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Birth name Marie Josée Riel
Born (1974-12-09) December 9, 1974 (age 40)
Origin Rockland, Ontario, Canada
Genres Eurodance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1994–2000
Labels Numuzik Inc., Tycoon Records

Marie Josée Riel also known as Emjay (born December 9, 1974) is a Canadian eurodance musician.

Musical career[edit]

After fronting a local Ottawa band for several years, she recorded a solo project in 1994 and signed a recording contract. She released several singles and one album in her career.[1][2]

In 2000, she received a Juno Award nomination for Best Dance Recording, for her single "Over and Over".[3]

As of 2013, Emjay continues to perform occasionally in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal nightclubs.


Studio albums[edit]

Title and album details
In Your Arms Tracklist:
  1. "Sound of My Heartbeat" (5:26)
  2. "In Your Arms" (4:30)
  3. "Flying to the Moon" (5:23)
  4. "Bring Me" (6:17)
  5. "Summertime" (6:13)
  6. "So Far Away" (3:52)
  7. "Be My Man" (4:35)
  8. "Fascinated" (5:00)
  9. "You Say Love" (5:12)
  10. "Every Night" (4:39)
  11. "Falling in Love" (5:11)
  12. "Sing It" (4:06)
  13. "Point of No Return" (4:40)
  14. "Fascinated (Underground Mix)" (Remix by DJ Andre and DJ Renzo) (6:06)


Year Title Chart Positions Album

1994 "Sound of My Heartbeat" 14 In Your Arms
1995 "Fascinated" 10
"Flying to the Moon" 4
"In Your Arms"
1996 "Point of No Return"
"Be My Man"
1997 "We All Need Love" Singles Only
1998 "Let It Go"
1999 "Over and Over"
"Love Will Keep Us Together"
"Is This For Real"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2006 – Stimulate


  1. ^ Discogs biography
  2. ^ Eurodance encyclopedia biography
  3. ^ Gill, Alexandra (February 3, 2000). "Morissette, Prozzak lead Juno race", The Globe and Mail, p. R6.
  4. ^ Canada dance peaks