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Kehlani

Contemporary R&B Singer-Songwriter

Contemporary R&B Singer-Songwriter

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Kehlani Biography

Contemporary R&B singer and songwriter Kehlani Parrish (she/they) studied ballet and modern dance at the Oakland School for the Arts. An injury prompted a move to OSA's music department, where she blossomed as a vocalist. During eighth grade, she joined Poplyfe, a band that competed on "America's Got Talent" during the program's sixth season. Following an affable performance of Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," judge Piers Morgan noted that he thought Kehlani, the frontperson, could be successful without the band. While Kehlani brushed the notion aside, she eventually went solo and presented herself as a slightly younger, more down-to-earth alternative to contemporary R&B artists like Jhené Aiko.

Her first release, the eight-track "Cloud19," was released in 2014, and a pair of its songs registered on Billboard's Twitter Emerging Artists chart. A lengthier set, "You Should Be Here," followed in 2015 with guest appearances from BJ the Chicago Kid and Chance the Rapper. Shortly after its release, major label Atlantic announced that it had signed Kehlani to a recording contract. "You Should Be Here" was later nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Urban Contemporary Album. Notably, Kehlani was also featured on Zayn's single, "Wrong," and their song "Gangsta" was featured on the Suicide Squad movie soundtrack, both in 2016. They also served as an opening act on Demi Lovato's Tell Me You Love Me World Tour in 2018 and were featured on hits like Charlie Puth's single, "Done for Me," and Cardi B's single "Ring."

Kehlani's first proper full-length, SweetSexySavage, arrived on Atlantic in early 2017, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200. They continued their musical collaborations, teaming up with DJ Zedd on the single "Good Thing" and with Teyana Taylor on the single "Morning," both in 2019. They were also featured on Justin Bieber's promotional single, "Get Me," in 2020. Kehlani released their second studio studio album, "It Was Good Until It Wasn't," on May 8, 2020. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. Their third studio album, "Blue Water Road," was released on April 29, 2022. Kehlani identifies as queer, lesbian, and pansexual, and has openly expressed solidarity with Palestine during the Israel-Hamas war in 2023.

Kehlani Videos

  • Kehlani Talks Body Positivity, Removing Her Implants & Happiness
    Kehlani dropped by the neighborhood to speak with Big Boy about happiness, gender identity, She/They pronouns, and common misconceptions she's heard...
  • Kehlani - Can I (Quarantine Style) [Official Music Video]
    Kehlani - Can I (Quarantine Style) [Official Music Video]
  • Kehlani - The Way (feat. Chance The Rapper) [Official Music Video]
    Kehlani - The Way (feat. Chance The Rapper) [Official Music Video]

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    Kehlani generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
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Kehlani is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kehlani for your event is $200,000 and above. Kehlani generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hayley Kiyoko, Young M.A., Common, Nico Santos and Randall Park. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kehlani for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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