Ella Eyre

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Ella Eyre
Birth nameElla McMahon
Born(1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 20)
London, United Kingdom
Genres
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active2012–present
LabelsVirgin EMI
Associated acts
 
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Ella Eyre
Birth nameElla McMahon
Born(1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 20)
London, United Kingdom
Genres
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active2012–present
LabelsVirgin EMI
Associated acts

Ella McMahon (born 1 April 1994), better known by her stage name Ella Eyre, is a British singer and songwriter signed to Virgin EMI Records. She's known for her collaborations with Rudimental on their UK number one single "Waiting All Night" and Naughty Boy and Wiz Khalifa on his single "Think About It". Her debut EP Deeper was released on 15 December 2013.[1] Her debut single is set to be released in June 2014, and her album in the Autumn.

Early life and education[edit]

McMahon was raised in West London. Her mother was fashion designer, before changing careers and becoming a professional baker. McMahon is of Afro-Jamaican, Maltese, and Scottish descent.[2] She trained as a competitive swimmer before she began singing professionally.[3]

McMahon was educated at Millfield School and the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology. Discovered by her management through a vocal coach in 2011, Ella juggled school with song writing. She signed her publishing to Warner/Chappell in July 2012 and a record deal with Virgin/EMI followed shortly after.

Music career[edit]

2013–present: Breakthrough and debut album[edit]

In December 2012, Ella Eyre featured on Bastille's cover and mash up of TLC'S "No Scrubs" and The XX's "Angels". Titled "No Angels", the song featured on the band's 2012 mixtape, Other People's Heartache, Pt. 2. In April 2013, she featured on Rudimental's single "Waiting All Night". The single was released on 14 April 2013 and peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it her first number one single in the UK. In August 2013 she appeared alongside Wiz Khalifa on the track "Think About It" from Naughty Boy's 2013 album Hotel Cabana. The song was released as the fourth single from the album on 17 November 2013. Eyre also features on Tinie Tempah's album Demonstration on the track "Someday (Place in the Sun)" which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 87 although was never released as a single.

She was the runner up for the BRIT Critics' Choice Award, losing out to Sam Smith, and was also the runner up for the BBC Sound of 2014 award. On 9 January 2014, she premiered the album track "All About You".[4]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

TitleDetails
Deeper
  • Released: December 15, 2013
  • Label: Virgin/EMI
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
2013"Deeper"72Deeper EP

As featured artist[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[5]
AUS
[6]
BEL (Vl)
[7]
BEL (Wa)
[8]
NL
[9]
NZ
[10]
2013"Waiting All Night"
(Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre)
161378269Home
"Think About It"
(Naughty Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa and Ella Eyre)
78Hotel Cabana
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

YearSongAlbum
2012"No Angels"
(Bastille featuring Ella Eyre)
Other People's Heartache Pt. 2
"Free"
(Bastille featuring Ella Eyre & Erika)
2013"Someday (Place in the Sun)"
(Tinie Tempah featuring Ella Eyre)
Demonstration

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearOrganisationAwardWorkResult
2014MTVBrand New For 2014[11]N/ANominated
BRIT AwardsCritics' Choice[12]N/ANominated
Single of the Year[13]"Waiting All Night"Won
BBCSound of 2014[14]N/ARunner Up

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deeper by Ella Eyre on SoundCloud". SoundCloud. 2013-10-30. 
  2. ^ http://www.codaagency.com/artist/961-ella-eyre_711
  3. ^ http://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/read/interviews/2020/great-hair-ella-eyre
  4. ^ "All About You by Ella Eyre". SoundCloud. 2014-01-09. 
  5. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Ella Eyre". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Ella Eyre". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Ella Eyre". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Ella Eyre". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Ella Eyre". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ "MTV's Brand New For 2014 Nominees announced". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  12. ^ "Ella Eyre 'blown away' after Brit Critics' Choice nod'". BBC. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  13. ^ "Brit Awards nominations 2014: full list". The Telegraph. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  14. ^ "BBC Sound of 2014: Ella Eyre takes second place". BBC. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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