Ella Mai Howell is an English singer and songwriter. In February 2016, she released Time, the first in her EP trilogy. The six-track EP included the single, "She Don't", which featured Ty Dolla Sign. She released her second EP, Change, in November 2016 and third, Ready, in February 2017. Her debut album, Ella Mai, was released on October 12, 2018 and sold 64,429 album-equivalent units with 16,777 coming from pure sales. She was also nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song and Song of the Year with "Boo'd Up", winning for the former. In 2019 Ella Mai won the Billboard Music Awards for Top R&B Artist and Top Female R&B Artist.