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Samantha Mumba
Background information
Birth name Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba
Also known as Samantha Mumba
Born 18 January 1983 (1983-01-18) (age 25)
Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 1999–present
Label(s) Universal

Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba[citation needed] (born 18 January 1983[citation needed]) Irish singer, and actress Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


Her first album was released in 2000. Her most notable role was Mara in the 2002 film The Time Machine. She has also appeared in a number of Irish independent films.[citation needed] The Time Machine is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Simon Wells as a remake of The Time Machine (1960), and starring Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, and Phyllida Law with a cameo by Alan Young from the earlier film. ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ...

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Biography

Mumba was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her father, Peter Mumba, is a Zambian aircraft engineer[citation needed] and her mother Barbara is an Irish woman who works as a cabin crew member with the Irish airline Aer Lingus.[citation needed] For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland. ...


Mumba attended Dublin's Billie Barry Stage School from the ages 3 to 15. In 1998, Mumba was cast as the lead in The Hot Mikado, a jazzy production based on Gilbert and Sullivan's opera.[citation needed] The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). ...


Music career

2000–2002

At the age of 15, Mumba was discovered on an RTÉ TV talent show Let Me Entertain You by Irish Svengali Louis Walsh (manager of Boyzone and Westlife). Walsh was impressed by her talent and she was signed to Polydor Records. She subsequently spent several months moving between Denmark, Sweden, the UK and Ireland where she co-wrote and recorded her debut album, Gotta Tell You. She eventually dropped out of school to focus on her music "career", explaining that it was becoming difficult to stay in school and work on her music. Radio Telefís Éireann[1] (RTÉ; IPA: ,  ) is the Public Service Broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. ... Louis Walsh Louis Walsh (born Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, August 5, 1952) is a manager in the music industry, and a judge on the ITV1 show The X Factor, which made him famous as a television personality rather than a manager. ... Boyzone are a popular Irish boy band of the 1990s. ... Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Gotta Tell You is the 2000 Debut album by Irish Pop Star, Samantha Mumba. ...


Mumba's first single, "Gotta Tell You", was released in 2000 and shot to the No. 1 in the Irish charts. It later reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom charts. Mumba also had success in the USA with her debut single which peaked at No. 94 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album Gotta Tell You stayed on the charts for 6 months and was eventually certified Platinum for shipments of 1 million copies, five more Top 10 hits followed in the UK and she had another top 50 hit in the US. To date, her first album has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. In 2001 Mumba contributed to the track "You Raise Me Up" by the Celtic Tenors. An EP was also released in 2001 at Christmas called Samantha Sings Christmas, it is also a bonus disc on rare special editions of Gotta Tell You. Gotta Tell You is the debut single by Samantha Mumba released in 2000 Song information Track Listings UK Maxi Gotta Tell You Can It Be Love? Where Does It End Now? Gotta Tell You (Video) US 2tr Gotta Tell You Gotta Tell You (MindChime Dub) Categories: | | | | ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Celtic Tenors debuted as the Three Irish Tenors on RTEs Theatre Nights on October 1995. ... Samantha Sings Christmas is a 6 track EP by Samantha Mumba released in 2004. ... Gotta Tell You is the 2000 Debut album by Irish Pop Star, Samantha Mumba. ...


In october 2000, "Gotta Tell You" was released in France.


2002–2006

In 2002 Mumba released a new single I'm Right Here with a slightly more laid-back sound. The video features Damien Marley, son of Bob Marley. The video was a television favourite in both the US and UK. The single became Mumba's fifth UK top 5 single and her fifth top 33 single in Ireland. In the US and Germany the song was less successful, peaking at 80 and 81. The first single lifted off Samantha Mumbas now canceled 2nd album Woman. The single had poor sales despite its high chart positions in the UK and flopped in the US. The Poor performance of this single is lead to be the reason her follow-up album was canceled. ... A publicity photo of Damian. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ...


