (Singles)
Cody Simpson Surfer's Paradise
  • "Summertime Of Our Lives"
  • #10 US Billboard 200


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aaminc.com/category.php?cat=3&id=130
  2. ^ Poulton, Sarah (May 20, 2006). "YSU graduate writes hit". The Vindicator. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Willis, John; Monush, Barry (2002-04-01). Screen World 2001. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-1-55783-479-9. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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