By the end of 2018, not an hour could pass without a music-oriented radio station somewhere in the world playing either “Boo’d Up” or “Trip”, two of Ella Mai’s most remarkable songs. The English singer and songwriter, who won the Best R&B Song award and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards, is known for her soulful ballads and heart-rending break-up anthems, components that make an R&B singer great.
Ella Mai: Biography (Age)
Ella Mai Howell was born on November 3, 1994, in London, England. Not much is known about her life before her teenage years except that she was a member of the church choir and that she auditioned for school musicals.
One year before she was 13, Mai moved to New York City with her mother, who got a new job in the States. During this time she attended Queens High School of Teaching in Glen Oaks, Queens. It is said that around this time the young girl stopped singing because she became aware of her accent in a new country. Instead, she decided to play soccer, both for her school and for a club.
At her high school graduation ceremony, Ella Mai decided to sing the national anthem, where she delighted everyone with her voice, which prompted her to give singing another chance. Upon her return to England in 2014, Mai enrolled at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in London. There she formed a music trio called Arize, which participated in the 11th season of The X Factor. The trio did not seem to have established itself at that time, as they were unable to go beyond the initial auditions for the jury. The trio soon went their separate ways, but Mai did not put her ambitions to make it in music on ice.
Ella Mai continued to work on her music, and in 2015 she released a four-track solo EP called Trouble on SoundCloud. Her music caught the attention of many people, but it was Los Angeles-based music producer DJ Mustard who signed her to his label 10 Summers Records, which is part of Interscope Records. Now that Mai had moved to LA, she was able to work with music heavyweights like Ty Dolla Sign, while subsequently releasing a number of EPs, making her one of the most talked-about new artists.
Who is Her Boyfriend?
It is generally believed that Ella Mai has a boyfriend who inspires her lyrics, but his identity is not known. The singer seems to keep her relationship details as secret as possible and does not allow anything to be revealed in the media. The media, on the other hand, have tried to connect her with some other high-profile people. In early 2018 it was reported that May might be dating basketball player John Wall. The speculation began after he marked her in one of his videos on social media. Later that year, the rumor circulated that she was with the singer Kehlani after a video of them appeared on social media where they cuddled. Both speculations have since proven to be false.
After creating several songs that sold several times platinum, and after a series of tours, including the opening of Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour (2019) and then headlining the debut tour (2019), Ella Mai has accumulated net assets estimated at approximately $6 million. The British singer, who counts artists such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, and Brandy among her greatest influences, will certainly be worth much more in the coming years if she continues to write Grammy-winning songs.
Not much is known about Ella Mai’s parents except that her father is Irish and her mother, who is a teacher, is Jamaican. Mai revealed in an interview that her mother is a big fan of American jazz music, especially the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who is sometimes called the First Lady of Song or Queen of Jazz. Her mother named her after the legendary musician.
Height and Weight
Ella Mai stands at a height of 170 cm (5 feet 7 inches). The multiracial singer, whose characteristics include curly hair, fuller lips, and a dimpled smile, also weighs about 55 kg (121 lbs). Details of her other body statistics are not currently available.