Ella Mai


Ella Mai Howell (born 3 November 1994) is an English singer-songwriter. 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 uploaded a four-track solo EP of originals to SoundCloud titled Troubled, and was discovered on social media by American record producer Mustard and signed with his record label, 10 Summers Records.

From 2016 to 2018, she released three EPs on the label, including Time, Change, and Ready. Her self-titled debut studio album was released in October 2018 and featured the singles "Boo'd Up" and "Trip", which charted in the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 5 and 11, respectively. In 2019, "Boo'd Up" was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Song of the Year and Best R&B Song, winning for the latter, as well as Mai herself being nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the 2019 Brit Awards. At the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, she won three awards, including the award for Top R&B Artist.


July 1, 2022

Ella Mai Talks ‘DFMU’ Hitting No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart

The singer's fourth radio champ comes as new single 'Keeps on Fallin,' with Babyface, debuts.

June 28, 2022

Babyface Signs With Capitol Records Ahead of New Album ‘Girls’ Night Out’

Due out October 29, the album will feature Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii and more.

June 28, 2022

Babyface Announces ‘Girls’ Night Out’ LP Featuring Kehlani, Ella Mai, Others

"The process for it reminded me of when I did Waiting to Exhale," he said, referring to the beloved 1995 film's soundtrack

June 15, 2022

Mary J. Blige Announces ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ North American Tour

Ella Mai and Queen Naija will join Mary J. Blige on select dates

June 15, 2022

Mary J. Blige Announces 2022 United States Tour

Ella Mai and Queen Naija will join her

May 20, 2022

Ella Mai Has a Top Five Debut Up Her ‘Sleeve’

The Grammy-winner's second full length album sends five tracks onto the Hot R&B Songs chart.

May 18, 2022

Ella Mai Performs Sultry Medley of ‘DFMU,’ ‘Leave You Alone’ on ‘Fallon’

Grammy Award-winner released her second full-length album earlier this month

May 6, 2022

Ella Mai Drops Sophomore Album 'Heart On My Sleeve' f/ Latto, Roddy Ricch, and More

Four years after her debut, UK R&B sensation Ella Mai has finally returned with her sophomore record 'Heart On My Sleeve,' f/ Latto, Roddy Ricch, and more.

March 30, 2022

Ella Mai’s New Dawn

In one of her most in-depth interviews since her return, we talk to the Grammy-nominated artist about her upcoming album, the current state of British R&B, and

February 2, 2022

Here Are the Lyrics to Ella Mai’s ‘DFMU’

Follow along with the words of Ella Mai's latest lovesick hit.

January 30, 2022

Ella Mai returns with slow-burning new single, ‘DFMU’

"This song...was very, very hard for me because it was like my life in real time" The post Ella Mai returns with slow-burning new single, ‘DFMU’ appeared first on NME.

January 28, 2022

First Stream: Ella Mai’s Comeback Single, Anitta, Gucci Mane & More New Releases | Billboard News

Ella Mai returns with her first single in two years, Anitta offers up an English-language tune and Gucci Mane reunites with Lil Durk. Billboard presents First Stream featuring the hottest drops of the week.

January 28, 2022

The Good, Bad and Ugly: Ella Mai Wants the World to See It All

Ella Mai sat down with Billboard to talk about her new single "DFMU," hitting the studio with J. Cole and Pharrell, and embracing change.


Heart On My Sleeve

May 6, 2022

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Not Another Love Song

October 2, 2020

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Put It All on Me (feat. Ella Mai)

July 11, 2019

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Ella Mai

October 12, 2018

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Boo'd Up (with Nicki Minaj & Quavo) [Remix]

July 4, 2018

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February 22, 2017

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November 18, 2016

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February 15, 2016

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