Mo Jamil

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Mo Adeniran
Born (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 23)
Warrington, Cheshire, England
GenresR&B, soul
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2017–present
LabelsPolydor
Associated actsJennifer Hudson

Mo Jamil Adeniran (born 25 September 1995) is an English singer. He rose to fame after winning the sixth series of The Voice UK, where he won a recording contract with Polydor Records. His debut album, titled Evolve, charted at number 36 on the UK Album Charts.[1]

Early life[edit]

Before auditioning for The Voice UK, Jamil was a hotel worker.[2][3] He is from Warrington and is of Yoruba descent.[4][5]

Career[edit]

2017: The Voice UK[edit]

Adeniran auditioned for The Voice UK, and joined Jennifer Hudson's team,[6] after receiving a turn from each coach. He won his battle round against Diamond, and later went through to the live shows. He was automatically safe in the first two live shows, and was announced as the winner in the grand final on 2 April 2017.[7]

Performances[edit]

Performed Song Original artist Result
Blind Audition "Iron Sky" Paolo Nutini All judges turned, joined team Jennifer
Battle Rounds "A Change Is Gonna Come" (against Diamond) Sam Cooke Won Advanced to the live Knockouts
Live Knockouts "Freedom" Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar Saved by Public (1st)
Quarter-final "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Bob Dylan Fast pass
Semi-final "Human" Rag'n'Bone Man Saved by Public (1st)
Live final "Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin Saved by Public (1st)
"Beneath Your Beautiful" (with Jennifer Hudson) Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé
"Iron Sky" Paolo Nutini Saved by Public (1st)
"Unsteady" X Ambassadors Winner

2018–present: Evolve[edit]

On March 30, 2018, Jamil released his debut studio album, Evolve.[8] The album peaked at 36 on the UK Albums Chart.[1] Following this, Jamil was dropped from Polydor Records.[9][10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
Evolve
  • Released: 30 March 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Digital download
36

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Globetrotter
  • Released: 13 April 2017
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
"Unsteady" 2017 78 Evolve
"That Feeling" 2018
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "M O | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Viewers shocked to hear Sir Tom Jones swear during The Voice final as a fan invades the stage". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "The Voice UK's Mo Adeniran: Everything you need to know about the Team J-Hud finalist". Radiotimes.com. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ Hannah Lawrence (3 April 2017). "The Voice winner Mo Adeniran says he 'wouldn't be here' without Viola Beach". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ "UPDATED: Mo Adeniran secures place in The Voice UK final #gomo". Warrington Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Mo Adeniran wins The Voice 2017 - CBBC Newsround". Bbc.co.uk. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Mo Adeniran crowned the winner of The Voice UK". Independent.co.uk. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  8. ^ Darvill, Josh (2018-02-26). "The Voice winner Mo Jamil announces new single and album". TellyMix. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  9. ^ O'Brien, Jon (2019-02-06). "The Voice UK winners - Where are they now?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  10. ^ "Where are the winners of The Voice UK now?". Metro. 2018-04-07. Retrieved 2019-04-15.