Jamelia; actually Jamelia Niela Davis ( born January 11, 1981 in Birmingham ) is a British pop and contemporary R & B singer and songwriter.


Davis was born as the daughter of a Jamaican mother and originating from a product originating in Zimbabwe father. She spent much of her childhood, however, in the center of Aston. After submitting self-written a cappella songs that she received in 1996, at the age of 15 years, a record deal with Parlophone.

After intensive studio work Parlophone 1999 published Davis ' first single So High, which could, however, be placed either in Great Britain or in Australia in the singles charts. The following year, eventually followed by the debut album Drama. For the most successful single from the album became the 2000 published Beenie Man collaboration Money that could be placed at # 5 on the UK singles charts. Following the success Davis was subsequently nominated for five MOBO Awards.

After the birth of her daughter in March 2001, Davis opted for a longer break from the music business. That same year, she nevertheless began work on their second album, whose first single, Bout, in the spring of 2003, boarded the British charts for the first time. However, the international breakthrough came with the single superstar who jumped in September 2003 at the top of the UK charts and successfully kept in the following months in the top ten European charts. Then Davis released the album Thank You, accompanied by the same extraction and the cover stop, the soundtrack to the hit movie Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason. In 2004, she was the one as part of Band Aid 20 with the non- single Do They Know It 's Christmas? as well as the duet Universal Prayer ( with Tiziano Ferro) represent two more times in the charts.

On 21 October 2005 Davis gave birth to her second daughter. It is the first child with her partner, the soccer player Darren Byfield. In August 2007, the couple separated. In 2006, she released her third studio album, Walk With Me, the first single is titled Something About You. This song had very little success, reaching only number 57 in Germany. Also, the rock song Beware of The Dog did not have much success and only reached number 63 in Germany. 2007, the ballad and final single No More was released, which just missed the top 40 in Germany.

2007 Davis left Parlophone 2010 and signed a new record deal with All Around the World, under which it plans to release the upcoming fourth studio album.


Studio albums

Single chart positions


  • Eska Awards 2007: in the category " Best Foreign Singer"
  • MOBO Awards 2000: in the category "Best Video" ( Money )
  • 2004: in the category "Best British Female"
  • 2004: in the category " Best Single " ( Thank You )
  • 2004: in the category "Best Video" ( See It in a Boy 's Eyes )
  • Q Award 2004: in the category " Best Single " ( See It in a Boy 's Eyes )
  • TMF Awards Belgium 2004: in the category " Meest Belovend "
  • Urban Music Awards 2005: in the category "Best R & B Act"
  • 2007: in the category "Best R & B Act"