Ella Mai Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Sep 05, 2022 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Apr 26, 2022
Ella Mai was born and raised in London, England.
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About Ella Mai

Ella Mai is one of the best-known English singers and songwriters whose songs became huge hits in the past few years.
With her birthplace being the city of London, England, Ella Mai has a net worth of $6 million. Some of her musical styles consist of R&B, pop, and hip hop.
Ella Mai took part in the 11th season of the world-famous show 'The X Factor' and was a member of the trio, Arize. She left the group shortly after they were eliminated from the show. She has uploaded several EPs onto SoundCloud which gave her notoriety and soon captured DJ Mustard's attention.
Ella Mai's performance on 'The X Factor' and songs on SoundCloud gave her a great following. She has even tasted success at the Grammy Awards!

Ella Mai Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ella Mai’s net worth?

The net worth of the English singer Ella Mai is estimated to be anywhere around the figure of $6 million. Her singing career had earned her a lot of money. She is also selling merchandise that is related to her song ‘Boo’d Up,’ while her YouTube channel generates income for her, as well.

How much does Ella Mai earn per year?

There is no information available whatsoever about the annual earnings of the November-born singer.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ella Mai?

Ella Mai has an average height of 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Ella Mai?

Ella Mai, an English singer, was born on November 3, 1994. As such, she presently is 27 years old. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Childhood And Education

Ella Mai was born as Ella Mai Howell in the city of London, England. She was born on November 3, 1994, and has a mixed heritage. Ella Mai's mother is Jamaican and her father is Irish. She has said that her mother is a huge fan of western Jazz music. Her mother named her after Ella Fitzgerald, the legendary Jazz singer.
Ella was only 12 years of age when she went to New York City for high school. She graduated from Queens High School of Teaching, which is located in Glen Oaks. She finished school, graduated, and came back to London.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ella Mai dating?

There is no confirmed source to tell fans whether Ella Mai is single or dating anyone. Time and again, rumors saying that she was in relationships with fellow singer Kehlani, floated around. There were also rumors that she and Jayson Tatum, a famous professional Basketball player, dated.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ella Mai's music career began in 2014 when she was a student at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute located in London. Auditions were being held for the famous show 'The X Factor', for its 11th season. Ella Mai was part of a three-member music group named Arize. Unfortunately, Ella Mai’s group could not clear the initial stage and be eliminated from the show very early on. The group broke up soon afterward they were eliminated from the show.
In 2015, she recorded four songs which she put up on SoundCloud with an EP known as ‘Trouble’.
Ella began to make small clips of popular song covers and published them on various social media channels, such as Instagram. People began to notice her on social media and very soon, DJ Mustard became aware of the singer. Ella Mai signed onto DJ Mustard's record label and created an album which was named '10 Summer Records'. She also sang and recorded for Interscope Records.
DJ Mustard's influence proved to be a golden opportunity for Ella Mai as her EP ‘Time’ became a huge underground hit. This song came out in February 2016.
In November 2016, her next EP, ‘Change,’ was released. This EP was also well received by her audience.
In February 2017, Ella Mai finished and released her next EP ‘Ready’. It was one of the biggest overnight successes for the singer. This EP contained the song ‘Boo’d Up’ that led to her rising in the ranks of popularity among the youths. An official video for the same song was released on April 26, 2018. It was seen by many people all around the world. ‘Boo’d Up’ became a huge hit and was featured as fifth on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. ‘Boo’d Up’ is Ella Mai’s most popular track of all time. The song became very popular on the radio. The song also sat at the top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay which includes songs by female artists. 
In August 2018, Ella Mai released her track ‘Trip’ while the music video of this song was released online in September. ‘Trip’ was also featured on the US Billboard Hot 100 at the eleventh spot.
Ella Mai came out with her self-titled debut album on October 12, 2018. The album featured a slew of guest appearances with artists such as John Legend, Chris Brown, and H.E.R.

What awards has Ella Mai won?

Ella Mai has received many awards in her music career.
Her song ‘Trip’ won the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award in 2019 at the B.E.T. Awards.
During the Billboard Music Awards 2019, Ella Mai won the award for Top R&B artist.
During the Grammy Awards 2019, the song ‘Boo’d Up’ was acknowledged as the Top R&B Song.
Ella Mai won the Best New R&B Artist Award, R&B Song of the Year Award, and R&B Artist of the Year Award in 2019 at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Other Interesting Ella Mai Facts And Trivia

  • Ella Mai has given performances in the popular show Saturday Night Live.
  • Ella Mai's albums have been influenced by artists such as Mariah Carey, Brandy, Destiny’s Child, and Alicia Keys.
  • Rolling Stone magazine has praised the songwriter for having inspirations from classic nineties R&B.
  • The zodiac sign of Ella is Scorpio.
    Main image Credit: Silvia Elizabeth Pangaro

Ella Mai Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Ella Mai Howell

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




170 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?



Singer, Songwriter


Queens High School of Teaching

Net Worth

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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