Watch The Cool Performance from Mapei: “Don’t Wait” – David Letterman
Jacqueline Mapei Cummings (born December 20, 1983), known by her stage name Mapei, is a Swedish-Americanrecording artist best known for her single “Don’t Wait,” which was released via Downtown Records in 2013. Her debut EP, The Cocoa Butter Diaries, was released in 2009 also via Downtown Records. Her debut album, Hey Hey, was released September 23, 2014.
“Don’t Wait” premiered on the website of influential magazine The Fader in October 2013. The track went viral immediately, repeatedly reaching #1 on the Hype Machinecharts. It received universally positive reviews, with W declaring the song a “devilishly crafted piece of pop perfection” and Vogue praising it for possessing “catchy pop sensibility without falling into the trap of soft-edged lyricism.”
The song was remixed by a number of high profile producers, including Frankie Knuckles, Kingdom, and Giraffage. A version featuring Chance The Rapper was released in March 2014. A remix EP and a video for the original version of “Don’t Wait” were released on April 1, 2014. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart in May 2014 at number 48. The song also charted in UK’s Airplay Chart at number 173.
Mapei’s released her second single “Change” on June 10, 2014, followed by “Believe” on August 18. A Her debut album Hey Hey was released September 23, 2014. She has cited Radiohead, Donna Summer, Irene Cara, Diana Ross, Missy Elliott, Brandy, Queens of the Stone Age, and Michael Jackson as influences