Elise Estrada

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Elise Estrada
Elise Estrada at Summer Rush.jpg
Background information
Birth nameElise Estrada
BornJuly 30, 1987 (1987-07-30) (age 33)
Marikina City, Philippines
OriginSurrey, British Columbia
GenresR&B, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active1999–present
LabelsXOXO Entertainment Corp.
Universal Music Canada
VIVA Records
WebsiteElise-estrada.com confessionsofapopstar.com

Elise Estrada (born July 30, 1987)[1] is a Filipino-Canadian pop singer-songwriter and actress. She is known for her hit singles released in Canada such as "Insatiable", "One Last Time" and "Lipstick".

She is signed to Universal Music Canada's XOXO Entertainment.

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Elise Estrada was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada when she was four.[2][3] She has a younger sister named Emmalyn Estrada and two brothers, Ervin and Eric.[citation needed]

While growing up in Surrey, British Columbia, she attended Holy Cross Regional High School and participated in many pageant and singing competitions. At age 17, Estrada won the title of "Miss Vancouver Princess"[2][4] and later became the first runner-up in the Binibining Pilipinas World of Canada Competition.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2006, Estrada was a finalist in the Philippine television vocal competition, Pinoy Pop Superstar. In 2007, she won the 2007 Beat Music Awards, and earned a record and management contract with RockSTAR Music Corporation. Her debut single, "Insatiable", was released in May 2007 and went to no. 1 on the Canadian Top 40 Charts. Between 2008 and 2009 and later on July 1, 2011, Estrada performed at the Canada Day Festival in Surrey, B.C.[6]

In August 2009, Estrada's Canadian television series, Love Court debuted on MuchMusic which featured her song "First Degree" as its theme.[6][7][8] "Love Court" was played many times each week and was later seen on MuchMoreMusic.

Estrada has toured with George, Girlicious, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, 50 Cent, Nelly and Sean Kingston.[9]

Estrada participated in a Sony Films Picture with David Hasselhoff and Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical, Milk).[10]

My Date with...Elise Estrada in Thailand aired on MuchMusic on September 8, 2010.

Here Kitty Kittee, Estrada's second album was scheduled to be released on November 9, 2010, on iTunes Canada according to her Entertainment Tonight Canada interview. The album's first single "You're So Hollywood" was released on July 9, 2010, and the music video was premiered at Muchmusic New Music Videos on September 23, 2010. Her second single, "Lipstick", previewed on her Myspace page. The music video for the song was filmed in London[citation needed] and was finalized and premiered on Estrada's Vevo Channel on December 1, 2010. Estrada starred and sang as a guest on CW Network's Hellcats episode "God Must Have My Fortune Laid Away" on February 15, 2011.[citation needed] She sang a new song called "I Be That".[citation needed]

Estrada began working on her third studio album titled #Round 3 in 2012. On October 2, 2012, the single "Piece of Me", a dance-pop/bubblegum pop track, was released. It was followed by another single on October 23 titled "Wonder Woman", which was dedicated to Amanda Todd who committed suicide from cyber-bullying.[11] On January 7, 2014, she released the album's lead single, "U Don't Need 2 Know". Its music video premiered on VEVO on the same day. #Round 3 was eventually released on July 29, 2014. She also signed a record deal with VIVA Records to release the album in Asia and handle her promotions in the Philippines during her concert tours from August to September.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2019, Estrada got engaged to boyfriend of ten years, Adam Hurstfield.[13] Estrada announced that she was pregnant with her first child in 2020.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Elise Estrada
  • Released: September 16, 2008
  • Label: RockSTAR, Universal Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download
Here Kitty Kittee
  • Released: November 9, 2010
  • Label: RockSTAR, Universal Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download
#ROUND3
  • Released: July 29, 2014
  • Label: XOXO, Universal Canada, Viva
  • Format: CD, digital download

EPs[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Elise Estrada
  • Released: April 15, 2004.
  • Label: RockSTAR, Universal Canada
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
[15]
CAN
AC

[16]
CAN CHR
[17]
CAN HAC
[18]
2007 "Insatiable" 44 6 38 Elise Estrada
"Ix Nay" 36
"Unlove You" 11 5 12
2008 "These Three Words" 91 17 44
"Crash & Burn" 66 24 40
2009 "Poison" 61 30 36
"One Last Time" 96 34 44
2010 "You're So Hollywood" 98 30 Here Kitty Kittee
"Lipstick" 46 28 23
2012 "Piece of Me"[19] #ROUND3
"Wonder Woman" 21
2014 "U Don't Need 2 Know"[20]
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart or was not released to that format.

