In the meantime, Emma studies Arts & Drama in Brussels broadening her artistic skills and interests.
At the age of 20, she is contacted by talent scouts of “The Voice van Vlaanderen”. As part of the team of renowned singer Axelle Red, she once again climbs up to the semi-finals raising maximum media attention.
After the Voice Van Vlaanderen, Emma starts writing her own songs ambitioning a solo career. In the meantime proposals from record companies and DJ’s keep coming in. When the Belgian label CNR proposes to record a demo, Emma feels a connection and decides to accept. The demo becomes the track “I Can’t Say No!” and is released under her new artist name “Lea Rue”. The song and especially the Broiler remix version becomes an international hit and remains in the Belgian Ultratop during 15 weeks, peaking at #2 and reaching more than 25 million streams on Spotify.
“River” her third single, produced by Yves Gaillard, puts Lea Rue back where she feels she truly belongs. The time has come to gather all the experiences from the past and focus on a long term musical career as a performing singer/songwriter setting out for a strong live performance and an elaborate musical catalogue.
Waiting for an EP, Lea Rue releases her long-awaited fourth single “Watching You” in March 2019. Again co-written and produced by Yves Gaillard, “Watching You” marks Lea Rue’s determination to pursue the electronic pop- and alternative R&B genre following her previous astonishing debut tracks.