Ella Mai - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 23, 2020

Ella Mai
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Best Known For: Change, Boo'd Up
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 3, 1994 (age 27)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ella Mai Howell
Birth Place: London, England
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
High School: Queens High School of Teaching
University: British and Irish Modern Music Institute London
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Jamaican, Irish)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Ella Mai?

Ella Mai is a singer, songwriter by profession and British by nationality. She is best known for her debut album Ella Mai and EPs Time, Change, and Ready.

Ella Mai: Age, Parents, Siblings

Ella Mai’s birth took place on 3 November 1994 in London, England. She was born as Ella Mai Howell to a Jamaican mother and Irish father. She was named after American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald by her mother who is an American jazz music lover.

Source: Instagram (young Ella Mai)

Education, Ethnicity

At the age of 12, Ella Mai moved to New York City where he attended Queens High School of Teaching. After graduating from there, she returned to England and in 2014 joined British and Irish Modern Music Institute London (BIMM London). She has not spoken of her childhood days, parents or siblings.

Her ethnicity includes Jamaican, Irish.

Ella Mai: Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Although Mai is a famous singer and songwriter, there is so much of her that is not known. Same is the case with her relationship status. She has not been known to date or be in a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend.

She has never married and is sans husband and children.

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Ella Mai: Career

Before fame

While still a student at British and Irish Modern Music Institute London (BIMM London), she competed in the season 11 of The X Factor. Back then she entered the competition as a trio, Arize. But the group did not make it beyond the initial audition for the judges. Soon after the band broke up.

Not disheartened, Ella Mai Mai uploaded a four-track solo EP titled Trouble on SoundCloud. It was produced by her high school friend, DJ Kam 1. After she was discovered on Instagram, Mai was signed into DJ Mustard's label, 10 Summers Records and Interscope Records.

Worked in

Mai in February 2016 released her first EP titled Time followed by Change in November 2016 and Ready in February 2017.

Source: Rolling Stone (Ella Mai performs in New Orleans, July 2018)

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Her single Boo'd Up peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 of any song by a woman on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. After the success of her single Trip, which was released on 3 August 2018, she went on to release her debut album, Ella Mai.

Moreover, she has toured with SweetSexySavage World Tour,  24K Magic World Tour. Her debut tour began in January 2019.

Worked with

Ella Mai has collaborated with Ty Dolla Sign, J.I.D, Meek Mill, H.E.R., John Legend, among others.

Ella Mai: Awards, Nominations

In just a matter of a few years, Mari has accomplished and earned many prestigious awards and nominations. She has been nominated for MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Brit Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards.

Among all her nominations, she has won three Soul Train Music Awards, a Grammy Awards, three iHeartRadio Music Awards, and three Billboard Music Awards.

Source: gofugyourself (Ella Mai wins 2019's Grammy Awards)

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Ella Mai: Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $6 Million while there have been no estimates for her annual salary.

Ella Mai: Social Media

On social media, she is active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. She also has her personal website - ellamai.com and YouTube channel.

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