Emmalyn Estrada

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Emmalyn Estrada
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Emmalyn Estrada in 2009
Background information
Born (1992-04-05) April 5, 1992 (age 22)
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Occupations Singer-songwriter, dancer, actress
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sony, RCA, Kemosabe
Associated acts G.R.L., The Pussycat Dolls, Boombox Saints,

Emmalyn Estrada (born April 5, 1992) is a Canadian pop singer, dancer, song-writer and actress of Filipino descent. Her first single, "Get Down" entered Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 chart the week of August 29, 2009 at No.88[1] and peaked at No.59 the week of October 31, 2009.[2]

Music career[edit]

In May 2009, Estrada competed in the 2009 Beat Music Awards hosted by Vancouver's The Beat 94.5.[3] Estrada won the competition[4] Her single, "Get Down" debuted on July 2, 2009 on the Kid Carson Show, again on The Beat 94.5. The single was nominated in the Dance/Urban/Rhythmic category of the 13th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards, which recognizes new songs that secured the most airplay on Canadian radio stations as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.[5]

Emmalyn says that her music influences are Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, JoJo, Paramore, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Keri Hilson, Taylor Swift, Michael Bublé, and Demi Lovato, according to her YouTube account.

In May 2009, Emmalyn released her first single "Get Down" with RockSTAR Music Corp after winning The 2009 Beat Music Awards. Emmalyn is not signed to RockSTAR Music Corp after winning The 2009 Beat Music Awards.

In November 29, 2010, Emmalyn's first music video for her first single "Don't Make Me Let You Go" premiered on her YouTube account. This is her first music video with her new record label TUG (The Ultimate Group) Music Entertainment.

On June 25, 2011, Emmalyn performed at the World of Dance Vancouver in Vancouver, BC.

In July 30, 2011, Emmalyn performed at AXIS 2011 at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company in Vancouver, BC.

As well in August, Emmalyn performed with Boombox Saints as they opened for J.Cole in Vancouver, BC; she also makes a small cameo in Boombox Saints' latest music video for "Late Night Creep."

In December 7, 2011, Emmalyn is filming a made for TV movie " The Wishing Tree" via her Twitter page.

In August 30, 2012, Emmalyn is featured in a music video "Our Promise" by J. Reyez.

In October 2012, Emmalyn became part of the supposed new line-up of musical recording group, The Pussycat Dolls after its part members disbanded in 2010. In February, 2013, Robin Antin made an official annouce that they will instead debut as a new group called G.R.L..

In March 2013, Emmalyn had a recurring role in the popular A&E television series Bates Motel.

In February 25, 2014, G.R.L. featured on Pitbull Single's Wild Wild Love.

In August 15, 2014, G.R.L. received an award in Australia for their new Single "Ugly Heart" that went Platinum in there.

Personal life[edit]

Emmalyn is the youngest in her family. In October 2009, Emmalyn decided to move to Los Angeles, California. In June 2011, Emmalyn moved back to live in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the younger sister of Elise Estrada. Since 2012 until now Emmalyn live in Los Angeles, California with the other girls from G.R.L. to focus in their career as a Girl Group. In September 5, 2014 the group had a big loss of one of the member Simone Battle from a suicide and Emmalyn make a long statement in her Instagram account "My heart is beyond broken with sadness which I cannot express in words. I'm trying to imagine the world without her in it and I'm having a really hard time facing reality. It will never be the same again. And even though the world is darker now that you're gone, my world will eternally be a better place because your giving, genuine loving soul has touched mine. 'Life is but a dream' ..I wish this wasn't real life and I'd wake up from this nightmare. But I hope in my heart that for you, one day we can fulfill all of your dreams. Your brave, passionate, fearless spirit will help me fight through the end of each day, it will live on forever. There's not a minute that goes by that I don't think about you, you are everywhere I go.. I'd give anything to see your smile or hear the sound of your voice one last time. I'll hold your heart next to mine every day and honor the joy and light you left behind. I miss you.. I wish you knew the true love and happiness I feel inside knowing that you are smiling - shining down on us. May you rest in peace and spread your wings my beautiful best friend, my sister, my angel. We're Simi and Yemmi and we like the boom. I love you, Simone. Always and forever.".

Songs[edit]

  • "Get Down" Single's
  • "Don't Make Me Let You Go" Single's
  • "Vacation" "OST The Smurfs 2" Album with G.R.L.
  • "Wild Wild Love" Pitbull single's featuring G.R.L.
  • "Ugly Heart" "G.R.L. EP" Album
  • "Show Me What You Got" G.R.L. EP Album
  • "Rewind" "G.R.L. EP" Album
  • "Don't Talk About Love" "G.R.L. EP" Album
  • "Girls Are Always Right" "G.R.L. EP" Album

Awards and nominations[edit]

Canadian Radio Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Get Down Best New Artist or Group-Rhythmic/Urban/R&B/Dance Nominated[6]

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