Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born 18 January 1983) is an Irish singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, fashion model and TV Presenter.
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. In the US, it charted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her one of the youngest, highest debuting female soloists, in the history of the chart.
Gotta Tell You has since been listed in Billboard's 100 Catchiest Choruses of the 21st Century! Internationally, she sold over 5 million copies of her debut album, Gotta Tell You, which became one of the biggest and fastest selling debut albums of the 2000's. In addition, she's had 5 top 10 hits in 17 countries and was nominated for a Grammy.
After a relatively short music career, she went on to pursue an acting career. Her film debut was in the 2002 film The Time Machine. She has also appeared in a number of Irish independent films.In early 2017, she participated in a Celebrity Version of MasterChef Ireland and went on to fill in as co-host on The 6 O'Clock Show, while Lucy Kennedy took maternity leave.
In 2018, she made her comeback onto British television, firstly as a guest and then a panellist on Loose Women.
Following recent rumours of Samantha renewing her publishing deal with Warner Chappell and returning to music, she finally confirmed she's back in the studio. She took to Instagram to share a photo of her, in a recording booth, collaborating with MNEK.
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