Ella Mai Talks About Her Come Up, The Success Of 'Boo'd Up' + More

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Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up" is taking the world by storm quickly becoming an anthem for all the ladies out there. Stopping by the Angie Martinez Show she revealed how she got her start in the music business and what her life has been like since "Boo'd Up" became such a smash hit. 

Originally from England, she moved out to Queens when she was in Middle School as her mother was a teacher who secured a job over in the states. Stating that moving to Jamaica Queens was a huge culture shock for her because in England you grow up with the same people throughout your entire school career. Something that she didn't like about moving here was when everyone would ask her to speak because of her accent. She really didn't fall in love and appreciate New York till high school, in which she graduated in 2012.

Moving back to London after high school she began doing 15-second song covers on Instagram, her first cover which was Fetty Wap's "679" ended up going viral getting the attention of The Shade Room. DJ Mustard saw a cover video she did of a Tupac song, realizing her talent they met in New York, a week later they went to L.A, where she would eventually move to in hopes to pursue a music career. DJ Mustard is also the executive producer of all the projects she puts out and lets her do her own thing in the studio which she appreciates. 

On opening for Kehlani she said it was an amazing experience and that she learned a lot opening for the Bay Area singer. Kehlani would give her advice and say that she will one day be doing the same thing for another artist who opens for her.

Check out Angie Martinez' full Interview with Ella Mai above,


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