With three hit singles on the Canadian Top 40 charts, international song writing credits, numerous film and television features and appearances, and an upcoming major record release, Marika is continuing to make a name that's here to stay in today's music industry. As a recording artist, songwriter, international speaker, and an artist advocate for various organizations, Marika has with a passion to encourage, inspire and influence others through music. Marika has worked with top North American producers who have international acclaim in the business working with the likes of Backstreet Boys, High School Musical, Jesse McCartney, 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 popstar Lee Hyori with a track called " My Life " bringing her international status as a hit songwriter. 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, 100 Huntley Street, The Daily with Mark and Laura Lynn, NBC primetime Christmas special, and the Macy's holiday celebration. She has performed live all across the globe, delighting audiences with her taste of beautiful from high energy shows, to acoustic piano driven performances again showcasing her incredible ability as an artist. As an artist advocate Marika has been part of pioneering projects like Beautiful One - a festival aimed at encouraging teenage girls, Make Your Dreams Happen - a benefit show working with Vancouvers SHOCK Productions to raise money for inner city kids, and partners with World Vision to spread the word on how people can change the world one child at a time. Marika also 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. 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 was honored as the winner of the Women of Excellence Award in arts and culture in her own community. Marika continues to make a way to show that she is a force to be reckoned with, and that she truly is here to stay!