Emmalyn Estrada

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Emmalyn Estrada
Emmalyn Estrada.jpg
Emmalyn Estrada in 2009
Background information
Born (1992-04-05) April 5, 1992 (age 26)
Origin Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • dancer
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts
Website www.emmalyn.com

Emmalyn Estrada (born April 5, 1992) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress and dancer of Filipino descent. Her first single, "Get Down" entered Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of August 29, 2009 at number 88[1] and peaked at number 59 for the week of October 31, 2009.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Emmalyn is the youngest in her family and attended Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey, British Columbia. In October 2009, Emmalyn decided to move to Los Angeles, California. In June 2011, Emmalyn moved back to her hometown of Surrey, British Columbia. She is the younger sister of Elise Estrada.

Music career[edit]

2009–2010: Career beginnings[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]

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.

2013-2015: Rise to fame and G.R.L.[edit]

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

She was a member of the girl group G.R.L. along with Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Paula van Oppen and previously Simone Battle, from 2013 until 2015, which delivered the hit single Ugly Heart.

2016-Present: Solo career[edit]

On July 13, 2016, Estrada released "#FreeTitties", her first solo record since departing G.R.L. On September 28, 2016, Estrada released her follow up single "Hungover", which was accompanied by a music video released on October 4.

Eight months after the release of "Hungover", Estrada released "Phone Off" on May 5, 2017. "Bigger Than You", her next single, shortly followed and released on June 2, 2017. Estrada performed at Galore's first ever Girl Cult Festival on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles.



Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(as of a member of G.R.L.)
2013 97 Smurfs 2
"Show Me What You Got"
(as of a member of G.R.L.)
2014 G.R.L.
"Wild Wild Love"
(Pitbull featuring G.R.L.)
30 10 30 25 22 90 6 Globalization
"Ugly Heart"
(as of a member of G.R.L.)
107 2 2 3 11 G.R.L.
(as of a member of G.R.L.)
2015 30 59 18 55 N/A

Solo singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2009 "Get Down" N/A
2010 "Don't Make Me Let You Go"
2016 "#FreeTitties"
2017 "Phone Off"
"Bigger Than You"
"Self Care"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Canadian Radio Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 Get Down Best New Artist or Group-Rhythmic/Urban/R&B/Dance Nominated[19]


  1. ^ "Billboard Canadian Hot 100 : Aug 29, 2009 - (Biggest Jump) | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2009-08-29. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
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  4. ^ [3] Archived December 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100128054943/http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010/01/13/radio-music-awards-nominees.html. Archived from the original on January 28, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the US:
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography G*R*L". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
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  10. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in Canada:
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie G*R*L". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ "2014-05-17 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive - Official Charts". Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Gold/Platinum Database - Music Canada" (To access certifications, enter the artist/title or search by date of the item you are looking for into one of the search parameters.). Canadian Recording Industry Association. 24 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Certified Awards Search: GRL". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (Enter "GRL" into the search parameter) on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.  Type G.R.L. in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select {{{title}}} and see certification.
  18. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles 8 September 2014". nztop40. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Media | CMF • 2014 | May 6 - 10, 2014 | Toronto, ON". Canadianmusicfest.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 

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