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Ella Mai knew she was Ready for stardom


Jonathan MannionElla Mai says she named her latest EP Ready because she was “ready for whatever’s next in my life” — and now she’s “ready” to finish her much-anticipated, first full-length album.

“We’re still working on the album. So we’re gonna wrap that up and hopefully put that out this year,” Mai tells ABC Radio. “That’s my main focus right now, the album, and, I think, working on my sound a little bit more and elevating it from the EPs to make it a little bit more musical, and content-wise, a little bit deeper.”

Thanks to her double platinum “Boo’d Up,” which received an MTV VMA nomination for Song of the Summer, the British vocalist is one of the breakout stars of 2018. “Boo’d Up” is from Ready, her third EPThe 23-year old singer explains that Ready reflects a different style than her previous releases, Time and Change.

“It was a bit more bouncy than Time and Change,” she says. “It kinda took you through a little bit of a wave of emotion where as Time was very to the point and Change was very to the point.” 

“This one was a little bit less black and white,” Mai adds. ”That was my third EP and just being ready for whatever’s next in my life

Mai will announce the American Music Award nominees with Normani on Wednesday in Los Angeles. She will also open ten shows on the Bruno Mars 24K Magic Tour, beginning with his October 4 concert in New York City.

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