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Beginning only at 18 years, pop-R&B singer Jamelia swept U.K. R&B supporters off their foot, and pursuing her second record, MANY THANKS, she produced herself a superstar, winning over a lot more fans, in addition to some critics, over the remaining European continent. The many chart-topping singles and musical nominations and honours rivaled the stardom and publicity of her American contemporaries, enabling many to dub her Britain’s very own Beyoncé. Perhaps apart from her good friends and family members, not many could have guessed a youthful teen who enjoyed to produce a fool of herself performing karaoke could turn into a well-known recording musician. Jamelia, blessed Jamelia Naila Davis on January 11, 1981, in Birmingham, Britain, obtained her 1st karaoke machine at 12. A couple of years later on, Jamelia’s cousin submitted one particular recordings to reps of Parlophone Information, and following the A&Rs noticed her sing a cappella, they authorized her at 15 years. Parlophone (a subsidiary for EMI) patiently ready her until she was 18 release a her first solitary, “So Large.” Even though song dropped on deaf ears, it do arranged the stage on her behalf following four strike singles from her debut recording, Crisis, in 2000. All of them dropped somewhere for the graphs with “Cash,” offering reggae designer Beenie Man, putting within the UK’s Best Five. Earning five MOBO nominations (and earning one for Greatest Video), it had been very clear that Jamelia got the potential to build up into an R&B celebrity. Nevertheless, Jamelia needed to withdraw through the limelight for just two years due to her being pregnant and maintaining her baby girl. In 2003, the solitary “Bout,” offering U.S. rapper Rah Digga, hardly signaled the come back of the five-time, MOBO-nominated designer, entering in the bottom of UK’s Best 40, however the following one, “Superstar,” converted into a global smash strike. It reached number 3 over the U.K. pop graphs, was number 1 in Australia and New Zealand, and provided the singer even more legions of supporters across Europe. Using the entrance of her platinum-selling second record, Thank You, a couple weeks afterwards that Sept, Jamelia’s achievement was just starting out. Spilling into 2004, the album’s name monitor, an autobiographical melody about domestic mistreatment, debuted at two over the U.K. pop graphs and gained a MOBO award for Greatest One. In March 2004, because of the popular reputation of Thank You’s singles, Parlophone reissued an changed version from the record where some monitors had been rearranged and brand-new songs added, like the Best Five one “VIEW IT within a Boy’s Eye,” that was co-written by labelmate and Coldplay head Chris Martin. In tandem using the reissue and Chris Martin one, she embarked on her behalf first tour because the headliner that summer months within the U.K., cementing her stellar work in 2004. The brand new found popularity propelled her more and more into the United kingdom public eyes. She included herself in charities, attained promotional endorsements, and was asked by United kingdom model Naomi Campbell to become customer of her modeling company. Therefore, when she got her second kid the following yr, there was not similar rest from the limelight before her third recording, Walk beside me, which arrived in Sept 2006. Using examples from rock organizations just like the Stranglers and Depeche Setting, her music drifted from her R&B group of fans and converted even more toward pop/rock and roll.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jamelia
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Model, Entertainer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Television presenter
Nationality British
Spouse Darren Byfield
Children Tiani Byfield, Teja Wallen
Parents Paulette Davis, Donald Williams
Siblings Tesrod Beckford, Tumbi Beckford, Tobias Rowe, Tafarwa Beckford, Tessfa Beckford
Awards Eska Music Awards: Best International Artist
Music Songs Superstar, Something About You, Beware of the Dog, Thank You, See It In A Boy's Eyes, Stop, Money, Universal Prayer, No More, Boy Next Door, Bout, I Do, DJ, Thinking 'Bout You, Club Hoppin', Got It So Good, Off da Endz, Tripping Over You, Dirty Dirty, Numb, Window Shopping, Do Me Right, Same-Ish, Last Christmas, Not With You, La La Love, Know My Name, Ain't a Love, Get Up, Get Out, Room 101, Ayo Superstar, I Can't Be
Albums Jamelia – The Collection, Superstar – The Hits, Walk with Me, Thank You, Drama, Thank You – Live
Nominations Brit Award for British Single, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, Brit Award for British Urban Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, Brit Award for British Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act, NRJ Music Award for International Breakthrough of the Year
Movies Magic Boys
TV Shows I Love My Country, Move Like Michael Jackson, Freefonix, Loose Women, Big Brother's Big Quiz


