Ella Mai Howell born 3 November is an English singer and songwriter. Her singing career began at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in London in , during which time she auditioned as part of a trio on the 11th season of The X Factor.
In , she uploaded a four-track solo EP of originals to SoundCloud titled Trouble, and was discovered on social media by American record producer Mustard and signed with his record label, 10 Summers Records.
Her self-titled debut studio album was released in October and featured the singles " Boo'd Up " and " Trip ", which were released on 20 February and 3 August , respectively.
According to the singer, her mother, a lover of American jazz music, named her after Ella Fitzgerald. During that time she competed on season 11 of The X Factor as part of a trio, Arize, but didn't advance beyond the initial audition for the judges. The group broke up shortly thereafter. In February , she released Time , the first in her EP trilogy.
On 26 April , she released a music video for " Boo'd Up " after it started to gain popularity. Apart from her music, Ella Mai also performed a sketch on Nickelodeon 's All That which aired on 27 July called "Boo'd Up", a paranormal parody of The Dating Game , in which she played herself as a contestant looking for a ghost to haunt her family home, but instead of choosing the three suitors offered, she chose her former ghost who came back and she forgave him.
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