KABBA in 2019
|Born||13 December 1994|
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Aminata Kabba (born 13 December 1994), better known by her stage name KABBA, formerly known as A*M*E, is a British singer and songwriter. KABBA was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 13 December 1994. In 2011, Amy was scouted and signed by Take That frontman Gary Barlow to his label, Future Records.
In January 2013, Amy signed to Sony Music's Epic Records after Barlow closed Future Records to focus on his own career commitments. Her single "Need U (100%)", a collaboration with Duke Dumont and MNEK, topped the UK Singles Chart on 7 April 2013.
At the age of eight, Amy moved to the United Kingdom after her mother's hair salon was burned to the ground and life in Sierra Leone became too dangerous. Growing up in the Catford area of south-east London, Amy was introduced to fellow teenage prodigy MNEK. The pair bonded over a mutual love of 90s Pop and started collaborating, quickly creating a handful of songs including "City Lights". The track was enough to pique the interest of Take That frontman Gary Barlow, who proceeded to sign her to his Future record label.
In 2012, KABBA released a string of promotional singles called "City Lights (featuring Bartoven)", "Ride Or Die", and "Find A Boy", which she co-wrote alongside Emeli Sandé and producer Naughty Boy.
It was announced by The Guardian in September 2012 that Amy would release her first commercial single, "Play The Game Boy", in November 2012. Produced by Electric, the track attained positive reviews, with Digital Spy listing the song as one of its 'Top 10 tracks You Need to Hear'; commenting on "[its] insanely addictive choruses and K-pop inspired melodies" and that "it feels fresher than anything else on this week's chart."
Her collaboration with Duke Dumont, "Need U (100%)" was released in March 2013. It became both acts' most successful single at the time, debuting at No.1 and remaining there for 2 weeks, and earned her a nomination in the Best Dance Recording category at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
On 14 July 2014, Amy released her second official single, "Heartless", produced by Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub. She also featured on Monsieur Adi's single "What's Going On?", CamelPhat's "Paradigm", MK's "My Love 4 U", Tough Love's "Closer to Love", Shift K3Y's "Entirety", as well as appearing on M-22's "White Lies".
Through an Instagram post on 8 July 2019, Amy announced that she would rebrand as KABBA. 
KABBA announced the first single from her self titled debut EP on 12th July 2019. It is titled "Glue" and features Bartoven, who previously appeared on her song "City Lights". The song was first premiered on COMPLEX on 24th July 2019. In the article, KABBA explained the reasons behind her rebrand, stating: "KABBA is a Sierra Leonean name and part of my identity that is so precious to me. Now that I'm entering a new phase in my career, I'm free to fully embrace KABBA." 
|"Ride or Die"|
|"Play the Game Boy"|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Need U (100%)"
(Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E)
|"What's Going On?"
(Monsieur Adi featuring A*M*E)
(CamelPhat featuring A*M*E)
|"My Love 4 U"
(MK featuring A*M*E)
|"Closer To Love"
(Tough Love featuring A*M*E)
|2017||-||-||-||-||-||--||Past Present Future|
(Shift K3Y featuring A*M*E)
|"Find a Boy"
(A*M*E featuring Mic Righteous)
|"One Thousand"||2012||Cheryl Cole||A Million Lights||Un-credited backing vocals|
|"Future X Girl"||2014||Neon Jungle||Welcome to the Jungle|
|"WTF (Interlude)"||2017||Brayton Bowman||22 Minutes Later||Un-credited speaker|
|"All In"||2018||Throttle||Non-album single||Writer and un-credited lead vocalist|
|"City Lights"||2012||A*M*E (featuring Bartoven)||Ashur Yelda, Aram Antabil,
Ashley McDermott & Chantelle Fiddy
|"Ride or Die"||A*M*E|||
|"Play the Game Boy"||Patrick Killingbeck|||
Amy has been heavily influenced by K-pop, saying "I love my K-pop, but I haven't really done anything with that sound yet. There's influences from it in my music - I've got some fat, solid, six-part melodies which are very K-poppy." Amy cites Beyoncé, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Big Bang as her influences, she also cites Janet Jackson as a major influence calling Jackson "my idol".