Samantha Mumba
Irish singer and actress
Samantha Mumba
Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba is an Irish singer and actress. 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. She returned to public attention when she appeared in the 2008 series of Dancing On Ice. Mumba has said that she will not be returning to music.
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Samantha Mumba lands $1million deal to star in big budget Hollywood film musical that will rival success of Les Miserables
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
The 30-year-old, who has been living in LA since she her fledgling singing career faltered in 2000, revealed to friends at a party last week that all her efforts and hard work have finally paid off.
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Samantha Mumba shows off her toned physique while on honeymoon
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The 29-year-old displayed a toned physique as she frolicked by the sea in a green two piece.
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"Gotta Tell You" Singer Samantha Mumba Marries -- See Her Dress!
US Magazine - about 5 years
The Irish pop star wed police officer Torray Scales in L.A. Friday Get more Us! Follow us on Twitter, Friend us on Facebook, Subscribe to Us Weekly
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Music Crowns 2011 Winners - Music News
Google News - over 5 years
This year's 2011 Music Crowns winners were announced back in August having made it past the judging panels of Rock (Jon Morter, Skin, Adam Ficek, Jeremy Glover), Pop (Samantha Mumba, Liam Bailey, Su-Elise Nash, Ahmir) and Urban (Jamal Edwards,
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Nightlives of the rich & famous - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The only person who caught me out was Samantha Mumba. Louis Walsh used to come into the club every Sunday night. She told us she was a popstar, but we didn't know her, so we took a risk and let her in. Her gameplan was to meet Louis, and that's exactly
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Samantha Mumba Is Engaged! - Engagement Ring Blog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Many of the youngin's may not remember Samantha Mumba, but us oldies and teen 00's know her for a few songs she made that got big in the states. The singer originally from Ireland has held her own internationally but have never made a another musical
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"Gotta Tell You" Singer Samantha Mumba Is Engaged - BSCkids
Google News - over 5 years
Pop sing Samantha Mumba, best known for her hit song “Gotta Tell You” and her movies, is now an engaged lady. She is officially engaged to Torray Scales. The Irish singer became engaged over in late June. This would be her first marriage and it will be
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Take a chunk out of this funky night - Boston Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Pete, under the guise of Sleazesisters, has released remixes of big names such as Steps, Samantha Mumba, Christine Aguilera and has recently released a new album on all major download sites. The new album, Revolution By Sleazesisters,
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NICKY SET TO BE A VOICE FOR RTE - Sunday World
Google News - over 5 years
Una Healy and Imelda May are said to be too busy for the role, but others in the frame to be mentors include the likes of Andrew Strong, Samantha Mumba, Tommy Fleming and Niall Breslin. The BBC has also commissioned The Voice, with Cheryl Cole rumoured
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Victory for pop music - Herald.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Louis began working with Jensen's emerging crew a decade ago when he was guiding Samantha Mumba. Since then, Deekay has gone on to stellar success with Sugababes, Blue, JLS and countless others. Their fingerprints are all over Victory
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Video Vault - Yes! Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
A wasted cast includes Tom Sizemore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Lori Heuring, Vinnie Jones, Jake Busey, C. Thomas Howell, Robert Carradine, Samantha Mumba, William Zakba and the inescapable Danny Trejo. Rated R. DANNY BOY (Alpha Home Entertainment): A
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I must Voice concerns for new talent show - Sunday World
Google News - over 5 years
And I hope RTE recognise the talent of Grainne Seoige and keep her on as presenter. If I was a gambler, though, I'd say Brian Ormond will present and the judges will include Nicky Byrne, Keith Duffy and Samantha Mumba
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RTE in race with BBC to find new voice - Herald.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Among those tipped to have a lead presenting role are Grainne Seoige and Brian Ormond, with such names as Andrew Strong, Imelda May, Samantha Mumba and a member of The Corrs tipped as judges. The celebrity coaches pick a team of singers based purely on
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Samantha Mumba engaged to US cop - RTE.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Samantha Mumba has revealed that she has become engaged to her boyfriend Torray Scales, an American policeman. The 28-year-old pop star and actress spoke at the launch of the Christmas pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates in which she
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday - thejournal.ie
Google News - over 5 years
Singer Samantha Mumba is back in Dublin to play Girl Friday in the Gaiety Theatre's production Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. Here she is launching the show with Brian Gilligan, aka Robinson Crusoe: A new cancer drug produced by Swiss
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Win VIP Music Crowns Festival Tickets! - Glasswerk.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Some of the judges include: Skin (Skunk Anansie), Samantha Mumba, Adam Ficek (Babyshambles), Ras Kwame (Radio 1XTRA presenter), Lisa I'Anson (Former TOTP presenter), Jamal 'Smokey Barz' Edwards (SBTV Owner - the UK's leading Youth Broadcaster)
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London Calling – We are the World: Celebrity charitable world - UKZAMBIANS
Google News - over 5 years
The famous Irish singer and actress Samantha Mumba whose father Peter Mumba was born in Zambia visited Zambia in 2003 as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador. Samantha who spent much time in her hotel later claimed that she saw firsthand the devastation that
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Samantha Mumba
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    On September 23, 2016, Mumba played The George Bar in Dublin, with her performance referred to as "Ethereal", and "something else altogether".
    More Details Hide Details Her new hairstyle was also described as "Fierce modern". Shortly after the success of Gotta Tell You, Mumba was seen as the face of the fashion designer Louise Kennedy's spring/summer collection. 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. In 2005, Mumba modelled for the Ultimo Per Amore range, available exclusively at the Irish main-street chain Dunnes Stores.
