Jamelia spilled the beans about whether she’s set to work with Jay-Z in an interview with ITN. “Who knows,” Jamelia said. “If he does want to speak with me, call me.” The British R&B singer added that Jay is a “really, really great guy, lovely.” As for the material she’s put together for the new album, Jamelia say she’s “got some really great stuff together and I can’t wait to get back out there.” Watch the remarks via YouTube below.
Singer Jamelia is getting behind ActionAid’s campaign to help women abused in Uganda. “I think it’s very easy to sit here in the Western world and think, ‘Oh yeah, everything’s fine. I’m fine and everything’s great’, but no girl, no woman on this earth should have to go through that situation and we can bring a stop to it,” Jamelia told ITN. Watch a report via YouTube below.
Katherine Jenkins, Jamelia, Beverley Knight and Brian Friedman are among those wishing Leona Lewis well, after she was assaulted at her book signing. “Honestly I was absolutely appalled,” Jamelia told ITN. “I can’t believe somebody would act like that in any capacity. Especially Leona, I just think she’s such a sweet person. For someone to do something like that to her is just diobolical. I would never support anything like that. I’m just shocked and I hope she’s okay. I hope she’s not traumatized by that experience.”
After her 46664 Concert performance in London at Hyde Park on Friday (June 27), Jamelia spoke about singing in the event honoring Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. “It was a once in a lifetime experience I will never, ever forget,” Jamelia said. “It’s one of the best days of my life today.” She added, “I’m very proud to be here today and to experience this. To be in the presence of someone who has made such a huge positive change in the world. I think an inspiration is a bit of an understatement, but he really does inspire me to become so much more than what I am.” She also discussed her role as an ambassador for the 46664 foundation and having the chance to meet Mandela. Watch the interview below.
Fabulous magazine caught up with Jamelia, who opened up about plans to marry soccer star Darren Byfield next year after nearly ending their relationship recently. “I needed to end the relationship to find out what it would mean to be without Darren,” the singer explained. “Initially he rang me every day begging me to get back together with him. I just kept saying: ‘No’, that I needed time and space, but he kept on and on. Then he stopped calling me. Three days passed and I didn’t hear from him. I panicked. I suddenly had a vision of my life without Darren. I had to confront the idea that he was gone and that was it. Then I realized I could never be with anyone else and I would never find another man like him. When he did call, we were back on – and this time it’s forever.” Read the entire feature, which includes pictures and video, at fabulousmag.co.uk (subscription required).
Singer and Sing Up spokesperson Jamelia was on hand for the launch of a campaign to encourage primary school children to sing every day at Archbishop Sumner school in Kennington, south London on Wednesday (November 21). Jamelia also visited BBC News to discuss the project. The interview video at Yahoo! Canada has since been removed.
Jamelia modeled on the catwalk for the Fashion for Relief show during 2007 London Fashion Week at the BFC Tent, Natural History Museum in London, England on September 20th.
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Jamelia attends the London party for talent agency ‘Independent’ at Mahiki on Monday (September 17) in London, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Jamelia and Rihanna attended the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards Launch event at Movida in central London on Wednesday (August 22). Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Jamelia spoke with The Sun after announcing her relationship with long-term partner Darren Byfield had come to an end. “Living your relationship in the public eye is a difficult thing to do, especially when both of you are under the spotlight,” said the singer, who has a 20-month-old daughter, Tiani, with Darren and a six-year-old girl, Teja, by a former partner. “I still love Darren and we will remain the best of friends. I absolutely know the rumors about him are not true and they played no part in our break-up.” Those rumors were that Byfield cheated on Jamelia with a blonde.