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Jhené Aiko Performs “To Love & Die” and “Spotless Mind” Acoustic

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As she gets closer and closer to the release of her debut album, Jhené Aiko does what she does best and went unplugged as part of MTV’s ‘Artist to Watch’ series.

Joined by her guitar player, the L.A. native performed stripped-down versions of her Cocaine 80s-assisted single “To Love & Die” and the recently leaked “Spotless Mind.”

“I feel like my personality is a mix of a whole lot of things, so my music reflects that and you can’t really define it,” she said.

Jhené’s much-anticipated debut album Souled Out will hit stores September 9. Enjoy her smooth acoustic performances below:

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New Music: Jhené Aiko – Spotless Mind

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Jhené Aiko is a wanderer.

With only three weeks to go until the release of her much-anticipated debut album Souled Out, the singer-songwriter shares her smooth song “Spotless Mind,” which she debuted at Coachella in April. On the breezy track, produced by No I.D., the L.A. songstress sings about her drifting ways.

“I started as a love song, 24 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings.

There is a second part to the song called “Eternal Sunshine,” both inspired by one of her favorite movies, 2004′s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Fans that pre-order her debut album Souled Out on iTunes tomorrow will instantly receive “Spotless Mind.”

Take a listen to the new track below:

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Tracklisting Revealed for Jhené Aiko’s ‘Souled Out’

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Earlier this week, Jhené Aiko unveiled the cover art and release date for her anticipated debut album Souled Out, which is due in stores September 9. Now, we get our first look at the project’s tracklisting.

While it has not yet been announced if there will be a deluxe edition as well, the standard version of the album features 12 tracks, including the singles “To Love & Die” and the recently released “The Pressure.”  Jhené’s daughter Namiko can heard on the song, “Promises,” along with her brother Miyagi, who passed away in 2012 from cancer. Common is said to be on the album’s closing track “Pretty Bird.”

The album will feature production from No I.D., Key Wane, Fisticuffs, James Fauntleroy and Dot Da Genius.

Take a look at the tracklisting below:

UPDATE: Added Deluxe Edition tracklisting as well.

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Jhené Aiko Shows off Graceful Style in Elle

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Jhené Aiko shows off her graceful and elegant style in 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. Check out more pics below:

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Jhené Aiko, Daley & More Set To Perform at 2014 ONE Musicfest

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While summer may almost be over, the season for festivals is nowhere near! For as the month of September will bring changes in the weather, it will also bring with it a plethora of festivals for fans to enjoy!

One festival in particular that will be blowing fans away is Atlanta’s fifth annual ONE Musicfest! The festival, whose tagline is “Unity through music,” will host over 10 of today’s hottest and most respected acts all under one roof.

See more after the jump!

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Jhené Aiko Unveils ‘Souled Out’ Album Cover, Release Date

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Welp! The wait is almost over and this time it’s official!

Catch more after the jump!

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Drake Brings Lauryn Hill, Usher, Trey Songz & More to OVO Fest

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Drake once again put on for his city as he brought the stars out for the 5th Annual OVO Fest. The Canadian superstar shared the stage with Lauryn Hill, Usher, Trey Songz, 50 Cent, J. Cole and more during Monday’s three-hour event at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.

Jhené Aiko opened the show, making way for the first big surprise of the evening, Ms. Lauryn Hill. The Fugees frontwoman performed “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Ready or Not” before a bowing Drake showed up to perform a mash-up of “Draft Day” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

“I gotta hug my mom before I do this show because it’s the fifth year,” he said (according to Billboard) before his mother Sandi Graham took the stage in a wheelchair.

“If you’ve been a fan of music or a fan of Drake, I want to take you back tonight,” he said before taking a trip down memory lane, starting with his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone.

Trey Songz joined him for “Successful” and “Na Na.” “I promise you my career as a human being would be nowhere without this guy,” Drake said of the R&B crooner.

PARTYNEXTDOOR and DJ Khaled were up next, followed by Tinashe and YG, who performed “Who Do You Love?”

“This is probably gonna be one of the best moments in OVO history, so make some mothafuckin’ noise,” said Drake as Usher emerged to perform “Climax,” “Confessions Pt. II,” “Lovers and Friends,” “U Don’t Have to Call,” and “Good Kisser.”

Drake also announced that the two have collaborated on Usher’s upcoming album, due this fall, and asks his friend to show off his signature slide dance. “From ‘My Way’ to ‘8701,’ I used to swing a chain around my neck,” Drake recalls, “I had the Sean Johns on, I had the roller-skating shoes on. Can we just slide walk for a second, you still got it?”

Check out all the video footage below!

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Jhené Aiko Performs at Lollapalooza 2014

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Jhené Aiko brought her talents to the Windy City this weekend for Lollapalooza 2014.

Performing in front of the massive crowd in Grant Park, the petite songstress delivered fan favorites off her mixtape Sailing Sail(s) and EP ‘Sail Out

Rocking a yellow top and flowing cream skirt, Jhené embraced her inner hippie as she pranced around the stage entranced under her own spell during “Stay Ready.” Her much anticipated debut album Souled Out is due this September via Def Jam.

Check out some official footage below courtesy of Billboard.

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