Artist of the Week
Jhene Aiko

Week 53 of 2020




Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko is full of confidence and it shows on her new single "BS". Collaborating with H.E.R., she sings about finding the courage to leave a man who never appreciated her and moving on to do her own things and live her life to the fullest as she's hitting the party scene and bagging a new guy.

The relatable story coupled with her soothing voice sent her to the top of this week's Mediabase urban radio chart and rhythmic radio listing. On Spotify alone, the song has been played over 90.45 million times. It was also certified platinum for selling more than a million units.

The slow jam, which has Kehlani on the remix, additionally climbed up to No. 24 on Billboard Hot 100, marking Aiko's second top-forty entry on the chart. It's ranked even higher on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, peaking at No. 15.

The single, written with the help of her boyfriend Big Sean, was taken from Jhene Aiko's third studio album, which reached No. 2 on both Billboard Hot 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. On top of that, the LP gave her three Grammy nominations including Album of the Year.

She recorded the new album while also working on finding balance to her mind, body, and spirit. She started her new music in the "very healing place" of Hawaii where her grandmother was born and incorporated sound healing on her every song.

The album was fittingly titled after her last name "Chilombo", which had a very special meaning. "[Chi] is life force," so she explained. "[l] is for Love. Love is Living On Valued Energy. Taking care of the future by being fully present in. this. moment. [om] is the sound of the universe. The solution is sound. [b] represents the leg and the foot… foundation. B is for base; basics, beginnings [o] is eternity, infinite, wholeness… totality, perfection."

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JHENE AIKO BIO

Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo or simply Jhene Aiko was born on March 16, 1988 in Los Angeles, where she's also raised in a music-loving family. She started her career in early 2000s, appearing in several music videos and contributing vocals for R&B group B2K, her then-labelmates on Epic. in 2003, she planned to release a debut album "My Name Is Jhene" through the label, but it was eventually shelved. She later demanded to be released from the label to finish her education. In 2011, she returned to the music scene with a mixtape called "Sailing Soul" that was entirely written by Aiko herself and featured collaborations with Drake, Gucci Mane and Kanye West. » more


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