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Jhené Aiko

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Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo (; born March 16, 1988) is an American singer who embarked on her music career contributing vocals and appearing in several music videos for R&B group B2K. At the time, she was known as B2K member Lil' Fizz's "cousin", though she is not actually related to him. It was used as a marketing tool, suggested by Sony and Epic Records to promote Aiko through the group and cultivate her own following. In 2003, Aiko was set to release her debut album, My Name Is Jhené, through her labels Sony, The Ultimate Group and Epic; however, the album was never released, with Aiko eventually asking to be released from the label in order to continue her education.In March 2011, Aiko made her return to music with the release of her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Sailing Soul(s). On December 16, 2011, Aiko signed a recording contract with American record producer No I.D.'s record label ARTium, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. In 2013, Aiko appeared on Big Sean's single "Beware" alongside Lil Wayne, which became her first top 40 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In November 2013, she released her first project for Artium and Def Jam, an extended play (EP), titled Sail Out. The EP was supported by the singles "3:16AM", "Bed Peace" (featuring Childish Gambino) and "The Worst", the latter of which went on to become certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Aiko released her major-label debut album, Souled Out, on September 9, 2014. On September 22, 2017, she released her second studio album Trip. On March 6, 2020, she released her third studio album, Chilombo, which earned Aiko three Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year.

Articles

August 12, 2022

Tyga Releases "Sunshine" Single and Video f/ Jhené Aiko and Pop Smoke

The single pays homage to Lil Flip's 2004 hit "Sunshine." The video includes an appearance by Flip as well as a message from Pop Smoke's mother and brother.

www.complex.com

August 11, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion Details ‘Traumazine’ Album, Reveals Tracklist

Houston rapper’s second album features Dua Lipa, Jhené Aiko, Rico Nasty, Future, and more artists

www.rollingstone.com

July 19, 2022

Jhené Aiko Talks ‘Twenty88’ Sequel With Big Sean & Prioritizing Mental Health: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Feel’

"It’s okay to express yourself, but be responsible and think about what you’re putting out there into the world," Jhené Aiko tells Billboard.

www.billboard.com

July 8, 2022

August 08 and Jhené Aiko Join Forces for New Video "Water Sign"

August 08 shares his newest song and video for "Water Sign" with Jhené Aiko, which appears on his latest EP, 'Towards the Moon,' the second half of his debut.

www.complex.com

July 3, 2022

Big Sean and Jhené Aiko Are Reportedly Expecting Their First Child Together

Big Sean and Jhené Aiko are expecting their first child together, as TMZ captured photos of Aiko showing off her baby bump while in Beverly Hills with Sean.

www.complex.com

June 2, 2022

Jhené Aiko, Questlove, Killer Mike and more to perform at Juneteenth concert

Mickey Guyton, Earth Wind & Fire and The Roots will also take the stage on June 19 The post Jhené Aiko, Questlove, Killer Mike and more to perform at Juneteenth concert appeared first on NME.

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June 2, 2022

Juneteenth Concert With the Roots, Jhené Aiko, More to Broadcast Live

CNN will air the Hollywood Bowl show featuring Killer Mike, Robert Glasper, Mickey Guyton, Billy Porter, Earth, Wind & Fire, and more artists

www.rollingstone.com

May 11, 2022

How Jhené Aiko, Yeek & More Rep Their Asian Heritage

Representing your culture is one beautiful thing and Jhene Aiko, Yeek and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast have been able to do so through and through. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, Billboard and Nissan are taking a look at the ways in which some of our favorite AAPI music creators have shed light on […]

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May 4, 2022

Jhené Aiko Named ‘Mental Health Is Health’ Month Ambassador in Los Angeles

Aiko received the honor as "Mental Health Is Health Month" began in L.A., saying, "Life can get tough, but no one should have to go through any of it alone."

www.complex.com

April 17, 2022

Watch Big Sean bring out Jhené Aiko during career-spanning Coachella 2022 set

The rapper's performance on the Sahara stage also saw him bring out YG The post Watch Big Sean bring out Jhené Aiko during career-spanning Coachella 2022 set appeared first on NME.

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March 13, 2022

Afropunk founder announces LETSGETFR.EE Carnival with Missy Elliott, Kali Uchis and more

Jhené Aiko, Ozuna, and Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals also play the Queens festival in August The post Afropunk founder announces LETSGETFR.EE Carnival with Missy Elliott, Kali Uchis and more appeared first on NME.

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March 1, 2022

Afropunk Founder Enlists Missy Elliott, Kali Uchis, Jhené Aiko for New Festival

LETSGETFR.EE, also featuring Ozuna, Flatbush Zombies, Jorja Smith, Wizkid and Anderson .Paak, will take place Aug. 20 and 21 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY

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February 14, 2022

Watch Jhené Aiko’s stunning Super Bowl performance of ‘America The Beautiful’

Last night's (February 13) half-time show was performed by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige The post Watch Jhené Aiko’s stunning Super Bowl performance of ‘America The Beautiful’ appeared first on NME.

