R&B is alive and well. Just ask Ella Mai, whose self-titled debut arrives today.
Executive produced by Mustard, the 16 tracks include duets with Chris Brown (“Whatchamacallit”), John Legend (“Everything”), and H.E.R. (“Gut Feeling”), plus the gold-certified single “Trip” and 3x platinum hit “Boo’d Up.” The album also features the previously-released bonus track “Naked” and vulnerable “Easy,” which Ella describes as “nothing like I’ve put out before.”
“R&B is not dead. We can make it mainstream again. Clearly, people love it,” Ella told Rolling Stone.
The British singer-songwriter previously released three EPs: Time, Change, and Ready, which spawned “Boo’d Up.” The latter topped Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 14 weeks, becoming the longest-running No. 1 by a woman this decade.
You can catch Ella live on select dates of Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic World Tour,” which runs through November.
Stream Ella Mai below.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT feat. my mum 😂
to every single person involved in making this happen, i love&appreciate you more than words could ever describe! i cannot believe this moment is here, my debut album .. it is here, it is now!
ELLA MAI. OUT NOW. pic.twitter.com/0kbSWCFuQE
— Ella Mai (@ellamai) October 12, 2018