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Rapper Cardi B's loss is another artist's gain. Interscope Records announced R&B newcomer Ella Mai, left, will replace Cardi B on Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour. Cardi dropped out of the tour unexpectedly after giving birth to her and rapper Offset's daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, in July.

Cardi explained she was leaving the tour to spend more time with her newborn daughter. But she has been spotted following her promiscuous fiancé all over the map, while presumably leaving her daughter at home with relatives.

Ella Mai is best known for her hit R&B single "Boo'd Up", which is RIAA certified double-platinum. The 23-year-old UK songstress will join Bruno on seven of the tour's October dates, beginning on Oct. 4 in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center.

Also added to the tour are Ciara, Boyz II Men, and Charlie Wilson. They will join the tour in Denver, Colorado next month (Sept. 18).

via Interscope Records -- Ella Mai's latest single, "Trip," is also being met with high praise, with SPIN describing it as, "a bouncy R&B jam with another earworm hook so infectious you can't help but put your hands up." As the 23-year old embraces her sweeping success, she has made a point of documenting her journey on YouTube in the form vlogs titled Ellasodes. The first episode highlights her BET Awards experience, while the latest video will detail her Essence Festival performance. Ella Mai is currently on the road, headlining her own sold out Boo'd Up tour.

Ella Mai 24K Magic World Tour Dates:

Date               City                                   Venue

10/4           Brooklyn, NY                     Barclays Center
10/5           Brooklyn, NY                     Barclays Center
10/7           Nashville, TN                     Bridgestone Arena
10/8           Nashville, TN                     Bridgestone Arena
10/11         Tulsa, OK                           BOK Center
10/12         Tulsa, OK                           BOK Center
10/26         Los Angeles, CA

Source: Interscope Records

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Ella Mae, and 14 other people you mean. Ella Mae is sharing the spotlight with Uncle Charlie, Ciara, and 2 other acts, who's fees all add up to one Cardi B fee.

  • Yardgirl

    Who? *blank stare*

  • GrapeCrush

    Get your teeth whitened Miss Ella Mai ?

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Congrats Ella Mae

  • WutizstillHERE!

    This is my favorite song of Ella Love me Naked!
    I like her natual look.. I hope this doesn't change and she becomes an industry copy of what success should look like.. Stay you young lady.

    https://youtu.be/TTmPzGjCeG4

  • Kanyade

    I heard tell (instagram) that Ciara is also joining the tour...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bruno added Ciara, Uncle Cholly, Boys II Men, and Ella. Sounds lit AF

  • Ni Ni

    Charlie Wilson is on this tour too right? Sounds like a much better tour to me without the bird.

  • Ni Ni

    I hope she doesn't change either.

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...u too funny Auntie...

  • SpillyNillie

    I heard Unk puts on a great show...

  • Ni Ni

    you made me scroll back up

  • FukkFolks2018

    I have seen him twice. It is everything and more.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Congrats Ella ... ????

  • Solstice

    Yes! Excellent show.

  • Phillybruh

    Actually they will be opening in select areas, I know the Philly show has Boyz II Men but no Ciara or Charlie Wilson or Ella Mae.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im almost positive Cholly will be at the two Tulsa dates listed for Ella. So some might have two or more. Which sucks. Some folks get to see more of them possibly all. But I get that too

  • Prettybrowneound35

    I don’t know why I feel like Offset told her to drop out of the tour.

  • tia

    I heard Bruno on the radio this morning and he announced Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II men and Ella Mai. This line up is pretty lit.
    I like Cardi, but she won't be missed.
    Ella Mai is cute as a button. Ella Mai's look is wholesome and just fresh. Pretty lady indeed !

  • Phillybruh

    Speaking of offset did that Drake tour get off the ground yet or did they scrap it all together.

  • FukkFolks2018

    They outchea touring.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Unc Charlie is phenomenal

  • Phillybruh

    I'm certain Charlie's fees and Boyz II Mens fees and probably Ciara's are more than Cardis

  • Meme

    Oh come on you must know Ella, true i only found out about her a couple months ago but from "here" so I'm not really one to talk?. When you listen to Ella 'boo'd up" try and listen to someone called H.E.R she has a song called 'focus' the harps just take the song to another level

  • Yardgirl

    Nope never heard of her. I guess I sounded rude but I honestly said who is she when I read this. I will check YT to get caught up :-))

  • KcoolMuziq

    Cardi B is missing out on a MAJOR cash flow from this by cancelling these tour dates. Bruno is a TOP touring artist that would have upgraded her image as a up and coming successful artist. U only given one opportunity. It would have been a better decision than going on that culture vulture Kardashian show.

