Newcomer Emii Aims to Conquer Chicago

August 20, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE)

Emii has built her fan base online. She has sold over 10,000 singles of "Magic" digitally. Her video is being played on MTV and has had over 1.5 million plays on YouTube in less than 30 days. (You can see it here:

She has been covered on AOL, MTV, PopJustice, PopEater, Crushable, PopZine, PopWorldDaily, PopWorld, TeenScene and attended the MTV Movie Awards and New Now Next Awards. Emii performed 3 shows at the SXSW Festival and also performed at Sundance Film Festival for Katie Holmes, Elijah Wood, Parker Posey, Malin Akerman and Adam Brody.

Emii also was a guest blogger for the celebrity news site

Her musical style is described as a "potent blend of pop, rock and dance. Her newly recorded album "Emii" includes songs like "My Zombie Boyfriend" which unleashes Emii's angst over falling for the wrong guy. "Magic" from her "Magic" album is a fun, sexy song that asks the timeless question: Is he the right one for me?

"I loved writing these songs because of the challenge of translating what I was feeling into the melodies and lyrics" says Emii of the new tracks. "That could be dangerous at times, but I knew as long as I put my heart into it the emotions would come out."

Emii grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and says she started singing as a toddler. Against her parents' wishes, she began fronting bands in her early teens.

"Music is in my blood," she says. "I really can't see doing anything else. I gravitate toward it. It's undeniable."

While her friends picked out their prom dresses, Emii says she wrote songs and made the community theater stage her second home. While in high school, she shuttled back and forth from Youngstown to New York City or auditions and open mic gigs. When she turned 18, Emii moved to New York.

"There are very few people who can completely dedicate their lives to music," Emii says. "When you truly live for something, it is natural to be on the kind of path that I am on now."

Emii admits her single-minded focus on music, but she makes time to volunteer, and perform for local students through several major organizations. Eventually, Emii would like to help create an organization with musicians and actors serving as positive role models for youth.

"It's fun to sing and write," Emii says, "but if we just did it for ourselves, then we'd do it in a basement and no one would hear. I want to inspire as many people as I can."

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