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Samantha Mumba – Gotta Tell You

Samantha Mumba is an Irish born singer who’s first single Gotta Tell You hit Number 2 on Billboards Hot 100 in 2000. The album of the same name stayed on the charts for 6 weeks and was certified platinum. To date, that album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Pretty impressive. Here’s the Gotta Tell You music video.

I remember listening to Samantha Mumba’s hit Gotta Tell You when it hit radio airwaves in the summer of 2000. I was just about to enter high school and big changes were about to happen. I can also remember having this song on a mix tape I had made of my favorite summer jams for the year and would listen to it non stop on car rides with the family or when I would just need to dance it off in my bedroom. I even used a permanent marker to color the whole tape red so that it stood out amongst all my other mix tapes.

Where is she now? According to her MySpace, in October of 2008, she posted 3 new songs for our listening pleasure. Candyland, Bad Boy and Turn Tha Beat Up. In an interview on in January of 2009, she mentioned a new album would be out early 2010. Still waiting! She has also been working on her acting career appearing in a handful of independent films in Ireland and the US.


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