Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, painter and polyglot Emanuela Bellezza was born and raised in Italy and is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2012 Emanuela was hand picked by Latin superstar Juanes, as the winner of the nation wide contest by MTV Très, to perform a duet with Juanes himself for his MTV Unplugged album. Emanuela performed the song “Fotografia”, originally recorded by Juanes and Nelly Furtado. The song was also available as an iTunes exclusive for the deluxe album. This opened many doors and gave Emanuela the chance to work with multi Grammy award winner, Gustavo Borner, who produced her cd, titled “Ella Se Va”, which is entirely in Spanish and has LA’s finest musicians playing on it (Jimmy Johnson – Bass, Dean Parks – Guitars, Aaron Sterling – Drums, Jon Gilutin – Keys and Jean Luis Contreras – Acoustic Guitars).
Emanuela was also a finalist at The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, with her original song “Esperanza de Amor” and was nominated by The Hollywood Music In Media Awards for the Best R&B/Soul category, with another song, called “Stay With Me”. She was also finalist at the U.S.A. Songwriting Competition, with her song “Lo Que Se Da Regresa”. Emanuela was also the winner of Rumi Awards 2015 as “Best Artist Europe” and “Best Singer Duet”.
She has performed all over the world and has been featured in many TV shows in networks such as Univision, MTV Très, Telemundo, CNN Español, among others. In 2012 She also had the opportunity to sing in duet with Latin star singer Franco De Vita at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angles, CA as well as being the opening act for Italian star Jovanotti.
In 2016 Emanuela did a collaboration with well-known bass player Nathan East, recording the song “I Love To Dance”, composed and produced by music group “80’s DNA Reloaded”. Emanuela has 3 albums out and is currently working on her 4th studio album, which is being produced by Darryl Swann (producer of Macy Gray’s album “On How Life Is” in 1999) and Emanuela herself. The album will be released in Summer 2017.