Mahalia: In Real Life

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Mila Austin @milaaustin_
TERMS & CONDITIONS: If you want to experience Mahalia’s brilliance in-person, you have to secure tickets fast to her approaching show at Buckhead Theatre.
Monday March 11, 2024 07:00 PM EDT
Cost: $40-$172+
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CRITIC’S PICK: Since her breakthrough in 2019 with her debut album Love and Compromise and its Ella Mai-assisted single “What You Did,” Mahalia has been leaving her mark on R&B from across the pond. This month, the talented British singer-songwriter will be coming to the A in support of her second studio album, IRL. Make sure you check her out when the “In Real Life Tour” hits the Buckhead Theatre March 11. — Joshua Robinson

From the venue:

Based in Birmingham, England, Mahalia is Mahalia Burkmar, an alt-R&B/soul singer and songwriter who counts Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill among her biggest influences. A native of Leicestershire, she started writing songs and playing the guitar as a preteen. Burkmar drew the interest of major record labels by the age of 13, and released her first collection, Head Space EP, in mid-2012. After taking some time to finish school and hone her sound, Mahalia re-emerged in 2015 on Rudimental’s single “We the Generation,” and performed with the group on Later ... with Jools Holland. Her second EP, Never Change, followed that December. In 2016, Burkmar had an acting role in the U.K. crime film Brotherhood and released her debut album, Diary of Me, on Asylum Records UK, a division of Atlantic Records. She followed it up in 2017 with appearances on festival stages in the U.K. and a series of collaborative singles, including “Hold On” featuring Buddy, the Maths Time Joy-produced “No Pressure,” and in early 2018, “Proud of Me” featuring Little Simz. Following the singles “No Reply,” “Water,” and “I Wish I Missed My Ex,” Mahalia issued the five-song Seasons EP in late 2018. “Do Not Disturb” followed a few months later in early 2019.
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