Mabel Alabama-Pearl McVey (born 20 February 1996) is an English singer and songwriter. In 2017, she had her mainstream breakthrough with “Finders Keepers”, peaking at number eight on the UK Singles Chart.
Her debut studio album, High Expectations, was released in August 2019 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number three. It spawned the UK top-10 singles “Don’t Call Me Up” and “Mad Love”. Mabel has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Premios 40 Principales for Best International New Artist in 2019 and the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2020.
Mabel Alabama-Pearl McVey was born in Málaga on 20 February 1996. She is the daughter of Swedish singer Neneh Cherry and English record producer Cameron McVey. Her step-grandfather is American jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. Her half-brother is the former Mattafix singer Marlon Roudette. She holds British, Swedish, and Spanish citizenship.
Mabel’s career began in 2015 with her debut single, “Know Me Better”. In May 2017, she released “Finders Keepers” featuring British rapper Kojo Funds, which reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. Later in 2017, she released her debut extended play Bedroom, as well as a mixtape, Ivy to Roses. Mabel then opened for English singer Harry Styles during the European part of the second leg of a tour in the support of his debut studio album. After her tour with Styles, she embarked on her own headline tour through the United Kingdom and Europe. In 2018, she was featured on “Ring Ring” alongside American rapper Rich the Kid and British DJ Jax Jones. Mabel then re-released her mixtape, Ivy, to Roses with new cover art and included songs that had been released since the initial release. Later that year, she co-wrote “Blind”, a song for British girl group Four of Diamonds.
In January 2019, Mabel was nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the 39th Brit Awards and released “Don’t Call Me Up”, which debuted at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. The song peaked at number three, becoming her highest-charting single to date. On 7 June 2019, she released “Mad Love”, the second single from her debut studio album, High Expectations. The song debuted at number 18 in the UK, later peaking at number 8. From 2019 to 2020, Mabel will embark on the High Expectations Tour across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.