Rumors circulated that Mumba was getting ready to release a second album, Woman, but due to the poor sales of the lead single "I'm Right Here" in the US and a short lived time on the UK chart, she was dropped from her label, but Mumba stated on the Late Late Show (3 February 2007) that there never was a second album and the tracks leaked on the internet were attempts by her to find a new sound. The first single lifted off Samantha Mumbas now canceled 2nd album Woman. The single had poor sales despite its high chart positions in the UK and flopped in the US. The Poor performance of this single is lead to be the reason her follow-up album was canceled. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On October 23, 2006, a compilation album, The Collection, was released. The album features songs from Gotta Tell You, B-sides and two brand new tracks including her single I'm Right Here. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Collection is the upcoming album from Samantha Mumba. ... Gotta Tell You is the debut single by Samantha Mumba released in 2000 Song information Track Listings UK Maxi Gotta Tell You Can It Be Love? Where Does It End Now? Gotta Tell You (Video) US 2tr Gotta Tell You Gotta Tell You (MindChime Dub) Categories: | | | | ... The first single lifted off Samantha Mumbas now canceled 2nd album Woman. The single had poor sales despite its high chart positions in the UK and flopped in the US. The Poor performance of this single is lead to be the reason her follow-up album was canceled. ...


2008–present

On Thursday 17th Jan 2008, Samantha appeared on U.K daytime T.V show "Loose Women". After discussing her time away from the music scene, and her appearance on ITV reality TV show "Dancing On Ice" (which ended abruptly after three weeks), the singer stated that she had almost finished recording her new album, and hoped it would be released in the summer of 2008. Loose Women is a an ITV afternoon programme, in which a panel of four women discuss topical issues and interview celebrity guests before a studio audience. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... For information on Dancing on Ice in other countries, see Dancing on Ice around the world. ...


She also appeared on the Clubland Live tour performing and dance mix of her debut single Gotta Tell You.


Modelling

Shortly after the success of Gotta Tell You, Mumba was seen as the face of the fashion designer Louise Kennedy's spring/summer collection.[citation needed] Gotta Tell You is the debut single by Samantha Mumba released in 2000 Song information Track Listings UK Maxi Gotta Tell You Can It Be Love? Where Does It End Now? Gotta Tell You (Video) US 2tr Gotta Tell You Gotta Tell You (MindChime Dub) Categories: | | | | ...


She also became a Dior ambassador when she launched the Dior Watch Collection in Ireland. Around the same time, Mumba also became the face of Reebok appearing in print advertising in the UK and Ireland for the Quest range.[citation needed] Dior can mean: the name of the company founded by fashion designer Christian Dior, and a brand name owned by that company. ... Reebok International Limited is a British producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories and is currently a subsidiary of Adidas AG. The name comes from Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


In 2005, Mumba became the face (and body) of the Ultimo Per Amore Lingerie range, available exclusively at the Irish high-street chain Dunnes Stores.[citation needed] Ultimo may refer to: (ULTIMO) my nickname Ultimo, New South Wales the Italian name for Ulten, Italy Ultimo (comics), a fictional giant robot in the Marvel Comics universe Ultimo (designer lingerie brand) Ultimo is spanish for last Category: ... Dunnes Stores is a supermarket and clothing retail chain based in the Republic of Ireland. ...


Television career

After Woman was cancelled, Mumba's music career was put on hold and she began auditioning for films. In 2002, Steven Spielberg picked her to play Mara in The Time Machine. Mara is a girl who is part of a human civilization which has regressed to a hunter/gatherer lifestyle in the year 802,701 AD. She co-starred with Guy Pearce and the movie earned $56,684,819 in the US. Mumba's second venture into films was in 2003, where she appeared in the film Spin The Bottle. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... The Time Machine is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Simon Wells as a remake of The Time Machine (1960), and starring Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, and Phyllida Law with a cameo by Alan Young from the earlier film. ... Guy Pearce in Memento (2000). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spin the bottle is a party game in which several players sit in a circle. ...


