Rising R&B artist Ella Mai just dropped her debut album, along with a slew of headlining tour dates, to further catapult her career in the industry.
Mai, who is signed to DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records, has released three extended plays, including the 2017 EP Ready. The EP included the hit single “Boo’d Up,” which already peaked on the multiple charts. Her self-titled debut record dropped on October 12, ranking No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart. Other notable songs from the record include “Good Bad,” “Sauce,” “Shot Clock,” and “Everything,” featuring John Legend.
During the LP’s first week, Mai moved 69,000 album units with 17,000 being pure sales, Billboard reports.
“17k in pure sales in this new streaming era for a debut album by a new artist is WILD!” Mai said in a tweet. “I can’t thank you enough.”
“The Debut Tour” is due to kick-off on January 8, 2019 in Birmingham, England. The 23-year-old will make a stop in her hometown of London on January 10, followed by shows in France, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and Norway before hitting North America for a show in Vancouver on February 12.
She will make stops throughout the U.S. in cities like Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Houston. San Antonio, Texas will wrap-up the trek on March 28. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Ella Mai “The Debut Tour” Dates 2019
February 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
February 14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
February 15 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
February 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
February 19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
February 20 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
February 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
February 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
February 25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
February 27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
February 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
March 2 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
March 3 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
March 5 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
March 6 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth
March 7 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
March 9 – Boston, MA @ Royale
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
March 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
March 15 – Silver Spring, M.D. @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
March 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
March 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
March 20 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
March 21 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
March 24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
March 26 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
March 27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
March 28 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre