Jhene Aiko

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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Jul
17
New Music: Common f/ Jhené Aiko – ‘Blak Majik’

Nobody's Smiling

After getting his shine on alongside Big Sean on “Diamonds,” Common makes “Blak Majik” with Jhené Aiko. Over a looping No I.D. sample, the Chi-town spitter name checks his ex Erykah Badu (“Who in the game had the baddest hoes?”) and puts on for the 312.

“I wanted to team up with [Jhené] and do a song that was fresh,” Common told Rap-Up TV. “I called it ‘Blak Majik’ because I say we make something out of nothing. It’s also a feel-good, fun song, but it’s hard, it’s rough.”

He continued to praise the L.A. songstress. “Jhené Aiko is an artist that I truly respect,” he said. “I think she has a unique voice in music, in culture. When I say unique voice, not only is it her singing voice, but her perspective, who she is, what she offers to the world is something that’s very, very special. It’s a soul to it. It’s a spirit to it.”

Due Tuesday, Common’s 10th album Nobody’s Smiling also features Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, and Vince Staples.

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Jul
17
New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘The Pressure’

The Pressure

As anticipation grows for her debut album Souled Out, Jhené Aiko faces “The Pressure” on her latest single. On the airy Fisticuffs production, she sings about the stress of a relationship.

“The way you feel is not my problem / I don’t want to see you go / But I don’t have time to solve this.”

The L.A. songstress plans to showcase the diversity of her hometown through her music. “People don’t give L.A. the credit it deserves for being creative and cultured,” she told Vogue. “We are just as open-minded as artists from other places. And we are venturing…It’s not just gangster rap.”

Just last month, she premiered the Cocaine 80s-assisted single “To Love & Die.”

Souled Out is now scheduled for a September release. Following its release, Jhené will join The Weeknd on his four-city “King of the Fall” tour with ScHoolboy Q.

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