British born R&B singer Shola Ama is best known for her 90s cover of Turley Richards‘ “You Might Need Somebody” It remained in the top 40 for almost two months, becoming one of 1997’s biggest hits. A re-release of “You’re the One I Love” followed in August 1997 and reached #3. Her third single “Who’s Loving My Baby” was released in November 1997 and reached #13.
At the age of 18, Shola Ama released her debut album Much Love (1997) which went 4x Platinum.
In 1999, Shola Ama released her second album In Return. The project saw her working with the record producers Fred Jerkins III, Stargate, Shaun Labelle, Full Crew, D-Influence Productions and Ali Shaheed Muhammad(formerly of A Tribe Called Quest). Co-writers included Angie Stone and Babyface with David Foster.
In 2002, she went back into the recording studio to record her third album, Supersonic. Unable to obtain a major label deal, she instead formed a distribution deal with Pony Canyon.
She also mentored her sister Sadie Ama, who signed her own recording contract and released “So Sure” (2004) and “Fallin” (2007).