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SOLDIER is the new release from Canadian artist MARIKA. It marks a new era of MARIKA’s career to breakout on her own and do things her way. MARIKA previously had her first top 10 single with You Know I Will followed by another top 10 single RADIO which allowed for MARIKA to be nominated as Best New Urban artist at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. Since then MARIKA has gone on to have her some of songs released internationally by established artists, had numerous film and television placements on shows like America’s Next Top Model and MTV. Her single ANGEL was featured on Lifetime Movie Networks original movie “ Sins of a Mother” and she as well, has produced and developed artists under her own label Emerton Records Inc. Her performances span the globe from a 45 city tour of New Zealand, sharing the stage with Country Superstar Terri Clark for the 2010 Olympic Games Torch Relay in Alberta, as well as singing her Chrsitmas single at MACY’s holiday Celebration in Seattle which saw about 30 000 people in the audience. She also shared the stage with Grammy award Winning artists Michael W Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, and Juno award winning artist Brian Doerksen. There is also Miss USA performances, as well as live television on networks like Global and CTV. Although her passion is performing for the people, she proves herself to be a proficient producer, an internationally recognized songwriter, and a communicator speaking at events for encouraging youth to business leaders, but her mindset for her career in this industry is limitless. Most recently she was asked to perform the lead female character vocal in a brand new 25 song musical theatre project written by Boston playwright Christopher Greco and Juno award winning Songwriter Brian Doerksen. The musical is now in talks of being made in to a film version. MARIKA’s ability to captivate an audience allows her to be on any stage for any artist that she has the opportunity to be on.

MARIKA’s newest single SOLDIER was previously brought to radio, but due to management issues was halted and left MARIKA wondering really what to do next. She cut all previous ties and decided to launch more into her own label. The next few months turned into MARIKA pulling back on her own career to just rediscover what she wanted and in the meantime it also involved going full force in to developing her own label and launching and producing several artists into the industry.

In 2011, MARIKA writes:
“ This is my year! I have had an amazing journey the past few years from learning from incredible people in the music industry. I have learned what it takes, I have learned how to write great songs from some of the best and seen great success from them, I have learned the business, and I have had my fair of wrong partnership and bad contracts as well as great celebrations and great successes. This time I’m leading my own career. I’m going back to what I love and that is making great music and performing for the people. It’s what I do best!
I had a miracle of an opportunity in that I had an anonymous donor give no strings attached for me to be able to re-launch my single again, and I’m not going to take that for granted. I’m a strong believer that you can reach your dreams if you just keep moving forward. For sure there will always be obstacles, but you’ve just got to keep getting back up and taking hold of what you’re meant to do. I’m still on my journey, but its’ exciting and this time its all about the people. I’m excited to take this SOLDIER to CANADA! ”