OPM’s newest sweetheart Emmanuelle has undeniably what it takes to make it to this Industry– enchanting singing voice, pretty face, innate songwriting talent.
However, unknown to many, this young singer worked very hard to finally fulfill her dreams of having her own album – Universal Records’ latest release Emmanuelle.
“From the first time I auditioned in front of executives of Universal, it took me around four years to finally have my album released,” sharesEmmanuelle. “Upon the advise of my management Cornerstone and the label, I had to undergo series of voice lessons, learn to play instruments, write better songs, and pratice my tagalog.”
These sacrifices, according to Emmanuelle, make this album extra special. Aside from being her first release, she feels that a lot of stories are enveloped in this album.
The album’s carrier single Happy, a feel-good pop tune, was written by Emmanuelle when she was just 14 years old.
“The inspiration for Happy? Well, one time, my best friend brought me home,” she says. “So, we tried to capture that in the music video with Ivan Dorschner.”
Aside from Happy, Emmanuelle penned songs like Dear Diary, and Tonight. She also interpreted songs of Ito Rapadas (Sandali Lang) and Jude Gitamondoc (Sarap Mabuhay). She also has her rendition of the hit ballad God Gave Me You.
Aside from being a gifted singer and songwriter, Emmanuelle is also a promising guitar player.
Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino has a special duet with Emmanuelle in the album – Manong Guard.
“Masaya talaga ako na nakasama ako sa album na ‘to,” admits Yeng. “I am extremely happy that Emmanuelle has been given this chance to record some songs that she wrote herself – dun sa aspect na yun, pareho kaming singer-songwriter.”
Emmanuelle is being managed by Cornerstone Talent Management Center (www.cornerstonetalents.com).
Follow Emmanuelle on twitter: @xemmanuelle
Emmanuelle’s Track List:
2. Dear Diary
4. Manong Guard with Yeng Constantino
5. Sandali Lang
6. Sarap Mabuhay
7. God Gave Me You