1. Pharrell Protege Yuna Talks Being Muslim in Music: 'It's My Choice to Cover Up My Body. I'm Not Oppressed -- I'm Free'

    April 22, 2016 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's afternoon rush in Los Angeles, and Yuna is cruising through Mid-Wilshire in a black SUV with the windows rolled down. At a stoplight, the singer-­songwriter, who left her native Malaysia for the land of movie stars and pricey green juices ...

  2. The Story Behind Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's Twenty88 'Out of Love' Video Styling (Exclusive)

    April 21, 2016 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 “'70s robot porn stars.” That phrase isn’t something normally used to describe musical inspirations, but for Twenty88 , the Billboard 200 top-fiver and R&B collaboration between songstress Jhene Aiko and rapper Big Sean , that’s the exact v ...

  3. Best Friends Big Sean and Jhené Aiko on Playing It Romantic With New Project Twenty88

    April 06, 2016 4:51 PM EDT Best friends and frequent duet partners Big Sean and Jhené Aiko describe their new act Twenty88 and its self-titled album (released April 1 on Def Jam) as a “passion project” -- in more ways than one. Recorded in secret, their eight-song debut as a ...

  4. 14 Sexiest Lyrics From Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's 'Twenty88' Project

    April 01, 2016 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Sean and Jhene Aiko 's new collaborative effort  Twenty88  is 50 shades of sexy. The frequent Rap&B tag team (see previous collabos "I Know" and "Beware") craft an essential eight-track relationship soundtrack that t ...

  5. Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Join Forces for 'Twenty88' Project

    March 28, 2016 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Sean and Jhene Aiko  have joined forces to rolling out a conceptual and collaborative project dubbed  Twenty88.  The Slauson Hills songstress and the Detroit rapper have previously teamed on tracks like "Beware" (the hit from Sean' ...

  6. Dot Da Genius Sends Romantic Birthday Wishes to 'My Gorgeous Wife' Jhene Aiko

    March 16, 2016 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Secret marriages are trickiest to pull off as a full-time celebrity, but singer Jhene Aiko and producer Dot Da Genius managed to tie the knot in private, as confirmed by Dot on his Instagram on Wednesday (March 16).  Dot (real name Oladipo Omishore) ...

  7. Jhene Aiko Teams With Humane Society to Stop Inhumane Shark Hunting: Exclusive

    February 18, 2016 1:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Jhene Aiko is joining the ranks of animal rights musicians like Kesha , Steve Aoki and Sia , partnering up with the Humane Society to launch a campaign to protect sharks.  Jhene Aiko, 'Souled Out': Track-by-Track Review In effort to raise ...

  8. Kanye West Mentor No I.D. Reflects on the Rapper's Hammer Pants-Wearing Days

    October 29, 2015 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 For this week's issue of  Billboard , we're following four music industry bigwigs for a 24-hour period to map out the multiple dimensions of working in music in 2015: pop star Ed Sheeran , manager Sarah Stennett,  the power manager behind  ...

  9. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Wu-Tang Clan to Shawn Mendes

    November 14, 2014 6:13 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Shawn Mendes "Something Big" Island The Ed Sheeran -esque folk-pop of Shawn Mendes' "Something Big" is an awkward fit for the Vine phenomenon. Unlike the slow contemplation ...

  10. Jhené Aiko Says Staff Member's Assualt Caused Her to Miss Def Jam's 30th Anniversary Concert

    October 20, 2014 6:57 PM EDT As Def Jam celebrated its 30-year anniversary Thursday with a massive Barclays Center blowout featuring performances by Rick Ross , 2 Chainz , Fabolous , DMX , Foxy Brown and many others, one promised guest failed to grace the stage. Jhené Aiko &# ...

  11. Watch Childish Gambino & Jhene Aiko Tour Kauai in 'Telegraph Ave.' Video

    October 10, 2014 10:11 PM EDT The rapper takes the Oakland song to the islands. Childish Gambino 's "Telegraph Ave." might be all about Oakland, but for the just-released music video, the rapper took things to Kauai -- and he didn't go solo. R&B singer ...

  12. Chris Brown Returns to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart After Two Years

    September 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT On the Social 50 chart, Chris Brown continues his rise on the tally, climbing 22-10 to reach the chart’s top 10 for the first time since July 2012. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wiki ...

  13. Jhene Aiko Shines at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 18, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Jhene Aiko crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her first full-length set  Souled Out , selling 70,000 units in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B songstress emerged in 2013 on the chart with  Sail Out , a seven-song E ...