  • 2015
    Age 32
    On June 25, 2015, Mumba made an appearance in 4 Dame Lane, which was described as "fierce glam altogether".
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    On 3 March 2015, she gave birth to a baby daughter to whom Mumba and her husband gave the name of Sage.
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    In February 2015, she escaped uninjured from a three car pile up in Los Angeles.
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  • 2014
    Age 31
    In September 2014, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
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    On February 21, 2014, Mumba attempted to make a splash comeback with a new single called "Only Just Begun".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 30
    On 16 August 2013 she appeared on the RTÉ television show The Hit to compete for a spot in the show's final.
    More Details Hide Details The song selected for chart battle was "Somebody Like Me" which was released on iTunes immediately afterwards and will compete against "Thinking of You" by Irish band Republic of Loose. The song peaked number 5 on the Irish Singles Chart which marked her first hit single in 11 years with "I'm Right Here" in 2002.
    On June 2013, Mumba confirmed her comeback on Twitter.
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  • 2011
    Age 28
    Mumba became engaged to policeman Torray Scales in June 2011. The couple married in Los Angeles on 24 February 2012.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    In a January 2009 interview, Mumba suggested that the new album would be released early in 2010, but it never surfaced and in late 2010, Mumba confirmed she would no longer be releasing new material and would be concentrating on her acting career.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    After discussing her time away from the music scene, and her appearance on ITV reality TV show Dancing on Ice, which ended after three weeks, the singer stated that she had almost finished recording a new album, and hoped it would be released in summer 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Irish DJ Micky Modelle made a remix of Mumba's hit song "Gotta Tell You" and Mumba re-recorded some of the vocals to fit the song. A video for it was filmed in London and Belfast and was premiered in June 2008. The song failed to chart on the UK Singles Chart but did however chart at Number 36 on the UK Dance Chart.
    On 17 January 2008, Mumba appeared on UK daytime TV show Loose Women.
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  • 2007
    Age 24
    Mumba confirmed on The Late Late Show, 9 February 2007, that a camera crew has been following her on and off for six months for a reality TV show which was shown on Channel 4 at the end of March 2007.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    In December 2005, she collaborated with Filipino singer Jay-R to sing Just the Way You Are.
    More Details Hide Details On 23 October 2006, a compilation album, The Collection, was released. The album features songs from Gotta Tell You, B-sides and two new tracks including her single "I'm Right Here". The singer sold just a handful of tickets for a highly publicised comeback concert in Dublin, which led to it being cancelled in February 2007.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    She previously dated R&B singer Sisqó from 2004–2005.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    In 2002, Mumba released a new single "I'm Right Here" with a laid-back sound.
    More Details Hide Details The video features Damien Marley, son of Bob Marley. The single became Mumba's fifth UK top 5 single and her fifth top 40 single in Ireland. In the US and Germany, the song was less successful, peaking at 80 and 81. 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.
  • 2001
    Age 18
    In 2001, Mumba and fellow teen star Aaron Carter performed a concert at Disney MGM Studios for the Disney Channel titled Aaron Carter and Samantha Mumba in Concert.
    More Details Hide Details She performed three songs, "Gotta Tell You", "Baby Come on Over", and "Don't Need You To". A year later, she and Carter also appeared on an episode of All That.
    Before that, in 2001, following her international success with Gotta Tell You, Arnold Leibovit picked her to play Mara in The Time Machine.
    More Details Hide Details Mara is a girl who is part of a human civilisation which has regressed to a hunter/gatherer lifestyle in the year AD 802,701. She co-starred with Guy Pearce and her real-life brother, Omero. 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.
    In 2001, Mumba contributed to the track "You Raise Me Up" by the Celtic Tenors.
    More Details Hide Details An EP titled Samantha Sings Christmas was released at Christmas 2001; it is also a bonus disc on rare special editions of Gotta Tell You. In 1998, Mumba was cast as the lead in The Hot Mikado, a jazzy production based on Gilbert and Sullivan's opera. After her second album Woman was cancelled, Mumba's music career was put on hold and she began auditioning for films.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    Mumba sings contralto. Her first single, "Gotta Tell You", was released in 2000 and reached No. 1 in the Irish charts.
    More Details Hide Details It later reached No. 2 in the British charts. She also had success in the USA, with the song peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album Gotta Tell You stayed on the charts for six months and was eventually certified platinum for sales of 1 million copies. Five more Top 10 hits followed in the UK and she had another top 50 hit in the US. Another hit from this album was "Baby, Come Over", a remixed version of "Baby, Come on Over" and features on the US edition of the album. To date, her first album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
    She shot to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut single "Gotta Tell You", which reached the Top 10 in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States.
    More Details Hide Details After a relatively short music career, she starred in numerous films, most notably in the 2002 film The Time Machine. She has also appeared in a number of Irish independent films. She returned to public attention when she appeared in the 2008 series of Dancing on Ice. In 2011 Mumba confirmed her retirement from music and to focus mainly on her acting career. However, in 2013, Mumba revealed via Twitter that she was back in the studio working on new material. Mumba was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her father, Peter Mumba, is from Zambia and was formerly an aircraft engineer; her mother is Irish. Mumba attended Dublin's Billie Barry Stage School from the age of three to fifteen. When Mumba was 15 she was discovered on a RTÉ TV talent show Let Me Entertain You by Irish music executive 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 0
    Born on January 18, 1983.
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