Kehlani, the super talented R&B singer from Oakland, California is the woman everybody has been talking about. Since 2009 she’s been crushin’ the music game and defying all odds.
Before releasing her first mixtape Cloud 19 in 2014, the tattooed “girl next door” started out as the lead vocalist in a group called PopLyfe. The group was a finalist in the sixth season of America’s Got Talent. Since then she’s released another mixtape, You Should Be Here that was Grammy nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album. We are currently awaiting her debut album SweetSexySavage that becomes available on January 27, 2017 and scrambling to find tickets to her 2017 World Tour which seem to be sold out everywhere.
Kehlani, like many successful artists, had to overcome lots of adversity to get to where they are now. Not only in her music, but through social media, she uses her story to help others. Her mixtape You Should Be Here features songs that reveal the struggles of her early life. She sings about performing on trains to pay for that night’s dinner and the absence of her mother. Despite her early beginnings, the ambitious R&B singer overcame these obstacles.
Giving back to her fans, who go by The Tsunami Mob, Kehlani regularly interacts with them on her Snapchat. She gives them front row seats to all her concerts and backstage access to her care-free, dauntless personal life. She embraces herself in its entirety and is a huge advocate for confidence and self love. Kehlani shares intimate photos of her body and openly speaks about her fight to overcome the insecurities that she has. She let’s it be known that she isn’t quite where she wants to be yet, but she’s well along her way. Her new music video for the song “Distraction” off of SweetSexySavage is the epitome of confidence and badass. Watch it below!