Mabel (singer)

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Mabel
Mabel McVey
Mabel in 2018
Background information
Birth nameMabel Alabama Pearl McVey
Born (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 22)
Málaga, Spain
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresR&B[1]
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2015–present
LabelsPolydor
Websitewww.mabelofficial.com

Mabel Alabama Pearl McVey[2] (born 20 February 1996), known professionally as Mabel, is a Spanish-born British singer and songwriter. Born in Málaga but raised in London, she is the daughter of Swedish singer Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack record producer Cameron McVey.[3][4]

Mabel had her mainstream breakthrough in 2017, with "Finders Keepers" becoming her first UK top-10 single.[5] She is also nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the upcoming 2019 Brit Awards.[6]

Career[edit]

Mabel's career began in 2015 with her debut single, "Know Me Better".[7] In 2017, she impacted UK charts with "Finders Keepers", which peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.[8] She has since released her 2017 debut extended play Bedroom, as well as a mixtape, Ivy to Roses.

Mabel opened for Harry Styles during the European part of the second leg of his tour Harry Styles: Live on Tour.[9]

After her tour with Styles, Mabel embarked on her own headline tour through the United Kingdom and Europe.[10] In 2018, she was featured on "Ring Ring" alongside rapper Rich the Kid and remixer Jax Jones. Also in 2018, she re-released her 2017 mixtape Ivy to Roses with new cover art, and songs released since the initial release. Mabel is currently working on her debut album.[11] On 18 January 2019, Mabel released "Don't Call Me Up", which debuted at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. The song peaked at number 5 two weeks later, becoming her highest-charting single to date.[5]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[5]
IRE
[12]
Ivy to Roses
  • Released: October 13, 2017 (UK)
  • Re-issued: January 18, 2019 (UK)
  • Label: Polydor
33 68

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[5]
UK
R&B

[13]
BEL
(WA)

[14]
IRE
[15]
NOR
[16]
SCO
[17]
SWE
[18]
"Know Me Better"[19] 2015 Non-album singles
"My Boy My Town"[20]
"Thinking of You"[21] 2016
"Finders Keepers"
(featuring Kojo Funds)
2017 8 2 52 29 Bedroom and Ivy to Roses
"Bedroom"[23] Bedroom
"Begging"[24] Ivy to Roses
"My Lover"[25] (Remix)
(with Not3s)
14 5 47 46 Take Not3s
"Fine Line"
(featuring Not3s)
2018 11 4 38 19 Ivy to Roses
"Cigarette"[26]
(with Raye and Stefflon Don)
41 22 74 Side Tape
"Ring Ring"
(with Jax Jones featuring Rich the Kid)
12 86 15 9 [A] Snacks
"One Shot"[28] 44 69 Ivy to Roses
"Don't Call Me Up" 2019 5 1 78 6
[29]
29 9 34
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Single Year Album
"Plug Walk"[30]
(Rich the Kid featuring Mabel)
2018 Non-album remix

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017 Grammis Awards Best Swedish Newcomer Herself Nominated
MOBO Awards Best Female Act Nominated
Best Newcomer Nominated
2018 MTV Brand New Brand New Won
2019 Brit Awards British Breakthrough Act Pending

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ring Ring" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One to Watch: Mabel, R&B Singer". The Guardian. May 3, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "She wore Lycra over her pregnant tummy in 1988; she has her kids to". The Independent. 1996-12-08. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  3. ^ "Who's That Girl?". Vogue.
  4. ^ Snapes, Laura (7 May 2017). "One to watch: Mabel". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Mabel | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Critics' Choice shortlist announced". BRIT Awards. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  7. ^ "Listen To Mabel's Tender, Truth-Telling Debut Single, Know Me Better". The FADER.
  8. ^ Smith, Thomas (23 November 2017). "Mabel breaks down her breakout chart hit 'Finders Keepers'". NME.
  9. ^ "Harry Styles. on Twitter". Retrieved 25 March 2018 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Aubrey, Elizabeth (2018-06-25). "Mabel announces massive UK tour". NME. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  11. ^ Newis-Smith, Josh. "One Harry Styles pie-ing and 150 pairs of trainers: We meet Mabel". Glamour UK. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  13. ^ Peak chart positions for albums on the UK R&B Singles Chart:
  14. ^ "Ultratop - Jax Jones feat. Mabel & Rich The Kid". Ultratop. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  15. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  16. ^ "VG-Lista – Topp 20 Single 2019-07". VG-Lista. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  17. ^ Peak positions for Scottish Singles and Albums Charts:
  18. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Know Me Better – Single by Mabel". Apple Music (UK). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  20. ^ "My Boy My Town – Single by Mabel". Apple Music (UK). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Thinking of You – EP by Mabel". Apple Music (UK). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  22. ^ a b c d e "BRIT Certified – bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Mabel" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Bedroom (Remixes) – Single by Mabel". Apple Music (UK). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Mabel unleashes dancehall-inspired pop cut "Begging" from surprise mixtape". The Line of Best Fit. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  25. ^ "My Lover (Radio Edit) - Single by Not3s & Mabel". Apple Music (UK). Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Cigarette - Single by RAYE, Mabel & Stefflon Don". Apple Music (UK). 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Swedish Heatseeker Chart". Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  28. ^ "One Shot – Single by Mabel". Apple Music (AU). 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  29. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Plug Walk (Mabel Remix) - Single by Rich The Kid". Apple Music (US). Retrieved 22 January 2019.

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