Back in 2015, Kehlani caught our ear with her collaboration with Chance the Rapper, “The Way“. The standout track off her Grammy-Nominated mixtape, You Should Be Here, Kehlani paints a vivid picture of a relationship filled with mutual respect and crazy love. Her infectious vocals flow flawlessly over the alt-R&B production by Jahaan Sweet.
What makes Kehlani a star is her ability to evoke raw, candid emotion on each her songs. With her debut studio album, SweetSexySavage, set to drop this Friday (January 27th, 2017), Kehlani is set to become a permanent fixture for Contemporary R&B and burst into the mainstream.
Before her debut album drops, get familiar with the songs that shaped Kehlani’s artistry in our latest Starter Pack Playlist.
1) Kehlani Feat. Chance the Rapper – “The Way”
2) Marc E. Bassy Feat. Kehlani – “Lock It Up”
3) Kehlani & Charlie Puth – “Hotline Bling”
4) Kehlani – “FWU”
5) Kehlani – “You Should Be Here”
6) Kehlani Feat. Coucheron – “Alive”
7) Kehlani – “Did I”
8) G-Eazy Feat. Kehlani – “Get Away (Remix)”
9) Kehlani – “ANTISUMMERLOVE”
10) Kehlani Feat. BJ the Chicago Kid – “Down For You”
Want more background on Kehlani? Check out this great interview she did with Complex where she talks the impact Neo-Soul had on her sound, her time on America’s Got Talent and Nick Cannon’s influence on her career.
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