Singer Ella Mai appreciates how much “Boo’d Up” has changed her life and jumpstarted her music career, but she wants to make one thing clear: “I know how to make songs. I’m not the ‘Boo’d Up’ girl.”

The 24-year-old, who was born in London, dodged one-hit-wonder status when she followed her triple-platinum debut hit with “Trip,” a platinum success currently spending its 10th week on top of Billboard’s Hot R&B songs chart.

Overall, Mai has topped the R&B charts for 23 weeks this year — and counting.

Her breakthrough year included an opening slot on tour for Bruno Mars, collaborations with Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Meek Mill, two Grammy nominations and winning two Soul Train Awards — all while watching “Boo’d Up” bring R&B back to the pop charts.

Source: The Associated Press

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