8 Facts You Need To Know About Jhené Aiko

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Jhené Aiko is bringing her TRIP tour down under this September, so it’s only right that you get to know her a bit more before purchasing tickets.

1. How old is Jhené Aiko?

The singer was born on 16th March, 1988, making her 30 years old

2. Jhené has been in a relationship with Big Sean since 2016.

After collaborating on music together – including ‘Beware’ and their joint venture Twenty88 – the couple went public with their relationship by confirming it with an Instagram post.

3. Jhené has a daughter with O’Ryan.

Jhené’s daughter, Namiko Love Browner, was born in 2008 when Jhené was 20 years old. The singer was enrolled at West Los Angeles College at the time and had started taking voice lessons until she got pregnant. O’Ryan, the father of Namiko, is the younger brother of R&B singer Omarion.

4. Jhené dropped her sophomore album ‘Trip’ in September 2017.

Supported by the lead single ‘While We’re Young’, as well as the Rae Sremmurd collaboration ‘Sativa’, Jhené’s psychedelic second album was met with widespread critical acclaim.

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5. She kicked off her music career contributing vocals to the group B2K.

The singer worked with the group, which featured Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B and Omarion, on a number of releases, including a Christmas cover of ‘Santa Baby’.

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6. She first gained industry buzz with her ‘Sailing Soul(s)’ mixtape in 2011.

The mixtape featured a series of high profile collaborations, including songs with Kanye West, Miguel and Drake.

7. Jhené released her first full debut EP ‘Sail Out’ in November 2013.

The high profile EP includes collaborations with Childish Gambino on ‘Bed Peace’ and Kendrick Lamar.

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8. She has an alter-ego called J.Hennessy.

The alter-ego first appeared on the EP ‘Sail Out’ and Jhené has said that the inspiration comes from the fact she has twelve “different personalities in my head” every day.

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Tickets are still available to her NZ & Australian dates.

New Zealand – Tickets
Australia – Tickets

Miguel’s 10 Best Songs

 

In honour of Miguel performing in Auckland in a few weeks, here are the 10 best songs that define Miguel’s mark in the R&B and pop industries:

10. “Coffee”

The sultry single has three versions, with one featuring a verse from Wale. Miguel sings about his favourite topic: love—about a good night turning into a great morning with his significant other. “I wish I could paint our love / These moments and vibrant hues / Wordplay turns into gunplay / And gun play turns into pillow talk / Pillow talk turns into sweet dreams / Sweet dreams turn into coffee in the morning.”

9. “Good Lovin”

Miguel always brings a smooth vibe on collaborations, it’s no wonder why rappers and other singers snag him for vocals. This time around, it’s Ludacris who teams up with the singer on the single about past loves that he lost.

8. “#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel

Mariah Carey joins forces with the crooner for a retro love ballad. The song quickly became a radio favourite that was perfect for the summertime.

7. “…All”

This track wasn’t a radio single since it was released on his Art Dealer Chic EP, but it’s one of those songs that scream inspiration and motivation. “I just want the whole world to know it’s real / Don’t you hear my passion / Don’t you see I’m ill.”

6. “Power Trip” – J. Cole feat. Miguel

Another popular radio hit that earned J. Cole and Miguel a Grammy nomination in 2014. The infectious beat with Miguel’s sweet tone and Cole’s lyricism is the perfect combination.

5. “Sure Thing”

He talks about the undeniable love with his girl being a match made in Heaven. “Even when we’re down to the wire babe / Even when it’s do or die / We can do it baby simple and plain / Cause this love is a sure thing.”

4. “Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale feat. Miguel

Miguel is a master at rap/sung collaborations and this single earned another Grammy nomination. Wale adds Miguel’s vocals as they cater to women on this sensual rap song. “We’re living in a fantasy / I feel it when you dance with me / It’s feeling like you need to be / My lady, my baby.”

3. “All I Want Is You”

This single put Miguel on the map as a rising star and adding J. Cole gave him an edge that he can put out more than R&B records.

2. “How Many Drinks”

From his Kaleidoscope Dream album, Miguel started showing more of his personal style. This track was a party favourite simply from the title alone and he added fellow Los Angeles native Kendrick Lamar to join him on a remix.