In 2005, Mumba returned to acting with the lead role of Jessica in the Irish film Boy Eats Girl. The film was a box office failure in Ireland, making a little over €1 million despite it's €5 million budget.[1] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boy Eats Girl is a 2005 horror film directed by Stephen Bradley and starring Samantha Mumba. ...


In 2006, Mumba started in the thriller Nailed, playing the character of "Sapphire". The movie was originally a low budget Irish film but it caught the attention of an American producer who turned it into a big budget British movie.[citation needed] Mumba also co-starred in Johnny Was, a British gangster movie. 2007 saw Mumba filming her part in the movie 3 Crosses. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Mumba confirmed on the Late Late Show, 9 February 2007, that a camera crew has been following her on and off for the past 6 months for a Reality TV show which was shown on Channel 4 at the end of March 2007. The show was called Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith and follows Mumba's attempts to revive her music career with Harvey Goldsmith as her mentor. For the American late-night talk show presented by Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson, see The Late Late Show (CBS). ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Harvey Goldsmith CBE (b. ...


Mumba starred on the 2008 series of Dancing On Ice but was eliminated in week 3. For information on Dancing on Ice in other countries, see Dancing on Ice around the world. ...


Albums

Year Album U.S. UK AUS IRL GER
2000 Gotta Tell You 67 9 - 14 53
2006 The Collection - - - - -
2008 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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Singles

Year Song Album U.S. UK AUS IRL GER FRA MEX
2000 Gotta Tell You Gotta Tell You 4 2 3 1 17 9 -
Body II Body - 5 14 2 58 - -
2001 Always Come Back to Your Love - 3 63 1 - - 1
Baby Come On Over 49 5 35 2 67 - -
Don't Need You To (Tell Me I'm Pretty) - - - - - - -
Lately - 6 - 3 - - -
2002 I'm Right Here Woman/The Collection 80 5 32 3 81 - -

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... The Irish Singles Chart is the Irish music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by Chart-Track. ... “Deutschland” redirects here. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Anthem: La Marseillaise France() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Paris Official languages French Demonym French Government Unitary semi-presidential republic  -  President Nicolas Sarkozy  -  Prime Minister François Fillon Formation  -  French State 843 French State Formed   -  Current... This article is about the country in North America. ... Gotta Tell You is the debut single by Samantha Mumba released in 2000 Song information Track Listings UK Maxi Gotta Tell You Can It Be Love? Where Does It End Now? Gotta Tell You (Video) US 2tr Gotta Tell You Gotta Tell You (MindChime Dub) Categories: | | | | ... Gotta Tell You is the 2000 Debut album by Irish Pop Star, Samantha Mumba. ... Body II Body, the 2nd single from Gotta Tell You, was released in fall of 2000. ... Always Come Back to Your Love, is the 3rd single from Gotta Tell You, Samanthas Debut Album. ... Baby Come over (This Is Our Night), is the 4th single from Gotta Tell You, Samanthas Debut Album. ... Dont Need You To (Tell Me Im Pretty) was the 5th single to be lifted off of Gotta Tell You. ... The first single lifted off Samantha Mumbas now canceled 2nd album Woman. The single had poor sales despite its high chart positions in the UK and flopped in the US. The Poor performance of this single is lead to be the reason her follow-up album was canceled. ... The Collection is the upcoming album from Samantha Mumba. ...

Awards and nominations

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The MOBO (an acronym for Music Of Black Origin) Awards are held annually in the UK to recognise leading black musicians. ... Gotta Tell You is the debut single by Samantha Mumba released in 2000 Song information Track Listings UK Maxi Gotta Tell You Can It Be Love? Where Does It End Now? Gotta Tell You (Video) US 2tr Gotta Tell You Gotta Tell You (MindChime Dub) Categories: | | | | ... The cover of a May 1981 edition of Smash Hits magazine Smash Hits was a pop music based magazine, aimed at children and young teenagers, and originally published in the United Kingdom. ...

References

  1. ^ Irish films prove an expensive box-office failure.

External links

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