Emmi (Australian singer)

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Emmi
Emmi at a recording studio in 2015.jpg
Emmi at a recording studio in 2015
Background information
Birth nameEmily Joy Green[1]
Also known asEmmi
BornTorquay, Devon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2015–present
Associated acts
Websiteemmi.world

Emily Joy Green, known by her stage name Emmi, is a British / Australian singer and songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Emily Green was born in Devon, the middle child of an older brother and a younger sister. The daughter of a pilot, she travelled extensively as a very young child, living in far flung places such as Papua New Guinea and Alice Springs.[2] Moving school nine times before settling in Perth, Australia, Emmi got used to feeling like the outsider and began to focus on her love of dancing, and left home at the age of 16 to study dance full-time in Sydney.[3]

Career[edit]

Green began her musical career after being signed to a music publisher in Australia, writing songs for Neil Davidge of Massive Attack and Little Nikki.[4]

Green's debut single 'My Kinda Swag' premiered on The Guardian in May 2015, who described it as "delicate torch song... [with a] metronomic electronic pulse." as well as a "cracking debut" and the "highlight of 2015 so far".[5] Tobi Oke of Complex also described 'My Kinda Swag' as a "stunning debut single".[6] In July 2015, Emmi's second single 'Sleep on It' was premiered by The 405.[7]

American singer Taylor Swift included Emmi's single 'Sleep on It' in her handwritten playlist 'New Songs That Will Make Your Life More Awesome',[8] alongside Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld and MIA.[9][10] Buzzfeed's Kyle Davis later named 'Sleep on It' as one of "The 30 Most Criminally Underrated Pop Songs of 2015".[11]

In October 2015, Emmi released third single '60 Minutes', on Billboard.[12]

'My Kinda Swag' was selected by BBC Radio 1 as their BBC Introducing Track of The Week for 25 January 2016.[13]

Emmi's voice also features on two 2015 dance singles – 'Our Youth' by Sonny Alven[14] and 'Blind' by Feder.[15]

'Blind' remained in the official French charts for 26 weeks, peaking at number 5.[16] 'Our Youth' featured in the Norwegian charts for 7 weeks, peaking at number 11[17] and featured in a Pepsi Max commercial, 'Dancing in the Rain'.[18] 'Our Youth' has been nominated for a Spellemannprisen[19] (often referred to as the Norwegian Grammy Awards).

In May 2016, Emmi performed at festivals including The Great Escape Festival[20] and BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend,[21] before premiering her fourth single 'You Said You Loved Me' through Clash Magazine.[22] The track was described as "a heartbreaking/liberation new tune" and "infectious" by Josep Vinaixa of Ultimate Music.[23]

In October 2016, it was revealed on Pottermore that Emmi would feature on the official soundtrack for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, singing 'Blind Pig',[24] written by the screenwriter and Harry Potter author J. K Rowling. Emmi was chosen by the director David Yates himself,[25] who described Emmi as a "wonderful wonderful artist".[26] The BBC picked up on the story on 15 November 2016 with the headline "Unsigned singer Emmi wins big break in Fantastic Beasts film"[27] where it was revealed that Emmi didn't realise it was David Yates that had made contact, and initially replied with, "I'm on holiday with my parents and we're about to eat pizza, can we put this off?" 'Blind Pig' has been shortlisted for the Best Original Song 2017 Academy Award[28]

In November 2016, Emmi had a featured Brand New Artist Spotlight on MTV[29] and went on to win MTV Brand New For 2016 in Australia and New Zealand, notching up 60,000 votes to clinch the prize and raising $10,000 for the Perth charity Telethon in the process.[30][31]

Her single 'Couldn't Care Less' was premiered on 11 November 2016 by Live Nation's 'OnestoWatch'[32] and her single 'Talk to Me' was released on 8 March 2017 and premiered as Clash Magazine's Track of the Day being described as a "bold, brash piece of electronic pop with just a hint of sugar on top"[33]

Artistry[edit]

Green cites classical music, jazz and Shirley Temple movies as her influences.[34]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title
2015 "My Kinda Swag"[35]
"Sleep on It"[36]
"60 Minutes"[37]
2016 "Up N Away"[38]
"You Said You Loved Me"[39]
"Couldn't Care Less"[40]
"Blind Pig" Official Soundtrack: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[41]
2017 "Talk To Me"[42]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
FRA
[43]
AUT
[44]
BEL
(FL)

[45]
BEL
(WA)

