Ladies, get your floor length skirts ready and fellas, call your weed man, because Jhené Aiko is going on tour!
Get the info after the jump!
As much as you may hate to admit it, many of the songs that you hated at first grew on you. Whether it was the constant play of each on the radio or the countless number of award shows that showcased the same song being performed, you were either “Happy” all the time, “Drunk In Love,” or crying out the lyrics to “All Of Me” to your significant other.
While the past year has been exceptional for many artists, one can’t deny that Beyoncé, John Legend and Pharrell Williams, have had some of the most standout moments. John Legend, whose album was originally slow to rise on the charts – has had a full turn around and has been seen all across the boards for the award nominations. Adding the 2014 American Music Awards to his resumé, the soulful crooner should be secure in knowing that his Love In the Future album is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Coming in with five nominations, the aforementioned is up against Pharrell Williams – who is also nominated five times – and Beyoncé, who comes in with three. While Bey may only have three nominations this year, she is up against the fellas for one of the most important: “Artist of The Year”.
Also nominated with Skateboard P and John Legend in the “Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B” category is Chris Brown, whose recent album X has received very positive nods from the industry and fans. Other nominees include Sam Smith, Drake, Mary J. Blige, Jhené Aiko, and more.
The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 23 on ABC.
Check out the official nominations list below:
It’s been an absolutely amazing year for songbird Jhené Aiko and her number of nominations for the 2014 Soul Train Awards is one way to prove it.
Taking the stage at the Wendy Williams Show on Monday, the eclectic singer performed an acoustic version of her single, “The Pressure“. Backed by a single guitar, Jhené was seen sitting pretty as she belted out the lyrics to the fan favorite.
Fresh off of The Weeknd’s “King of the Fall” tour, Jhené also helped Wendy reveal this year’s Soul Train Award nominations on the show. Wendy – who will be hosting the famed award show this year – announced that Jhené is in the running for the “Best New Artist” category against August Alsina and more. In addition, Jhené is up for “Video of the Year” for “The Worst,” totaling her nominations at four.
Take a look at her appearance after the jump.
Childish Gambino and Jhené Aiko continue their on-screen love affair in the cinematic music video for “Telegraph Ave.,” a R&B infused cut off his album Because the Internet.
The rapper and singer drive around a beautiful Hawaiian island while listening to a song by Lloyd called “Oakland.” They’re enjoying their tropical vacation until things take a dark turn.
While getting intimate with Jhené in the woods, Gambino is hit by a car and morphs into a sci-fi esque creature, who uses his mutated, octopus like tentacles to take care of his attackers, leaving an edge of your seat ending for Jhené.
Check out the stunning video below:
The FADER and vitaminwater have partnered once again to present #uncapped, a series of concerts dedicated to supporting emerging musical talent and “hydrating the hustle” of today’s breakthrough artists.
On the heels of her recently released album, Souled Out, Jhené Aiko headlined the show held in Philadelphia this week along with Ty Dolla $ign and buzzing up and comer Raury.
Guests at the Skybox Event Center had the chance to snap photos for an interactive social media projection wall, screen-print limited edition t-shirts and hydrate with an infinite supply of vitaminwater.
Dressed in his signature wide-brimmed hat, Raury introduced the crowd to rock-leaning versions of favorites from his breakout project Indigo Child, in addition to Nirvana and Queen songs. Los Angeles native Ty Dolla $ign followed, storming the #uncapped stage and turning the energy up to another level with hits like “Paranoid” and “Or Nah.”
But, Jhené was the main draw of the night, and she delivered a steamy set of ballads, including “The Pressure” and new favorite “Spotless Mind.”
Check out video footage of Jhené performing the later below:
The Weeknd kicked off his “King of the Fall” tour at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday night. The Canadian crooner was joined by supporting acts ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko on the first date of his four-city tour.
Fresh off the release of her debut album Souled Out, Aiko warmed up the stage with her soulful songs including “Lyin King,” “Spotless Mind,” and “The Pressure,” as well as material off her EP Sail Out.
But, the sold-out crowd were anxiously awaiting the man of the night to take the stage, and he lit up the arena, delivering a seductive set that included fan favorites like “Wicked Games,” “Twenty Eight,” new single “Often,” and much more. He also performed his cover of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Or Nah (Remix).”
The short tour will play Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Sept. 21, L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 9, and San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Oct. 10.
Check out some footage from the XO takeover of BK below:
Jhené Aiko rose bright and early on a chilly Friday morning in NYC to share her angelic voice with a live performance on the ‘TODAY’ show.
In a long, white lace dress, the L.A. songstress stripped down her single “The Pressure” with some help from her guitarist Jeff.
Her debut album Souled Out entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3 this week, selling 70,000 copies in its first week.
Jhené will kick off the “King of the Fall” tour with The Weeknd and ScHoolboy Q tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Watch her latest performance below:
Jhené Aiko sails into the top 3 on the Billboard 200 this week with her debut album, Souled Out.
Led by her latest single “The Pressure,” the LP enters at No. 3 with 70,000 copies sold. It also debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums charts.
Her 2013 EP Sail Out, which features Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, debuted at No. 8 with first-week sales of 34,000.
“thank you. I love you,” she simply wrote to her fans on Twitter.
On Friday Jhené will perform with The Weeknd on the opening night of his mini “King of the Fall” Tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.