Awards, nominations and achievements[edit]

Highlights[edit]

  • Ten Top 10 Cancon singles & two No. 1 Cancon singles to date![21]
  • 2009 Juno Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year[22]
  • Two 2009 Much Music Video Award nominations for Best Pop Video of the Year & Cinematographer of the Year[23]
  • Presenter at the 2009 Juno Awards on CTV[24]
  • Performance at the 2009 Juno Awards Gala[24]
  • Starring in the hit MuchMusic Television series "Love Court"[7]

Wins and nominations[edit]

  • Winner – BDS 20,000 Spins Award for "UnLove You" – November 2008[21]
  • Winner – "The Best New Artist or Group Award" at 'The 2008 Canadian Radio Music Awards' (nominated for 2 awards)[25]
  • Winner – "The Factor Emerging Artist Initiative"[7]
  • Winner – "The Chum emerging artist initiative" from one of Canada's largest radio conglomerates![25]
  • Winner – The Beat 94.5 Radio Contest as the "2007 Artist of the Year" at ‘The Beat Music Awards’![25]
  • Winner – The Canadian Finals for the American Idol like television series, "Pinoy Pop Superstar"… went on to the Philippine's to co-star in the television series for 3 months and gained Millions of Asian fans in Canada and Worldwide[26]
  • Nominated for "Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year" at The 2009 Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy's)[25]
  • Nomination for two Much Music Video Awards 2009[23]

Musical highlights[edit]

  • Debut single "Insatiable" became the No. 1 Canadian single on both the BDS and MediaBase TOP 40 Charts for 4 weeks straight[25]
  • Hit the No. 1 Canadian Greatest Gainer @ Top 40 numerous times to date[25]
  • 3rd single, "UnLove You" hit No. 1 on The Top 40 Charts (making it her 2nd No. 1 single to date)[25]

Tour highlights[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

  • Marketing & promotion sponsorship with Parasuco Clothing[32]
  • Marketing & promotion sponsorship with National clothing chain ‘Urban Planet’[33]
  • National promotion with Clarins Cosmetics & Access Magazine to launch their new Roxy Fragrance[34]

Juno Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Elise Estrada R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Nominated

Canadian Radio Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 Elise Estrada Best New Artist or Group – Pop/Rock Nominated
Elise Estrada Best New Artist or Group – Rhythmic/Urban/R&B/Dance Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kidzworld.com Elise Estrada Biography. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Maria Valiente (February 15, 2011). "Canadian Pop Star Elise Estrada Brings the Music to Hellcats Tonight!". Wetpaint. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Elise Estrada on Myspace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos". MySpace, Inc. Retrieved January 23, 2011.[non-primary source needed]
  4. ^ Christina Jung (January 26, 2011). "Elise Estrada: Exclusive Schema Interview". Schema Magazine. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Elise Estrada". Filipino Canadian. April 29, 2011. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
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  8. ^ "MuchMusic.com | Shows | Love Court | Blog". September 3, 2009. Archived from the original on September 3, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  9. ^ Living Today. Elise Estrada can be the Next Rihanna. Retrieved September 21, 2009. Archived June 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Elise Estrada Cast in a Feature Film > MTV Iggy Blog > MTV Iggy – Global Pop Culture, Latest Trends and New Music". Blog.mtviggy.com. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  11. ^ "Elise Estrada". Xoxoent.com. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "Filipino singer making a name in Canada". ABS-CBN News. August 22, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "Elise Estrada 🇨🇦🇵🇭 on Instagram: "Merry Christmas my loves! . Almost a decade later and it's official. We've never needed a ring to prove our love. The way I see it, we've…"". Instagram. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Reincarnation, baby! Surrey singer and husband celebrate 'miracle' pregnancy". Surrey Now-Leader. September 29, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "Elise Estrada Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "Elise Estrada Chart History – Canada AC". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
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  18. ^ "Elise Estrada Chart History – Canada Hot AC". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  19. ^ "Thanksgiving Releases". Music Canada. September 8, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "You DO Need to Know That Elise Estrada Has Released a New Single". Music Canada. January 13, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
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  22. ^ a b "Juno Awards 2010". CTV.ca. Archived from the original on May 2, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  23. ^ a b "Nominees | MuchMusic Video Awards". April 7, 2010. Archived from the original on April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  24. ^ a b "etalk tunes up for Vancouver's big night – CTV News". Ctv.ca. March 28, 2009. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
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  27. ^ [1]
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  29. ^ Journal, Edmonton (July 14, 2008). "Concert review: 50 Cent". Canada.com. Archived from the original on August 6, 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  30. ^ "Elise Estrada and Sean Kingston pics. | C95 – Saskatoon's No. 1 Hit Music Station". C95. September 30, 2009. Archived from the original on December 29, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
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