R&B Singer

Kehlani Ashley Parrish is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Kehlani is originally from Oakland, California, and achieved initial fame as a member of the teen group Poplyfe in 2011. In 2014, Kehlani released their first commercial mixtape, Cloud 19.

Full Name
Kehlani Ashley Parrish
Apr 24, 1995
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Kehlani Ashley Parrish, most commonly known as Kehlani, was born on April 24, 1995 in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of artist Ivana Hawkins and an unknown father. Growing up she struggled with homelessness and often relied on friends to provide her with a place to stay. As a young teenager, she began singing and recording music which eventually led her to pursue a career in the music industry.

In 2014, she released her first mixtape entitled “Cloud 19” which caught the attention of R&B singer Ella Mai who signed Kehlani to her record label “10 Summers Records”. In 2015, Kehlani released her second mixtape “You Should Be Here” which earned her two Grammy nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song. Since then, she has released several critically acclaimed albums including “SweetSexySavage” (2017), “It Was Good Until It Wasn't” (2020) and several singles such as “Good Life” featuring G-Eazy (2017).

In addition to music, Kehlani is also an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. She has been open about her own struggles with depression and bipolar disorder and has used her platform to spread awareness about these issues. In 2016, she was named one of Billboard's 21 Under 21 rising stars in the music industry.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kehlani is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 24, 1995, Kehlani was born in Oakland, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Music Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kehlani begins her music career at the age of 15 as part of the group PopLyfe.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Mixtape</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her first mixtape, Cloud 19, on SoundCloud.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Major Label Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Debuts her major label debut album SweetSexySavage through Atlantic Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album for her second album, SweetSexySavage.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Song</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song for “Nunya” with Dom Kennedy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Third Studio Album It Was Good Until It Wasn't Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her third studio album, It Was Good Until It Wasn't, featuring collaborations with Jhené Aiko and James Blake.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Singer and Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kehlani is an incredibly talented singer and performer. Her voice is powerful and soulful, and her live shows are known for being amazing experiences. Her music speaks to the heart of her fans, and she has the ability to captivate audiences with her music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspirational Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kehlani is an inspirational role model to many. She is open and honest about her struggles, while still remaining positive and determined. She has become an advocate for mental health awareness and self-love, showing people that it is possible to overcome obstacles and be true to yourself.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Passionate About Social Justice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kehlani is passionate about social justice issues, and uses her platform to raise awareness about important causes. She has been vocal in her support for the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ rights, and other causes close to her heart. She is an inspiration for people to use their voice for good.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Nominated Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kehlani is a Grammy nominated artist, having been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2019 for her album 'SweetSexySavage'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started as a Dancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kehlani started out as a dancer, performing with The American Ballet Theater in San Francisco and other dance companies before breaking into the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was Homeless</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kehlani was homeless for a brief period of time before she broke into the music industry. She has since become an advocate for homeless people, raising awareness about the issue.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won a Teen Choice Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Kehlani won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: R&B/Hip Hop Artist. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was on America's Got Talent</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kehlani appeared on America's Got Talent in 2011 when she was just 14 years old and performed a few songs with her band Poplyfe.</p></div>


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