Mahalia (singer)

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Mahalia
Mahalia at Falls Festival in January 2019
Mahalia at Falls Festival in January 2019
Background information
Birth nameMahalia Burkmar
Born (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 22)
OriginSyston, United Kingdom
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
InstrumentsVocals,Acoustic Guitar
Years active2015–present
LabelsAsylum
Associated acts
Websitewww.mahaliamusic.co.uk

Mahalia Burkmar (born 1 May 1998), known mononymously as Mahalia,[1] is a Jamaican-British singer, songwriter and actress.[2] Mahalia has released a couple of EPs and two albums, Diary Of Me (2016) and Love and Compromise (2019). She acted in the film Brotherhood (2016).[3]

Life and career[edit]

Mahalia is from Syston, Charnwood, in Leicestershire.[4][5][6] Her father is British-Irish and her mother is Jamaican.[7] She attended Roundhill Community College.[8] As a child she would often spend her summer breaks at home writing music[citation needed]—she wrote her first song at age eight and signed a deal with a major record label at age 13.[5][9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[10]
UK
R&B

[11]
US
Heat.

[12]
Diary of Me
Love and Compromise
  • Released: 6 September 2019[14]
  • Label: Asylum
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
28 4 23
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Details
Head Space
  • Released: 10 July 2012[15]
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Never Change
  • Released: 11 December 2015[16]
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Seasons
  • Released: 21 September 2018[17]
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Isolation Tapes
  • Released: 1 May 2020[18]
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[10]
UK
R&B

[19]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[20]
NZ
Hot

[21]
US
Bub.

[22]
US
R&B

[23]
US
R&B/HH
Airplay

[24]
US
Adult
R&B

[25]
"Borrowers"[26] 2015 Never Change EP
"Back Up Plan"[27] 2016 Diary of Me
"17"[28]
"Silly Girl"[29]
"Mahalia"[30]
"Roller Coaster"[31]
"I Remember"[32]
"Marry Me"[33]
"Independence Day"[34]
"Begin Again"[35]
"Sober"[36] 2017 Non-album singles
"Hold On"
(featuring Buddy)[37]
"No Pressure"[38]
"Proud of Me"
(featuring Little Simz)[39]
2018
"No Reply"[40]
"Water"
(with Kojey Radical & Swindle)[41]
"I Wish I Missed My Ex"[42] 43 Love and Compromise
"Surprise Me"[43] 43 Seasons EP
"One Night Only"
(featuring Kojey Radical) [44]
"Do Not Disturb"[45] 2019 3 Love and Compromise
"Grateful"[46] Non-album single
"Simmer"
(featuring Burna Boy)[47]
46 34 32 Love and Compromise
"Square 1"[49]
"What You Did"
(featuring Ella Mai)[50]
90 29 7 15 13 6
"BRB"[51] 2020 20 Isolation Tapes EP
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released, other artist(s), and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"We the Generation"[52] 2015 Rudimental We the Generation
"Keep It Pushin"[53] 2018 Russ ZOO
“All I Need”[54] 2020 Jacob Collier, Ty Dolla $ign Djesse Vol. 3

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2018 BRIT Awards Critics' Choice Award Herself Nominated[55]
BBC Sound of 2019 Included
[56][57]
Metro Ones To Watch 2019
2019 MTV Push Nominated[58]
2021 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
Best R&B Performance "All I Need" (with Jacob Collier and Ty Dolla Sign) Pending[59][60]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahalia - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News". BBC. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ Savage, Mark (9 April 2019). "Mahalia: Drunk-dialling her way to fame" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (1 November 2016). "New music to listen to this week: Mahalia". The Independent. London. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ Frodsham, I (13 July 2016). "Leicester singer Mahalia Burkmar to star in Brotherhood". Leicester Mercury. Leicester. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Collins, Hattie (10 December 2015). "10 things you need to know about mahalia". i-D. Vice. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  6. ^ Peplow, Gemma (3 April 2013). "Syston teenager set to share stage with double-Brit winner Emeli Sandé". Leicester Mercury. Leicester. Retrieved 6 April 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Mahalia messaging Jodie Comer cancel culture problem - Telegraph
  8. ^ https://www.othervoices.ie/content/qa-mahalia. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Future Noise: Mahalia". UO Blog. Urban Outfitters. 11 December 2015. Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Mahalia | full Official Charts history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  11. ^ Peak positions for UK R&B Albums Chart:
  12. ^ "Heatseekers Albums Chart – March 14, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Diary of Me by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Love and Compromise by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Head Space - EP by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Never Change - EP by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Seasons - EP by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Isolation Tapes - single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40 | 16 August 2019 - 22 August 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Discografie Mahalia". Ultratop. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  21. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Ella Mai — Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  23. ^ "Hot R&B Songs – March 14, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  24. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay — March 7, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  25. ^
  26. ^ "Mahalia debuts 'Borrowers' & announces her 'Never Change' EP". Soul Bounce. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  27. ^ "Back up Plan - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  28. ^ "17 - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  29. ^ "Silly Girl - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  30. ^ "Mahalia - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  31. ^ "Rollercoaster - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  32. ^ "I Remember - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  33. ^ "Marry Me - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  34. ^ "Independence Day - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  35. ^ "Begin Again - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  36. ^ "Sober - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  37. ^ "Hold On (feat. Buddy) - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  38. ^ "No Pressure - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  39. ^ "Proud of Me (feat. Little Simz) - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  40. ^ "No Reply - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  41. ^ "Water - Single by Kojey Radical, Mahalia & Swindle". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  42. ^ "I Wish I Missed My Ex - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  43. ^ "Mahalia Takes Listeners On a Ride with 'Surprise Me'". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  44. ^ "Mahalia Talks Meeting Ed Sheeran & The Meaning Behind Her Single 'One Night Only'". MTV. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  45. ^ "Do Not Disturb - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  46. ^ "Grateful - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  47. ^ "Simmer (Nao Remix) [feat. Flohio] - Single by Mahalia". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  48. ^ "BRIT Certified – bpi" (Enter the keyword "Mahalia" into the search box). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  49. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (23 August 2019). "Mahalia shares new track "Square 1"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  50. ^ "What You Did (feat. Ella Mai)". Spotify. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  51. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". allaccess.com. Mediabase. Archived from the original on 25 May 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  52. ^ "We the Generation (Deluxe Edition) by Rudimental". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  53. ^ "ZOO by Russ". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  54. ^ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/68j5DYmCikBzcp60Sv6xWO?si=OodkOInrTDaATeq_zLvzVQ. Retrieved 14 May 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  55. ^ "Brits critics' choice award won by Sam Fender". The Guardian. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  56. ^ "BBC Sound of 2019: Which rising stars have made the longlist?". BBC. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  57. ^ "Ones To Watch 2019: Sam Fender, Ella Mai and Slowthai lead eclectic mix of artists into the new year". Metro. 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  58. ^ "voting for mtv push: ones to watch 2019 is open!". MTV. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  59. ^ "2021 GRAMMYs: Complete Nominees List". GRAMMY.com. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  60. ^ "GRAMMY Award Results for Mahalia". GRAMMY.com. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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