According to Wikipedia; Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981), best known mononymously as Jamelia, is a British singer-songwriter, model, entertainer, television presenter and actress. She is most famous for her prolific work in the R&B genre. She has released three studio albums, two of which has reached the Top 10 in her native UK, her debut acheiving Top 40 success. The albums collectively spawned eight UK top ten singles. In addition, Jamelia has won four MOBO Awards, a Q Award and has received nine BRIT Award nominations. Jamelia is one of Britain’s most successful black female entertainers. Her career has spanned over ten years after being signed straight out of school at 15 to a Parlophone records, at EMI. She attended the CTC Kingshurst Academy formally known as the City Technology College. She was regularly known to announce that she would one day become a star – a dream that became a reality.
Her professional music career began in 1999, when she released her debut single, “So High”, followed by a more successful single, “I Do”. She then release 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) (which went Double Platinum) and Walk with Me (2006), (Gold), before leaving Parlophone following a dispute with executives over the release of “No More“, the third offering from Walk with Me.
Jamelia’s successful ten-year career span has led her to becoming a judge on shows such as Move Like Michael Jackson in 2009. Her filmography also includes her own TV documentaries, including Jamelia: Whose Hair Is It Anyway (2008), her own edition of the popular Channel 4 show, The House That Made Me and in 2011, her own BBC Three documentary, Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums. Jamelia is currently in the production stage of her highly anticipated fourth studio album. In 2013, she joined Kian Egan, Niall Breslin and Sharon Corr as a coach for the second series of the popular singing competition The Voice of Ireland, in which her act, Keith Hanley won. Jamelia returned for the 3rd season of the show, in which her act Laura-May Lenehan came third. Jamelia became one of the latest panellists on the daytime topical debate show Loose Women in November 2013 and has received a great reception from ITV and Fans alike.
According to Me; I’m a hardworking, fun-loving, heat-seeking, brutally honest, lovable mother of two lovely daughters from Birmingham, UK, who’s a little bit famous :-) x