Jhene Aiko

Sep
8
Jhené Aiko Visits ‘The Breakfast Club,’ Performs at Streamy Awards

Jhené Aiko and The Breakfast Club

Jhené Aiko kicked off her release week with an appearance on Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club.” The Souled Out singer fielded some crazy and stupid questions from Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee, including whether she showers and rumors that she dated Drake and Childish Gambino. She also spoke about her relationship with her sister Mila J and growing up on Slauson Avenue.

When asked if she is a crip, she joked, “The feds might be listening.”

She admitted that she is in a relationship (“This is the first time that I feel like I’m really in true love”) and that she doesn’t write a lot when she’s happy.

With her debut album, she hopes to “spread love and teach people how to love themselves.”

On Sunday, Jhené performed her single “The Pressure” on the Streamy Awards 2014. Watch below.

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Sep
4
Jhené Aiko Talks Motherhood, Sade Comparisons, & Sister Mila J with Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez and Jhené Aiko

With less than a week until the release of her debut Souled Out, Jhené Aiko stopped by Angie Martinez’ show on Power 105.1 on Wednesday. The “To Love & Die” songstress chatted about being a mother to her five-year-old daughter Namiko, the correct pronunciation of her name, and being compared to Sade.

While her sister Mila J is also releasing her EP M.I.LA this month, don’t expect a collaboration anytime soon. The sisters have decided to keep business and family separate.

“It’s hard to even work with friends,” said Jhené. “It can get weird at times, but at the end of the day, we’re sisters.”

Read highlights and watch the full interview below.

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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’

Jhené Aiko

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

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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