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Samantha Mumba
Samantha Mumba in 2009
Background information
Birth name Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba
Born (1983-01-18) January 18, 1983 (age 39)
Dublin, Ireland
Genres Pop, R&B, dance, urban
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
Years active 1999–Present
Labels Universal
Associated acts Jay R Sillona

Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born 18 January 1983) is an Irish singer, dancer, actress and musician who first became famous around 2000 with the single "Gotta Tell You". Samantha sings contralto. Mumba has also been in many movies, in particular independent movies.

Mumba's first single, "Gotta Tell You", reached No. 1 in the Irish charts. It later reached No. 2 in the British charts. Mumba also had success in the USA, with the song reaching No. 4 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. To date, her first album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.



  • The Time Machine (2002)
  • Spin The Bottle (2003)
  • Boy Eats Girl (2005)
  • Nailed (2006)
  • Johnny Was (2006)
  • 3 Crosses (2007)
  • Shifter (2007)
  • Loftus Hall (2011)


  • Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith (2008)
  • Dancing On Ice (2008)

Awards and nominations

  • Grammy Award
    • 2001, Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Nominated)
  • Meteor Music Awards
    • 2002, Best Female Singer (Won)
  • MOBO Awards
    • 2001, Best Album, Gotta Tell You (Nominated)
    • 2000, Best Video, "Gotta Tell You" (Nominated)
  • Smash Hits
    • Poll Winners' Party Best New Female (Won)

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