Mabel (singer)

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Mabel performing in 2018
Mabel performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameMabel Alabama-Pearl McVey
Born (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 27)
Málaga, Spain
OriginLondon, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present

Mabel Alabama-Pearl McVey (born 19 February 1996), is an English singer and songwriter based in London.

She is the daughter of Swedish singer Neneh Cherry and English record producer Cameron McVey. Her step-grandfather is American jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. She is the half-sister of singer Marlon Roudette.[1]

Mabel's career began in 2015 with her debut single, "Know Me Better".[2] It was discovered by BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, who made it the “Tune of the Week” on her program[3].

In May 2017, she released "Finders Keepers", a song featuring English rapper Kojo Funds, which reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.[4] Later the same year, she released her debut EP "Bedroom", as well as a mixtape, "Ivy to Roses". In 2018, she was featured on "Ring Ring" alongside American rapper Rich the Kid and English DJ Jax Jones.

In January 2019, she was nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the 39th Brit Awards.[5] On 7 June 2019, she released "Mad Love", the second single from her debut studio album, High Expectations. The song debuted at number 18 in the UK, later peaking at number 8.[6]

In June 2022, she performed at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee concert.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nast, Condé (2019-09-24). "Mabel on Her U.S. Tour, Her Second Album, and Finding Time for Love". Vogue. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  2. "Listen To Mabel's Tender, Truth-Telling Debut Single, "Know Me Better"". The FADER. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  3. "Mabel Biography".
  4. "Mabel breaks down her breakout chart hit 'Finders Keepers'". NME. 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  5. "2018 Critics' Choice shortlist announced". BRIT Awards. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  6. "Mabel | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2022-03-06.