Emanuel Deanda
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Emanuel Deanda

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo R&B Soul

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Discography

Crave: Dem Boyz (boy group) 2006 - Album 
Pretty Ricky: (boy group) Pretty Ricky 2010 - Album 
Emanuel: Cuffin Season 2013 - Album 
In The Middle Of The Night (2019) - Single 
4ourever (2019) - Single 

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Emanuel Deanda is a singer/songwriter/producer/performer from the great city of Pittsburgh, Pa. Former lead singer for local success story Crave. As well as former lead for platinum selling boy band Pretty Ricky.  

“I will never forget the first time I performed in front of a crowd. It was the most exhilarating experience ever. I knew at that very moment, that was it for me. I wanted to be a star.....” ~Manny De’Anda~

Manny “Emanuel” De’Anda was born in Pittsburgh, P.A. to a Mexican father Lupe de Anda and African American Mother, Barbara Joyce Burch. Raised in the great city of Pittsburgh, Emanuel’s singing career started off in a group called Crave, where the members met singing in the choir together at WestingHouse High School, where he also starred on the school’s Football and Wrestling teams.

With the help of Meanstreet Entertainment founder Big D, Crave had three #1 singles at local radio station WAMO 106.7, "7 & Up", "Real Chick" and "Ask For It By Name".

Along with former bandmates Maurice "Hollywood" Walker and Mandell "The Jonezes" Loman” Crave helped headline the WAMO 106.7 Summer Jam with platinum-selling artists like Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy in 2007, Crave earned the key to the city and that day was declared Crave and Meanstreet Entertainment Day in the city of Pittsburgh, according to a proclamation by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Recognizing the band’s success and charity work with The Creative Corner, American Red Cross and a Hurricane Katrina benefit.

After completing a tour with Bluestar Entertainment recording group Pretty Ricky, Emanuel signed with Pretty Ricky and Bluestar Entertainment in the summer of 2008 where he performed under the moniker “Lingerie”. During this period, Emanuel made 6 appearances on BET's 106 & Park; single: Tipsy In This Club peaked at #6 on 106 & Park Top 10 Countdown and #38 on the Billboard Charts independently as well as appearing on the Monique Show. Emanuel has performed in shows from the south to the west coast to the east coast, Canada and abroad. Knocking Your Heels Off video with R&B legends H Town and Jodeci has received more than 22 million views on www.worldstarhiphop.com.Emanuel has also done songs with other big names in the industry such as KeKe Wyatt, Snoop Dogg, Trick Daddy, Bone Thugs N Harmony to name a few.

A fan of such diverse artists such as Michael Jackson, Donnie Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Guy, Jodeci, Musiq Soulchild and R. Kelly, Emanuel, an accomplished singer, songwriter and self taught pianist, is now pursuing a solo career, where he will share with his audience the sultry soul-tinged songs made to resonate with all who hear them through his incredible voice.

“I want my debut album to be about Love, Pain, Loss and Redemption. I hope my music can help motivate the world to come together.” ~Manny De’Anda~

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