    Although Uncle Charlie is a great replacement. I'm still salty over the dismissive remarks he made about my musical idols tragic death. Coming from him and the obstacles he overcame when I personally witnessed him roaming the streets as a crack addict himself. Even though he later requested me to follow him on IG.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    How is she on tour with one song?

  • Fire & Ice

    Ciara just keeps winning!

  • imright

    Ella has dope music (??????Mustard) but shes horrible live !!!

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    That's all it take now a days. With the music industry dying because no one is going out and buying records anymore. However they already 360 that ass. So interscope glad she go that tour so they can get that MONEY. With interscope taking their percentage along with all the other expense, she probably get $5000 a show take home money.

  • Marlika

    Cardi didn’t belong on tour with Bruno to begin with.

  • Trace da Ace

    well congrats!!! I personally love that song Bo'ed up....thats mt shit...

  • guest

    I hope Cardi B bounce back! And realize, chasing behind offset isn't gonna make him be faithful..smdh I had a feeling after the baby she wasn't gonna be working as much.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Don't feel so bad because I have never heard of her either. This is my first time even reading her name anywhere and seeing any pics of her.

  • January Jones

    Ella, you better work the heck out of this opportunity LOL

  • free

    i hate boo'd up. tired of that sh*t.

  • free

    i'm sorry i did. they gon arch them brows, shave them sideburns, and whiten them choppers by the time she hits the stage.

  • hi-liter

    Do kids still say "you have butter on your teeth" when they are discolored? That's the first thing I thought of looking at Ella Mae.

  • Kimocha

    I'm sorry to say buuutttt.... I only know Boo'd Up by Ella... and ain't heard nothing else.... (shrugs)

  • iWasteTime

    She has way more than one song. That is the one that has pooped but she has a host of good songs.

  • iWasteTime

    It was way more folk than Ella though.
    Ciara, Boys II Men, Charlie .. last name Wilson

  • Meme

    Don t take me serious as I said I only knew about her very recently and from here so I would have been same like you! There's loads of celebs/ singers where I'm like who???

  • FukkFolks2018

    Her AND Bruno dancing. In the SAME VENUE? *faints*

  • Scorpio

    She's from the UK, might explain the teeth. Aren't the British, notoriously known for having bad teeth?

  • RaginB

    ?I was just thinking this

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    With her one hit and a boatload of collaborations with other rappers who aren't on tour with her. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's an ignorant stereotype. I'm British and my teeth aren't bad. Black people hate when they are stereotyped but love stereotyping others. ?

  • Reina1718

    Cardi didnt want to tour but is in the “studio” every day trying to do album # 2. She does not want to be forgotten like trinidad james, designer etc

  • Reina1718

    Im tellin u, who wants to hear her voice?? I feel dumbed down listening to her talk

  • Ang

    That's all the more reason for her to be on the tour. A lot of artists grow their fanbase by being an opening act.

  • Reina1718

    I doubt he wanted Cardi,,,the only song she sounds clean on is his & she not ready for clean music. She living her best ratchet life

  • Reina1718

    She wanna watch him

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes! They're going to tear up the stage.

  • Ang

    She's probably the opening act.

  • hi-liter

    But, its always been said that British people have awful dental hygiene. You're the exception Sandy Mae.

  • Hookedonblinds

    Word

  • tintin

    I agree. I got on Kanye due to him being Usher opening act. Everyone needs a start.

  • Ang

    So did I. He was great as Usher's opening act. I remember most people in the audience didn't know who he was but loved his performance.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Oh really. I didn't know that

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Smdh.......that's so sad

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks girl, glad it was not just me!

  • Yardgirl

    No worries :-)) I am convinced that there is a segment of "artists" out there that I have never hear of and most likely never will lol

  • Li-Wright

    Never heard of her and so I went to YT.....and damn, she sings ON KEY!!! And she's Brit. Those Brit women can sing! She kind of reminds me of Sade.

