American singer Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo began her career by lending vocals to R&B group B2K and making appearances in a number of their music videos. Although she is not connected to Lil’ Fizz, a member of the B2K group, she was referred to as his “cousin” at the time. Sony and Epic Records recommended using it as a marketing strategy to promote Aiko through the group and build her own fan base.
On March 16, 1988, Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo was born in South Los Angeles, California. Her Los Angeles home burned down when she was seven years old, so her family relocated to Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights.
She was educated at home while growing up in Ladera Heights prior to attending high school. Her mother’s name is Christina, and her father is pediatrician Dr. Karamo Chilombo.
She is descended from Native Americans, African-Americans, Choctaw, Cherokee, Navajo, and German-Jews on her father’s side and has Spanish, Dominican, and Japanese ancestry on her mother’s side. Her parents separated.
After graduating from college, Aiko took vocal lessons in Culver City, California, but she was forced to stop due to an unplanned pregnancy. Mila J, her sister, is also a musician.
Jhene Aiko Net Worth:
American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko has a $6 million dollar fortune. In March 1988, Jhene Aiko was born in Los Angeles, California. She was signed by Epic Records and The Ultimate Group, but she quit both to finish her education.
Despite not being related to Lil’ Fizz, she was initially referred to be his cousin. My Name is Jhene was the album she recorded in 2003, but it was never made public.
Jhene Aiko began her career as a professional singer at the age of 14 by lending her vocals to a few B2K releases in 2002. Due to her talent, she signed a contract with The Ultimate Group, and Chris Stokes was appointed as his manager. Even though she is not connected to rapper Ll’ Fzz, Aiko rose to fame at that time as his cousin.
She started to appear on a lot of the songs from the B2K album, such as Santa Baby, Santa Hooked Me Up, Pandemonium!, and many others. She also appeared on the soundtracks of Barbershop and in O’Ryan’s and B2debut K’s music videos, Take It Slow and Uh Huh.
She has previously made appearances as a featured artist before the age of 15 on a number of songs, such as The Master of Disguise, Byou, You Got Served, and The Proud Family.
My Name Is Jhené, Aiko’s debut studio album, was supposed to be released in 2003, but due to complications, it was never made available. The Ultimate Group and Epic Records were among the record labels she decided to leave in order to concentrate on her education.
Jhene Aiko finally made a comeback on March 16, 2011, when she released her mixtape Sailing Soul(s) on her own website, JheneAiko.com. To date, over 400k people have downloaded the mixtape. For the recording of this mixtape, Aiko teamed up with a number of well-known musicians, including Drake, Kanye West, and Miguel.
In 2013, she released the EP Sail out on Def Jam and Artium. The extended play was a success, selling more than 250k copies in the US, ranking second on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts, and eighth on the Billboard 200 charts.
The hit tracks 3:16 AM, Bed Peace, ft. Childish Gambino, and The Worst, which peaked in the top 10 on the U.S. R&B chart, were also included on the EP. Jhene Aiko released Souled Out, her debut studio album, through Def Jam Recordings in May 2014.
She worked with Cocaine 80s on the album’s lead track, “To Love & Die,” which debuted at number 20 on the American R&B chart. Her 2014 BET Centric Award came about as a result of the viral success of the song The Worst.
Aiko received a lot of praise for her second studio album Trip, which was released in September 2017. Jhen Aiko’s third studio album, Chilombo, which has garnered her numerous prizes, was released on March 6, 2020. Before Super Bowl LVI, she then had the chance to perform America the Beautiful.
Jhene Aiko began dating American singer O’Ryan in 2005. Aiko gave birth to her first child, a girl named Namiko Love, on November 19, 2008, when she was 20 years old. From 2005 until 2008, Aiko and O’Ryan were together for three years.
Jhene Aiko and Dot da Genius, an American music producer, started dating in September 2014. The two wed in March 2016 after dating for one and a half years. After deciding to separate, Jhene Aiko filed for divorce on August 9, 2016.
Popular musicians Big Sean and Jhene Aiko began dating around the end of 2016. The couple split up in December 2018 after more than two years of dating. Reports state that Sean and Aiko rekindled their romance in 2020.
Jhené spent $2.5 million on a house in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles in 2020.
Jhené spent $3.4 million on a house in Encino, California, in 2021. She listed this house for sale for $3.65 million about nine months later.