- Ella Mai Performs “Boo’d Up” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- London-based singer-songwriter Ella Mai appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she performed her debut song “Boo’d Up”.
This marks her debut performance on TV. The song was released as the lead single from the third EP "Ready on April 26, 2018.
It was written by Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, DJ Mustard and Ella Mai. The track reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
American songwriter Joelle James first wrote "Boo'd Up" in 2014 originally for herself. She later gave it to Ella Mai.
Originally Ella Mai released the song in February 2017 as part of the EP "the Ready". She performed the song on Kehlani's tour, then she released the song in April 2018.
Ella Mai said of the song;
"My initial inspiration for “Boo’d Up” was literally what the words are. It was just like being infatuated with someone, being in the room when there’s 50 people and only that one person matters. Just being boo’d up, really.
We were trying to have it as a double meaning. It’s like the sound of a heart beat-ish. It’s the closest we could get it to the sound of a heartbeat, so the badoo boodup, and if you think about heartbeat like badoom badoom badoom badoom type of thing. And then boo’d up obviously just having a boo and making it a phrase. It was a really clever way of putting the two together, and I think it makes it super catchy. We just came up with it."
- source : Stereogum