E L I S S A

Biography


Over the past years, Canadian artist Elissa has grown as a vocalist, producer and performer.

Elissa A native of Toronto, Canada, Elissa has been contributing to the music scene since the tender age of six. Her talent has landed her roles in musicals and success in competitions. Her greatest influences are her family members and her strong European values.

Her talents have led her to tour across North America in cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, San Antonio, San Diego, Miami and New York to name a few, earning Elissa faithful
fans everywhere she goes.

Elissa turned heads in North America with her first freestyle hit single "Show Me How You Love Me", where she enjoyed huge radio success across Canada and the United States through Metropolitan and Ti Amo Records. In 1996,
"Show Me How You Love Me" bubbled under the Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart. Another of Elissa’s hit singles, "Bailando", was one of the most requested songs on radio, receiving heavy airplay. It charted on both National CHR and Dance Charts.

Elissa’s release "Mamboleo" was a Top 20 Hit on the National Canadian CHR Charts and debut as the #6 top selling single in Canada in late 1999, early 2000. "Mamboleo"’s release earned Elissa a heavy rotation ad on Kiss 98:5 FM Buffalo across the border from her hometown.

Her greatest achievement for the year 2000 is holding the #1 position with her freestyle single "Back To Me" on Toronto’s Hit Music Station Z103:5 FM Freestyle Frenzy program. She also received great support and heavy weekend rotation during Johnny Budz Mix show on WKTU 103:5 FM New York.

The year 2001 held promise for this rising young star. "Mamboleo" earned Elissa her first of two Canadian Music Radio Award nominations for Best New Solo Artist and Best Rhythmic/R&B Artist. "Back To Me" was a #1 record in Brazil, signing Elissa’s hot single to dance label Spottlight Records.

Elissa keeps herself busy producing for dance artists in Canada and around the world. She worked with America’s Dance Queen Lil Suzy, giving her a top dance single in Canada for her song "Treat Me Right" in 2001.

Elissa’s long awaited full-length dance album was released in North America and she was also promoting the Canadian release of her single titled "The Light", remixed by European producers behind the Becca project. Elissa started off the year 2002 with a bang; "The Light" won a Canadian Indies Award and a nomination for a Canadian Juno Award in the Best Dance Recording Category.

The Singles

Title: Show Me How You Love Me
Released: August 13, 1996
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Show Me How You Love Me (Original Radio)
Show Me How You Love Me (Radio Edit)
Show Me How You Love Me (Hi NRG Radio)
Show Me How You Love Me (Freestyle Club)
Show Me How You Love Me (Hi NRG Club)
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Title: Mamboleo (Canadian Edition)
Released: 1999/2000
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Mamboleo (Spanish Version)
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Mamboleo (Spanglish Version)
Mamboleo (Extended English Version)
Mamboleo (Freestyle Remix)
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Title: Mamboleo (US Edition)
Released: October 10, 2000
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Mamboleo (English Radio Mix)
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Mamboleo (Latin Radio Mix)
Mamboleo (Radio Free. Mix)
Mamboleo (Extended English Mix)
Back To Me (Bonus Cut)
Mamboleo (Dance Radio Mix)
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Title: Back To Me
Released: 2001
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Title: The Light
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Title: Right Here Waiting
Released: 2002
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The Albums

Title: I Can't Stop
Released: April 10, 2001
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I Can't Stop
Back To Me
Say Goodbye
When I'm Gone (Trixie Remix)
Mamboleo (Freestyle Remix)
Show Me How You Love Me
Forever Love
Without You
Something In My Heart
I'll Keep Searching
Don't Say
Forbidden Lies
Bailando
De Addios
I Can't Stop (Pop Mix)
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Title: I'm With The DJ - Greatest Hits
Released: April 24, 2007
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CD1
The Incredible (E.L.I.S.S.A) [feat. M-Kutz]
Remember Dance
Truth (Mixshow Edit)
Back For My Love
You Will Find Me
The Weekend
Vola
Damelo [feat. Fito Blanko, Tef & Don]
I Dream
If Tomorrow Never Comes
If I Let You Go
Talking S.H.I.T.
I Feel Like An Angel
Tanti Auguri (Gelateria Italiana Edit)
Spirit Of Life
Fly Away
Truth (Acoustic Mix)

CD2
Real Issh [feat. M-Kutz]
Mamboleo
Bailando
Back To Me
If I Could Fly
Right Here Waiting
Show Me How You Love Me
The Light (Becca Remix)
All I Ask
Who’s Crying Now
Summer Of Love
Yo Quiero Bailar
Forever Love
The Light (Original Radio)
Ritmo Caliente
Calor

 
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I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography © Elissa Fanclub 2003
(used with permission from Elissa)
Additional information & Discography compiled by Niklas Adolfsson 2003-2014

Thanks to Elissa for providing some CD-covers and tracklistings.
Thanks to Dean Nakanishi for providing some tracklistings.

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