Jamelia signed her record deal with EMI records in the UK at the tender age of 15. She went on to write, record & release 3 albums, 2 of which achieved gold certifications (Drama & Walk With Me) and the other went double-platinum (Thank You). These albums collectively produced 10 top 40 singles (7 of which were Top 10's) in her native country, England.

The success of Jamelia's albums in the UK was repeated internationally and took her all over the world, travelling to and performing on every continent, achieving number 1's as far flung as Australia & Thailand. Jamelia has also toured with Destiny's Child, Usher & Justin Timberlake on their stadium tours.

"If anyone is likely to beat the world-conquering stars of American R&B at their own game, it's Jamelia" - Daily Telegraph




In addition to an array of internationally acquired Gold & Platinum plaques for her music, Jamelia has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. These include; 4 MOBO awards, An Ivor Novello, A Cosmopolitan award, A 'Q' Award and an Elle Magazine Style Award. Jamelia has been nominated for several Brit & MTV awards and was most recently awarded a star on Birmingham’s ‘Walk of Stars’.




Jamelia became the first black woman to front a campaign for the hosiery giants Pretty Polly in 2004 and has been the face of several high profile campaigns including Reebok, Peta, Boux Avenue.

Jamelia fronted Toni & Guy's Model:Me Haircare Range alongside supermodels, Helena Christensen and Erin O'Connor.

Jamelia has walked Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief catwalk several times and graced the covers of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Company, Time Out and Harpers & Queen magazines to name a few.




Another string to Jamelia's bow, is acting. In 2009 she had played herself alongside Daniel Mays in the CH4 comedy Plus One, In 2012 she starred in an episode of the improvised ITV show Crime Stories, and in 2013 played Aimee in the BBC's very popular, Death In Paradise. Jamelia starred in a feature film by Hungarian director Robert Koltai along with movie legends, Tamer Hassan, Vinnie Jones & Michael Madsen. In 2016 Jamelia played the role of Helena Wales in an episode of the BBC's Doctors, and her last project was the short film by Fredi Nwaka, The Diary in which she plays the lead character, Detective Anisa Powell.




After 10 years in the music industry, Jamelia decided to embark on a new career path, in television. She began by making appearances on panel shows such as CH4's '8 Out of 10 Cats' & the BBC's 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' & 'Would i Lie to you?'. Jamelia enjoyed the freedom television gave her, in particular, the freedom to allow her personality to shine. In the years to come she would continue to work in television in various capacities. Presenting documentaries as diverse as "Whose Hair is It Anyway" which tackled the realities behind the human hair extension industry to "Shame About Single Mums" Which explored the history in the UK of the shame associated single motherhood, a subject close to her heart as she was raised by a single mother and is one herself.

In 2015 Jamelia starred in Bear Grylls adventure show ‘Mission Survive’ on ITV1. She also joined the line up of celebrities in the BBC's ever-popular 'Strictly Come Dancing' getting to week 10 at the grand Blackpool Tower with her dance partner Tristan McManus.

Jamelia has also participated in shows which required her to draw upon her musical roots. Shows such as Move like Michael Jackson, where dancers competed to perform at a Michael Jackson tribute concert. I love my Country in which the producers created a part especially for Jamelia, she also took on the role of coach for two seasons of The Voice of Ireland with both of her acts making it to the final, one of them going on to win the show.

Jamelia joined the panel on ITV's daytime show Loose Women in 2013, Jamelia also presents pieces for Loose Women's sister show, This Morning. Jamelia is a frequent panellist on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine Show.




Jamelia sees philanthropy as one of her priorities, and has provided her time and efforts to raise countless funds and awareness for various charities close to her heart. She has asked that we provide you with links to the charities she works with should you wish to learn more and/or donate;


Action Aid

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Brixton Soup Kitchen

Great Ormond Street Hospital



The Princes Trust


Sickle Cell Society

Sport Relief

Staying Alive Foundation

Tommy's Baby Charity

Women's Aid





Jamelia's penultimate role alongside being a loving wife, is being a Mum to her three wonderful daughters, Téja (18) , Tiani (13) and baby True (born December 2017). Most of Jamelia's professional accolades came after becoming a mother. She cites her children as her constant source of inspiration, motivation and reason for it all. Jamelia describes her daughters as her “Magic Girlz” x