Selah Sue was born May 3, 1989, in Leuven, Belgium. She is a Belgian musician and songwriter. Her first EP was released in 2008, under the title Black Part Love. It contains five songs. Selah Sue comes from the Flemish-Brabant Leefdaal, part of Bertem that at Leuven, where she studied psychology.
She started with acoustic guitar and also started writing songs. At 17 she was the youngest and only female artist during the opening song-contest-Open Mic night at The Depot in Leuven. Organizer and singer Milow, or Jonathan Vandenbroeck, noticed her and asked her to act in his program. She managed to work out her musical career path while studying psychology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. According to her, studying psychology helped her to understand more about human emotions, which also is something that she has to deal with in her musical activities. Eventually, she continued doing warm-up performances in collaboration with artists such as Jamie Lidell in London and Paris. Furthermore, she played with the Belgian band Novastar at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.
When the radio station Studio Brussel in the Volt program started looking for the future of the Belgian music Belgian values were established many of their proposals and Poulain Milow was Selah Sue. Together they played on the radio than Explanations.
From September 2008 until August 2009, Selah Sue received some curricular guidance from the Belgian musical theater Ancienne Belgique. The programme, in which she was involved there, has been set up to support promising artists who aren't associated with any record company or other kinds of managing assistance.
Selah Sue often covers songs of Erykah Badu and The Zutons, but she does appear to assemble a whole range of her own songs. Two of her well-known songs are 'Mommy' and 'Black part love', both of which are carried out acoustically. She says to be influenced by artists such as Lauryn Hill, M.I.A. and Erykah Badu.
In 2009, Selah Sue attended the stages of the North Sea Jazz Festival and that of the Lowlands. Additionally, she regularly appears on TV shows such as De Wereld Draait Door on Dutch television and several other Flemish TV shows.
In 2010, she played most of the biggest festivals in Belgium, including Les Nuits Botanique, Les Ardentes, Dour, Lokerse Feesten, Couleur Café and Pukkelpop. But also outside her native country in big festivals such as Lowlands in Netherlands and Les Eurockéennes de Belfort in France. On November 8, 2010 she played a support appearance for Prince on his Sportpaleis concert. She then went on a mostly sold out headlining show in Belgium, France and Netherlands, presenting her forthcoming debut album.
She appears on Cee Lo Green's 2010 album The Lady Killer, duetting with him on "Please".