Ella Mai is an English singer and songwriter and Grammy Award winner. She was signed by American record producer Mustard’s record label, 10 Summers Records in late 2014 upon being discovered on social media. Her self-titled debut studio album was released in October 2018 and featured the singles Boo’d Up and Trip, which were released on 20 February 2018 and 3 August 2018, 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.

Birth Name

Ella Mai Howell




Singer, Songwriter






10 Summers, Interscope Records



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Ella Mai was born on 3rd of November 1994, in London, England, United kingdom.


She is currently 25 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign





She has Irish ancestry on her father’s side and Jamaican roots on her mother’s side.




Mai moved from London to New York City at the age of 12 and graduated from Queens High School of Teaching in Glen Oaks, Queens, before returning to England. Later, she studied creative musicianship at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute London.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Her mother is a teacher.
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Ella Mai has dated –

  • Kehlani (2018) – In August 2018, she was linked with fellow singer, Kehlani, after a video of them cuddling emerged on the social media. Some sources claimed that they had been dating for a couple of weeks but had opted to keep it a secret as Ella was worried that a lesbian affair won’t be good for her image.

  • Jayson Tatum (2019-Present) – Ella started dating basketball player Jayson Tatum in 2019.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m


  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Ella Mai found plenty of success with her hit single Boo’d Up, which peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified as 2x Platinum by RIAA.

Singing Debut

In February 2016, she released her debut EP, Time, which didn’t earn much success. She found success with her second EP, Change, which peaked at the 20th position on the US R&B chart.

Television Debut

In 2018, Ella Mai made her first TV show appearance on the comedy talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Brand Endorsements

Ella Mai hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardsCategoryNominated WorkResult
2018MTV Video Music AwardsSong of Summer“Boo’d Up”Nominated
American Music AwardsFavorite Song – Soul/R&BNominated
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&BHerselfNominated
Soul Train Music AwardsBest Song of the Year“Boo’d Up”Won
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s AwardWon
Best Video of the YearNominated
Best R&B/Soul Female ArtistHerselfWon
BBCSound of 2019Nominated
MetroOnes To Watch 2019Nominated
2019Grammy AwardsBest R&B Song“Boo’d Up”Won
Song of the YearNominated
Brit AwardsBest Breakthrough ActHerselfNominated
iHeartRadio Music AwardsR&B Song of the Year“Boo’d Up”Won
R&B Artist of the YearHerselfWon
Best New R&B ArtistWon
Billboard Music AwardsTop New ArtistNominated
Top Female ArtistNominated
Top R&B ArtistWon
Top R&B Female ArtistWon
Top R&B AlbumElla MaiNominated
Top R&B Song“Boo’d Up”Won
BET AwardsCoca-Cola Viewers’ Choice AwardWon
MTV Video Music AwardsBest R&BNominated
BMI AwardMost Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs“Boo’d Up”Won

Ella Mai Favorite

Ella Mai Net worth

Ella Mai has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ella Mai

  • Ella was named by her parents after the iconic jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald.
  • As a child, she got trained in acting, dance and vocals.
  • While studying in New York, Ella turned her attention to soccer and played soccer for 9 years with the school team as well as for a club.
  • In 2014, she competed on the 11th season of the music reality show The X Factor along with her crew named Arize which was formed with a few like-minded girls. Unfortunately they couldn’t make past the audition round.
  • She started her music journey by posting song covers on her social media accounts and started posting covers on Instagram in 2015.
  • In 2017, Kehlani roped Ella Mai in for her SweetSexySavage World Tour.
  • In 2018 she won three Soul Train Music Awards, two for her single Boo’d Up and one for herself in the category Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.
  • In August 2018, she toured across the major cities in the US as a part of The Boo’d Up Tour.
  • In 2019, Ella Mai won the Billboard Music Awards for Top R&B Artist and Top Female R&B Artist.


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