Artist Spotlight: Ella Mai

Since her first show in Chicago at Concord Music Hall, Ella Mai has come a long way in the past two years. In the beginning of January, the English singer kicked off her first headlining tour, ‘The Debut Tour.’ In addition to all of her tour excitement, Mai has received two nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards. Up against stars like Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, Mai is nominated for Song Of The Year and Best R&B Song, both for her song, “Boo’d Up,” off of her album, ‘Ella Mai.’

With music’s biggest night of the year right around the corner, the Recording Academy released the first ever evolving music video promoting this year’s Grammy Awards; a first-of-its-kind collaboration between The Grammys and one of our favorites, Ella Mai. In the video, Mai sings an acapella rendition of her 2019 Grammy-nominated hit, “Boo’d Up.”

But it doesn’t stop there. The more views that V.1 receives, the more it changes. Not even 24-hours after V.1 was released, The Recording Academy/GRAMMYs released the “GRAMMYs | The Evolving Music Video, starring Ella Mai V.2.” Mai is captured again singing “Boo’d Up,” only this time, more of her personality is shown. In a slightly longer performance, the sounds of a piano fill the air, the black and white slowly dissipates, color moves in and Mai is accompanied by a group of dancers.

Ella Mai will be returning to Concord Music Hall on Sunday, March 3rd! We’ve been keeping a close look at Mai’s recent setlists on her ‘The Debut Tour’ thus far. Here’s an idea of what to expect at her Concord Show.

  • Good Bad    
  • Dangerous
  • Sauce
  • Whatchamacallit
  • Cheap Shot
  • Shot Clock
  • Boo’d Up
  • Everything
  • Own It
  • Run My Mouth
  • Gut Feeling
  • 24/7 (Meek Mill cover)
  • Close
  • Easy
  • Naked
  • Trip

Tune into the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10th on CBS at 8pm ET. We hope to see you at Concord Music Hall for her Chicago return on March 3rd for Ella Mai’s SOLD OUT show.

Written by Mary Connor Cox