Noughties pop darling, 41, makes rare red carpet appearance 24 years after massive debut
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Pop chart-topper Samantha Mumba attended a premiere on Thursday night (Picture: Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shut)

Pop star and noughties icon Samantha Mumba delighted fans with a on Thursday night.

The 41-year-old hitmaker, who made a big splash with her – when she was just 17 – enjoyed a night out to celebrate the premiere of the third season of Starz series BMF.

The show is produced by and features the likes of Russell Hornsby, La La Anthony and Demetrius Fleonory Jr, as well as guest stars 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, Saweetie and Ne-Yo.

Singer Samantha looked stunning in a khaki linen corseted gown with an asymmetric sleeve and thigh-high split.

She paired her eye-catching dress with heeled boots and a collection of beaded bracelets and rings, while wearing a simple gold chain around her neck and wearing her shoulder-length hair loose and casually styled.

Despite looking fabulous, Irish-born Samantha took to laterto bemoan the creasing of her dress.

The Irish noughties music icon, 41, looked fabulous in a khaki dress (Picture: Getty)
Samantha has been based in the US for over 15 years (Picture: Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shut)
Singer Samantha had hits with Gotta Tell You and Baby Come On Over among others (Picture: Monica Schipper/WireImage)

‘Linen is not our friend ladies. She’s shady AF,’ the star warned.

Samantha’s debut 24 years ago , reaching number one in her native Ireland and New Zealand, as well as number two in the UK and number four in the States.

She had been signed by when he spotted her on the Irish talent show Let Me Entertain You as a teenager.

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The youngster went on to co-write the chart-topping tune with Swedish producers Anders Bagge and Arnthor Birgisson.

It led to the success of her debut album, also called Gotta Tell You, which also featured the singles Baby Come On Over, Body II Body and Always Come Back To Your Love.

She was 17 when she hit the big time with her debut single in 2000 (Picture: Shutterstock)

However, despite making a comeback in 2002 with I’m Right Here, she then took a 10-year break from the charts after she was dropped from her label amid contract restrictions. 

Samantha turned her hand to acting next, appearing opposite Guy Pearce in The Time Machine and later films including 2003’s Spin the Bottle, Boy Eats Girl and Johnny Was.

In 2013, she released the single Somebody Like You and the following year released Only Just Begun.

After a six-year absence from music-making she – Cool and Process – and followed up with her most recent single, The Lie, in 2023.

She previously revealed she was working on new music with artists like MNEK, and said that fans can expect a ‘strong pop influence’, but has yet to release a second album.

At the 2001 Brit Awards (Picture: Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock)

Samantha has been , after becoming engaged to LAPD officer Torrey Scales in 2011. The couple wed the following year and welcomed their daughter Sage, now eight, in March 2015.

The chart-topper is also step-mum to Torrey’s son Mason, 20, from a previous relationship.

In a recent interview, Samantha revealed she comes home to Ireland at least three to four times a year for extended periods.

‘I actually feel like Sage has the best of both worlds. I’m grateful for it because I love her being around my friends, my family and my friends’ kids… but also I love that, where we live, I can bring her to Disneyland on a random Tuesday,’ the star told .