Emmanuel Kelly was found in a shoebox in a park as an infant with No Birth Certificate, No Passport, No age, or identity; by most standards, he didn’t exist. He was left to fend for himself and should be DEAD! However, the universe had a different plan…
A nun took Emmanuel to a Mother Teresa orphanage, where he met his now brother, Ahmed, and together they were raised for a part of their lives in war-torn Iraq—seeing the worst of humanity. Hearing explosions, seeing death first hand, as well as executions, while wondering if they were next.
In 2000, Emmanuel and his brother were each brought to Australia for life-changing operations. Over the next 16 years, Emmanuel underwent eight surgeries, learned to walk, feed himself, dress, and drive a vehicle, while overcoming enormous obstacles, both physical and mental. Today, Emmanuel has become a media sensation, capturing, inspiring and entertaining over 400 million people worldwide after his X-Factor performance went insanely viral.
Emmanuel has performed around the globe at such prestigious venues as the Sydney Opera House, the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, and much more. He has toured in four continents performing in front of audiences of 80,000 to 100,000 people; each performance resulted in countless tear-filled individuals: teenagers, woman, and men going berserk demanding for more.
Emmanuel signed with Manager, Mark Lamica, best known for shaping the careers of Prince and Michael Jackson and has launched over 18 Grammy award-winning artist throughout his illustrious career.
In the last six months, Emmanuel has performed a duet with Coldplay, which garnered over a million views throughout all media platforms, and has recently done a duet with Russian superstar Emin, and multi-Grammy award-winning writer/producer David Foster to a sold out crowd. The lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin is currently mentoring Emmanuel and helping him shape his music while assisting in songwriting.
Emmanuel made the cover of “Hello” Magazine in the UK, Spain, Mexico and the USA, as well as LaNacion (one of the biggest Latin Magazines).
He has been named a UNESCO and The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace (MGIEP) celebrity youth ambassador for their "YES Peace" Platform, which launched on March 8th, and was just recently named an “official” UN Ambassador.
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