Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that are climbing the charts and might even be featured on the Z airwaves on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This week we put the Z upcoming artist spotlight on Jhené Aiko.

REAL NAME: Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

BIRTH DATE: March 16, 1988

WHERE FROM: Century City, Los Angeles, California

CONNECTIONS: B2K, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, O'Ryan, P.Y.T., Sarai, Play, Morgan Smith, Miguel, Drake, Nas, Lauryn Hill, the Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, J. Cole

TO THE POINT POINTS

  • Grew up being homeschooled
  • Her sister is a singer, too.  She sings R&B and goes by Mila J.
  • She has quite a mix of heritage including Spanish, Dominican, Japanese, Native American, African-American, German-American and Jewish.
  • She had a baby at age 20.  She had a baby girl and named her Namiko Love Browner.
  • Jhene started her career by adding vocals to B2K releases starting in 2002.
  • She became known as the cousin to B2K's Lil' Fizz, even though she wasn't really his cousin.
  •  She has songs that were featured on movie soundtracks, including BarbershopThe Master of DisguiseYou Got ServedThe Proud Family, and Byou.
  • She released a video for her song 'NO L.O.V.E.' at the age of 15 on BET
  • Aiko appeared on Saturday Night Live in January 2014
  • Aiko was been nominated for various awards since 2014, including an American Music Award, several Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards and BET Awards.  She won the 2014 BET Centric Award for her song  'The Worst'.

All information obtained by Wikipedia.

Here are some tunes for you to get familiar with this artist who is on the charts and could be featured on the Z107.3 airwaves soon!