Jhené Aiko – Sativa (feat. Rae Sremmurd)
We here at rBeatzRadio have a new station. It’s called OuiGlobalRadio, celebrating cutting edge house and deep house music from the clubs of Ibiza to the shores of Miami. The station is more house leaning than rBeatzRadio and features artists from around the world. Stay tuned for more channels this year. We’re GROWING ?.
One artist that exemplifies our worldly ways is Jhené Aiko. She grew up in the melting pot of culture, the United States of America, California. Her mother is of Japanese, Spanish, and Dominican descent and her father is of African American, Native American, German, and Jewish descent. Jhené Aiko grew up in a musical family as the youngest of five. All of her siblings pursued music in some fashion.
Jhené caught her first big break singing on various B2K singles. Her career really started to take shape once she signed to Def Jam in 2012. Jhené opened for the Lauryn Hill and Nas led Life Is Good/Black Rage concert tour, was featured on her first US Billboard Hot 100 song, Beware, with Big Sean, and opened for Drake’s Would You like a Tour? concert tour. Soon after, she released her debut EP, Sail Out. Her single, Worst, off the EP became a play on mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, becoming first female artist to top the chart as a lead with a debut single since Jazmine Sullivan in 2008. Snaps for that. Worst also became Jhené first solo single to crack Billboard’s Hot 100.
In 2014, she has a song produced by Kanye and supported The Weeknd on his King of the Fall Tour with Schoolboy Q. She also released her debut album, Souled Out, which debuted at #3 on the US Billboard 200. A senior editor at Billboard, Gail Mitchell, thought it was one of the first albums to breakthrough and “make some noise” in the R&B genre.
Aiko was nominated for three Grammys including Best R&B Song for The Worst and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Sail Out.
In 2015, she toured with J Cole and recorded a song for Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.
By 2016, she made a collaboration album with Big Sean, Twenty88, off Tidal.
And in 2017, she released a collab with 6lack, and it was announced that she’d tour with Lana Del Rey. If those names don’t mean anything to you, I bet you don’t like rap music. Her new single, Sativa, features the very popular Rae Sremmurd. If you enjoy this electronic/future R&B movement, you’ll like this one. It’s also on OuiGlobalRadio, sooooooo…