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#Fact
1 (November 3, 2009) Filed for divorce from her husband of 16 months Darren Byfield.
2 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 24, a daughter Tiani Byfield on October 21, 2005. Child's father is her boyfriend (now estranged 2nd husband), Darren Byfield.
3 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 20, a daughter Teja Wallen on March 18, 2001. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Terry Wallen.
4 Her hit single "Superstar" was first song by Danish singer Christine Milton, but BMG partners Cutfather & Joe chose to release it with Jamelia as the singer.
5 Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [November 2004]
6 New single "See it in a boy's eyes" released on the 12th of July 2004. This single is from her latest album "Thank you". "Superstar" and "Thank you" are also from this album. "See it in a boy's eyes" was written for her by Chris Martin of Coldplay.
7 Her father was Zimbabwean and her mother was Jamaican.
8 Released her debut album, "Drama", in 2000. Includes the singles "Money", "Call Me" and "The Boy Next Door". Her most recent single release is "Superstar" (September 2003) and she has a new album due out in 2004.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild Things in Europe 3D performer: "Superstar" pre-production
Formula 1: Ten Sport 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Death in Paradise 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game performer: "Superstar"
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Make It Happen 2008 performer: "Beware of the Dog" / writer: "Beware of the Dog"
Gavin & Stacey 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "Beware of the Dog"
Brit Awards 2005 2005 TV Special performer: "Addicted To Love"
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 performer: "Stop"
The X Factor TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
EastEnders 2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 performer: "Superstar"
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Diary 2016 Short Detective Inspective Anisa Powell
Doctors 2016 TV Series Helena Wales
Death in Paradise 2013 TV Series Aimee Fredericks
Crime Stories 2012 TV Series Alice Dixon
Magic Boys 2012 Cherry Valentine

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Boys 2012

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parenting for Idiots 2017 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2007-2016 TV Series Herself - Presenter / Herself
The Nation's Favourite Disney Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Singer
Strictly Come Dancing 2015 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2006-2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Kendra on Top 2015 TV Series Herself
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive 2015 TV Series Herself
All Star Family Fortunes 2015 TV Series Herself
The Brit Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Herself
Pride of Britain Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Celebrity Squares 2014 TV Series Herself
TV Od 2014 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2007-2014 TV Series Herself
You Saw Them Here First 2014 TV Series Herself
NewsTalk Live 2013 TV Series Herself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2008-2013 TV Series Herself
I Love My Country 2013 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Wright Stuff 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself - Guest Panelist
Room 101 2012 TV Series Herself
Opinionated 2011 TV Series Herself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Herself
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Herself
The 5 O'Clock Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Comedy Lab 2010 TV Series Herself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself
First Time Voters' Question Time 2010 TV Series Herself
Move Like Michael Jackson 2009 TV Series Herself - Judge
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2000-2009 TV Series Herself
Would I Lie to You? 2009 TV Series Herself
You Have Been Watching 2009 TV Series Herself
Big Brother's Big Quiz 2009 TV Movie Herself - Special Guest
Sound 2009 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2009 TV Series Herself - Judge
Plus One 2009 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself
Jamelia: Whose Hair Is It Anyway? 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Gok's Fashion Fix 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The F Word 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The Law of the Playground 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Celebrity Ding Dong 2008 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Now That's What I Call Music 2008 2007 Video Herself
Saturday Night Divas 2007 TV Movie Herself
The Big Questions 2007 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself - Host
The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series Herself
Gameshow Marathon 2007 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Deadline 2007 TV Series Herself
The Dome 2007 TV Series Herself
The Charlotte Church Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Top Gear 2007 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself
The Album Chart Show 2006-2007 TV Series Herself
New Year Live 2006 TV Movie Herself
Premios Principales 2006 2006 TV Movie Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2006 2006 TV Movie Performer
GMTV 2004-2006 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
Quelli che... il calcio 2006 TV Series Herself - Performer
MOBO Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? 2006 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2006 TV Series Herself
Popworld 2006 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops: Reloaded 2006 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Big Brother's Efourum 2005 TV Series Herself
Bra Wars: Boom or Bust 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bra Wars: Boom or Bust 2005 Documentary Herself
The Brits Backstage 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Brit Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Nominee 'Best British Female Solo Artist' / Performer 'Addicted To Love'
UK Radio Aid 2005 TV Movie documentary Performer
Top of the Pops Saturday 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 2000-2004 TV Series Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2004 2004 TV Special Performer
Band Aid 20: Justice, Not Charity 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
CD:UK 2004 TV Series Herself
The Frank Skinner Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Performer
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2004 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Mysti Show 2004 TV Series Herself
T4 2004 TV Series Herself
The Olympic Torch Concert Live 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
Discomania 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
Discomania: And the Beat Goes On 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Breakfast 2004 TV Series Herself
4Pop 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Herself - Performer
Música uno 2004 TV Series Herself
TMF Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
What Now? 2004 TV Series Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The National Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
Later... With Jools Holland 2003 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Herself
The Terry and Gaby Show 2003 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
Flava 2000 TV Series Herself / Herself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women 2016 TV Series Herself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Herself
Would I Lie to You? 2009 TV Series Herself
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show 2007 TV Special Herself
Soul Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself

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1 I have many males around me that I trust but not with my children.


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