“If anyone is likely to beat the world-conquering stars of American R&B at their own game, it’s Jamelia” - Daily Telegraph
Jamelia is one of Britain’s most successful black female entertainers. Her career has spanned over ten years after being signed straight out of school at the age of fifteen to one of the biggest record companies in the world.
In 2004 she had three Top 5 hits from her last album Thank You – the seminal Superstar (reached #3), Thank You (#2) and her co-written single with Chris Martin See It In A Boy’s Eyes, which reached #5. Incredibly, Jamelia then stormed the Top 10 again with Stop, her theme tune for the second Bridget Jones film.
At this point she was unstoppable and one of the most successful solo artists in the country. Her UK success was emulated in Europe where she was a continual serious chart presence, and in Australia and New Zealand where she reached #1.
This triumphant period in Jamelia’s career also saw her sweep the board at the Mobo Awards, where she won all of her three nominated awards including Best UK Act. A week later no less a figure than Bono was genuflecting to her at the Q Awards, where she won Best Single for See It In A Boy’s Eyes. Coupled with words of high praise at the same event from Elton John, you could have been forgiven for thinking things couldn’t get much better. But a week later Jamelia was signed by the prestigious modelling agency ICM and swiftly got her first contract as the face/legs of Pretty Polly and also a high profile contract with Reebok.
More recently Jamelia has earned the coveted role of appearing alongside two of the world biggest supermodels fronting her own ethnic hair care range Model Me, stocked nationwide in Boots stores – and will this year be launching her autobiography following her turbulent childhood, abuse relationships and family controversy.
Creatively Jamelia has been focusing on developing her acting skills and is choosing her next role carefully in advance of her debut performance. She is also currently in the studio, this time developing her writing and production skills in the hope to give unknown artists the benefit of her experience.