“She’s part Lady Gaga, part Amy Lee from Evanescence andhalf-way through the interview she busted out in song andproved to me that she was all voice.” – Keltie Colleen, T heInsider“Our ultimate Friday night ‘getting-ready playlist’ guiltypleasure.” – MT V BuzzworthyIn a world where lip-syncinghas become a common occurrence in the pop/dance musicscene, Emii‘s refreshingly powerful vocals and incredibleenergy carry her through each exciting performance, onstageand off. She has captivated audiences in majorvenues and dance clubs around the world, sharing stageswith the likes of Flo Rida, Iyaz, Inna, Robin S., Mia Martina,and more. During Emii’s first concert for the NRJ Music Tourin Beirut, Lebanon, the background music for her show wastemporarily unable to be played when the sound systemexperienced a major malfunction. Without hesitation, shecontinued her performance a capella for the recordattendance of 25,000 screaming fans, and ultimately hadthem all chanting “Mr. Romeo!” by the time the music beganto play again. Several fans caught footage of the event, andwhen Emii was asked how she felt about the unexpectedturn of events, she simply smiled and said, “Hey, the showmust go on.”Emii was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but moved toOhio with her family during times of hardship. She alwaysknew that she wanted to be an entertainer and it showedfrom the very beginning. However, it wasn’t an easy path totake. Emii recalls from a very young age, “I remember when Iwas little and I was waiting to get picked up from the busstop. My mom drove up and I was excited to tell her aboutsomething that happened in school, but when I got into thecar, she was crying. I finally asked her what was wrong, andafter a few minutes of being unable to speak, she said‘We’re losing the house’. I didn’t quite understand what it allmeant back then, but after that moment, everythingchanged.” Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, Emii was asmall-town girl with humble beginnings and big dreams.Community theater was like a second home to her, and shewrote songs and took the stage whenever and wherevershe could. T he second she turned 18, she took theGreyhound bus to New York City to pursue her dreams inthe Big Apple with barely a penny in her pocket. “It’s safe tosay my parents weren’t particularly thrilled with thatdecision,” she says. “But I knew what I had to do.” While Emiiworked in NYC comic book stores and photography studiosby day, she would perform, write, and record in the studio bynight. She recounts, “I’d work from 8AM until 5PM and thengo straight to the studio. By the time a song was finished inthe early morning, it was just about time for me to go back towork again.” She recorded with different producers, auditioned for television shows and theater, frequentedopen mic nights, fronted bands, and worked to perfect hercraft, day-in and day-out. “I was relentless,” she says, “butalthough it seems I never rested, I would set aside a littletime every day to mentally balance myself.” She states thattraining in martial arts was her way of relaxing, and helpedher maintain her focus. When she needed an escape, shetook comfort in the world of science fiction and comic books.She often states that the fantastic stories she readcontinually inspired her to keep going, despite the adversityshe experienced.After a few years of struggling as a“starving artist’, Emii finally met with an independent labelthat supported her vision and would ultimately change herlife. It was then that she moved to Los Angeles, California towork with Slippery Eel Productions.Emii’s first hit single,“Magic“, was the #1 Most Viewed music-related videoWorldwide on the day it hit YouTube. Her collaboration withSnoop Dogg on her song “Mr. Romeo” hit #13 on Billboard’sHot Dance Club Chart, and her controversial follow-up single“Stilettos” can be heard in rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio’s20 on 20 channel, in addition to many radio stationsworldwide.Having been featured in MT V Buzzworthy, T heInsider, MT V‘s LOGO On Demand, Vibe, Rolling StoneMiddle East, Inked Magazine, VH1‘s Pop-Up Video, andmany more, it is clear that this rising star has been steadilytaking the world by storm with her infectious music androcking style. At the dawn of 2013, Emii had just concludedfilming her lead role in two sci-fi feature films, showcasingher martial arts prowess and seasoned acting abilities. T hefirst film “Starship: Rising“, directed by Neil Johnson, is setto premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. In additionto embarking on a journey to the silver screen, Emiicompleted her album and finished her music video for“Freakier Freak“, one of two singles ready for release in2013. “Time to Move On“, a heartfelt dance ballad, will beaccompanying the release, and the plans for her “Time toMove On” music video are already in the works.