Who is Kehlani? Know her Bio, Career, Net worth, Baby, Early life, Facts
Who is Kehlani?
An American singer, songwriter and dancer Kehlani Ashley Parrish is signed to Atlantic Records and later gained initial fame as a member of the Poplyfe teen group.
In the Early life of Kehlani
Fig: Kehlani in early days
Kehlani was born on April 24, 1995, in Oakland, California. She grew up in Oakland, California, United States. Her ethnicity is a mixture of "Black, White, Native American, and Spanish. After her mother was convicted to the drug used and was in and out of prison and later her father also died due to the drug addiction, so her aunt took the responsibility for raising Kehlani.With a primary focus on ballet and modern dance, she attended the Oakland School for the Arts
Kehlani is the only child to her parents at an early age Kehlani aspired to train as a dancer at Juilliard School, but at junior high she suffered a knee injury and turned her attention to singing. She was exposed almost exclusively to R&B and neo-soul artists such as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott, by her aunt whom she describes today as some of her early musical influences and as a result of that Kehlani was recruited to join PopLyfe, a local pop cover band, when she was only 14.
In the Career of Kehlani
Fig: Kehlani singing career
Kehlani began her singing career as a member and lead vocalist of the Poplyfe band. After performing for two years from city to city, the band gave the audition for' America's Got Talent' (sixth season) and became one of the show's semi-finalists. After that, Kehlani left the group due to several disputes. Between 2012 and 2013, she was completely homeless and moved from house to house. While in high school she moved to California and was invited to be part of a rap group by Nick Cannon (host of' America's Got Talent'). Although she agreed at first, she later came back to Oakland after she didn't like the rap group's direction.
The budding singer released her first solo' ANTISUMMERLUV' on SoundCloud a few months later. Canon listened to her song, called her back and gave her a Los Angeles apartment along with studio time that eventually led to the release of Kehlani's first mixtape ' Cloud 19.' This mixtape peaked at #28 on Complex's 2014' 50 Best Albums ' list. Soon after this mixtape, the American singer released the song' Till the Morning,' which got the title of one of the' Emerging Week Picks.'
Kehlani's second mixtape titled' You Should Be Here' was released in 2015. This mixtape was ranked number 5 on the top R&B / Hip-Hop album chart of US Billboard. The mixtapes ' success brought the singer a golden opportunity and she was signed to Atlantic Records. She earned several individual plaudits throughout the year 2015 in her career on the rise. While' Rolling Stone' called her one of the' Ten New Artists You Need to Know,'' Complex' named her one of the' Fifteen Artists to Watch Out in 2015.' She was also nominated for the 2016 Grammy Award under the category' Best Urban Contemporary Album.'Kehlani joined hands with singer-songwriter Zayn in 2016 and released the track' Wrong' from the latter's debut album. She released her track' Gangsta' for the movie ' Suicide Squad' after this. This ultimately gave the singer some beneficial recognition as the song debuted on the Hot 100 chart at #41. Kehlani released her debut album ' SweetSexySavage' on Atlantic Records on January 27, 2017.
How much is Kehlani net worth?
Her estimated net worth in 2017 is $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry, including receiving numerous honors and nominations. As she continues her career, her wealth is expected to continue to increase as well. She lives in a luxury house in Oakland, California and owns exotic car manufactured by Porsche.
In the Personal life of Kehlani
Fig: kehlani with her ex-boyfriend
It was confirmed in January 2016 that for then the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving and Kehlani was in a relationship. Canadian musician PartyNextDoor posted a picture of Kehlani's hand on Instagram in March 2016 insinuating that they were together. The post caused media controversy across Twitter, where abuse was tweeted against Kehlani in hundreds of thousands of posts. He tweeted that they had broken up before the incident, but it seemed to go unnoticed. The negative attention of the media caused her to attempt suicide. She also went to social media to explain that she didn't cheat on Irving.
Rumors and Controversy
In March 2016, a picture of Kehlani's hand on Instagram was posted by Canadian musician PartyNextDoor insinuating that he had returned with her. This caused a media controversy across Twitter, where abuse was tweeted against Kehlani in hundreds of thousands of posts. Kyrie made a tweet saying they had broken up before the incident, but it seemed to go unnoticed. The negative media attention caused Kehlani to attempt suicide. However, Kehlani took to social media to explain that she had not Cheated on Irving.
Facts about Kehlani
- She's inked a lot of tattoos all over her body. At the age of 16, she got her first tattoo. Some of her tattoos include dancing Coraline, Regina "Reggie" Rocket, Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega, Lauryn Hill, Frida Kahlo, and many more.
- She also has a cousin named Rapper Clyde Carson.
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