BIO

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Emmanuel Kelly is breaking into and disrupting the norms of the music industry unlike any other artist! In the last 24 months alone, Emmanuel has performed duets with David Foster & Coldplay, opened for Snoop Dogg in front of a sold-out audience, performed a set of concerts in Juarez Mexico to sold out audiences, becoming the 1st non Latino pop artist to do so. Additionally, performing at the United Nations as a celebrity youth ambassador for world leaders and royal families, and headlining a performance at the Forbes Impact Summit, receiving 3 standing ovations. Soon thereafter, lead singer Chris Martin began mentoring & producing Emmanuel’s music field in the midst of making his first album. But things weren’t always looking up for this bright young star.


Emmanuel was found half dead as baby by 2 soldiers in a box in a park in Iraq, with no birth certificate, passport, and no Identity. Realistically, Emmanuel Kelly shouldn’t be ALIVE, but fate had a different plan. Taken to Mother Theresa orphanage in Baghdad where he met his now brother, Ahmed, Emmanuel & Ahmed spent the next 7 and a half years as children of war, living a nightmare, experiencing & seeing some of the worst of mankind, wondering everyday if death would claim them or if they would live to see another day. At age 5, humanitarian Moira Kelly heard about Ahmed and Emmanuel whilst working in Albania. Months later, Moira flew to meet the brothers, immediately fell in love with their energy & will to survive and desire to create a world filled with love. 2 and a half years later, after many complications, Moira brought the brothers to Australia for life changing surgeries. Over the next 14 years Emmanuel had 6 surgeries, stepping over huge obstacles such as learning how to walk, & learning how to feed himself using a knife & fork. But Emmanuel’s biggest obstacle was learning how to embrace & love himself on the inside and out, and overcoming his insecurities. 

Today, Emmanuel Kelly  has become a media sensation after his Australian “X-Factor” audition singing “Imagine” went viral. Emmanuel has captured, inspired, and entertained close to 1 billion people worldwide with his performances. In April 2018, Emmanuel’s career sky rocketed when Chris Martin joined him on stage for a debut duet of Emmanuel’s new single “EDIS - Never Alone” during a televised broadcast to over 100 million homes. Days following, Emmanuel was featured on “Billboard” Magazine.

 

Once his song officially went live, it went viral with over 500K views in just 4 days. On the 5th day, Coldplay posted Emmanuel’s “EDIS – Never Alone” video on their social media in support of his amazing song.

 

To date, it has over 1M views since its official release, with thousands of streams & downloads organically grown by fans.  


In 2019, Emmanuel plans on launching his debut album, followed by a Broadway show about his life’s story, emphasized by the performance of the music from his debut album, a children’s book which will be followed by a book tour, a reality TV show about his journey, as well as a mini interview series designed to empower youth to embrace & love themselves.  


Emmanuel Kelly is the freshest face of diversity, becoming the first pop star who is differently abled.

© 2020 by EMMANUEL KELLY.