Emily Estefan is the next big thing…
The 21-year-old Cuban American singer/songwriter, the daughter of daughter of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, will be recognized by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and WorldArts.
Estefan will receive the first annual WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award during the 2016 La Musa Awards ceremony.
The new award is given to promising young talent at the start of their careers.
“Emily has created a unique sound incorporating all the incredible music she grew up with and the sounds of her own generation with the ease of an artist far beyond her years. I would like to sincerely congratulate her on this prestigious new award from WorldArts which is totally deserved,” said Desmond Child, LSHOF Chairman/CEO, in a statement.
“Emily is one of the most exciting and dynamic new singer-songwriters to emerge on the scene and we look forward to watching her steadily rise and keep bringing her amazing music to the world far into the future,” added Larry Underwood, founder and CEO of WorldArts.
The fourth annual La Musa Awards will take place October 13 at the The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater.
Estefan, a Berklee College of Music graduate, recently signed a partnership with RED Distribution via her indie label, Alien Shrimp Records.
She’s set to release her new single “Reigns (Every Night)” this month and has a new album due in 2017.
“I am beyond thrilled to call Sony/RED Distribution my new musical home. They took on this little Alien Shrimp with no questions asked, and opened the door to my U.F.O.”