Emmelie de Forest
Born 28th of February, 1993
Singer, songwriter and ambassador for Save the Orangutan
Danish artist Emmelie de Forest might be most famous for winning the Eurovision Song Contest, but she is also an acclaimed songwriter having written over 80 songs for herself and for other artists. Aged 14, she met the Glaswegian folk artist Fraser Neill – a Danish resident since the mid 90’s – at a festival in Ajstrup. The duo spent the next five years touring in Denmark and releasing the album Emmelie de Forest & Fraser Neill.
In 2011, she received a scholarship and moved to Copenhagen to study the singing technique by Cathrine Sadolin at the “Complete Vocal Institute”.
In January 2013 she took part in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, the competition which ultimately sent her to Malmö, Sweden as the Danish entrant to the final of Eurovision Song Contest.
After the ESC victory with Only Teardrops,
which meant a lot of traveling around Europe, the United States, China, touring with her band and recordings and writing sessions around the world, she signed a deal with Universal to release an album, an acoustic EP and five freestanding singles. But in late 2015 she parted ways with the major label company in order to find her own way as an artist and wanting more freedom to figure out her own sound. Prior to the release of her single “Sanctuary” in November 2017 she signed a license agreement with the Swedish label Cosmos Music. She financed the recordings herself through PledgeMusic and with help from her faithful fans. The second single “History”, and the mini album with the same title was released in February 2018.