16 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Boo’d Up” had been in the world for more than a year before it became an out-of-the-blue smash, and no one was more taken aback than the person who made it. But Ella Mai didn't rush into a studio to capitalize on the success by immediately coughing up an album—the British singer and DJ Mustard protégé had already been at work on her full-length debut for a year. “When ‘Boo’d Up’ really did start to take off, we already were prepared, because I already had stuff in the vault ready to go,” she told Beats 1 host Julie Adenuga. “I didn’t feel like I had to just put something together or be like, ‘Aw, this might not be good, but we need to put it out.’ And I never wanna feel like that.” Indeed, Mai arrives fully formed, as at ease with the upbeat (“Dangerous”) as she is with slow and sultry (“Run My Mouth”), and holding her own with both fellow up-and-comer H.E.R. on “Gut Feeling” and R&B royalty John Legend on “Everything.” And she makes stepping into pop stardom look effortless. “Luckily,” she told Beats 1, “everything's gone to plan so far.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Boo’d Up” had been in the world for more than a year before it became an out-of-the-blue smash, and no one was more taken aback than the person who made it. But Ella Mai didn't rush into a studio to capitalize on the success by immediately coughing up an album—the British singer and DJ Mustard protégé had already been at work on her full-length debut for a year. “When ‘Boo’d Up’ really did start to take off, we already were prepared, because I already had stuff in the vault ready to go,” she told Beats 1 host Julie Adenuga. “I didn’t feel like I had to just put something together or be like, ‘Aw, this might not be good, but we need to put it out.’ And I never wanna feel like that.” Indeed, Mai arrives fully formed, as at ease with the upbeat (“Dangerous”) as she is with slow and sultry (“Run My Mouth”), and holding her own with both fellow up-and-comer H.E.R. on “Gut Feeling” and R&B royalty John Legend on “Everything.” And she makes stepping into pop stardom look effortless. “Luckily,” she told Beats 1, “everything's gone to plan so far.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
406 Ratings
406 Ratings
Mr_Syno ,

Where's Jacquees🤷🏾‍♂️

Well, that Jacquees Trip Remix would've been the icing on the cake for this album, possibly even a Grammy nomination. Sure it would've cost nothing for DJ Mustard to make the remix official.
The Chris Brown feature is not catchy, it's just meh. I'm flashing back to his fire features like Jordin Sparks' "No air" from back in the day; I'd be singing that song with a passion even without a Boo in my life.
That said, I Love Boo'd up, and a few others.
It's an Average album

LamarKeith ,

Awesome

Ella Mai, Keep bringing the hits on. Previous albums are a must download, If you know your music.

DaniellaCartel ,

Ugh

Only like a few songs, the other two albums were better

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