Ella Eyre

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Ella Eyre

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Ella Eyre
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Ella Eyre on the front row at London Fashion Week 2016
Background information
Birth name Ella McMahon
Also known as Ella Eyre
Born (1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 23)[1]
London, England, United Kingdom
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels Virgin EMI

Ella McMahon (born 1 April 1994),[1] known by her stage name Ella Eyre, is an English singer and songwriter, signed to Virgin EMI Records. She is best known for her collaborations with Rudimental on their UK number one single “Waiting All Night” (2013), which won the 2014 Brit Award for British Single of the Year, with DJ Fresh on his single “Gravity” (2015), and with Sigala on their single “Came Here For Love” (2017). Her debut EP, Deeper, was released in 2013 and her debut album, Feline, was released in 2015. Eyre’s musical influences include Lauryn Hill, Etta James, Basement Jaxx and Hans Zimmer.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Eyre was raised in Ealing, west London.[3] Her father was Jamaican, and her mother is Maltese. Her father was a chef, and her mother is a cake designer.[2][4] Eyre trained as a competitive swimmer before she began singing professionally.[2]

Eyre was educated at Millfield School in Somerset and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, where she studied musical theatre.[5][6] Discovered by her management through a vocal coach in 2011, McMahon juggled school with songwriting. She signed to the publisher Warner/Chappell Music in July 2012 and a record deal with Virgin EMI followed shortly after.

Music career[edit]

2012–2016: Breakthrough and Feline[edit]

In December 2012, Eyre featured on Bastille‘s cover and mash up of TLC‘s “No Scrubs” and the xx‘s “Angels“. Titled “No Angels”, the song featured on the band’s 2012 mixtape, Other People’s Heartache, Pt. 2. In April 2013, she featured on drum and bass band Rudimental‘s single “Waiting All Night“, which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Eyre’s first chart entry. In August 2013, she appeared alongside rapper Wiz Khalifa on the track “Think About It” from producer Naughty Boy‘s 2013 album Hotel Cabana. The song was released as the fourth single from the album in November 2013. Eyre also features on rapper Tinie Tempah‘s album Demonstration on the track “Someday (Place in the Sun)“, which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 87 but was never released as a single.

Eyre’s first EP, Deeper, was released in December 2013, and the title track reached number 72.[7][8] She was the runner-up for the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award and came second on the BBC Sound of 2014 shortlist.[9] Her next three solo singles—”If I Go“, “Comeback” (both 2014), and “Together” (2015)—reached the top twenty on the UK Singles Chart.[10] She co-wrote the UK number one single “Changing” for drum and bass duo Sigma featuring British recording artist Paloma Faith, which was released in the United Kingdom in September 2014. The following month, Eyre won Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards 2014.[11]

Eyre featured on the DJ Fresh single “Gravity“, released in February 2015. In May 2015, a song Eyre co-wrote, “Black Smoke“, was used by Ann Sophie, the German participant of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[12] Also during mid 2015, Eyre supported Olly Murs on his 2015 arena tour and was announced as the “face” of the advertising campaign for an Emporio Armani Diamonds fragrance.[13][14] Her debut album, Feline, was released in August 2015 (following the single “Good Times“) and features contributions from Wayne Hector, Ilya, Paul O’Duffy, and Jarrad Rogers.[15][16] In September, Eyre released a cover of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” in association with England Rugby, to coincide with the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[17] In November, Eyre won Best Female at the MOBO Awards 2015.[18] She then embarked on a UK tour.[19] In 2016, she appeared on Drive.

2017–present: Upcoming second studio album[edit]

On 18 February 2017, Eyre announced her comeback concert at KOKO, London on 4 April 2017.[20] At the comeback concert at KOKO, Eyre performed four new songs: “LOV(E)”, “Drink with Your Name on It”, “I Swear” and “Ego”. On 29 May 2017, Eyre and Sigala announced a new collaborative single, “Came Here for Love“, released on 9 June 2017. As of 29 June the official YouTube video has over 2.5 million views and 11 million streams on Spotify. On 31 July 2017, Eyre announced her new single ‘Ego’ featuring Ty Dollar Sign, released on 11 August 2017. Eyre supported Little Mix on their Summer Shout Out Tour and will commence to support The Script on their “Freedom Child Tour” in early 2018.



Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
  • Released: 28 August 2015
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 35 35 70

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: 15 December 2013
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Format: Digital download
Ella Eyre
  • Released: 10 February 2015
  • Label: Virgin EMI (US release)
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL (FL) Tip
“Deeper” 2013 72 14 Feline
If I Go 2014 16 54 80
Comeback 12
Together 2015 12 2 82
Good Times 37 5
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 134 Non-album single
Came Here for Love
(with Sigala)
2017 6 56 1 76 9 66 49 TBA
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
67 [A]
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Waiting All Night
(Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre)
2013 1 6 13 4 26 9 67 Home
Think About It
(Naughty Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa and Ella Eyre)
78 Hotel Cabana
(DJ Fresh featuring Ella Eyre)
2015 4 16 67 86 Non-album SIngle
Bridge over Troubled Water
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)
2017 1 53 26 25 [B] 28
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Someday (Place in the Sun)
(Tinie Tempah featuring Ella Eyre)
2014 87 88 61 Demonstration
We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off 2015 54 Feline
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“No Angels” 2012 Bastille Other People’s Heartache Pt. 2
“Free” Bastille, Erika
“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” 2013 None Virgin Records: 40 Years of Disruptions
Someday (Place in the Sun) Tinie Tempah Demonstration
“Too Cool” 2015 Rudimental We the Generation
“Up” Olly Murs Never Been Better (special edition)




Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2014 MTV Brand New for 2014[37] N/A Nominated
BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice[38] N/A Nominated
Single of the Year[39] Waiting All Night Won
BBC Sound of 2014[40] N/A Second
MOBO Awards Best Newcomer N/A Won
2015 MOBO Awards Best Female N/A Won

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