Jhene Aiko

Sep
3
Jhené Aiko Promotes Pet Adoption in peta2 PSA

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko has partnered with peta2, PETA’s youth division, in a new campaign to promote pet adoption. The L.A. singer, whose album Souled Out arrives September 9, snuggles up next to a rescued cat named Daisy with the words “Adoption Is Love. Save a Homeless Dog or Cat.”

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Sep
2
Stream Jhené Aiko’s Album ‘Souled Out’

Souled Out

The wait is over for Jhené Aiko fans. A week before her album release, the R&B sensation has teamed up with iTunes to stream her debut album Souled Out in its entirety.

Executive produced by No I.D., the follow-up to last year’s EP Sail Out includes the singles “The Pressure” and “To Love & Die” featuring Cocaine 80s, with production from Key Wane, Fisticuffs, James Fauntleroy, and Dot Da Genius.

Common assists on the freestyle “Pretty Bird,” while her daughter Namiko and late brother Miyagi appear on “Promises.”

Jhené will celebrate her release week with a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on September 9.

Stream the album below via iTunes First Play.

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Sep
2
Video: Jhené Aiko – ‘The Pressure’

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A week before her album Souled Out arrives in stores, Jhené Aiko debuts the video for her single “The Pressure.” From red carpets to raising a child, the L.A. songstress illustrates the challenges of being in a relationship in the Childish Gambino and Calmatic-directed clip. She rocks blonde dreads in the vignettes, which feature a cameo from her daughter Namiko.

Souled Out includes contributions from No I.D., Common, Key Wane, Fisticuffs, James Fauntleroy, and Dot Da Genius.

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.

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

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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

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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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