Ella Mai didn’t come to play. Though her entrance blurb singular forsaken in 2017, it wasn’t until 2018 that “Boo’d Up” took over airwaves, streaming playlists, and a charts. It was a song’s cookout feels and sentimental RB vibes that noted Ella as an artist to watch…and led to her Song Association victory.
“I adore this series. we watch it all a time,” she told us, armed with lyrics from Craig David, Tyrese, and Musiq Soulchild to best a countdown clock. “I wish 15 out of 15, so I’m entrance with my A game.” Watch as she goes low with Adele, does a small algebra with Beyoncé, and channels a best of early 2000s RB to contend for a Song Association throne.
Ella Mai’s self-titled entrance manuscript is accessible now, and she is headlining The Debut Tour by Mar 28.