If you aren’t familiar with Ella Mai already, chances are you will be very soon.
This rising contemporary R&B singer is just 23 years old, and after a childhood spent in London, Mai moved to NYC at age 12 with her family. Once she graduated high school, however, she returned to the UK to pursue her music career, and it’s a decision that’s clearly paid off in spades. The singer first gained international recognition in 2016 after the release of Time, the first in her EP trilogy. The project includes the single “She Don’t,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and if you don’t have it on repeat already, be warned: one listen is all it takes to get you hooked.
I recently had the chance to catch up with Mai hot off the release of her new music video for her single “Boo’d Up.” From her favorite ’90s jams, future collaborations, and her ultimate festival lineup, take a look at what she had to say below.