Emma-Lee

Canadian singer & songwriter

The official website of Canadian singer-songwriter Emma-Lee!

ABOUT emma-lee

Toronto-born singer & songwriter Emma-Lee has released 3 full-length albums and a handful of successful singles since her debut in 2008. Music from her critically acclaimed albums "Never Just A Dream" (2008) and "Backseat Heroine" (2012) received significant airplay on CBC Radio 2, as well as video support from MuchMusic and CMT. Her songs have been featured in multiple film and TV placements such as CBS’s “Beauty & The Beast”, NBC’s “Saving Hope”, MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and "Degrassi: The Next Generation", SYFY’s “Wynonna Earp”, "Dance Moms" and "Hello/Goodbye" to name a few. Throughout her career Emma-Lee has toured Canada and beyond extensively and was named “Best Female Vocalist” in NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto reader’s poll for two years in a row. 

In 2016 Emma-Lee enjoyed her first taste of mainstream radio success with her single “Worst Enemy” reaching #18 on the Canadian AC Mediabase chart and #24 on the Hot AC chart. In December she released an original holiday single titled “It Won’t Be Christmas” that landed her first top 10, peaking at #4 on AC Canadian Billboard. 

Most recently Emma-Lee released "Fantasies: Volume 1 & 2", a two-part album. Produced by Karen Kosowski, the album is a collection of songs inspired by Emma-Lee's earliest musical memories of pop music from the 80's and 90's.  

In 2017 Emma-Lee moved to Nashville, TN to pursue songwriting for others more actively in a variety of genres. Most recently she’s co-written songs for Brett Kissel (Anthem), Tim Hicks (What A Song Should Do), Kira Isabella (I’m So Over Getting Over You), Michelle Treacy (Colours), River Town Saints (A Little Bit Goes A Long Way), Madeline Merlo (Crush), Leah Daniels (Salt Water), Alee (Only The Strong Survive) and many more, resulting in numerous singles on the top 40 chart.

PRESS

"Pro Songwriter Emma-Lee had her own recording to do" - SOCAN Words & Music Magazine Article

"Toronto's best female vocalist!"
- NOW Magazine Readers Poll (2013 & 2014)

"Compelling and awe-inspiring. Amazing voice."
- Maverick Magazine UK

"A top shelf songwriter. She's destined for big things."
- The Toronto Star (**** 4/4)

"I'm a fan of Emma-Lee's lyrical work. But then there is the matter of using the voice in a sublime manner, on material worthy of such a tool. Here Emma-Lee thrives."
- The Globe & Mail

"Blessed with a voice that sounds powerful and fragile at the same time, Emma-Lee displays a subtlety and nuance in her phrasing that one usually associates with an older and more experienced singer. On every occasion Emma-Lee’s voice and intuitive understanding of musical dynamics rise to the challenge of the sophisticated arrangements she sings over. The most beautiful voice I have heard in recent memory."
- No Depression Magazine