Jhené Aiko

Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mix tapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more.  Jhené made history when Sail Out, her phenomenal #1 debut EP of 2013, became the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history.  The EP’s success was propelled by her sizzling BET Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated #1 platinum crossover hit "The Worst" (over 108 million combined YouTube views to date).  The momentum kept up when she joined Drake on his 39-city North American Would You Like A Tour?  She appeared with him on NBC’sSaturday Night Live, which led to her own solo dates on TBS’s Conan, CBS’s The Late Showwith David Letterman, and NBC Universal’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Jhené’s brilliant solo album of 2014, Souled Out entered the Soundscan R&B chart at #1, containing "The Pressure," described by Billboard as “an otherworldly neck-snapper” (over 11 millioncombined YouTube views to date). The release of Souled Out was celebrated on NBC’s The Today Show.   In 2016, Jhené collaborated with fellow multi-platinum Def Jam superstar Big Sean on their debut duo project, TWENTY88.  Jhené’s critically acclaimed second album, TRIP, was released September 2017, to a Top 5 chart debut.