[46]
GER
[47]
HUN
[48]
POL
[49]
SWI
[50]
NO
[51]
2015 "Blind"
(Feder featuring Emmi)
5 39 40 50 78 14 41 25
"Our Youth"
(Sonny Alven featuring Emmi)
11
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Singer David Yates Goblin Singer – The Blind Pig[52]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emily Green (II)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ "EMMI Triple J Unearthed". Triple J Unearthed. Triple J. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Perth singer gets Taylor Swift's approval". Yahoo News AU. Yahoo News AU. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Little Nikki – Little Nikki Says". Musixmatch. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  5. ^ Cragg, Michael. "The playlist: pop – Emmi, Little Mix, PYCO and more". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  6. ^ Oke, Tobi. "Premiere: Watch Emmi's "My Kinda Swag" Video". Complex. Complex. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  7. ^ Law, Tarryn. "Stream the bombastic new single from Emmi, 'Sleep on it' [405 Premiere]". The 405. The 405. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  8. ^ Swift, Taylor. "Taylor Swift on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  9. ^ Maslow, Nick. "Taylor Swift Promises Her New Playlist 'Will Make Your Life More Awesome' – Listen Now!". People. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  10. ^ Ledbetter, Carly. "Taylor Swift Shares Playlist Of 'Songs That Will Make Your Life More Awesome'". HuffPost. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  11. ^ Davis, Kyle. "The 30 Most Criminally Underrated Pop Songs of 2015". Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  12. ^ Polanco, Luis. "Emmi Premieres '60 Minutes' Video After Taylor Swift Co-Sign: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  13. ^ Betts, Kelly. "On the playlist: Emmi – My Kinda Swag". BBC News. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Sonny Alven – Our Youth (feat. Emmi)". PressPlayOK. PressPlayOK. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Feder – Blind feat. Emmi (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Top40-charts.com".
  17. ^ "Top40-charts.com".
  18. ^ "Dancing in the Rain Pepsi Max Genius. #LiveForNow". YouTube. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Spellemannprisen 2016". Wikipedia (in Norwegian Bokmål). 7 January 2017.
  20. ^ Escape, Great. "Emmi – The Great Escape". Great Escape Festival. The Great Escape. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  21. ^ Santer, James. "BBC – Radio 1's Big Weekend – Emmi". BBC. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  22. ^ Murray, Robin. "Emmi Strikes Gold On 'You Said You Loved Me'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  23. ^ Vinaixa, Josep. "Emmi 'You Said You Loved Me' (Single Premiere)". Ultimate Music. Ultimate Music. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  24. ^ Correspondent, Pottermore. "Exclusive: Pottermore debuts the main theme from the soundtrack for Fantastic Beasts". Pottermore. Pottermore. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  25. ^ How this singer got a magic nod from JK Rowling, 15 November 2016, retrieved 26 November 2016
  26. ^ Savage, Mark (15 November 2016). "Unsigned singer Emmi wins big break in Fantastic Beasts film". BBC News. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  27. ^ Savage, Mark (15 November 2016). "Unsigned singer Emmi wins big break in Fantastic Beasts film". BBC News. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  28. ^ Nordine, Michael. "Oscars 2017: Best Original Song Shortlist: 'La La Land' and More | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  29. ^ Brand New Artist Spotlight: Emmi | MTV, retrieved 6 January 2017
  30. ^ Colby, Adam. "Emmi wins MTV emerging artist prize". Stack. Stack. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  31. ^ "PressReader.com – Connecting People Through News". pressreader.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  32. ^ "EXCLUSIVE SONG + VIDEO PREMIERE: Emmi- "Couldn't Care Less" / Ones To Watch". Ones To Watch. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  33. ^ "Track of the Day 8/3 – Emmi". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  34. ^ Johnny, Jay. "New Music: 'Emmi' Releases Soulful 'My Kinda Swag'". GoodMoMusic. GoodMoMusic. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  35. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-kinda-swag/id1029582484?i=1029582760
  36. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sleep-on-it/id1038038916?i=1038038930
  37. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/60-minutes/id1053117397?i=1053117400
  38. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/up-n-away-single/id1149724360
  39. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/you-said-you-loved-me/id1115302343?i=1115302735
  40. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/couldnt-care-less/id1167476294?i=1167476374
  41. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/blind-pig-bonus-track/id1161919536?i=1161919895
  42. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/talk-to-me/id1210503595
  43. ^ "Discography Emmi". lescharts.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  44. ^ "Discography Emmi". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  45. ^ "Discography Emmi". ultratop.be/nl/. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  46. ^ "Discography Emmi". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  47. ^ "Discography Emmi". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  48. ^ "Discography Emmi". zene.slagerlistak.hu. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  49. ^ "Discography Emmi". ozz.zpav.pl. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  50. ^ "Discography Emmi". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  51. ^ "Our Youth feat Emmi". norwegiancharts.org. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  52. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8586987/?ref_=fn_al_nm_3

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
At Sunset
Winner of MTV Brand New, Australia
2016
Succeeded by
tba