Jhene Aiko

Apr
16
Jhené Aiko Debuts New Song ‘Spotless Mind’ at Coachella

In addition to bringing out Drake and Childish Gambino at Coachella on Sunday, Jhené Aiko debuted a brand new song called “Spotless Mind” during her late-night set at the Gobi Tent. With the palm trees swaying in the background, the L.A. songstress performed the breezy tune with her band and a string quartet.

“Started as a love song, 26 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings before repeating the chorus, “I’m a wanderer, baby.”

The song is set to appear on her upcoming full-length debut Souled Out, due this summer.

Watch Jhené debut her new jam in the desert.

Apr
14
Video: Jhené Aiko – ‘Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)’

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The day after making her Coachella debut, Jhené Aiko premieres the emotional video for “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)” off her EP Sail Out.

When she finds out that her man has been cheating, she gets revenge by setting his sneakers on fire and keying his car. As tears roll down her face, Jhené commiserates with her BFF Krissy and reflects on happier times in her relationship.

“I was not the only one to you / So I was the only lonely one,” she sings on the No I.D.-produced track.

Jhené is putting the finishing touches on her full-length debut Souled Out, due this summer.

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Apr
14
Jhené Aiko Brings Out Drake at Coachella

Jhené Aiko lived out one of her dreams, performing for the first time at Coachella on Sunday. The L.A. songstress was joined by some famous friends as she capped off the first weekend of the festival in the desert.

Backed by her suit-clad band and a string quartet, she opened her late-night set with “Bed Peace,” on which she was joined by Childish Gambino. She continued with more cuts off her Sail Out EP including “The Worst” and “Stay Ready,” plus covers of Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” and Erykah Badu’s “On & On.”

The crowd went wild when Jhené’s “musical soulmate” Drake hit the stage for a surprise performance of “From Time,” their duet off his latest album Nothing Was the Same. The tourmates shared a warm embrace and some words.

“This is my first time at Coachella, by the way,” Drake told festivalgoers. “So I want to let you know that it’s a motherfuckin’ honor to be here with you tonight, and you better make some noise for Jhené one more time.”

Catch Childish Gambino’s cameo below.

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Apr
4
Jhené Aiko Shares #MyCalvins Underwear Selfie

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Trey Songz had the ladies drooling over his revealing Calvin Klein underwear selfies. Now Jhené Aiko gives the fellas something to ogle over. The “Bed Peace” singer exposes her tatted body as she lays in the sheets, wearing only her white Calvin panties and bra.

The Instagram photo is part of Calvin Klein’s #MyCalvins social media campaign, a riff on the designer’s iconic commercials from the ’80s starring Brooke Shields.

Other stars getting in on the #MyCalvins craze include Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, and Iggy Azalea. See their sexy snapshots below.

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Mar
16
New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘My Afternoon Dream’

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In honor of her 26th birthday, Jhené Aiko gifts her fans with a new song entitled “My Afternoon Dream.” The R&B songstress applies her gentle touch to the soothing lullaby, produced by Key Wayne.

“Don’t wake me up ’cause I’m in love with all that you are / You make me see the truth in things, I think that you are / The remedy for everything it seems that you are,” she coos.

She has also debuted an accompanying video, which she and her friend shot during their trip to Maui and edited themselves using iMovie.

Listen to Jhené’s blissful track below.

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Feb
24
Rap-Up TV: Jhené Aiko Praises Nicki Minaj’s ‘Lookin Ass’

While she may have offended some men with her vicious lyrics, Nicki Minaj’s “Lookin Ass Ni**a” has struck a chord with her female fans including Jhené Aiko. The L.A. songstress has shared her support for Nicki’s male-bashing anthem.

“I love it. I love the song,” she told Rap-Up TV. “It’s definitely a song to put on with my friends when we’re hating all the men in our lives, which is often. I love when she raps. … You don’t really see what she’s shooting at [in the video], but it’s powerful. I like it.”

Jhené would love to collaborate with Nicki, but in the meantime, she is working on her full-length debut Souled Out. Her 2013 EP Sail Out debuted in the top 10, which caught her and her label Def Jam by surprise.

“I think everyone was surprised. I literally put that out because I didn’t want to have nothing out in 2013,” she explained. “No one was really on board like that, we were just like whatever ’cause me and my camp we do stuff on our own time anyway. And we showed them, ‘See, they like it.’”

The album, due this summer, will include “Promises,” a collaboration with her daughter Namiko Love.

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Feb
17
Rap-Up TV: Jhené Aiko Calls Drake Her ‘Musical Soulmate’

Jhené Aiko has found her match in Drake. During Power 106′s “Valentine’s Crush” concert in L.A., the “Bed Peace” singer opened up about her connection with the Canadian rapper, who she collaborated and toured with last year.

“I think that he is probably like my musical soulmate,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I just feel like our voices compliment each other, our writing styles, all of that.”

Last month, Jhené joined Drake while performing “From Time” on “SNL.” “I’m not really used to cameras yet and TV performance-type things, so I was just like super nervous,” she admitted. “I think it came out good.”

She also hinted at more collaborations to come. “I would love to do a full project with him. I think that it would be really dope,” revealed Jhené, who’s already had discussions with Drake about a potential album.

Following the success of her EP Sail Out, she is gearing up for the summer release of her full-length debut Souled Out. But unlike her EP, she is not focused on features.

“I just wrote the songs from top to bottom, but if someone hears a song and they feel like they can contribute and it makes sense, then I’ll definitely make room—if they can do it before the summer.”