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Kehlani

Kehlani

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birthday
24th
April, 1995
Birth Place
Oakland, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Fast Facts About Kehlani

  • Kehlani’s birthday is April 24th. Her star sign is Taurus.
  • She has a net worth of $4 million dollars thanks to her highly successful music career.
  • The 26-year-old pop star has collaborated with some of the biggest artists alive, including Justin Bieber, Zayn, Post Malone, Pusha T, and several others.
  • She has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2016 for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
  • Kehlani is 5’ 5” tall.
  • Kehlani’s past romantic relationships include dating NBA player Kyrie Irving, rapper YG, and guitarist Javi Young-White, with whom she has a daughter.
  • In 2021, Kehlani came out as gay via TikTok.
  • Kehlani no longer has a Twitter, although she once had hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform. Instead, she tends to focus her social media energy on Instagram, where she has 12 million+ followers.
instruments played
drums
Guitar
keyboard
vocal
Associated Acts

The HBK Gang Poplyfe G-Eazy Hayley Kiyoko Jahaan Sweet YG

Birth Name

Kehlani Ashley Parrish

Children

1

Genres

R&B pop hip hop neo soul

Labels

Tsunami Mob Atlantic HBK

Occupations

Singer songwriter dancer

Years Active

2009 present

Name

Kehlani

Kehlani: The Bio

Kehlani Ashley Parrish was born in Oakland, California, on April 24th, 1995. She was adopted by her aunt after her mother was sentenced to jail time and could no longer take care of her. Kehlani’s father had passed away shortly after she was born, leaving her completely dependent on her aunt.  Kehlani is of mixed ethnic descent. In interviews, she has described her ethnicity as a mix of “Black, White, Native American, Filipino, and Mexican.”  In addition to performing as a singer, Kehlani is also an accomplished dancer. She is proficient in both modern dance and ballet. As a teenager, she studied dance at Oakland School for the arts in her hometown. Originally intending to be a professional dancer, Kehlani’s aspirations were detoured after a knee injury in middle school left her unable to dance.

POPLYFE

Kehlani’s first musical endeavor was as a member of POPLYFE, a group of teen singers based in Oakland. The group was featured on the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, and they placed fourth on the show. POPLYFE’s lineup was Kehlani, Dylan Wiggins, Jaden Wiggins, Dillon Ingram, Denzel Merritt, and Ali-Khan Lochin. Former members include Zendaya, Gabi Wilson, and others.  Kehlani started singing with POPLYFE in 2009. During the group’s 2011 appearance on America’s Got Talent, show judge Piers Morgan told Kehlani, “You’ve got real talent, but I don’t think you need the group.” Shortly after, Kehlani split with POPLYFE to pursue a solo career.

Striking Out On Her Own

Shortly after leaving POPLYFE, Kehlani relocated to Los Angeles, California, and spent time couch-surfing. However, things changed when Nick Cannon, the host of America’s Got Talent, reached out to her about music. Cannon wanted Kehlani to join a rap group, and she initially said yes. However, after creative disputes, Kehlani ended up leaving the group and relocating to her hometown of Oakland. After leaving LA, Kehlani went through a dark period. For a time, she was getting by stealing iPhones and other valuables and selling them. However, she eventually started dabbling in music again, releasing a single called “ANTISUMMERLUV” via Soundcloud. After Kehlani released her first single, it caught the attention of Nick Cannon. Cannon called her and told her he loved the song, then agreed to help her get a place to live and studio time back in Los Angeles.

Back In LA

Kehlani’s time in the studio in LA led to the release of Cloud 19, her debut mixtape. The release received attention from several prominent music press outlets, including Complex and Pitchfork. The former included the mixtape on its “50 Best Albums of 2014” list, and the latter included it on its list of “Overlooked Mixtapes of 2014.” Shortly after the release of the mixtape, Kehlani went on tour with rapper G-Eazy, supporting him on his From the Bay to the Universe Tour. Opening for G-Eazy brought more recognition to Kehlani, who was still finding her feet in the music industry. In 2015, Kehlani dropped a second mixtape, titled You Should Be Here. The mixtape received widespread critical acclaim, with several outlets, including Billboard, including it on “Best of the Year” lists. On You Should Be Here, Kehlani collaborated with Chance the Rapper and BJ the Chicago Kid.  Not long after the release of You Should Be Here, Kehlani officially got signed to a major label, Atlantic Records. After getting signed, music journals like Rolling Stone and Complex took note of her meteoric rise to stardom, advising readers to keep an eye on her in the year to come.

SweetSexySavage, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, and More

In late 2016, Kehlani released her debut studio LP, titled SweetSexySavage, via Atlantic. The album includes collaborations with numerous high-profile producers, including Pop & Oak, The Featherstones, P-Lo, and Djemba Djemba. Upon its release, the record was met with widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. SweetSexySavage peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and the album was later certified Gold by the RIAA. A little over two years after the release of SweetSexySavage, Kehlani dropped her sophomore album, titled It Was Good Until It Wasn’t. The record includes multiple high-profile guest appearances, including James Blake, Masego, Jhene Aiko, and others. The record peaked at No. 2 on the US album charts and held the same spot on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Several outlets included It Was Good Until It Wasn’t on their “Greatest of The Year” lists, including Stereogum, The Guardian, Nylon, Esquire, Billboard, Spin, and more. Not long after the release of It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, Kehlani announced that she was starting work on a third record. The album, titled Bluewater Road, does not yet have an official release date. However, fans are already eagerly anticipating more Kehlani songs in the future. A dedicated singer and performer, Kehlani went through hard times to reach the heights of success that she has achieved. Growing up without her father and mother, she motivated herself to relentlessly pursue dance. After an injury forced her to quit dancing, she detoured towards music, a decision that changed her life forever and set her on a course towards success, stardom, and authentic creative expression. Sources Kehlani Rules The R&B Charts This Week Like The Boss She Is | Forbes  Kehlani's 2021 Mantra Is Love | Rolling Stone Kehlani releases a break-up song three days after Valentine duet | BBC

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