Ella Mai is an R&B singer who comes from England. Her career was boosted when she released single “Boo’d Up” in 2018. It has almost 400 millions of viewers on YouTube.
However, her professional career started in 2015. Through a short period, she drew the attention of the public and even of famous singers such as Beyonce.
Let’s find out more details from Ella’s biography.
Ella Mai Howell grew up in a multinational family. Her mother is from Jamaica, and her dad is from Ireland. They named their daughter after the famous jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald.
After graduating on the British and Irish Modern Music Institute, Ella formed the group “Arzie” with two other girls. They took part in The X Factor’s 11th season but didn’t pass the audition.
However, Ella Mai knew that the future is in front of her. The significant influence in forming her taste and path in music had Destiny’s Child, Brandy, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, and Alicia Keys.
One of Ella’s favorites hobbies is playing football, so she describes herself as a tomboy.
Ella started her music career on SoundCloud. The first piece of work consisted of four tracks unified in solo EP “Trouble.” The records did pretty well but didn’t become famous.
At the same time, she began posting covers of famous songs on her Instagram account, where she has almost 3 million followers right now. On YouTube, 1.5 million people are subscribed to her channel.
In 2016, Mai put out a few new EPs under the management of the producer’s 10 Summers label. The initial EP called “Time,” followed with “Change” and “Ready.”
The real fame came with single “Boo’d Up” in 2018. It hit the Top 10 lists in the United States and peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her next single “Trip” reached number 11 on the hot 100 charts and the top spot on the US R&B/Hip-Hop and US R&B chart.
Her first self-titled album was released in October the same year.
In the meantime, Ella Mai was getting involved in various music events, which gave her a boost. She went on tour with Kehlani during her SweetSexySavage world tour, and she also accompanied Bruno Mars when he completed his 24K Magic tour.
Ella Mai Net Worth 2020
Ella Mai leads a successful YouTube channel, goes on tours, concerts and sells singles and albums. All of that makes her net worth is 6 million dollars. This amount will surely increase the fact that her career has just begun.