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Jhené Aiko just released her debut EP 'Sail Out' and over the next 12 months you're going to hear a lot more about her. So be ahead of the game and check out our guide to the things you need to know about Jhené.
The singer was born on 16th March, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.
The singer worked with the group, which featured Lil' Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B and Omarion, on a number of releases, including a Christmas cover of 'Santa Baby'.
Sony and Epic formerly marketed Jhené as the cousin of Lil' Fizz, who was a member of the group B2K, but they are not actually related. The pair grew up together and were close when they were youngsters.
The group toured with Immature and were signed to MCA Records.
Due to differences with her label, Jhené did not release the album and instead returned to education.
The mixtape featured a series of high profile collaborations, including songs with Kanye West, Miguel and Drake.
Here he is pictured with Nas.
The track was her first song to chart in the Billboard Hot 100 and also featured on the rapper's second album 'Hall Of Fame'.
The high profile EP includes collaborations with Childish Gambino on 'Bed Peace' and Kendrick Lamar.
The infamous be-in for peace protest came in response to the Vietnam War, of which Lennon and Ono were both against. Jhené's artwork depicts her and Childish Gambino in a similar pose to the legendary couple.
The child, Namiko Love, was born in 2008.
The singer/rapper has also credited Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Kid Cudi as big inspirations.
The alter-ego first appeared on the EP 'Sail Out' and Jhene has said that the inspiration comes from the fact she has twelve "different personalities in my head" every day.