Songcamp Spotlight of the Week: Guest Writer Emma-Lee


Emma-Lee is an award-winning, critically acclaimed singer and songwriter. Voted “best female vocalist” by Toronto’s NOW Magazine for two years in a row, Emma-Lee has performed her music on multiple national tours across Canada as well as high-profile showcases at SXSW and MIDEM. Her debut album “Never Just A Dream” (2009) received glowing reviews from the Toronto Star (4/4 stars) and the Globe and Mail – the latter naming it their “disc of the week”.

Her 2012 follow-up “Backseat Heroine” was released through eOne Music Canada, and the first single “Not Coming By” yielded significant traction at CBC Radio 2, with the video for second single “Figure It Out” added into heavy rotation on MuchMusic. The album was also named “Best Adult Contemporary Album” at the 12th annual Independent Music Awards.

Songs from her extensive catalogue have been featured in numerous film & TV such as Degrassi, Teen Wolf, Saving Hope, Beauty & The Beast, Dance Moms and Tyler Perry’s: Why Did I Get Married Too.
In 2016 Emma-Lee is enjoying her first taste of radio success with her single “Worst Enemy”, currently in the top 30 Mediabase Hot AC chart and top 20 Main AC.

Emma-Lee is also frequently asked to co-write for a variety of other artists. She’s had songs recorded by Kira Isabella (Sony Music Canada), Madeline Merlo (Open Road), Victoria Duffield (Warner Music Canada), Alee (Wax Records), River Town Saints (RGK/Open Road), Leah Daniels, Carleton Stone and many more which have yielded 3 hits in the Canadian Billboard top 40.

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