Ella Mai is an English singer and songwriter. Originally from London, Mai moved to New York City at the age of 12 before returning to England after graduating from high school. In 2014, she competed on series 11 of The X Factor as part of a trio, Arize, but didn’t advance beyond the initial audition for the judges. The group broke up shortly thereafter. The following year, Ella Mai uploaded a four-track solo EP of originals to SoundCloud. EP titled Troubled, which was produced by DJ Mustard. After being discovered on Instagram, she signed to DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers label.

In February 2016, she released Time, the first in her EP trilogy. The 6-track EP included the single, “She Don’t”, which featured Ty Dolla $ign.

She released her second EP, Change, in November 2016 and third, Ready, in February 2017.[6] Her next release will be her debut studio album