Jhené Aiko returned to late night for her first TV performance of 2021.
During her appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Thursday (Jan. 28), the R&B songstress performed “Born Tired” off her Grammy-nominated album Chilombo. Wearing a pink dragon onesie, she began the heavenly performance in a pile of pillows resembling clouds, while backed by her band including a harpist—all dressed in onesies. She showcased her angelic vocals while playing sound bowls before resting her weary heart.
The 32-year-old singer also discussed her quarantine life at home with her three cats, 12-year-old daughter, and Netflix. Her platinum album Chilombo is nominated for three Grammys at the 63rd annual awards including Album of the Year. She was on a road trip in Carmel, Calif. when she heard the exciting news at the same time she found out that her uncle had passed away from COVID.
“It was kinda like an unreal moment, just a very reflective moment because I was in a room that I was overlooking the ocean and I was getting this really great news and this really sad news. And it was kind of an out-of-body, surreal, bittersweet moment,” said Jhené.
Watch her reflect on the “unreal” moment below.