Mahalia’s 2018 EP Seasons garnered acclaim from CLASH Magazine, FADER, COMPLEX, Vogue,and more. She’s seen success from Mahalia also had success with her EP’s single “One Night Only”, to deliver a smooth and confident back and forth between the two about self-respect and letting each other know that they aren’t temporary lovers in a very sultry way.
She’s recently been featured on Refinery29’s Celebrities to Watch 2019 and VIBE Magazine. Having also performed at Afropunk NYC 2018 and SOLD OUT August headline dates in Toronto, LA and SF, Mahalia is now on her way to headlining shows and festivals April through November. She’s making her mark in the industry and performing with the likes of Hip-Hop and R&B legend, Lauryn Hill, at Blenheim Palace and Love Supreme Festival this year.
Her COLORS session is the sixth most popular on the channel with over 25M views, as she performed her single “Sober”, which gives a throwback of alluring vocals and sensationally smooth lyrics of coming to her senses after being ‘drunk in love’ over a past relationship.
With more than 84 million streams on her catalog to date, she’s been nominated for two of the most coveted awards in the UK: Critic’s Choice Award at the 2019 BRIT Awards and BBC Radio 1’s Sound Poll Longlist! Being so passionate about her craft, these nominations mean so much to her, as Mahalia notes her past project Seasons:
“This project is super special to me. I wanted to make something that felt relevant to where I’m at in my life right now. I feel like no relationship is ever simple. It has its ups and downs. As a couple, you move through the seasons of your relationship together – each season having a different purpose. Starting with the first night. Into the honeymoon phase. Pushing through to a point when there’s a change that challenges you both. Maybe the other does something that surprises you. And then the final moments… When all you need is to know the other won’t give up. Validation. Clarity. I hope you love it as much as I do.”
SINGER-SONGWRITER MAHALIA UNVEILS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘DO NOT DISTURB’
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BRIT Award nominee Mahalia has unveiled her stunning new single and video ‘Do Not Disturb’. Produced by Felix Joseph – who produced a wealth of Mahalia’s critically-acclaimed singles including ‘Surprise Me’ and ‘That’s OK’ – ‘Do Not Disturb’ demonstrates Mahalia’s desire to disconnect from a past relationship in a fun, R&B infused way.
The ‘Do Not Disturb’ single comes before her new album, set to be released this summer. Mahalia will headline shows and festivals from April through November, including select US dates in May, along with a fall US headline tour. The songstress will also be appearing with the legendary Lauryn Hill at Blenheim Palace and Love Supreme Festival.
Leicester native Mahalia enjoyed an incredible 2018, quickly becoming one of the year’s most exciting UK female artists. She rode fast in her own lane, winning YouTube’s inaugural ‘One To Watch’ list, and soon after became the only musician to be tipped for the BRIT’s Critics Choice Award and the BBC Sound Poll shortlists in the same year. Mahalia found success via her uncompromising, buoyant songs such as ‘One Night Only’, a single which was taken from her hotly acclaimed 2018 EP ‘Seasons.’ Mahalia also made it to Refinery29’s acclaimed ZList, which highlights Generation Z celebrities making a splash in 2019. She was recognized on their 2019 Artists to Watch list, as well. She also performed at Afropunk NYC and sold out August headline dates in Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Mahalia released her debut single ‘Sober’ in the summer of 2016, which to date has amassed over 45 million streams, adding to the more than 84 million streams on her current catalog. Following the release, Mahalia graced the Berlin online platform COLORS, where her performance of ‘Sober’ went viral and has since accumulated over 24 million views, the sixth most watched performance on their channel! (link).
At 12 years old – the age most of us are aimlessly riding bikes or trying to avoid homework – Mahalia was cradling her guitar and penning love songs. With her entrancing, soulful tones, wise-yet-relatable wordplay and intuitive sense of melody, it quickly became clear that she had an innate musicality and that she’d be doing this for the rest of her life. In the time since she first picked up that guitar she’s dropped a scattering of releases – from 2012’s indie-flecked acoustic dream ‘Head Space’ to 2015’s gorgeously understated 4-track EP ‘Never Change’ – and 2016’s genre-flipping mixtape ‘Diary of Me’. But for Mahalia, it feels as if she’s just getting started.
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