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- Jamelia Niela Davis
- Wolverhampton England
Jamelia was born in Smethwick in the county of the West Midlands of the United Kingdom, to a Zimbabwean father and Jamaican mother and raised in the Winson Green area of Birmingham. She was signed to Parlophone at the age of fifteen, after impressing record executives with self-written a cappella songs. Jamelia attended the The City Technology College in Kingshurst. She gave birth to her first daughter Teja in March 2001 and her second daughter Tiani on October 21, 2005. On October 9, 2007 she announced her engagement to Bristol City footballer Darren Byfield, the father of Tiani.
She is a Mercury Music Prize nominated English R&B singer-songwriter who found fame in early 2000 after impressing music executives at Parlophone Records with self-written a cappella songs. She has released three studio albums, each of which has reached the Top 40 in her native UK, which collectively have spawned eight UK top ten singles. In addition, Jamelia has won four MOBO Awards, a Q award and has received six BRIT Award nominations.