Superstar Jamelia plays Aston

4 May 2004

Superstar Jamelia plays Aston

URBAN SONGSTRESS JAMELIA returns to her home town to headline a one-off gig at Aston University's May Ball, Friday 7 May.

Having signed a record deal at the tender age of 15 the career of Birmingham-born Jamelia has soared.

Her second album, Thank You, debuted at number 4. It includes See It In A Boy's Eyes, written for Jamelia by Coldplay's Chris Martin, which will be released as the next single in July.

The album's title track is currently riding high in the Top 40 following on from the success of Superstar, which reached number 1 in charts around the world.

Jamelia follows in the footsteps of other successful R&B-influenced singers to have played Aston's May Ball, including Miss Dynamite and Big Brovaz over the last couple of years.

Jamelia heads a list of performers that gather together at Aston to help celebrate its becoming a university in 1966.

Other attractions at the city-based university are Fame Academy runner-up, Alistair Griffin; acronym-tastic girl band, Clea (Chloe, Lynsey, Emma and Aimee); and self-confessed rock gods, Daddy Delux, a Birmingham-based band that has just released its debut album, Pimprock.

The only sad news about Aston's May Ball is that it is the last time Sir Adrian Cadbury will attend as the University's Chancellor. Having served for 25 years Sir Adrian will stand down in August and will be succeeded by the incoming Chancellor, Sir Michael Bett.

Ticket information for the May Ball from Chrissie Govette: 0121 359 3611

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For further information please call 0121 204 4549 or email: b.a.l.coombes@aston.ac.uk

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