"Jamelia", real name "Jamelia Davis" (born October 1 1981), is a British R&B singer. She made her breakthrough outside of Europe in 2003, when her single ''Superstar'' went top ten in multiple countries, including number one in Australia and New Zealand.
Jamelia was born Jamelia Davis in Birmingham, England to a Jamaican family. She was raised in the inner city district of Aston. She was signed to Parlophone at the age of 15, after impressing record executives with self-written a capella songs. In April 1999 Jamelia released her first single, "So High", although it wasn't until her second single, "I Do" that she charted inside the official U.K. top 40 singles chart for the first time. In 2000, at age 18, she released her first album ''Drama'', which peaked inside the U.K. top 40 albums chart at #39. The most successful single from the album was "Money", featuring a guest vocal from Beenie Man which went top 5. She was nominated for five Mobo Awards in 2000, winning one. The album also spawned the successful follow-up single, "Call Me" and the final single, "Boy Next Door", which peaked just outside the U.K. top 40.
After the success of her debut album, she temporaril...
|Genre||R&B, Popular Music|