R&B Singer

Jamelia was born in Smethwick, England, United Kingdom on January 11th, 1981 and is the R&B Singer. At the age of 43, Jamelia biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 11, 1981
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
43 years old
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Model, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Television Presenter
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Jamelia Life

Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981) is an English singer, songwriter, and television presenter.

She has released three studio albums, one of which has reached the top 40 in the United Kingdom, and the other has produced eight top-ten singles in the UK.

In addition, Jamelia has won four MOBO Awards, a Q Award, and has received nine BRIT Award nominations.

Drama is her debut full-length studio album, released in June 2000.

Jamelia continued to produce more charted singles, including "Superstar," which charted at number three on the UK Singles Chart respectively, with "Superstar" charting at number one in Australia and becoming platinum-certified in Australia.

Thank You (2003) and Walk with Me (2006), her second studio album, before leaving Parlophone due to a rift with executives over the announcement of "No More," Walk With Me's third offering. Jamelia's ten-year career has earned her a seat as a judge on shows including Move Like Michael Jackson in 2009.

Jamelia: Whose Hair Is It Anyway (2008), her own version of the renowned Channel 4 show, The House That Made Me (2004), and her own BBC Three documentary, Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums, are among her filmography's highlights.

She signed a new All Around the World Productions contract in 2010.

She appeared on the ITV magazine show Loose Women from 2013 to 2016.

Early life

Jamelia Davis was born in Handsworth, Birmingham, to single mother Paulette Davis. Both her parents are Jamaican; her father is from Spanish Town, and her mother is from Westmoreland. She grew up in the suburbs of Hockley and attended Brookfields Primary School and later attended the CTC Kingshurst Academy, formerly known as the City Technology College.

Personal life

Jamelia admitted that she grew up without her father due to the fact that he was often in and out of jail, and that she eventually turned down her invitation to her wedding.

Jamelia has three children. She first appeared in 2001 after having a friendship with music manager Terry Wallen, who Jamelia claims was violent and influenced her song "Thank You." Jamelia and her boyfriend Darren Byfield divorced in August 2007, and the couple have a daughter (born October 21, 2005). A few months later, they were reconciled and announced their engagement in October 2007. The couple had married in West Sussex on the previous day on June 15, 2008, according to the station. It was announced on November 3, 2009, that they were filing for divorce. Jamelia announced in August 2022 that she was expecting her fourth child.

Jamelia credited TV programs with being "taken away" from her by her sister, Tafarwa Beckford, who was found guilty of a gang-related murder in 2018.

Jamelia endorsed the Labour Party in the 2019 UK general election in November.


Jamelia Career


Jamelia was signed to Capitol Records at the age of 15 after hearing recordings of her self-written cappella songs that she had made on a karaoke unit. Jamelia recorded So High, a tribute to fellow R&B vocalist Rosita Lynch, in late 1999. The single failed to chart in both the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, and did not appear on any of Jamelia's subsequent albums. Jamelia left Capitol Records after the single's ineffective sales, but a Parlophone branch of EMI was quickly recruited.

Jamelia returned to the music industry in 1999 with the single "I Do," her first commercially successful single in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, winning the UK Top 40 and being in Top 20 positions in France and Sweden for the first time. Despite the single's poor chart success, the single's debut delayed the releasing of Money. "Money" (featuring rapper Beenie Man and co-written by UK The X Factor finalist Daniel De Bourg) was released in February 2000. It was Jamelia's third single, "Money" (featuring rapper Beenie Man and co-written by UK The X Factor finalist Daniel De Bourg). The single was the singer's breakthrough in the United Kingdom, peaking at number five and nine weeks in the UK Top 75, and winning the MOBO Award for Best Video in 2000. Despite the success of Money, Drama did not make a big chart debut in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 39. "Call Me" the album's third single, debuted at number 11, and "Boy Next Door," the fourth single, peaked at number 42. In late 2000 and 2001 at the BRIT Awards, the singer's early career was lauded. Jamelia was nominated for Best British Newcomer, Best British Video, and Best British Female.

Following her daughter Teja's birth in 2001, Jamelia recorded her second studio album, Thank You in 2002 and early 2003. Thank You's first single, which featured R&B-influenced "Bout," on which she collaborated with American rapper Rah Digga; it debuted at number 37 in the United Kingdom; it debuted at number 37. The second single, the much poppier "Superstar," reached its highest peak at the time when it reached number three and landed in the country's second best-selling album of 2003. Jamelia is the country's first single to obtain a BPI certificate. Thank You, a parent album that came shortly after "Superstar" was widely predicted to imitate the single's success, but it fell to number 65 in the UK charts shortly after. "See It in a Boy's Eyes," and "DJ" followed Jamelia on a re-release of the album that included new artwork and track listing, as well as two new songs: Chris Martin and DJ K Staveley's collaboration with Coldplay's Chris Martin and DJ K Staveley.

