Emanuel Kiriakou

Emanuel Kiriakou Biography

Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou is an American songwriter, producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, based in Los Angeles. He co-wrote and produced the Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, "What's Left of Me" by Nick Lachey, "Crush" by David Archuleta, "Who Says" by Selena Gomez & the Scene, and "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae. He has also collaborated with Jordin Sparks, Celine Dion, and Backstreet Boys.

Early life

Emanuel began playing the guitar and piano at the age of six, and joined his father's Greek band at the age of thirteen. He graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio in 1989 with a degree in music, and then relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Kiriakou co-wrote and produced the new Jason DeRulo single, "It Girl" and has the forthcoming single by Days Difference, "Down With Me". Emanuel also co-wrote and produced the first single for Selena Gomez & the Scene titled "Who Says", co-wrote and produced Hot Chelle Rae's current single, "Tonight Tonight" and co-wrote and produced "Fix A Heart" which appears on Demi Lovato's third studio album, Unbroken.

Emanuel also co-produced the title track on Whitney Houston's record entitled "I Look To You". He co-wrote and produced the first single on David Archuleta's record titled "Crush" which debuted at #2 on Billboard, the highest American Idol debut to date, which received 1.8 million downloads. Emanuel's multi-format single for Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" hit top 5 on the pop Billboard chart and #1 on the Dance Chart.

Emanuel's music has been featured in television shows and major motion picture soundtracks, including the award-winning My Big Fat Greek Wedding. He has worked with chart-topping artists Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, David Archuleta, Jesse McCartney, Celine Dion, Jordin Sparks, Joey McIntyre, New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, and Nick Lachey, among others.

Current collaborations

Evan Bogart, Lindy Robbins, Priscilla Renea, Claude Kelly, Savan Kotecha, Makeba Riddick, Bridgit Mendler, Andrew Goldstein, Jens Koerkemeier, Demi Lovato, Adam Lambert, Jess Cates


R5 (band) - "Loud (EP)" (Hollywood Records)
Loud : Writer, Producer

Jason Derulo - "Future History" (Warner Bros)
It Girl : Writer, Producer

Hot Chelle Rae - Hot Chelle Rae (Jive)
Tonight Tonight : Writer, Producer

Selena Gomez - When The Sun Goes Down (Hollywood Records)
Who Says : Writer, Producer

Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong (Warner Bros. Records)
Love Me For Me : Producer

Ashley Tisdale - Guilty Pleasure (Warner Bros. Records)
Tell Me Lies : Writer, Producer

Backstreet Boys - Unbreakable (Jive Records)
Inconsolable : Writer, Producer
Downpour : Producer

Backstreet Boys - This Is Us (Jive Records)
Shattered : Producer

Big Time Rush - Elevate (Nickelodeon/Columbia)
If I Ruled The World (featuring Iyaz) : Writer, Producer

Big Time Rush - Big Time Rush (Nickelodeon/Columbia)
I Know You Know (featuring Cymphonique) : Writer, Producer
Stuck : Writer, Producer

Bridgit Mendler - Hello My Name Is... (Hollywood)
Ready or Not : Writer and Producer

Celine Dion - Taking Chances (Sony Records)
Surprise, Surprise : Producer

Charice - Charice (Reprise Records)
In This Song : Writer

Clay Aiken - A Thousand Different Ways (RCA)
Broken Wings : Producer
Because You Loved Me : Producer
Lover All Alone : Writer, Producer

Clay Aiken - Merry Christmas With Love (RCA)
Musician, Producer

David Archuleta - David Archuleta (Jive)
Crush : Writer, Producer

David Archuleta - The Other Side of Down (Jive)
Falling Stars : Writer, Producer
Complain : Writer, Producer

Fefe Dobson - Joy (21 Music, Island Records)
Stuttering : Guitar

The Friday Night Boys - Off the Deep End (Fueled By Ramen)
Producer, Writer

J.C. Chasez - J.C. Chasez (Jive)
You Ruined Me : Writer, Producer

Jesse McCartney - Right Where You Want Me (Hollywood Records)
Tell Her : Writer, Producer

Joey McIntyre - 8:09 (Artemis)
Writer, Producer

Jordin Sparks - Jordin Sparks (Jive)
Permanent Monday : Writer, Producer
Worth The Wait : Writer, Producer

Katharine McPhee - Katharine McPhee (RCA)
Ordinary World  : Writer, Producer
Better Off Alone : Producer

Nick Lachey - What's Left of Me (Jive)
What's Left of Me : Writer, Producer

Nick Lachey - Nick Lachey Christmas (Jive)
Joy To The World : Producer

New Kids On The Block - The Block
Two In The Morning : Writer, Producer

Don't Turn Out the Lights : Writer, Producer

Taylor Hicks - Taylor Hicks (RCA)
Just To Feel That Way : Writer

Vanessa Hudgens - Identified (Hollywood Records)
Gone With The Wind : Writer, Producer

Westlife - Where We Are (RCA)
No More Heroes : Writer, Producer

Whitney Houston - I Look To You (J Records)
I Look To You : Producer

Demi Lovato - Unbroken (Hollywood Records)
Fix a Heart : Writer, Producer

Demi Lovato - Demi (Hollywood Records)
In Case : Writer, Producer
Something That We're Not : Writer, Producer
Warrior : Writer, Producer

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