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Contemporary R&B singer and songwriter Kehlani Parrish 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. Atlantic released several Kehlani tracks during 2015 and 2016, including "Gangsta," her first crossover hit, taken from Suicide Squad: The Album. Kehlani's first proper full-length, SweetSexySavage, arrived on Atlantic in early 2017. Featuring the singles "CRZY" and "Distraction," the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. Kehlani issued the acoustic single "Again" in 2018 and was featured on Charlie Puth's "Done for Me" single, as well as on the Kyle and Kream collaboration "Playinwitme." She returned in early 2019 with "Nights Like This" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. ~ Andy Kellman
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  2.   CRZY
  3.   Honey
  4.   Did I
  5.   Nights Like This
  6.   The Way by Chance the Rapper
  7.   Alive by Coucheron
  8.   FWU
  9.   Distraction
  10.   Good Life by G-Eazy
  11.   Down for You by BJ the Chicago Kid
  12.   Advice
  13.   Gangsta
  14.   Nunya by Dom Kennedy
  15.   Footsteps by Musiq Soulchild
  16.   RPG
  17.   Personal
  18.   N*****
  19.   Undercover
  20.   Keep On
  21.   Feels
  22.   Too Deep
  23.   Morning Glory
  24.   You Should Be Here
  25.   Butterfly
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