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Jamelia

Born 1 October 1981.
Jamelia

Biography

Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981) is a British singer-songwriter, model, entertainer, television presenter, and actress best known for her use of a cappella and work in the R&B genre. She has released three studio albums, each of which has reached the Top 40 in her native UK, which collectively have spawned eight UK top ten singles. In addition, Jamelia has won four MOBO Awards, a Q Award and has received nine BRIT Award nominations. Her career has spanned over ten years after being signed straight out of school at 15 to a major record label.

Jamelia's professional music career began in 1999, when she released her debut single, "So High", followed by a more successful single, "I Do". She then released her debut full-length studio album, Drama, in June 2000. Jamelia went onto release further successful singles, including "Superstar" and "Thank You" which charted at number three and number two on the UK Singles Charts respectively, with "Superstar" charting at number one in Australia and becoming platinum certified in Australia. She went onto further release another two studio albums, Thank You (2003) and Walk with Me (2006), before leaving Parlophone following a dispute with executives over the release of "No More", the third offering from Walk with Me.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Walk With Me

    Walk With Me 2006

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    ...its funky disco bassline and triumphant horns will surely leave Beyonce wrinkling...
  2. Review of Thank You

    Thank You 2004

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    Thank You sees the vocalist take bold steps onto new musical ground.
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