  14. Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Redman & Method Man Perform At One Music Fest 2014: Live Review

    September 15, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Saturday, Sept. 13, music fans flocked to Atlanta's Aaron's Amphitheatre for One Music Fest. The day-long festival featured three stages: Zeus (main stage), Hercules (small stage) and the DJ stage, Soulection. After Atlanta's own C ...

  15. One Music Fest Executives Talk Talent Scouting & Future of the Brand

    September 12, 2014 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Saturday, Sept. 13, One Music Fest returns to Atlanta for its fifth year. The festival has grown to become one of late summer's mandatory activities for music lovers in the Peach State. In fact, many attendees come from far beyond the Georgi ...

  16. Lecrae vs. Jhene Aiko for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    September 10, 2014 8:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Lecrae is battling R&B singer Jhene Aiko for the top slot on the albums chart. Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae and rising R&B star Jhene Aiko are both on course for the No. 1 position on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Jhene Aiko&# ...

  17. Jhene Aiko, 'Souled Out': Track-by-Track Review

    September 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Jhené Aiko 's songs are intimate conversations, which have flourished since the release of her 2011 mixtape Sailing Soul(s ). Her vocals are lithe enough to seduce, while her sharp lyricism and wordplay are tools to knife through a man's ...

  18. The Juice Podcast: Jeezy, Jhene Aiko & Ariana Grande's 'My Everything'

    September 05, 2014 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a great week for new music in the R&B and rap realms. This week, Jeezy released his studio album, Seen It All : The Autobiography, while another Def Jam Recordings artist, Jhene Aiko , unleashed a stream of her first major label debut, ...

  19. Jhene Aiko Talks Making Of 'Souled Out' Album & Family

    July 28, 2014 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jhene Aiko stands around 5 feet tall and weighs perhaps as much as a decaf macchiato; the 2015 Cadillac Escalade stretches 18-and-a-half feet and tips the scales at nearly 6,000 pounds. Right now, the buzz-building singer-rapper -- she has performed ...

  20. Nicki Minaj, John Legend & More To Perform At 2014 BET Awards

    June 19, 2014 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tracy Morgan will not be attending the award show following his accident. He's recovering. After killing her performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam on June 1, Nicki Minaj will grace the stage at the 2014 BET Awards. The Juice Podcast 6/13/14: ...

  21. Jhene Aiko Brings Out Drake & Childish Gambino For Coachella Set: Watch

    April 14, 2014 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jhene Aiko's first time performing at Coachella, this past weekend, was one to remember. On the last day of the festival's first of two weekends (Sunday, April 13), the singer-songwriter brought out Childish Gambino and Drake during her se ...

  22. Lorde, Robin Thicke Lead Pre-GRAMMY Universal Music Showcase

    January 25, 2014 8:25 PM EST 2 0 0 Kacey Musgraves, Zedd, Juanes also performed at Hollywood showcase Robin Thicke, Lorde and another 11 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing execu ...

  23. Drake Shows Off Comedy Chops, Broods a Bit as 'SNL' Host

    January 19, 2014 1:25 AM EST Drake's not just a rapper -- but we already knew that, especially for those who grew up watching Aubrey Graham on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Now, he can add a new notch to his belt of appearances: "Saturday Night Live&quo ...

  24. Solange Talks 'Saint Heron,' Becoming A Label Owner

    November 22, 2013 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been a busy year for Solange. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), she announced a partnership with Puma as the sneaker brand's new art director, updating the company's classic Puma Disc sneaker with a new Brazil-inspired line for women calle ...

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  26. Jhené Aiko Talks 'Sail Out' EP & New Wave of R&B

    November 11, 2013 10:47 AM EST Jhené Aiko, the first signee to No I.D.'s Artium imprint, makes formal debut with the new EP. From vegan cafe waitress to breakthrough artist. That's the short take on Jhené Aiko. But like most seemingly overnight sensations, there' ...

  27. Big Sean's 'Hall of Fame' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 05, 2013 4:33 PM EDT 64 1.042 k 0 0 Big Sean picks up his first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Hall of Fame" moving 72,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though his debut album "Finally Famous" opened ...

  28. The Seed: Jhene Aiko, The Bullitts, ScHoolboy Q

    March 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Despite the huge releases by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Robin Thicke earlier this week, rising artists made a splash on the 'net with their own. Jhené Aiko celebrated her 25th birthday with the release of the soulful, ...

  29. Backbeat: Capitol Music Group Executives Unveil 2013 Release Schedule With Aloe Blacc, Jhene Aiko, More

    March 22, 2013 6:06 PM EDT So the Universal Music Group held a showcase, and to insure that Retail Track attended, they held it practically across the street from Billboard's office at Joe's Pub . Oh yeah, they threw in a sweetener too -- an open bar -- and th ...