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Video: Jhené Aiko – ‘Lyin King’


To commemorate the one-year anniversary of her debut album Souled Out, Jhené Aiko brings us a video for the fan favorite song “Lyin King.”

The petite songstress lets her spiritual side take control in the cinematic clip, which takes place in a tribal civilization, where Jhené and a group of women encounter a tribe of men.

From there, things take a psychedelic turn…

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New Music: Jhene Aiko – In A World of My Own / Very Good Advice (Cover)


Jhené Aiko takes on Disney with her cover of “In A World of My Own / Very Good Advice” from Alice in Wonderland.  The songstress recorded the special cover for the forthcoming compilation album We Love Disney.

The 15-track project is produced by Grammy Award winning writer/producer David Foster, and in addition to Aiko includes contributions from Ne-Yo, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Gwen Stefani, Tori Kelly and more.

Aiko delivers a soft and subtle tone just tantalizing enough to get lost in a make-believe dream land.  Last week she put on an very special show for fans in Los Angeles titled “Aiko in Wanderland Experience,” which was directly inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

Verve Records and Walt Disney Records will release We Love Disney on Oct. 30.

Take a listen to Jhené’s cover below:

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Ne-Yo, Jhené Aiko, Ariana Grande & More Recreate Disney Classics for ‘We Love Disney’


Some of your favorite artists are getting down with Disney. As part of the We Love Disney compilation, today’s superstars from the worlds of pop, rock, R&B, and country have recorded their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs, which they chose themselves.

Ne-Yo covers Robin Williams’ “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin, Jhené Aiko takes on Alice in Wonderland, Ariana Grande performs “Zero to Hero” from Hercules, and Jason Derulo covers Elton John’s classic “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King.

Produced by the Grammy Award-winning David Foster, the 15-track deluxe edition also includes contributions from Jessie J, Gwen Stefani, Tori Kelly, Jessie Ware, Yuna, and more.

“The Disney franchise is something that brings out the kid in all of us,” said Foster. “No matter how old you are, 3 or 103, when you hear the word ‘Disney’ you light up from within. And there isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t have a favorite Disney song. We tapped into that passion with all of the artists on the album.”

Verve Records and Walt Disney Records will release We Are Disney on Oct. 30.

Take a listen to Ne-Yo’s rendition of “Friend Like Me” below!

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Jhené Aiko Covers Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day”


After recreating Tupac Shakur’s iconic photos last month, Jhené Aiko is paying homage to another one of her inspirations. In honor of soul legend Bill Withers’ 77th birthday, the songbird performed an acoustic medley of Withers’ classics, “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day,” backed by her guitarist Jeff.

Like Tupac, Withers has had a profound impact on the Souled Out singer. “One of the things that inspires me the most about Bill is his attention to lyrics and storytelling,” she wrote in a letter to fans. “It wasn’t about his image, being flashy, or putting on a ‘show.’ For him, it was about the song. No fluff, just pure feeling. It was about connecting. It was about the music. And it is still about the music.”

Watch her tender tribute and read her full letter below:

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Watch: Jhené Aiko Grows Old with Big Sean in “I Know” Video


Big Sean keeps the visuals coming from his new album Dark Sky Paradise, releasing two new videos today. One of which is for his Jhené Aiko featured album cut “I Know.”

In the cinematic video, the Detroit rapper grows old and grey with Jhené. He transforms into a senior citizen and meets up with the singer at a retirement center dance, but they end up ditching and reclaiming their youth at a bar.

In the end, they seal the night with a kiss. Check it out below:

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Jhené Aiko Celebrates Tupac’s Birthday with Recreated Classic Photos

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If there’s one thing we love over here at ThisIsRnB (other than the obvious, of course), is some classic hip-hop. One of our favorites that was obviously gone too soon is the incomparable Tupac Shakur.

While today marks what would have been the slain rapper’s 44th birthday, fans across the world make sure to celebrate it for him in his absence. One in particular is the eccentric songbird Jhené Aiko. Citing Tupac as her favorite rapper many times, the beautiful singer decided to recreate three of his classic photos – including the infamous bathtub pic of him covered in gold jewelry. Shot by Danny Williams, the shoot was a top notch ode to one of music’s GOATs.

Pac, who is truly one of the most missed rappers almost 20 years later, is still making an impact on the world as his previous interviews are being brought to light time and time again. In addition to delivering the three photos, Jhené spoke about her love for 2Pac and his inspiration on her with MTV’s Rob Markman, and also shared a performance video of her covering “Keep Ya Head Up” – which is her favorite Pac song.

Take a look below:

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Watch: Jhené Aiko Visits the Grocery Store, Talks Infamous “Groceries” Line


Omarion surprised many when he released his hit ready single “Post To Be” featuring Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko, the record was a perfect radio friendly, catchy smash. But, as it turned out, a single line by Aiko kind of stole the show.

“I might let your boy chauffeur me / But he got to eat the booty like groceries,” sung Jhené in a coy way.

As many laughed, it was also a shockingly bold statement from the singer, who mostly kept raunchy sexual exploits at a minimum in her own music. In an entertaining new interview with MTV’s Rob Markman, Aiko visits a grocery store in NYC and explains how the line came about, and shows that If you’re gonna eat the groceries, first you gotta buy them.

Watch the comedic interview below:

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New Music: Hudson Mohawke feat. Jhené Aiko – Resistance

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Jhené Aiko fans get a treat today with a brand new collaboration by the songbird and Scottish producer/DJ Hudson Mohawke.

The new single, entitled “Resistance,” is a blend of synthy soul with electric percussion as Jhené lays down her signature mesmerizing vocals while singing about the power of attraction.

“Don’t resist it / We are one, if we run we’re bound to fall in love,” sings Aiko.

“Resistance” will appear on Mohawke’s upcoming album, Lantern, due out June 16. Take a listen below:

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