Emma Louise

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Emma Louise
An upper body shot of the 22-year-old artist, who has close-cropped, dark hair with green-blue coloured eyes, a slight smile, and an upper left ear clasp. The artist wears a dark blue jacket with black trim at the pockets and is standing in front of a building with a row of windows behind.
Background information
Birth nameEmma Louise Lobb
Born (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 31)
OriginCairns, Queensland, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
Years active2007–present
Websiteemmalouise.net

Emma Louise Lobb (born 16 July 1991), who performs as Emma Louise, is an Australian indie pop singer-songwriter from Cairns. She is best known for her 2011 debut single "Jungle". Two studio albums, Vs Head vs Heart (March 2013) and Supercry (July 2016), have reached the ARIA Albums Chart top 15. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2013 she was nominated for Best Female Artist.

Biography[edit]

1991–2012: Early life and EPs[edit]

Emma Louise Lobb,[1] was born in July 1991, she grew up in Cairns. Lobb told ABC news "My dad bought me my first guitar when I was six and I wrote my first song when I was in grade nine, which was about a dog. I started to write serious songs… when I was in grade ten."[2]

At the 2007 Queensland Music Awards Lobb won Best Secondary School song and the People's Choice Award with the guitar-driven ballad, "Kim's Song" despite the song only being available on her MySpace[3]

Lobb issued a five-track extended play, Autumn Tongues, in 2008.[4] It was recorded with Mark Myers at Pegasus Studios, Cairns.[4][5] She moved from Cairns to Brisbane in early 2010 where she initially worked as an events manager.[5] In the following year described her influences, "My biggest musical role models are Missy Higgins, Josh Pyke, Sarah Blasko and Lior. Missy Higgins really inspired me to start writing music."[5]

In April 2011, Lobb released another EP, Full Hearts & Empty Rooms, and one of its four tracks, "Jungle", received high rotation on the national youth radio, Triple J. The EP reached the ARIA Singles Chart top 100. During that year she toured in support of Boy & Bear. She was nominated for the 2011 J Award in the Unearthed talent contest for artist of the year.[6] On the Triple J Hottest 100, 2011, "Jungle" was listed at No. 23 by the station's listeners in its on line poll.[7]

2013–present: Studio albums[edit]

In March 2013, Lobb released her debut studio album, Vs Head vs Heart, which peaked at No. 12 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[8] She was nominated for Best Female Artist at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013.[9] She has won categories at the Queensland Music Awards in that year.[10] Also in 2013 year German DJ and producer, Wankelmut, remixed Lobb's track, "Jungle", which was released as "My Head Is a Jungle". It subsequently reached double platinum status in Italy and top 30 in Germany. International fashion house Yves Saint Laurent used "Jungle" in their worldwide advertising campaign for Black Opium perfume in 2014.

In 2014, She collaborated with Australian electronic duo, Flight Facilities, featuring on their single, "Two Bodies", released in September 2014, which reached the ARIA top 100 and was placed at No. 39 on Triple J Hottest 100, 2014.[8][11]

In 2015 Lobb was the opening act for English singer, Sam Smith, on the Oceania leg of their In the Lonely Hour Tour.[12] She was also the main support on Smith's second Australian tour, during November–December of that year.

In 2015, Lobb signed with Liberation Music[13] She issued her second solo album, Supercry, on 11 July 2016, which reached No. 14.[8]

In 2016, Lobb appeared in an advertising campaign for South Australian Tourism Commission.[14] The ad has her singing a version of the INXS song, "Never Tear Us Apart".[15]

In September 2018, Lobb released her third studio album, Lilac Everything: A Project by Emma Louise

Personal life[edit]

Lobb married Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr. in January 2019;[16][17] they have since had a child.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[8]
FRA
[19]
vs Head vs Heart
  • Released: 22 March 2013[20]
  • Label: Emma-Louise, MGM (EL003)
12 87
Supercry 14
Lilac Everything: A Project by Emma Louise
  • Released: 14 September 2018[22]
  • Label: Liberation (LRCD0004)

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[8]
Autumn Tongues
  • Released: 2008
Full Hearts & Empty Rooms
  • Released: 31 March 2011[23]
  • Label: Emma-Louise, MGM (EL002)
93

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUT
[25]
BEL
(Fl)

[26]
BEL
(Wa)

[27]
FRA
[19]
GER
[28]
ITA
[29]
NED
[30]
SWI
[31]
UK
[32]
"Jungle" 2011 99 17 3 100 27 Full Hearts & Empty Rooms
"It's Only Natural"
(Lior and Emma Louise)[33]
They Will Have Their Way
"Boy"[34] 2012 vs Head vs Heart
"My Head Is a Jungle"
(Wankelmut and Emma Louise)
2013 55 34 64 80 29 5 68 35 5
  • BPI: Gold
  • ITA: 2× Platinum[35]
"Freedom"[36]
"Mirrors"[37]
"Pontoon"[38]
"Underflow"[39] 2015 Supercry
"Talk Baby Talk"[40] 2016
"West End Kids"[41]
"Illuminate"[42]
"Wish You Well"[43] 2018 Lilac Everything: A Project by Emma Louise
"Mexico"[44]
"Falling Apart"[45]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[46]
FRA
[19]
"The Sound of Silence"
(RocKwiz featuring Emma Louise & Husky)[47]
2012 148 Sunday Morning (RocKwiz album)
"Two Bodies"
(Flight Facilities featuring Emma Louise)
2014 67 Down to Earth
"Arty Boy"
(Flight Facilities featuring Emma Louise)
2017 Non-album single
"Hollow"
(Flume featuring Emma Louise)[48]
2022 Palaces

Other album appearances[edit]

List of other album appearances, with selected details
Title Year Album
"Tessellate"
(Triple J Like a Version)
2013 Like a Version (Volume 9)
"Two Bodies (live)"
(Flight Facilities featuring Emma Louise)
2015 Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
"Far Away"
(Airling featuring Emma Louise)
2017 Hard to Sleep, Easy to Dream
"Into My Arms"
(Triple J Like a Version)
Like a Version (Volume 13)
"If Only I Could"
(Flight Facilities featuring Emma Louise)
2021 Forever

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2011[49][50] Herself Breakthrough Independent Artist Won
Full Hearts & Empty Rooms Best Independent Single/EP Nominated
AIR Awards of 2019[51] Lilac Everything Best Independent Album Nominated

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters". They commenced in 1982.[52]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2012 "Jungle" Song of the Year Shortlisted [53]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013[54] Vs Head Vs Heart Best Female Artist Nominated

J Awards[edit]

The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
J Awards of 2011 Herself Unearthed Artist of the Year Nominated

Queensland Music Awards[edit]

The Queensland Music Awards (previously known as Q Song Awards) are annual awards celebrating Queensland, Australia's brightest emerging artists and established legends. They commenced in 2006.[55]

Year Nominee / work Award Result (wins only)
2007[56][57] "Kim's Song" Secondary School Song of the Year Won
The Courier-Mail People's Choice Award Won
2011[58][59] "Jungle" Song of the Year Won
Pop Song of the Year Won
"1000 Sundowns" Folk Song of the Year Won
2013[60][61] vs Head vs Heart Album of the Year Won
herself Export Achievement Award awarded
herself (for "Boy) The Courier-Mail People's Choice Award Most Popular Female Won

Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition[edit]

The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is an annual competition that "acknowledges great songwriting whilst supporting and raising money for Nordoff-Robbins" and is coordinated by Albert Music and APRA AMCOS. It commenced in 2009.[62]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016[63] "Underflow" Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition 2nd

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