Kehlani Ashley Parrish, mostly known as just Kehlani, is a popular R&B and hip-hop singer of America. Not only that, but she is also a songwriter and dancer. She is under a contract with the Atlantic Records. Initially, she started to gain fame in her hometown as one of the famous and talented teens of the group Poplyfe, performers of the popular reality show “America’s Got Talent”. To know more about the net worth of Kehlani and her life in 2018, keep scrolling and reading.
Early Life & Biography
Kehlani was born in 24th of April, 1995 in Oakland of California, United States. She is an interesting celebrity overall. Her ethnicity is as interesting as her. Her ethnicity is a mixture of black, white, Spanish, Filipino and Native American. Her father was an African American who passed away when she was a child. He also suffered from drug obsession. Her mother is a Spanish and Native American as well. Later she was adopted by her aunt as her mother was sentenced to prison for some time and also a drug addict.
She went to Oakland School for the Arts learning ballet and modern dance as well. She wished to continue as a dancer even after that, but due to a severe knee injury, she chose to divert towards singing. She has been listening to artists like Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. For such exposure of neo-soul music and R&B music, she got influenced and preferred to go for the same field. She joined Poplyfe at 14.
Youngblood leads to a lot of rumors and gossip. She was known to be in a relationship with Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA point guard. Then she became a victim of negative popularity when a Canadian musician called PartyNextDoor posted a picture with her and claimed to be together in 2016.
She was thought to be cheating on Irving, but he stated to the media that they broke up before that. This abusive media tempted her to attempt suicide to explain to the social media that she was not cheating. Her sexuality was taken to be queer and pansexual. She clearly said in 2018 that she was queer but not bi. Apart from this, she has a cousin named Marteen who is also a singer. Kehlani is Vegan by food choice.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Poplyfe boosted her music career to height, but then she retracted for some time. She moved to Los Angeles in her senior year of high school. Her first mixtape called Cloud 19 which was registered as one of “50 Best Albums of 2014”. The second mixtape was “You Should Be Here” (2015) which ranked five on R&B national/Hip-hop chart. Her first major-label debut album SweetSexySavage was released in 2017. In 2016 she got nominated for Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album and many more after that.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kehlani’s worth is $4.5 million, and it’s mostly from her music career with Poplyfe, then her nominations and awards for her albums too.
She is a rich kid for sure but completely based on her own capacity and talent. Despite of all her personal problems, she rocks the stage every time.