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Watch: Yuna and Jhene Aiko Perform New Duet “Used To Love You”

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After teaming up with Usher on “Crush,” Malaysian songstress Yuna calls on Jhené Aiko for the sultry smooth “Used To Love You,” off her brand new album Chapters.

Harmonizing with their soothing vocals, Yuna and Jhené sing about an affection that’s now dissolved. “I used to love you / Used to care, but no more,” they sing.

The pair performed the song last night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Backed by a band and colorful backdrop, they delivered stirring vocals much to the L.A. crowd’s delight.

Check it out below!

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Watch: Jhene Aiko and BJ the Chicago Kid Perform at ‘Boiler Room’ Live

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On April 13th, 2016 at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, Ray-Ban x Boiler Room unveiled the first set of a monthly party series titled “Open Your Heart.” The event is described as, “an evening of intimate musical connections curated by LA-based collective Soulection,” the show included performances by Jhené Aiko, Kali Uchis, BJ the Chicago Kid, and DJ sets from Soulection DJs.

Both singers captivated the packed crowd. During Jhené’s set she performed “Eternal Sunshine” and also covered John Mayer’s “Stop This Train.”

BJ gave the audience even more with his 30 minute set of past and present fan favorites, including tracks off his stellar debut album In My Mind, as well as a some acoustic covers such as Usher’s “Nice & Slow.”

Check out both performances below!

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Usher, Maxwell, Jhené Aiko Pay Tribute to Prince

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With festival season under way, many artists all over paid tribute to Prince this past weekend. With his passing coming in between the two weekends of Coachella there were multiple acts that shared their love for the music icon.

Usher was a surprise guest during Major Lazer’s Sunday set and he came through with a couple of special covers, performing “I Would Die 4 U” and “1999.”

He wasn’t alone either as Sufjan Stevens and buzzing singer Gallant covered “Purple Rain,” and Jhené Aiko also joined Gallant for a duet of “Diamonds and Pearls.”

On the other side of the country, Maxwell paid tribute to Prince during his set at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. “We just lost the greatest musician in the world,” Maxwell said. “He was one of the most beloved, one of the most special… Everyone is up on this stage because of him. Prince was not just once but he will forever be the greatest.”

Maxwell then followed with a musical tribute to the late singer, riffing on “This Woman’s Work” with the intro to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”

Check out some fan footage below.

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Jhené Aiko Performs at Bernie Sanders Event in Harlem

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Jhené Aiko is feeling the Bern. Fresh off the release of TWENTY88’s short film for “Out of Love,” Jhené performed at presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ “Community Conversation” event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Saturday.

For the unexpected performance the R&B songbird delivered a rousing set of favorites from her catalog, including an emotional, vibey version of “Space Jam,” the breezy “W.A.Y.S.” and one of her personal favorites “Eternal Sunshine.”

Like many celebrities, Jhené is a proud Bernie supporter. She shared a photo of herself hugging Sanders and used the #BernieInHarlem and #FeelTheBern hashtags to urge her fans to vote. She and her girlfriends also started a different hashtag in support of the Sanders campaign: #babesforbernie2016.

The “Community Conversation” panel discussion also featured appearances from Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte, Erica Garner, and Nina Turner, with host Charlamagne Tha God.

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Watch: Jhené Aiko & Big Sean Debut “Out of Love” Short Film

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A week after the release of their surprise joint album TWENTY88, Jhené Aiko and Big Sean debut a 16-minute short film called “Out of Love,” comprised of several songs off the project.

The duo shows off their chemistry while portraying adult film stars of the future. They attend the XXX adult film awards and hit the bedroom for some intimate scenes while the camera rolls.

According to Flaunt magazine, they drew inspiration from ’70s blaxploitation films including 1973’s Coffy starring Pam Grier, Roger Moore’s Bond films, and 2015’s sci-fi flick Ex Machina.

“It’s a ’70s aesthetic, but we’re in the future,” Aiko tells the magazine.

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Watch: Jhené Aiko & Big Sean Debut TWENTY88 on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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Jhené Aiko and Big Sean brought TWENTY88 to our eyes and ears on Thursday night. To celebrate the release of their secret joint project, the duo made their debut TV performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Sean and Jhené sat back-to-back for a performance of “Selfish,” the second cut on their self-titled project. “How could you be so selfish?” the two ask in the song’s hook before Sean responds: “I can’t help it.”

There was some dramatic and theatrical tension between the duo throughout the performance. They went from avoiding each other, to cuddling, to walking away from one another, to face-to-face confrontations and caressing.

Currently, TWENTY88 is available to stream via TIDAL and for download through other services, including Apple Music.

Watch their first live performance below!

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Listen: Jhené Aiko & Big Sean Release ‘TWENTY88’ Album

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The secret is out. Just days after the surprise announcement of their joint venture, Jhené Aiko and Big Sean‘s TWENTY88 has arrived.

The eight-track set, which combines ’90s R&B and ’70s experimental rock and soul, explores the highs and lows of a relationship, while delving into conflict, memories, love, and sex. K-Ci & JoJo appear on the Detail-produced “2 Minute Warning,” with additional production from Key Wane and Tommy Brown.

“Music now doesn’t really cater to the feelings of a real relationship,” Aiko recently told Flaunt. “It’s all about trapping and bragging. I feel like this project is something that’s needed right now…Especially a whole project, is just good for people to see. That duality is a perfect combination.”

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Surprise! Jhené Aiko and Big Sean Form Duo “TWENTY88”

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While they both have new music expected this year, Jhené Aiko and Big Sean have formed a new duo called TWENTY88.

The rapper and singer took to social media on Sunday evening (Mar. 27) to make the surprise announcement. They also launched Twitter and Instagram pages under the name @TWENTY88. Both of their Twitter bios now read “1/2 of TWENTY88.”

As part of the big reveal, they posted what appears to be an album cover, which shows a close-up of both their faces together, and captioned it “4/1.” It’s unclear if they plan to drop an entire project on Friday, April 1, or just a single.

The artwork was accompanied by two video teasers announcing their collaboration. In one clip, the duo sits in the back of a chauffeured car, both rocking furs, while Aiko dons an orange wig.

The two have previously collaborated on songs including “Beware” and “I Know” for their solo albums.

The name TWENTY88 is derived from their birthdays. Both were born in 1988 and just turned 28 years old. Aiko was by Sean’s side as he celebrated his birthday on Friday.

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