Canada’s Pop Princess, Elise Estrada is back with her highly anticipated 3rd album!
Signed to XOXO Entertainment Corp/Universal Music Canada, recording artist Elise Estrada is a singer-songwriter, musician and actress.
Music has always been a part of Elise’s life. The former “Miss Vancouver Princess” started singing at the age of 4. Her public debut was made by winning an international singing competition in Canada, landing her a 3-month spot on a hit musical TV series in Asia.
In 2007, Elise took a step back in to her home town of Vancouver, BC to continue her dream of becoming an international pop star and went on to win “The Beat 94.5 Music Awards” competition which earned her a recording and management deal, and introduced her to pop music producers Adam H., (Ray J, Ne-Yo Loverboy, Rosette, George Clinton, Li Hyori), Sean Hosein & Dane DeViller of BananaToons (Hedley, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Rowland, 98 Degrees, The Corrs), Steve Smith & Anthony Anderson of SA Trackworks (Stacie Orrico, Laura Pausini, O-TOWN, Kumi Koda, Mihiro), and Grammy Award Winning Mixer, Orlando Calzada (Destiny’s Child, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction)
After several months in the recording studio creating her self-titled debut album, her first single “Insatiable” was born…turning Elise into one of Canada’s biggest pop icons. Insatiable rapidly grew on the Canadian Top 40 radio charts and landed in the #1 Cancon spot. Since then, Elise has had ten Canadian Top 10 singles in a row and has reached an audience of over 635 Million listeners to date.
In 2009 Elise was nominated for “Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year at the Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy Awards), Two “MuchMusic Video Awards”, as well won numerous other awards including “The CHUM Emerging Artist Award”, “FACTOR Emerging Artist Award”, and a “BDS 20,000 Spins Award” for her pop ballad “UnLove You” which alos landed in the #1 Cancon position in her home country of Canada.
Elise’s success has allowed her to tour sold out stadiums with international superstars including The Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Nelly, 50 Cent, Sean Kingston and Lady Gaga. On the television side, Elise had the highest rated show on MuchMusic with her very own TV series “Love Court”, along with a MuchMusic Television Special, “My Date With…”, and a special Musical Guest starring singing roll on the CW Networks “Hellcats” TV series. Elise then moved on to make her acting debut on the big screen in the SONY Pictures Feature Film “Beverly Hills Ninja 2; Dancing Ninja” co-starring with David Hasselhoff and Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”, “Milk”).
After locking herself in the studio with hit Producer Adam H. for most of 2013, Elise Estrada is gearing up to launch her 3rd album signed to XOXO Entertainment Corp./Universal Music, and slated for release 1st quarter, 2014.
In the midst of creating her new album, Elise was touched by a local story of a girl (Amanda Todd) who committed suicide due to bullying. She decided to use her fame to raise her voice and take a stand for this girl, and together with her producer Adam H. wrote a pop balled called “Wonder Woman”. The song touched the hearts of many and was immediately added to radio across the nation to honor Amanda and forever inspire change in people. Elise and XOXO Entertainment are donating all gross profits to “The Amanda Todd Legacy Fund” to help aid various Anti-Bullying and Suicide Prevention initiatives.
Through her success, Elise Estrada has graced and inspired the hearts of many. “Being an Asian singer in North America hasn’t always been easy. There is nothing more rewarding than being a role model for my culture and showing aspiring artists that if you want something bad enough, you can achieve it, regardless of the odds stacked against you”, states Elise. With a strong work ethic and relentless determination, Elise Estrada has proven that great things happen to great people and dreams are achievable if you wake up and work for them.
President – XOXO Entertainment Corp.
Adam H. Hurstfield
A&R – XOXO Entertainment Corp.