Emilie-Claire Barlow

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Emilie-Claire Barlow
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Barlow in Mexico, December 2014
Background information
Birth nameEmilie-Claire Barlow
Born (1976-06-06) 6 June 1976 (age 42)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresVocal jazz
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1998–present
LabelsEmpress Music Group
Associated actsMetropole Orkest
Websiteemilieclairebarlow.com

Emilie-Claire Barlow (born 6 June 1976) is a Canadian singer, arranger, record producer, and voice actress.[1] She has released several albums on her label, Empress Music Group, and has voiced characters for animated television series. She sings in English, French, and Portuguese.

Barlow's first album, Sings, was released in 1998. She has received seven nominations for Canada's Juno Awards[2] with her album Seule ce soir winning for best Jazz Vocal Recording in 2013 and Clear Day winning the same award in 2016. Seule ce soir also won Album of the Year – Jazz Interpretation at the 2013 ADISQ Awards.

Barlow was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards.[3] She has named as influences Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and Stevie Wonder.

The characters she has voiced for animated television series include Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, Courtney in Total Drama, Chrissy in 6teen, Mrs. Ridgemount in Stoked, Bunny in Almost Naked Animals, Theresa Falcone (MacDougall) in Fugget About It, and Ellody and Laurie in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race.

Biography[edit]

Born in Toronto to parents who were professional musicians, Barlow grew up in recording studios and by age seven had begun a career singing television and radio commercials.[4]

She was encouraged by her parents to sing and study several instruments including piano, cello, clarinet and violin. Barlow studied voice at the Etobicoke School of Arts and music theory and arranging at Humber College.[1]

Family[edit]

Barlow's grandfathers were ventriloquist Cy Leonard and actor Bob Homme.[5] Her father is award-winning jazz drummer Brian Barlow (aka Brian Leonard).[6] Her mother, Judy Tate, is a composer, arranger and singer.[5] Her uncle was Richard Homme, a Canadian jazz bassist who died 6 May 2011.[5]

Discography[edit]

Emilie-Claire Barlow

As guest[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Category Result
2002 Juno Awards[2] Tribute Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Juno Awards[2] The Very Thought of You Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2008 National Jazz Awards[3] Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2008 Gemini Awards[7] Words to Music: Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Best Performance in a Variety Program Nominated
2010 Juno Awards[2] Haven't We Met? Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2011 Juno Awards[2] The Beat Goes On Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2011 SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year[8] Jazz Artist of the Year Won
2013 Juno Awards[2] Seule ce soir Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won
2013 ADISQ Awards Seule ce soir Album of the Year - Jazz Interpretation Won
2013 SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year[9] Jazz Artist of the Year Won
2013 ACTRA Awards[10] Almost Naked Animals - Miss Surrounding Area (Bunny) Outstanding Performance - Voice Nominated
2016 Juno Awards[2] Clear Day Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won
2016 Juno Awards[2] Clear Day Producer of the Year Nominated
2016 ADISQ Awards[11] Clear Day Album de l’année - Jazz Nominated

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Oh, What a Night Lorraine
2012 Z-Baw Mara (voice) Main role

TV[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Mighty Jungle Cheryl (Voice) 1 episode: "Home Alone"
1998, 2000 Sailor Moon Sailor Mars (voice)/Sailor Venus (voice) 94 episodes, DIC dub and CWI dub
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Siren #2 (voice) 1 episode: "Ulysses and the Journey Home"
2004 6teen Chrissy (voice) 3 episodes
2005 Wayside Johan (voice) 1 episode
2007 Bakugan Battle Brawlers Alice Gehabich (voice) 39 episodes
2007–2008 Total Drama Island Courtney (voice) 16 episodes
2009–2010 Total Drama Action Courtney (voice) 17 episodes
2009-2010 Bakugan: New Vestroia Alice Gehabich (voice) ? episodes
2009 The Dating Guy Rachel (voice)/Hot Chick Pot Creature (voice) 1 episode each
2009 Stoked Mrs. Ridgemount (voice) 11 episodes
2010 Total Drama World Tour Courtney (voice) 23 episodes
2011-2013 Almost Naked Animals Bunny (voice) 40 episodes
2011 Skatoony Courtney (voice) 1 episode, Guest
2011 Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge Chris (voice) 12 episodes
2011 Beyblade: Metal Masters Lera (voice) 1 episode
2013 Beyblade: Metal Fury Lera (voice) 1 episode
2012–present Fugget About It Theresa Maria Falcone 39 episodes
2013 Total Drama: All-Stars Courtney (voice) 11 episodes
2014 Cyberchase Abby (voice) 1 episode
2014-2016 Numb Chucks Various voices 51 episodes
2015 Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race Ellody and Laurie (voice) Ellody (5 episodes), Laurie (7 episodes)
2018 Total DramaRama Courtney (voice) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emilie-Claire Barlow".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Artist Summary - The JUNO Awards".
  3. ^ a b "» 2008 National Jazz Awards Handed Out Jazz Elements: jazz & blues music blog with news, reviews, concerts & more, with a Canadian focus".
  4. ^ Alex Henderson, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Allmusic, retrieved 23 November 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Biography of Cy Leonard". Cy Leonard official site. 2008. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Brian Barlow".
  7. ^ "Nominees in major categories for the 23rd Gemini Awards". thestar.com.
  8. ^ "2011 Nominees/Winners - INDIES". SiriusXM INDIES.
  9. ^ "2013 SiriusXM Indies Award Winners -2015 Canadian Music Week May 1-10, 2015". Canadian Music Week 2014. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014.
  10. ^ "ACTRA Toronto - ACTRA Awards in Toronto 2013 nominees announced".
  11. ^ ""ADISQ"".

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Katie Griffin
Voice of Sailor Mars
Eps. 65 - 82
Succeeded by
Katie Griffin
Preceded by
Stephanie Morgenstern
Voice of Sailor Venus
Eps. 83 - 159
Succeeded by
Cherami Leigh