Jhene Aiko

Aug
25
Jhené Aiko Performs ‘To Love & Die’ and ‘Spotless Mind’ Acoustic

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko went unplugged as part of MTV’s Artist to Watch series. Joined by a guitar player, the L.A. singer performed stripped-down versions of her Cocaine 80s-assisted single “To Love & Die” and “Spotless Mind.”

“I feel like my personality is a mix of a whole lot of things, so my music reflects that and you can’t really define it,” she said.

Jhené’s debut album Souled Out arrives September 9 featuring contributions from Common, No I.D., Key Wane, Fisticuffs, James Fauntleroy, and Dot Da Genius.

Sail out to her smooth sounds below.

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Aug
18
New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘Spotless Mind’

Souled Out

With three weeks to go until the release of her debut Souled Out, Jhené Aiko rolls out the studio version of the No I.D.-produced “Spotless Mind,” which she debuted at Coachella in April. On the breezy track, the L.A. songstress sings about her wandering ways.

“Started as a love song, 24 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings.

There is a second part to the song called “Eternal Sunshine,” both inspired by the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

“Spotless Mind” is available as an iTunes pre-order, leading up to the release of Souled Out on September 9.

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Aug
13
Tracklisting: Jhené Aiko – ‘Souled Out’

Souled Out

On September 9, Jhené Aiko will release her debut album Souled Out.

The 14 tracks include the singles “The Pressure” and “To Love & Die” featuring Cocaine 80s, with production from Key Wane, Fisticuffs, James Fauntleroy, and Dot Da Genius. The only featured guests are Common (“Pretty Bird”) and her daughter Namiko, who appears on “Promises.”

“I did the album and it just shaped up to be all me,” Jhené told Rap-Up TV. “I just didn’t leave room for anybody just because I have a lot to say. I just wrote the songs from top to bottom.”

The Target exclusive edition includes two additional tracks, “My Afternoon Dream” and the acoustic version of her Sailing Soul(s) cut “You vs. Them.”

Following the album’s release, Jhené will join The Weeknd on his four-city “King of the Fall” tour with ScHoolboy Q, starting September 19 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

See the tracklisting below.

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Aug
7
Jhené Aiko Models Fall Fashion for Elle

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko brings her beauty to the pages of Elle. The 26-year-old songstress, who ascribes to the “nothing that stands out too much” style mantra, models fall fashion for the magazine.

She wows in a Juan Carlos Obando silk blouse, effortlessly rocks a white Prada dress shirt, and pairs a black Carven dress with adidas Stan Smith sneakers.

“It was a little out of my comfort zone,” Jhené says of the latter look. “I didn’t expect for it to look cool on me.”

Her debut album Souled Out is due September 9 featuring the singles “To Love & Die” and “The Pressure.”

Check out more pics of the stunning singer below.

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Aug
5
Jhené Aiko Reveals ‘Souled Out’ Album Cover, Release Date

Souled Out

Suited and booted. Jhené Aiko has unveiled the cover art and release date for her highly-anticipated debut.

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Jul
24
Common and Jhené Aiko Perform ‘Blak Majik’ on ‘Kimmel’

Jhené Aiko, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, and Vince Staples

In celebration of his album release, Common took over the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday and brought along some special guests. The Chicago veteran got the crowd hype with “Blak Majik” featuring Jhené Aiko and was joined by Vince Staples for “Kingdom.”

His 10th album Nobody’s Smiling, which also features Big Sean and Cocaine 80s, is expected to sell 18-21,000 copies in its first week.

Watch Common perform with his friends.

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Jul
22
Jhené Aiko Performs Acoustic Version of ‘To Love & Die’

Jhené Aiko

As she prepares to hit the road, Jhené Aiko has shared some footage from her rehearsals. Joined by her guitarist Jeff, the L.A. songstress performs an acoustic rendition of her Cocaine 80s-assisted single “To Love & Die” as well as her Sail Out cuts “Stay Ready (What a Life)” and “The Worst.”

Jhené will join The Weeknd on his four-city “King of the Fall” tour, which kicks off September 19 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Prior to the tour launch, she will release her full-length debut Souled Out. Just last week, she dropped her new single “The Pressure.”

See her stripped-down set below.

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