Jhené Aiko, Singer Routine

Jhené Aiko, Singer Routine

560df82b370cb2f9bf849b94ac55859b‘I just did a DNA kit from Ancestry.com, and basically, I’m pretty mixed-up. My mom is half-Japanese, but her mother is mixed [race], too. And my dad—both of his parents are mixed. So we found out that it’s, at least with my DNA, I’m 28% Asian, 33% African, and 34% European. But it’s a little different for each of my siblings. No one in my family, my cousins or anything, really look the same. My grandmother was Japanese and my mom told us that she would wash her face with rice water, and something in the rice water helped her skin stay young. I haven’t tried it yet, but I always think of that. And my dad has a lot of Native American blood, supposedly, so he uses a lot of oils. His skin is very moisturized all the time. He’s in his 70s and everyone thinks he’s in his 40s or 50s. So I think your background can really affect what you use on your body.

SKINCARE

Honestly, I only got serious about skincare about three years ago. Before that, the cycle would be, I’d have a pimple and I’d need to get rid of it now. So I would just pick at it and then put toothpaste on it and do stuff like that. I thought I was serious about it because I wanted it to be off of my face. But then I started realizing it’s a process—you have to be disciplined with washing your face every night and day, and you have to eat right. Having to take pictures and stuff like that reminds you how important it is to be consistent. I wouldn’t get serious about being consistent until like two days before I had to do a photoshoot or something, and my skin would not look great. But that’s not how it works! You’ve been going to sleep with makeup on all week, doing stuff like that, and now you expect to put on a mask and the next day you’re going to look flawless…? Like, no. So I’ve been learning that I have to actually care about my skincare.

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HomeExclusivesExclusives Music Ten Things You Might Not Know About Jhené Aiko

HomeExclusivesExclusives Music Ten Things You Might Not Know About Jhené Aiko

safvwbveIn honor of Jhené Aiko’s birthday, we did a little digging and found out some surprising deets about the singer/songwriter’s life.

  1. She got her start by lending her vocals to the R&B group B2K, and also appeared in their videos.
  2. One of her sisters is the popular singer/rapper Mila J.
  3. She’s been a part of the music industry since she was 14 years old.
  4. She debuted her single “NO L.O.V.E” on BET’s 106 & Park at the age of 15.
  5. Jhené  has been featured on some throwback soundtracks like Barbershop, The Master of Disguise and The Proud Family.
  6. Her feature on Big Sean’s single “Beware” was her first Billboard Top 40.
  7. Jhené’s debut studio album took three years to record and debuted 3rd on the Billboard 200 with critical success.
  8. She was held at gunpoint at the age of 5 and is part of a PSA for anti-gun violence with Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc, featured below.
  9. Not only is she a successful singer, but she’s also been a mother since she was 20.  Her baby daddy is O’Ryan, who appeared in her “Spotless Mind” music video, which you can check out below.
  10. Last but not least, thanks to her hit single “The Worst,” Jhené  is now officially a platinum certified artist by the RIAA.

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5 Things to Know About Singer-Songwriter Jhené Aiko

5 Things to Know About Singer-Songwriter Jhené Aiko

jhene-aiko-hair-11-500x600Originally from Los Angeles, 26-year-old singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko is gearing up for her first Coachella performance since releasing her debut album.

The R&B songstress, whose voice has an ethereal quality, created a buzz when she popped up on tracks with Drake, Kanye West, Big Sean and more in recent years, which continued even further when she dropped her debut LP, Sail Out in November 2013.

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Things You Didn’t Know About Jhené Aiko

Things You Didn’t Know About Jhené Aiko
jhene-aiko-hair-13-500x750Jhené Aiko, popular singer-songwriter with hit singles “The Worst” and “From Time,” is making her stop to Club Nokia on December 12! Even though she is fairly upcoming, she has been in the music game for some time. Here are some things you didn’t know about Jhené Aiko!

Ties to B2K

She contributed vocals to several B2K releases in 2002. During this time she was known as the cousin of B2K’s rapper, Lil’ Fizz, and was used as a marketing tool through B2K to attract an audience. She’s featured on tracks five through eight of the R&B group’s remix album.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Care About Jhené Aiko

7 Reasons Why You Should Care About Jhené Aiko
 jhene-aiko-13R&B singer Jhené Aiko gained a strong following with the release of her mixtape Sailing Soul(s) in 2011. She may have attracted more listeners with features from Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Drake but it’s her profound songwriting and soulful voice that has kept her fan base growing. Today marks the release of her highly anticipated first studio album Souled Out. Find out why you should pay attention to this petite singer who uses her mic to tell her story.

1. She writes her own songs.

  Lyric: “Please don’t take this personal but you ain’t sh-t and you weren’t special til I made you so. You better act like you know that I’ve been through worse than you. I just can’t keep running away.” Read the rest of this entry