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Mabel Alabama-Pearl McVey[1] (born 20 February 1996) is an English-Swedish singer and songwriter. In 2017, she had her mainstream breakthrough with "Finders Keepers" peaking at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. Her debut studio album, High Expectations, was released on 2 August 2019 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number three. It spawned the UK top-10 singles "Don't Call Me Up" and "Mad Love".

Mabel
Mabel McVey
Mabel in 2018
Born
Mabel Alabama-Pearl McVey[1]

(1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 23)
Málaga, Spain[2]
Citizenship
  • British
  • Swedish
  • Spanish[3]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
Parents
Relatives
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsPolydor
WebsiteOfficial website

CareerEdit

Mabel's career began in 2015 with her debut single, "Know Me Better".[7] In May 2017, she released "Finders Keepers" featuring British rapper Kojo Funds, which reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.[8] Later in 2017, she released her debut extended play Bedroom, as well as a mixtape, Ivy to Roses. Mabel then opened for English singer Harry Styles during the European part of the second leg of a tour in the support of his debut studio album.[9] After her tour with Styles, she embarked on her own headline tour through the United Kingdom and Europe.[10] In 2018, she was featured on "Ring Ring" alongside American rapper Rich the Kid and British DJ Jax Jones. Mabel then re-released her mixtape Ivy to Roses with a new cover art, and included songs that had been released since the initial release. Later that year, she co-wrote "Blind", a song for British girl group Four of Diamonds.[11][12]

In January 2019, Mabel was nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the 39th Brit Awards[13] and released "Don't Call Me Up", which debuted at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. The song peaked at number three, becoming her highest-charting single to date.[14] On 7 June 2019, she released "Mad Love", the second single from her debut studio album, High Expectations, which debuted at number 18 in the UK.[14] From 2019 to 2020, Mabel will embark on the High Expectations Tour across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Mabel is the daughter of Swedish singer Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack record producer Cameron McVey, and step granddaughter of jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.[16][17] Her half-brother is the former Mattafix singer Marlon Roudette.[18][19]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[14]
AUS
[20]
BEL
(FL)

[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
IRE
[25]
NL
[26]
SWI
[27]
US
[28]
High Expectations 3 70 50 47 80 58 5 41 29 198

MixtapesEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[14]
CAN
[22]
DEN
[29]
FRA
[30]
IRE
[31]
Ivy to Roses
  • Released: October 13, 2017 (UK)
  • Re-issued: January 18, 2019 (UK)
  • Label: Polydor
28 95 32 128 58

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Bedroom
  • Released: 26 May 2017
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Streaming

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[14]
AUS
[33]
BEL
(FL)

[21]
GER
[24]
IRE
[25]
NL
[26]
NZ
[34]
SWE
[35]
SWI
[27]
US
[36]
"Know Me Better"[37] 2015 Non-album singles
"My Boy My Town"[38] [A]
"Thinking of You"[40][B] 2016 High Expectations
"Finders Keepers"[C]
(featuring Kojo Funds)
2017 8 45 Bedroom, Ivy to Roses and High Expectations
"Bedroom"[41] Bedroom
"Begging"[42] Ivy to Roses
"My Lover"[43] (Remix)[D]
(with Not3s)
14 47 Ivy to Roses and High Expectations[C]
"Fine Line"
(featuring Not3s)
2018 11 38
"Cigarette"[E][44]
(with Raye and Stefflon Don)
41 74
"Ring Ring"[F]
(with Jax Jones featuring Rich the Kid)
12 [G] 15 [H]
"One Shot"[B] 44 64
"Don't Call Me Up" 2019 3 16 2 10 3 2 19 10 9 66
"Mad Love" 8 67 50 54 6 33 [I] 75 46 High Expectations
"God Is a Dancer"
(with Tiësto)
15 [J] 25
[54]
37 [K] 56
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[14]
SWE
Heat.

[56]
"Bad Behaviour"[57] 2019 94 8 High Expectations

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Plug Walk"[58]
(Rich the Kid featuring Mabel)
2018 Non-album remix

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[59]
"OK (Anxiety Anthem)" 2019 21 High Expectations

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Outside"[60] 2018 Burna Boy Outside

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
"My Boy My Town" 2015 None Bafic [61]
"Talk About Forever" 2016 Holly Blakey [62]
"Thinking of You Joe Alexander [63]
"Bedroom" 2017 Holly Blakey [64]
"Finders Keepers" Kojo Funds Savanah Leaf [65]
"My Lover" Not3s Kirx [66]
"Fine Line" 2018 Adriaan Louw [67]
"Cigarette" Raye, Stefflon Don Jackson Ducasse [68]
"Ring Ring" Jax Jones, Rich the Kid Luke Davies [69]
"One Shot" None Aaron A [70]
"One Shot" (remix) Yungen, Avelino Kirx [71]
"Don't Call Me Up" 2019 None Brock Neal-Roberts [72]
"Mad Love" Marc Klasfeld [73]
"Bad Behaviour" Oliver Kane [74]
"OK (Anxiety Anthem)" Jade Jackman [75]
"God Is a Dancer" Tiesto Isaac Rentz [76]

Concert toursEdit

HeadliningEdit

SupportingEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2017 Grammis Awards Best Swedish Newcomer Mabel Nominated
MOBO Awards Best Female Act Nominated [78]
Best Newcomer Nominated
2018 MTV Brand New Brand New Won
Global Awards Rising Star Award Won [79]
Best RnB, Hip Hop or Grime Nominated
2019 Brit Awards British Breakthrough Act Nominated [80]
Silver Clef Award Best Newcomer Won [81]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best New Nominated
Best Push Nominated
Best UK & Ireland Act Nominated
BreakTudo Awards International New Artist Pending [82]
LOS40 Music Awards Best International New Artist Pending [83]
Best International Video "Don't Call Me Up" Pending

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "My Boy My Town" did not enter the Ultratop 50 chart, but peaked at number 95 on the Ultratip chart.[39]
  2. ^ a b "Thinking of You" and "One Shot" appear as album tracks on the Japanese edition of High Expectations.
  3. ^ a b "Finder's Keepers", "My Lover", "Fine Line", "Cigarette" and "Ring Ring" all appear as bonus tracks on High Expectations.
  4. ^ "My Lover" also features on Not3s' mixtape, Take Not3s.
  5. ^ "Cigarette" also features on Raye's EP, Side Tape.
  6. ^ "Ring Ring" also features on Jax Jones' EP, Snacks.
  7. ^ "Ring Ring" did not enter the Ultratop 50 chart, but peaked at number 14 on the Ultratip chart.[45]
  8. ^ "Ring Ring" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[46]
  9. ^ "Mad Love" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 12 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[53]
  10. ^ "God Is a Dancer" did not enter the Ultratop 50 chart, but peaked at number 18 on the Ultratip chart.[21]
  11. ^ "God Is a Dancer" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 16 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[55]

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