Everything You Wanted to Know About 'That Girl' Singer-Songwriter Emei

We're not exaggerating when we say that Emei's "That Girl" has been squarely stuck in our heads for the better half of a year—and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Clearly, we're not the only ones who adore the track, because it's been steamed more than 2.5 million times, and last week, we fell even harder for the song thanks to its iconic new music video, directed by the great Zay Mirigian. Filmed in a one-take style and featuring Emei's live band, Them Fantasies, the video perfectly captures Emei's tongue-in-cheek brand of pop-rock as she paints an irresistible relatable narrative about desperately wanting to be "that girl," while falling short every time. We are so excited to see what Emei has in store for us in 2023, and if you feel the same, keep scrolling to discover everything she shared with us as our latest Woman Crush Wednesday.

Emei That Girl singer-songwriter top trivia, bio and favorite fun facts

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Name: Emily Li

Hometown: Belle Mead, New Jersey

Birthday: October 3

Zodiac sign: Libra

 

Fun Facts:

1. Emei's go-to pizza toppings are mushroom and sausage.

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2. The last song she had stuck in her head was Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."

 

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3. Bridge to Terabithia never fails to make her cry.

4. She's never been much of a gamer—but she does love Nintendogs.

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5. She's got a bit of siderodromophobia—or fear of trains.

"I really don't like trains or subways going by me when I'm on the platform."

-Emei

 

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6. Her most overused word is "totally."

7. Sara Bareilles is her biggest hero.

8. People might not expect this, but she's a massive fan of English singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas.

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9. She also sees Harry Potter's Hermione Granger as a massive inspiration.

 

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10. Her grandma's cooking is very special to her.

"My grandma makes fire Chinese food. I specifically love sticky rice cakes stir-fried with bamboo shoots and ground pork."

-Emei

11. Above everything else, Emei actually cares—a lot.

"I like to pretend like I don't try or care at all, when I try and care the most."

-Emei

 

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