Emanuel Kirakou (Eman) is a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music executive who has written and produced records for a multitude of Top 40 artist’s and amassed multiple Billboard 100 charting singles. Eman’s hit singles include MKTO’s “Classic”, Hot Chelle Rae’s double platinum “Tonight Tonight”, Jason Derulo’s “It Girl”, and Selena Gomez & The Scene’s Platinum release “Who Says”, to name a few.
Eman began playing music at the age of 12 in his father’s Greek band and distinguished himself throughout the 90s as a session guitarist, ultimately winning a Clio award for his work.
Over his career, Eman has collaborated with a range of diverse artist including Whitney Houston, ZAYN, Demi Lovato, Rachel Platten, Madison Beer, Gaby Barrett, and Nick Lachey, for which he received an ASCAP Pop Award for his work on “What’s Left of Me”.
In 2020 Eman co-wrote and produced the Jason Derulo single “Take You Dancing”. Instantly becoming a TikTok smash, the song continues to climb up the UK Airplay and UK Official Charts and is featured on numerous Spotify and Apple Music curated playlists.
Eman’s recent collaborations include work with The Struts, Marie Mai, Teemu, Sarah Hudson, Jesse St. John, Andrew Goldstein and Alex Chapman to name a few.