  • Li-Wright

    From what I read, all these artists are not going to be on the stage in the same night as Bruno. He's going to have one opener here and then another opener on another night.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Obviously! I know how all that works..

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Everyone wanna be a N- but no one wants to be a N-
    As many black performers have stated, society wants black music, they just don't want to have blacks making it.

  • dontgetblocked

    Oh well. The decline begins for Cardi B.

  • Scorpio

    How do you know I'm black? You're stereotyping right there. Are all your blog fans black?

  • missmiami305

    This is a good look. Replacing Cardi with Ella Mai makes sense because they are both RnB singers(so they say). Dang, Cardi what a stupid move. I am sure that there will be a publicity stunt soon.

  • missmiami305

    Wouldn’t she have made more money touring tho?

  • LaGrl562

    I thought Bruno Mars announced that Ciara was replacing Cardi B????

  • missmiami305

    She will

  • missmiami305

    It was such an awkward mix. Totally different fan base.

  • missmiami305

    Her EP is the bomb. Naked is my ish.

  • missmiami305

    A variety and a whole lotta money lol

  • missmiami305

    He’s controlling and he did

  • sjames

    she has 3 EPs and the last 2 has 2 songs that have had radio rotation, just not as popular as boo'd up so hopefully she will sing those bc all her EPs bomb

  • sjames

    she lowkey mentioned having postpartum depression

  • Blak

    Interesting...replaced one racially ambiguous, non-black chick, but acts like one, for another

  • Peppermint Patty

    Who really wants to see boys to men Ciara and Charlie wilson????.....let me rephrase from a 18-24 year old demographic....cici cant sing live,the boys are down a member,and Charlie should b somewhere wit fantasia or Bobby rush....my opinion

  • datjerk

    Bruno fits that description as well. What's your actual point?

  • datjerk

    This time next year Cardi will be a memory

  • Michelle

    Ella Mai has 2 albums already and lots of songs. She wasn’t mainstream but usually people who are into music find the hidden gems.

  • kennedy220

    you could easily listen to the albums ....don't rely on radio to play you everything lol

  • kennedy220

    hot damn if that ain't the truth!

  • kennedy220

    stop relying on radio lol

  • Logan Roberts

    Hopefully ?

  • Miss Thang

    She's going to find out real quick that she wasted her money on those stupid Lambos.

  • Miss Thang

    I feel like I'm watching a commercial. The song is a little hackneyed. She's beautiful and I really like her energy though.

  • Parent

    Saw Boyz II Men perform in Long Island about a week ago. Let me tell you, them boys still got it! What truly great vocalists they are. They don't make music like that anymore. I would go see Charlie Wilson too.

  • Reenaface

    Should be a cool tour. In other news, MTV is giving J Lo a "bye Felicia" award for the VMAs.?

  • Eileen

    Ciara???Shouldn't she be at home with those two beautiful babies and her sweet adoring husband? I would if I were her! Sometimes I get the feeling she is bored with being married to a really great guy. Also why is it that the dumb girls like Ciara, and Eva can have babies out of wedlock and a real black man comes to rescue them but they just seem bored with it all? SMH

  • Reenaface

    And these same men can't stop trying to rescue these same types of women.

  • Reenaface

    Boyz ll Men first album will always be a classic. Full of romantic songs. My favorite song of theirs is "Lonely Heart" where Wanya sang with so much passion.

  • free

    Satellite too!

  • Ozad

    I was sooo disappointed when I heard Ella Mai sing horribly on BET awards...she should have lip synched like every other lightweight singer

  • missmiami305

    She want FUTURE back. Cici like bad boys. Russell is convenient and that’s why she is sooooo extra with their relationship. He was simply an opportunity to remain relevant. Just my opinion.

  • GrapeCrush

    Yep

  • GrapeCrush

    Lol!

  • GrapeCrush

    I’m sorry boo lol ?

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    I hate that boo’d up song but its better than hearing women rap abt their pxssy n taking somebody’s man..song was annoying n social media RAN it to the ground ?

  • Reina1718

    Ofcourse

  • Peppermint Patty

    So you and 7 other people. Awesome. You prove my point. I put their music on when I want my kid go to sleep in the backseat....