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Kehlani Establishes Herself With Debut Album

Oakland's finest proves that she's worth the hype with her debut studio project.

27th Jan 2017

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Oakland’s finest Kehlani has released her widely anticipated debut studio album, following two successful mixtapes.

Kehlani is an American singer from Oakland, California. She achieved initial fame as a member of the talented teen group, Poplyfe. The group reached the finals of America’s Got Talent, but unfortunately fell short at the final hurdle. Following the show Kehlani released her debut mixtape, Cloud 19, in 2014. The mixtape was well received, eventually being listed among Complex’s ’50 Best Albums of 2014’. The artist quickly followed this up with her second mixtape ‘You Should Be Here’, which debuted at number 5 in the US RnB / Hip Hop charts in 2015. Following this she sold out a US tour and was nominated for the Best Urban Contemporary Album award at the Grammys for You Should Be Here.


By the beginning of 2016, the artist was flying high. By the summer she had crashed. A scandal involving her relationship with RnB singer PARTYNEXTDOOR and NBA star Kyrie Irving that resulted in the artist attempting to take her own life. Thankfully she is still with us, and she got back to the studio with haste. The summer was dominated by her track for the blockbuster movie ‘Suicide Squad’, and she teased a few tracks in the autumn including collaborations with the likes of the UK’s Little Simz on ‘Table’. Today, she releases her debut album - SweetSexySavage.

The project incorporates a mixture of bouncy tracks with deep reflective tones. Our favourite tracks include Personal and Too Much, but the whole album is filled with incredible tunes so be sure to give it a listen in its entirety.

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