The re-released title track "Thank You" was announced shortly before. The song, which is regarded as Jamelia's most popular of her debuts, debuted at number two in the United Kingdom, where it gained the 2004 MOBO Award for Best Single and a BRIT Award nomination in the same category. See it in a Boy's Eyes" was released in mid-2004 and became Jamelia's third consecutive top-five hit, receiving a MOBO Award for Best Video and a Q Award for Best Single. Thank You For Your Service in 2004 and 2005 resulted in five BRIT Awards nominations for Jamelia, Best British Single, Best Female Solo Act, and Best British Urban Act. The album was rated double platinum by the BPI in recognition of the 600,000 copies delivered to retailers throughout the country. For their remix/covers album The Hits: Reloaded, Jamelia also contributed a cover version of Kool and the Gang's "Straight Ahead."

Jamelia worked with Italian singer Tiziano Ferro on "Universal Prayer" for the 2004 Olympic Games soundtrack in mid-2004. It was her first Number 1 single in Italy and Spain, and it was also included in non-UK editions of Thank You. Jamelia was asked to contribute to the Band Aid 20 charity album "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in late 2004. "She sang with Will Young on which she performed." The single debuted on the UK Singles Chart and was awarded platinum. Jamelia also appeared on the lead single from the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, a recreation of Sam Brown's 1988 hit "Stop!" "It was announced as double A-side in the United Kingdom with the aforementioned "DJ" and reached its high position at number nine.

Jamelia appeared at Feeder's WAR Child gig at 'The Coronet' in London on Friday, on November 9, 2006. They did a cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" as well as "Beware of the Dog."

Jamelia began recording Walk with Me after her second daughter, Tiani, was born in 2005. "Something About You," the company's lead single, was released in late 2006 and dubbed "less R&B, more experimental," with Popjustice's labeling it "an amazing pop single." Following the physical launch, the single became Jamelia's first to enter the charts solely on download sales alone, debuting at number 28 and rising to number nine a month later. Walk with Me was released shortly after and received critical praise, with several commentators claiming that it marked a major change in the singer's career as she transitioned from R&B to pop/rock.

Thank You's album did not reflect chart success, and it debuted at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart, not thank You's chart. "Beware of the Dog," Depeche Mode's 1989 hit "Personal Jesus" and was widely praised as Jamelia's best single to date, with BBC Radio 1's "Chart Blog" announcing it as "probably one of the best pop songs ever made" and "the best pop song of the year" receiving a five-star rating. The single was the singer's second straight Top ten effort from his third album, peaking at number ten in the United Kingdom. "No More," the Stranglers' 1981 single "Golden Brown," was the final single to be released from the album. On BBC Radio 2, it made the A-list, but it didn't achieve much sales success, debuting at number 43.

Walk with Me became Jamelia's second album to receive a BPI badge. It has sold more than 100,000 copies and been given a Gold disk after four months since being released. However, Walk With Me had disappointing sales relative to her second album, Thank You, which went on to become a certified double platinum, despite releasing two top ten singles and receiving mainly positive feedback.

Jamelia said in a video interview with Digital Spy in December 2009 that she was not surprised that the album did not sell well. "I certainly wasn't in the right mood with Walk With Me." I love all of the songs as an album, but I don't think it flows very well as an album, which makes it difficult to relate to. It's been a hit among 100,000 copies, but I want double-platinum every time!"

In late 2007, the singer unveiled a singles collection titled Superstar - The Hits. The compilation album features 11 of her 14 releases, including the 1999 single "So High," Drama singles "I Do," and "Boy Next Door" as well as the non-UK 2004 release "Universal Prayer." The collection, which only managed to debut on the UK Album Charts, was chastised for its hastiness, brevity, and a lack of new tracks or artwork. Parlophone's last album was this one, which she left weeks after the collection's debut amid rumors that Walk With Me's sales success was a factor in the artist and label's decision to separate and reveal the singles collection.

Jamelia talked to entertainment website Digital Spy in December 2009 about being a rumoured replacement for Keisha Buchanan in the girl-group Sugababes and spoke about her continuing performances, which was going "absolutely fantastic." She said she was working with producers who had previously worked with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, and that the album had returned her sound to 2004's Thank You. She also promised to release a "very exciting" album. Jamelia signed a historic deal with an unknown brand on July 26, 2010 with the help of a live streaming service on YouTube.tv.

Ultimately, nothing was released

Jamelia appeared on two seasons of The Voice of Ireland as a mentor in 2013 and 2014.

Jamelia appeared in an episode of the BBC drama series Death in Paradise in February 2013, portraying a singer. Jamelia created a new swimwear collection for Boux Avenue in 2014.

Jamelia was a member of a house band on every episode of BBC One's panel show I Love My Country in August 2013. Jamelia appeared on the panel of the ITV chat show Loose Women on Saturday, November 27. She had made 162 appearances as of August 16, 2016. However, she was sacked from the show after new contracts were drawn up on August 17th, and she did not return for series 21.

In May 2014, she appeared in a television commercial for Boux Avenue and performed a cover version of "I Only Want to Be With You," with the chorus renamed to "I Only Want to Be With Boux."

Jamelia appeared on ITV in 2015 in Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. Jamelia appeared on the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. Tristan MacManus, a professional dancer, was partnered with her. Both the pair hosted four dances but lost their fifth dance off in week 9, being voted out by three out of four judges against Peter Andre and Janette Manrara.

Helena Wales appeared in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors in 2016. Following her appearance, she announced that she wants to return to Doctors.

Jamelia appeared on Richard Osman's House of Games in February 2020 as one of the contestants, alongside Gareth Malone, Paul Martin, and Susan Calman.


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