Jhene Aiko is a popular American singer cum songwriter. She started by appearing on music videos of the B2K group. She was thought to be Lil Fizz’s cousin, but she was not. But record companies like Sony and Epic used it as a marketing strategy to get her popular. Jhene has three studio albums to her name along with one collaborative album. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Jhene Aiko in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jhene was born on 16th March 1988 in California. Unlike others, Jhene was homeschooled, and she used to take vocal lesion. However, she quit due to her unexpected pregnancy. Her parents divorced, and her sister is an R&B singer. She has Japanese, Spanish and African American descent. She started her journey by being in several B2K releases. Due to her unexpected pregnancy, she took a break, and there were many songs unreleased.
Jhene dated American R&B singer O’Ryan from 2005 to 2008. She unexpectedly got pregnant, and she was only 20. She was involved in a car accident in 2013 with her daughter, sister, and boyfriend O’Ryan. She had a broken wrist and stitches with a chipped tooth. In 2016, she unexpectedly revealed that she is married to Oladipo Omishore. In the same year, she filed for divorce which was finalized the next year. She is now rumored to be dating Big Sean.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Jhene and her recording companies took advantage of the misconception that she was a cousin to B2k rapper Lil Fizz. Naturally, her soundtrack appealed to a lot of Lil Fizz fans. She got features on five out of eight songs in B2K-The Remixes album. She made her comeback in 2007 and released them. Jhene release many mixtapes such as Sailing Souls, Stranger, My Mine, and much more. She even collaborated with Drake, Kayne West, Miguel just to name a few.
She released her debut album in 2013 titled Sail Out. But it did not do well, and none of the songs could reach any respectable position on Billboard. Her debut studio album was released in 2014 after three years of recording. The album was a huge success and debuted on number one spot. It is considered to be her breakthrough in her music career. Jhene was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
In 2016, she announced a collaborative album with Big Sean whom she dated. It was named Twenty88. She toured with Lana Del Rey in 2018 and with Beyonce and Jay-Z this year only. Previous she toured with Drake, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from not so established a singer? Well, she has a net worth of over $1 million. She went through a lot during the prime point of her career. The unexpected pregnancy, the death of her brother, car accident, sudden marriage and divorce and much more prevented her from reaching her full potential. She is doing well recently by collaborating with big names in the industry.
Jhene’s personal life has been more on focus than her career. Hopefully, she settles down, and she has a lot of time at the age of 30 to catapult her career into the prime.