Kehlani is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. She gained fame from her mixtapes, Cloud 19, and You Should Be Here. For her second album, she was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary. Finally, in 2017 she debuted from album SweetSexySavage.
Born in Oakland, California
Singer Kehlani was born as Kehlani Ashley Parrish on 24th April 1995, in Oakland, California, United States. She is the only child of an African-American father and a Spanish mother. Her father died during her childhood and her mother was in prison. After the incident, her aunty adopted and raised her.
Kehlani is American by her nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. Regarding her education, Kehlani went to Juilliard School and later went to Oakland School for the Arts. While she was in Oakland school, she practiced ballet and modern dance. She was pa s sionate about dancing, but her injury compelled her to change her career to singing.
Earned $3 Million Net Worth
Kehlani has been working in the music industry for more than a decade now. She has collected an estimated $3 million net worth from her work in the music industry.
The exact income of Kehlani is not revealed yet. As per the sources, an average singer can earn up to $158,484 per year. So we presume her salary to be near the amount.
Talking about her properties, Kehlani owns a house in Oakland, but further information about the house can't be obtained as of now. She rides a Porche car which's price ranges from $60,000 to $85,000.
Kehlani's Journey As A Singer
Following high school, Kehlani joined the local pop cover band PopLyfe in 2009. The band performed throughout the Bay Area and other cities as well. The band also performed at the sixth season of America's Got Talent, where judge Piers Morgan told her "You've got real talent, but I don't think you need the group."
After the show, Kehlani started having trouble with the music group and following several disputes, she left the group. Meanwhile, the singer was also sued by the group's management and was unemployed for six months.
In 2012 and 2013, Kehlani was a effective vagrant. She even spent several nights sleeping in couches. She was even asked to join a rap group by the AGT host Nick Cannon. Initially, she agreed to his proposal and moved to LA, however, thereafter she didn't like the direction and returned to Oakland. After that, she started stealing iPhone and items from the grocery stores to buy foods.
Months later, she managed to release a solo track on Soundcloud called ANTISUMMERLUV. Cannon heard her track and called her to LA again, this time he organized a residence along with the studio time for the singer. Then she started walking on a career path of her dream.
In 2014, Kehlani released her first mixtape Cloud 19 which was a big hit. The mixtape, which also featured Kyle Dion, was ranked at 28th position on Complex's list of the 50 Best Albums of 2014. Her next mixtape You Should Be Here was released on 28th April 2015 and was nominated in Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
In 2017, Kehlani released her debut album, SweetSexySavage. The album entered at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Some of her recent works include the release of her third commercial mixtape While We Wait, which was released on 22nd February 2019 and it took 9th position on US Billboard 200.
Kehlani Identified Herself As Queer And Pansexual
The 24-year-old singer has identified herself as queer and pansexual. Back in 2018, she took to her Twitter making it clear about her sexuality. There she wrote: "I'm queer. Not bi, not straight. I'm attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual"
As of December 2019, Kehlani is reportedly dating rapper YG. The lovebirds made their relationship public in September 2019 via Instagram. Prior to the announcement, they had made their first public appearance as a couple at New York Fashion Week.
Within a couple of months, the couple went through a tough situation when the rapper was alleged to be cheating on singer Kehlani with an anonymous girl. The rumor hit the market after YG was caught kissing the girl in his car. Some sources even released a video, in which he can be seen kissing the girl multiple times.
After that, YG publicly apologized to his girlfriend saying he was drunk and got carried away with the girl. He also said he was pretty regretful for his deed and had no romantic connection with the girl. Kehlani has deleted many of YG's photos from her Instagram since the video surfaced on social media.
Meanwhile, Kehlani is recently linked to Shaina Negron. However, no official sources have addressed the news yet. Moreover, there is no news of Kehlani and YG's official breakup.
Before YG, she dated Javaughn Young-White. On 12th October 2018, Kehlani took to her Instagram announcing she was pregnant with her first child with Young. On March 23, 2019, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Adeya Nomi in a bathroom in her residence.
Before White, Kehlani was in a relationship with NBA star Kyrie Irving during early 2016. In March that year, the singer got into a controversy after a Canadian musician, Party Next Door posted a picture of Kehlani's hand on his Instagram insinuating that they were in a bed together.
After the post, many social media users slandered Kehlani over cheating Irving. But the NBA point guard cleared the things up saying they had already broken up by the time she hooked up with the Canadian musician. Later, Kehlani also said she didn't cheat on Irving and she was not "a bad person."
by ab-shailendra, 02 Dec, 2019