Australia first met the now multi platinum-selling recording artist Emily Williams in 2005’s ‘Australian Idol,’ where she won the nation’s heart with her phenomenal talent and true powerhouse voice. Soon after Idol, Emily joined the all-girl group ‘Young Divas’ who enjoyed mammoth success with huge hits such as ‘This Time I Know It’s For Real,’ ‘Happening All Over Again,’ ‘Turn Me Loose’ and ‘Searching.’ After two mega studio albums, countless awards and following their fifth full-scale national tour, the girls decided to disband and pursue their solo careers.
Emily launched her eagerly awaited solo career with the dance track ‘Spellbound’ in late 2010, which brought yet another nod – this time a nomination for ‘Australian Female Artist of The Year.’ Emily’s second solo release ‘You’re Mine’ hinted at a new musical direction; this soulful single premiered live on channel 7 to rave reviews, the track’s soft melody and killer notes confirmed Emily’s title as ‘Queen of the high C’s.’
Soon after the success of ‘You’re Mine’, Emily heard news of the devastation in her native country New Zealand. Emily quickly stepped into the studio to record a heartfelt ballad ‘Never Alone.’ This power ballad was set to bring hope to the thousands devastated by the natural disaster and of course get much-needed funds into Christchurch through the NZ Red Cross appeal with all proceeds from the release being donated to the cause.
Deciding to release her first album was a big step for Emily, ‘I wanted the sound to be true to me, real songs written by me, from the heart but definitely built for the dance floor.’ “I decided on the title ‘Uncovered’ as I feel that this is the first time the world has seen me totally raw. I’m not in front of a band or with the girls and I’m not hiding behind anything, it’s just me up-front and personal and I love it!”
“Uncovered” was launched on 10th February 2012 to stunning reviews and was followed by a high profile 25 date national tour plus, major television performances and a significant Australian PR tour!
In true Emily style, she later released the video clip for urban diva’s hot new track ‘Get It’, which saw over 178,000 views in under 10 days! The track was launched nationally on the 5th of April ‘13 in conjunction with a national tour.
Having headlined premium venues including the Sydney Opera house and entertainment centres on numerous occasions it was only a matter of time before Emily took things international performing across Europe.
After wrapping yet another national tour, Emily released singles ‘The Way It Is’ which hit #7 in Australia and ‘Get Your Life.’
Having performed over 120 shows in 2016, 2017 saw Emily hit the road again but this time internationally as she received yet another nomination for ‘Favourite Australian Female Artist. Bursting back into the studio, Emily released ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ in 2018 hitting No #10 followed by ‘Falling For You’ in 2019 which skyrocketed to No # 8 on the Australian Itunes Charts.
2020 saw Emily releasing her latest album ‘The Emily Williams Collection’, a selection of her favourite songs from throughout her career with a few ‘spanking newie’s’ chucked in the mix.
Aside from music, Emily made her big screen debut in the Universal Pictures film BOAR!
2021 rolled in a big way releasing ‘Ride With Me feat Emily Williams’ alongside Ricci G and Josh Goodwill for UK Label ‘Love And Other.'
Having a new original album ‘Thirty Something’ slated for release in early 2021 confirms that Emily certainly shows no signs of slowing!