EMILIA Will Take on the Music Scene in 2023

2022 was EMILIA’s breakout year! Emilia Mernes is a young Argentine singer, composer, musician, and actress whose tireless pursuit of excellence in the arts has led her to become an outstanding and respected figure in entertainment – and she is just getting started. Her striking style and impressive talent have been wowing audiences worldwide and are earning her praise from fans and critics alike. 

EMILIA has garnered a list of incredible accolades and milestone moments in 2022. She performed at the Latin American Music Awards and Premio Lo Nuestro, where she took the stage for a spectacular rendition of her song “Como Si No Importara” with Duki. That night, she also earned a nomination for “Female Artist of the Year – Urban.” EMILIA also picked up two nominations at Premios Tu Música Urbano for “Top New Artist – Female” and “Video Of The Year – New Artist.” Last March, she played to over 200,000 adoring fans at the Lollapalooza Argentina festival. When pre-sale tickets became available for her tour in Argentina, the overwhelming response crashed the website, shattering record ticket sales.


This is your break out year! To those of us who don’t know of you, tell us a little bit about yourself and your sound?

I was born in Nogoyá, an agricultural town of 45 thousand inhabitants in the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. I became dedicated to creating a better future for myself and my family at an early age. At age five, I began taking dance and gymnastics classes. At six, I started guitar lessons, and by the age of 13, I had formed my own rock band in Nogoyá, which led to performances all over Argentina. At 19, I began composing songs while studying for a degree in Literature at the University of Rosario Santa Fe, Argentina. Eventually, I signed with Sony Music Latin. My sound has been described as vibrant, upbeat, and sensual. I love to be playful and showcase women in an empowering light.

Can you tell us about your first Reggaeton single “Underground”?

“Underground”isa fun, upbeat reggaeton track. Along with the song, I debuted powerful visuals, setting the scene for an edgy, sexy, futuristic world where women call the shots and I lead the pack. The song combines Latin American dance hall music, hip-hop, pop, and electronic dance music. In the video, I wear some spicy military attire as I lead a group of women searching for fossils and protection equipment so we can make our own army. The apocalyptic, end-of-the-world theme has an overall message of female empowerment.

Your music has reached many ears. You have 22 city national sold out shows throughout your home country in Argentina. What have been some of your favorite cities to perform in?

They were all amazing shows. During my 22-date national tour, I sold out two shows at the Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires. During my second Movistar Arena show, I was surprised by my management company, WK Entertainment, and my record label Sony Music where I was honored with plaques for my breakthrough debut album, Tu Crees En Mi? That album includes the multi-platinum hits “Cuatro Veinte,” “Como Si No Importara,” “Rápido Lento,” and “Intoxicao.” It made playing in Buenos Aires a great honor. 

You caught worldwide attention at this year’s Latin Billboard Awards. There, you joined top female talent at Latin Music Week’s ‘Women on the Rise” Panel and received your first gold plaque in the U.S. for  yourhit single “Como Si No Importara,” alongside Duki. What does this accomplishment mean for you?

Both were a great honor. During the panel, I got to speak about my contributions to Latin culture and give powerful advice to other females on staying true to themselves. It felt incredible because I was among talented female Latin artists like Tokischa, Mariah Angelique, Denise Rosenthal, and Lili Zetina. I also got to present at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in the category of Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event, handing off the award to Becky G, and was crowned by Billboard magazine as one of the best-dressed celebrities of the night. It was all such a wonderful experience!

If Emilia had to dream big, who would she want to collab in 2023? 


If you had your own festival, what would the name of the festival be, and who would be on the line-up?

Tú crees en mi? The lineup would include Tini, Nicki Nicole, Anitta, Rosalía, Cazzu, and María. 

If you could describe your sound with three scoops of ice cream, what would they be?

DDL, frutilla y chocolate. 

What do you have in store for 2023?

New music, new album, new world tour, and new collabs!


Interviewed & Edited by: Shirley Reynozo @moyamusic_

Graphic Artists: Perrin Johnson @editsbyperry

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Publicist: Natali Nagles

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