MoZella signed to in July, 2008. She immediately enlisted multiple producers for her second album, including , Jimmy Harry, Tony Kanal, Sunny Levine, and Smidi. ‘The Straits EP’ was released on July 7, 2009 on Universal/Motown Records. On October 20, 2009, her album was released.
MoZella was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan, where she first got her start as a performer booking her own gigs in coffee houses at age 15. Immediately after graduating from high school, she set out for Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. She took a day job decorating cakes, leaving her free to perform at coffee houses in the evenings. In 2002, MoZella was invited to England to write and record with Tim Saul, producer for . After she spent six months in Europe, she returned to Los Angeles when label interest was building.
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MoZella has penned songs with and for , , and co-wrote "Undone" and "Oh My" feat. with finalist for her debut album She co-wrote 's with Goonrock for 's movie. In 2013, MoZella co-wrote ' first Billboard number 1 "" with production helmed by along with "FU" and "Someone Else" on Miley's acclaimed album Bangerz. Mozella also co-penned (along with of ) the song "" for the American winner . Mozella co-wrote "Secrets" and much of Mary Lambert's forthcoming album Heart On My Sleeve.
MoZella has released Three full-length albums, (Warner/Maverick, 2006) and (Universal/Motown, 2009), and "The Brian Holland Sessions" on Belle Isle Records, as well as three EPs, MoZella (Warner/Maverick, 2005), The Straits EP (Universal/Motown, 2009) and The Love EP (Universal/Motown, 2010).