Ella Mai


Ella Mai is an English R&B singer. Her musical career began at London’s British and Irish Modern Music Institute in 2014, during which time she auditioned as part of a trio on the 11th season of The X Factor. In 2015, she released her debut four-track solo extended play (EP), Troubled in October of that year. The EP and her performances on social media were discovered by American record producer DJ Mustard, who then signed Mai to his record label 10 Summers Records, an imprint of Interscope Records.

From 2016 to 2018, she released three additional EPs on the label, including Time, Change, and Ready. Her self-titled debut studio album (2018) was preceded by the singles “Boo’d Up” and “Trip”, which charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at numbers five and 11 respectively. In 2019, the former single won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in addition to a nomination for Song of the Year, as well as Mai herself being nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the 2019 Brit Awards. That same year, she won three awards at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, including Top R&B Artist.