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February 14, 2022

Jhené Aiko Delivers a Soft Rendition of ‘America, The Beautiful’ at 2022 Super Bowl

The L.A. native was accompanied by a harpist for her pregame performance.

www.billboard.com

February 13, 2022

Watch Jhené Aiko and a Harpist Perform “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl 2022

A rare (and maybe unprecedented) appearance from a harp at a Super Bowl

pitchfork.com

February 2, 2022

Mickey Guyton and Jhené Aiko for Super Bowl performances

Guyton will perform the national anthem, with Aiko singing 'America The Beautiful' The post Mickey Guyton and Jhené Aiko for Super Bowl performances appeared first on NME.

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December 29, 2021

Jhené Aiko and Mila J Sit Down with Facebook and Billboard for a “Family Meal”

“What are you?” is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot when you’re of mixed descent. There are times when those three words can be coated in venom, as if someone is placing the weight of suspicion on your entire family tree. Other times, though, that question comes from a place of pure—albeit clumsy—curiosity. […]

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December 14, 2021

Jhené Aiko Repackages the Gift of Song with ‘Wrap Me Up’ Rerelease

The song, which originally featured James Fauntleroy, was first shared to SoundCloud in 2012

www.rollingstone.com

October 22, 2021

Publishing Briefs: WCM Signs Jhené Aiko & Elvie Shane; Emeli Sandé Finds Reservoir

Warner Chappell Music inks new deals with Jhené Aiko, Elvie Shane (in partnership with Rome Phrey Publishing), Ally Brooke, and Toddla T; Reservoir signs Emile Sandé; and more.

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October 20, 2021

Musicians on Musicians: CL & Jhené Aiko

On breaking free of other people’s expectations, finding inspiration in family, and the future of pop music

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September 9, 2021

Nicki Minaj calls on Kehlani, Jhené Aiko and more to work with her on new music

Summer Walker has already expressed an interest in collaborating The post Nicki Minaj calls on Kehlani, Jhené Aiko and more to work with her on new music appeared first on NME.

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August 20, 2021

Listen to Swae Lee and Jhené Aiko team up on glistening new track ‘In The Dark’

It's taken from the soundtrack of Marvel's 'Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings' The post Listen to Swae Lee and Jhené Aiko team up on glistening new track ‘In The Dark’ appeared first on NME.

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August 20, 2021

Swae Lee and Jhené Aiko Team Up For ‘In the Dark’

The song will appear in Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings

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May 6, 2021

Saweetie & Jhene Aiko to Perform on Asian American and Pacific Islander Advocacy TV Special

Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhené Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation, the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI advocacy.

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April 28, 2021

Tiffany Haddish Stars in Ty Dolla $ign’s New ‘Be Yourself’ Video

Jhené Aiko and Bryson Tiller also appear in visual for Featuring Ty Dolla $ign remix

www.rollingstone.com

March 27, 2021

Justin Bieber says he wants to collaborate with SZA, H.E.R. and Jhené Aiko

Having collaborated with several guest rappers on the deluxe edition of 'Justice' The post Justin Bieber says he wants to collaborate with SZA, H.E.R. and Jhené Aiko appeared first on NME.

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March 20, 2021

Ty Dolla $ign and Jhené Aiko recruit Bryson Tiller for ‘By Yourself’ remix

The original version appears on Ty Dolla's 2020 album 'Featuring Ty Dolla $ign' The post Ty Dolla $ign and Jhené Aiko recruit Bryson Tiller for ‘By Yourself’ remix appeared first on NME.

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March 19, 2021

Ty Dolla $ign Enlists Bryson Tiller for New ‘By Yourself’ Remix

Original Featuring Ty Dolla $ign cut also boasts Jhené Aiko and Mustard

www.rollingstone.com

March 14, 2021

Thundercat Wins Best Progressive R&B Album at 2021 Grammys

It Is What It Is beat out albums by Robert Glasper, Jhené Aiko, Chloe x Halle, and more

pitchfork.com

Discs

Sunshine

August 12, 2022

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Water Sign

July 7, 2022

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Wrap Me Up

December 14, 2021

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Sailing Soul(s)

March 19, 2021

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Back to the Streets (feat. Jhené Aiko)

October 23, 2020

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Stars In The Sky (feat. Jhené Aiko)

October 9, 2020

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Vote (as featured on ABC’s black-ish)

October 4, 2020

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Chilombo (Deluxe)

July 17, 2020

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Chilombo

March 6, 2020

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Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)

February 28, 2020

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P*$$Y Fairy (OTW) [Super Clean]

February 21, 2020

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P*$$Y Fairy (OTW)

January 17, 2020

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None Of Your Concern

November 15, 2019

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Triggered (Dance Mix)

October 18, 2019

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Triggered (Remix)

October 2, 2019

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Trigger Protection Mantra

September 13, 2019

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Triggered (freestyle)

May 8, 2019

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Wasted Love Freestyle

December 20, 2018

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Never Call Me (feat. YG) [Remix]

August 3, 2018

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Spotify Singles

February 28, 2018

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Sativa feat. Rae Sremmurd

January 22, 2018

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Trip

September 22, 2017

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Hello Ego

June 19, 2017

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First Fuck

February 24, 2017

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Maniac

November 17, 2016

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Sorry To Interrupt

July 24, 2015

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Souled Out

September 8, 2014

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Souled Out (Deluxe)

September 8, 2014

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Sail Out

January 1, 2013

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No L.O.V.E.

September 16, 2003

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