Artist 


Ella Mai
   
Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 66
Appearing in a total number of: 5 charts | Total period running: 137 days
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Biography

Ella Mai (born 3 November 1994) is an English singer and songwriter from London, England. She is signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records where she released three extended plays. Her most recent EP was released in February 2017, where her biggest song "Boo'd Up" was released as a single in 2018.

Originally from London, Mai moved to New York City at the age of 12 before returning to England after graduating from high school. In 2014, she competed on series 11 of The X Factor as part of a trio, Arize, but didn't advance beyond the initial audition for the judges. The group broke up shortly thereafter. The following year, Ella Mai uploaded a four-track solo EP of originals to SoundCloud. After being discovered on Instagram, she signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records.

In February 2016, she released Time, the first in her EP trilogy. The six-track EP included the single, "She Don't", which featured Ty Dolla Sign. She released her second EP, Change, in November 2016 and third, Ready, in February 2017. Ella Mai toured with Kehlani on her SweetSexySavage World Tour.

On April 26, 2018, she released a music video for "Boo'd Up" after it unexpectedly started to gain popularity. The single peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100, as the singer topped the Emerging Artists chart.

In multiple interviews, Ella Mai names Lauryn Hill, Chris Brown, Brandy, Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey as her biggest influences. Vibe said her “perception of the powerful emotion is kindred to R&B heartthrobs of the ‘90s, who flooded the radio airwaves with soulful ballads, baby-making tunes, and heart-wrenching break-up anthems.″ Rolling Stone described her sound as “a British émigré full of self-confidence and an affinity for classic Nineties R&B.”

Discography:
Time EP (2016)
Change EP (2016)
Ready EP (2017)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Ella Mai in the news
Breakout R&B Sensation Ella Mai Takes A 'Trip' With Pepsi (10/10/2018) Now That's What I Call Music! Celebrates 20 Years Of US Success With Latest Numbered Volume, 'Now That's What I Call Music! 68,' And 'Now That's What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary (Volume 1)' (08/10/2018)
Vote Now For New Artist, Collaboration Of The Year And More At AMAs (27/09/2018) Mariah Carey And An All-Star Collaboration From Benny Blanco With Halsey & Khalid Announced For The '2018 American Music Awards (27/09/2018)
Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco, Halsey And Khalid To Perform At The American Music Awards (25/09/2018) Ella Mai Announces Fall Release Date For Album; "Boo'd Up" Officially Certified Triple Platinum (23/09/2018)
Ella Mai Drops Visual For Irresistible New Single "Trip" (20/09/2018) Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign To Perform At AMAs (20/09/2018)
The 2018 American Music Awards Nominees Announced (14/09/2018) Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani & Bebe Rexha To Announce The "2018 American Music Awards" Nominations Live From Youtube Space LA On September 12 (12/09/2018)
Chris Brown Surprises With New Sampled Song Based On Michael Jackson's "Rock With You"! (06/08/2018) NOW 67 And Now Party Anthems 4 Set For Digital And CD Release On August 3, 2018 (18/07/2018)
Post Malone's "Psycho" Hits No 1 On Billboard Hot 100 And Top40 Radio (12/06/2018) Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae, Migos, H.E.R., And Ella Mai Set To Perform At The BET Awards 2018 (30/05/2018)
Drake's "Nice For What" Takes Back Its Spot At The Top Of The Hot 100 (29/05/2018)
Songs by Ella Mai
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