|She has worked with top North American internationally acclaimed producers famous for their work with The Backstreet Boys, High School Musical, Jesse McCartney, Stacie Orrico, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Rowland and Canadian artists Hedley and Elise Estrada.~ MARIKA also co-wrote the tracks for Canadian pop sensation Elise Estrada, as well as Korea’s biggest pop star Lee Hyori with a track called~ “ My Life ”.
RADIO: MARIKA’s radio released singles " You Know I Will " and “ RADIO “ played on all the major hit radio stations across Canada landing in top 19 and 20 spots Internationally and Top 5 spots Canadian. In addition to all of this success MARIKA was also recognized in nominations for the Canadian Radio Music awards as Best New Artist in the urban category, her first independent album “Untitled Chances ” received nominations at Canada's Covenant Awards and MARIKA was honored as the winner of the Women of Excellence Award in arts and culture in her own community.
MARIKA's music has been featured in numerous television series and networks including TSN, MTV, several seasons of "America's Next Top Model" (FOX/UPN), as well as her own personal performances on various shows like Miss Washington USA and Miss Washington Teen USA, The Daily with Mark and Laura Lynn, an emmy award winning NBC primetime Christmas special, and the Macy’s holiday celebration.
MARIKA has launched her own production and record label Emerton Records Inc. to help launch young artists in integrity in the music industry, and also continues to give back to communities and youth as an accomplished international speaker.~ www.emertonrecords.com
Ix-Nay - the single MARIKA co-wrote for pop artist Elise Estrada is being featured on the new movie The Legend of the Dancing Ninja, featuring High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel, and David Hasselhoff.
MARIKA’S SINGLE “ANGEL” WAS FEATURED IN LIFETIME NETWORK MOVIE “SINS OF THE MOTHER”. http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/sins-of-the-mother
This past year MARIKA shared the stage with Grammy award winning artists, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and Juno Award Winner Brian Doerksen as part of the theatrical release of Prodigal God - a project MARIKA lent her vocals to for the lead female character in the upcoming production soundtrack releasing June 2010 worldwide.
MARIKA celebrated the 2010 ITUNES~ release of her newest single “WHEREVER YOU ARE” – in partnership with the Girls Leadership Institute to help raise funds for girls leadership camps that aid in encouraging girls confidence and self esteem to inspire them to achieve their dreams. http://www.girlsleadershipinstitute.org/
MARIKA inks worldwide marketing deal with Mercury Communications Group who's client list includes UFC sports personality George St. Pierre, Serena Williams, and Debbie Travis. New website launching soon at www.marikaonline.com - Sign up now for the mailing list and for new contests!