15 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hip-hop swagger meets pop sweetness on this alt-R&B singer’s breakthrough. Kehlani sings with a dulcet pop lilt, while Jahaan Sweet’s production skitters between two-left-feet beats and airy electro-R&B purls. The duets here reflect Kehlani's dual roles as a former America’s Got Talent finalist and a member of the post-hyphy collective HBK Gang: On the adult-contemporary “Down for You,” she just wants a movie date with friend-lover BJ the Chicago Kid, while on the woozily weaving “The Way,” she talks dirty with Chance the Rapper.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Hip-hop swagger meets pop sweetness on this alt-R&B singer’s breakthrough. Kehlani sings with a dulcet pop lilt, while Jahaan Sweet’s production skitters between two-left-feet beats and airy electro-R&B purls. The duets here reflect Kehlani's dual roles as a former America’s Got Talent finalist and a member of the post-hyphy collective HBK Gang: On the adult-contemporary “Down for You,” she just wants a movie date with friend-lover BJ the Chicago Kid, while on the woozily weaving “The Way,” she talks dirty with Chance the Rapper.

Explicit Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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This game is good.

YES.

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Simply refreshing. Some beautiful beautiful music right here.

Beautiful Music

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You Should Be Here is simply beautiful, it makes my day easier.

I love her edgy/gangster style, her voice, and her meaningful topics.

On the intro she says people need to hear this, and I couldn't agree more.

Kehlani is a true musician, and after listening to this, Cloud 19, and Kehlani & Klyde; she's one of my all-time favourites.

About Kehlani

Contemporary R&B singer and songwriter Kehlani Parrish studied ballet and modern dance at the Oakland School for the Arts. An injury prompted a move to OSA's music department, where she blossomed as a vocalist. During eighth grade, she joined Poplyfe, a band that competed on America's Got Talent during the program's sixth season. Following an affable performance of Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," judge Piers Morgan noted that he thought Kehlani, the frontperson, could be successful without the band. While Kehlani brushed the notion aside, she eventually went solo and presented herself as a slightly younger, more down-to-earth alternative to contemporary R&B artists like Jhené Aiko. Her first release, the eight-track Cloud19, was released in 2014, and a pair of its songs registered on Billboard's Twitter Emerging Artists chart. A lengthier set, You Should Be Here, followed in 2015 with guest appearances from BJ the Chicago Kid and Chance the Rapper. Shortly after its release, major-label Atlantic announced that it had signed Kehlani to a recording contract. You Should Be Here was later nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Urban Contemporary Album. Atlantic released several Kehlani tracks during 2015 and 2016, including "Gangsta," her first crossover hit, taken from Suicide Squad: The Album. Kehlani's first proper full-length, SweetSexySavage, arrived on Atlantic in early 2017. Featuring the singles "CRZY" and "Distraction," the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. ~ Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Oakland, CA
BORN
April 24, 1995

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