Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born 18 January 1983) is an Irish singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, fashion model and TV presenter. She shot to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut single "Gotta Tell You", which reached the Top 5 in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. It has since been listed in Billboard's 100 Catchiest Choruses of the 21st Century.In late 2000, at the age of 16, Mumba released her debut album Gotta Tell You, which contained primarily up-tempo R&B and pop songs. It was an international success, selling over 5 million copies, reaching number 9 on the United Kingdom and United States charts. To date, she has sold in excess of 15 million records globally and had six Top 10 hits in the United Kingdom, Ireland and 17 other countries.
In the United States, Mumba has had five Top 40 Hits and has been named one of the biggest selling Irish acts after U2, Enya and The Corrs. In 2001, she received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Remixed Recording (non-classical) for the track "Baby, Come on Over".
After a relatively short music career, she went on to pursue an acting career, but returned to music in 2013. Her film debut was in the 2002 film The Time Machine. She has also appeared in a number of Irish independent films.
She is also known as Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba and Samantha Ruth Prapu.