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Mahalia

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What You Did (feat. Ella Mai) Mahalia, Ella Mai 03:26
Grateful Mahalia 03:05
In The Club Mahalia 02:52
Simmer (feat. Burna Boy) Mahalia, Burna Boy 02:47
Whenever You're Ready Mahalia 03:25
In The Club (feat. Cat Burns) Mahalia 03:02
Surprise Me Mahalia 03:39
Awake Chiiild, Mahalia 03:46
Sober Mahalia 04:26
Letter To Ur N(ex)t Mahalia 02:14

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Mahalia with Ogi at Royale Boston (September 26, 2022)
Boston, MA, US

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Mahalia Burkmar started playing guitar and writing songs as a child, penning her first song, 'My Angel', at the age of eight. She comes from a musical family, her mother played for 1980s synth band Colourbox and her father sang and played guitar with '80s electronic band Erasure.

Her live debut came at the age of 12 in a venue called The Musician in her home town of Leicester. She waited another year before penning her next song 'Let the World See the Light'. After this, she was signed to Atlantic Records when she was just 13. In 2012 she played support to Ed Sheeran, who had tweeted about her previously. Her own songwriting break came in 2017 with 'Sober'. Despite signing a record deal at such a young age Mahalia almost gave up music in 2017 after moving to London from Birmingham where she had been studying at the Ormiston Academy performing arts school.

Her guitar-focused debut album 'My Diary' did not sell well when it was released in 2016, however a return to her hometown of Leicester followed by some better selling singles and with her second album 'Love and Compromise' due out in September 2019, she decided to keep going with her music.