Mabel was born on 20 February 1996 in a Spanish town, Malaga. Her full name is Mabel Alabama Pearl McVey. The celebrity’s father, Cameron McVey, was a famous producer, who worked with a popular British band, Massive Attack. Mabel’s mom was a Swedish singer and songwriter, Neneh Cherry.
Even though Mabel was born in Spain, she spent her childhood in Sweden. The singer loved music since childhood thanks to her parents, who worked in the industry. In Stockholm, Mabel went to a prestigious high school, which was attended by such Swedish celebrities as Robin and Tove Lo.
Mabel didn’t have many friends. The girl had plenty of free time, which she spent dreaming of becoming a celebrity. During that period, she wrote ballads. All the experience the young woman gained during her childhood years turned into music, which eventually became very popular.
Numerous critics noted that Mabel had a unique talent. She felt the music. The artist learned how to do it when she was still a child. Mabel impressed the public with her first single “Know Me Better”, which she released in 2015.
Mabel uploaded her song on the SoundCloud page and earned the attention of many fans. Music critics said that it was an excellent start for a young vocalist. Singers rarely manage to acquire that many fans so fast. Critics called Mabel a talented artist, who is likely to become famous very soon. And they were right.
Many fans believe that Mabel inherited her talent from her parents. The singer’s father worked with such celebrities as Portishead, Massive Attack, All Saints, and Sugababes. Her mother was a famous singer, whose songs were often called the classics of the Swedish music industry.
Mabel’s next single was "Post Know Me Better". It was followed by "My Boy My Town”. The latter managed to make it into the Belgian chart, reaching the 145th spot.
The single “Thinking of You”, released in 2016, became Mabel’s new hit. The music video for it collected over 3 million views on YouTube. The song was recorded when Mabel was far away from her native town and family. She always had trouble staying away from them for too long.
The impressive success of the first three songs allowed the young singer to appear on covers of popular magazines. Together with such celebrities as Dev Hynes, Petra Collins, and Stormzy, she starred in an Adidas commercial, which became very popular online. Millions of people watched it. Many fans wanted to book Mabel for private events.
In 2016, Mabel worked with an art gallery, Tate Modern, and arranged numerous concerts.
In 2017, the singer recorded her next hit, "Finders Keepers". It reached the 8th spot on the UK Singles Chart and went platinum. Next year, the singer released a new hit “My Lover”, which also became platinum. Her next single, “Fine Line” and “Ring Ring” also turned out very successful. All of them are expected to become part of Mabel’s debut album.
The same year, the artist recorded a mixtape, Ivy To Roses. It earned gold status in the UK and reached high spots on European charts. The mixtape was rereleased in January 2019.
In August 2019, Mabel is expecting to release her debut LP, High Expectations. It will come up with the assistance of Polydor Records. The singer already recorded many singles for the LP, including such hits as "Don't Call Me Up" and "Mad Love". The former debuted on the 11th spot of the UK Singles Chart. It sold more than 23,000 copies in the first week. In three weeks, the song climbed to the 3rd spot of the chart. In April 2019, it became gold. In May, the single went platinum. It was Mabel’s first song to make it into Billboard Hot 100.