1. “Adorn”

The singer’s most successful single to date that earned him a Grammy for Best R&B Song and sold over one million copies. Fans can’t get enough of Miguel expressing his emotions freely about his significant other. “Let my love adorn you baby / Don’t you ever / Don’t you let nobody tell you different baby / I’ll always adore you.”

Miguel will be performing at Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland, Saturday 14 July. Tickets are now on sale from HERE.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Miguel Live In NZ

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Miguel has today announced the extension of his War & Leisure tour to include a one-off show in Auckland on Saturday, July 14. The ‘Sky Walker’ singer returns to New Zealand for the first time since his appearance in 2014 alongside Bruno Mars.

LOGAN CAMPBELL CENTRE – SATURDAY JULY 14

$99.90 + Booking Fee Tickets go on sale at 3pm, Tuesday June 5 from HERE.
ALL AGES

Skywalkin’ Meet & Greet Experience:

• One (1) Standing General Admission ticket to see Miguel
• Meet Miguel for a photo opportunity by professional photographer
• Signed tour gift
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders (where possible)
• Early access to merchandise stands*
• Designated VIP check-in

*Venue dependent

From $294.90 

BUY TICKETS (NZ)
Come Through & Chill Early Entry Experience:

• One (1) Standing General Admission ticket to see Miguel
• Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Early access to merchandise stands*
• Designated VIP check-in

*Venue dependent

From $189.90

BUY TICKETS (NZ)
How can I get a VIP experience to Miguel?

Tickets go on general sale Monday 4th June, 3pm (AU) and Tuesday 5th June, 3pm (NZ).
AU ONLY – My Live Nation members can also be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale commencing Thursday 31st May at 2pm to Monday 4th June at 4pm.
NZ ONLY – My Live Nation members can also be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale commencing Friday 1st June at 2pm to Tuesday 5th June at 2pm.
VIP Nation Package Terms and Conditions:

• Please ensure the contact details you provided at the point of purchase are up to date. These will be the details used to communicate all VIP experience information.
• Check-in location and times will be emailed out by VIP Nation within approximately 7 days prior to show day. If you have not received this 5 days before the show please contact us immediately at info@vipnation.com.au.
• Proof of purchase (confirmation email) will be required in order to check-in and receive your package benefits.
• NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances except in the case of concert/entire program cancellation.
• Experience details subject to change without notice.
• If applicable, Early Entry refers to first access onto the floor, there is no sectioned off area (unless otherwise stated).
• If applicable, merchandise item/s will be available for pick-up the night of the show.
• Please note that the merchandise item listed is subject to availability and that VIP Nation have the right to exchange the item with another item of equal value.
• Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorise access into the venue or backstage areas.
• Any enquiries about your Experience can be directed to: info@vipnation.com.au

Why You Should See Mario Live

Some of you may remember Mario from his 2004 hit single “Let Me Love You,” a time when the true R&B sound was vibrant and well alive. The song garnered Mario a Grammy nomination, ranked on Billboard‘s All-Time Top 100 Hot 100 Singles list, and for many, is considered his all-time most notable hit song.

It’s been 16 years since the release of his first single, so why is Mario performing in New Zealand and why should you buy tickets to see him?

 

  1. Mario has some serious hits.

He isn’t just a one hit wonder. Mario has released some serious club bangers, and rnb slow jams over the last 16 years.

 

2. Mario is a triple threat.

In addition to his music career, Mario has branched out into acting as well. In 2006 he appeared in the dance-themed movie Step Up, and in 2007 he starred alongside Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank in the film Freedom Writers. In 2008 Mario appeared on the sixth season of the hit ABC series Dancing with the Star

3. You could leave with a rose.

Mario appreciates his fans. Make sure you get nice and close so you can leave with a rose.

 

Mario will be performing at Studio on K Road in Auckland Friday 16 June. Tickets are on sale now from HERE.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Raekwon & Slick Rick Live In NZ

Talk Later, Pato Ent & Flava present:

SLICK RICK & RAEKWON
A double header concert for hip hop heads of every era. And the visas are approved.

Live at Powerstation
Saturday June 9th
Doors open 8pm

$69 + BF Tickets on sale Thursday May 24th at 7pm sharp from HERE.