Jhene Aiko

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Jhene Aiko
  • American singer and songwriter Jhene Aiko was born on March 16, 1988, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Her parents Christina Yamamoto and Karamo Chilombo divorced during her childhood.
  • Jhene has four siblings, two brothers, and two sisters. She also has three half-siblings from her father’s other relationship.
  • Aiko was married to record producer- husband Dot da Genius from 2014 to 2017. She also has a daughter Namiko Love Browner with him.
  • As of 2020, Jhene is rumored to be dating American rapper, Big Sean.
  • As of 2020, Jhene’s age is 32 years.
  • She has a net worth of $1 million in 2021.

Jhene Aiko is an American singer, songwriter, and YouTuber. She has released several successful albums like Souled Out (2014), Trip (2017), and in 2020, she came up with her latest album Chilombo.

Jhene Aiko Parents and Siblings

As we have mentioned above Jhene Aiko was born to parents Christina Yamamoto and Karamo Chilombo on March 16, 1988, in Ladera Heights, California. She spent a major portion of her childhood in her birthplace, Ladera Heights.

Jhene Aiko’s parents have a mixed ethnic background. While her mother Christina Yamamoto was of Spanish, Dominican, and Japanese descent, her father Karamo Chilombo belongs to American, African-American, German-American, and Jewish descent. By profession, her father is a pediatrician by profession,

Jhene Aiko poses with her sister Miyoko Jhene Aiko and mother Christina Yamamoto
Jhene Aiko poses with her sister Miyoko Jhene Aiko and mother Christina Yamamoto

Jhene has four siblings, two sisters, Jamilia Akiko Mila Chilombo and Miyoko Chilombo, and two brothers Jahi Chilombo and Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo (deceased).

Similarly, she also has three half-siblings from her father’s side as her parents had later divorced. Her step-siblings are Dio Chilombo, Kareena Chilombo, and Marcia Chilombo.

Talking about her education, Aiko was homeschooled as a kid and she finished her education from West Los Angeles College.

Death of her Brother

On July 19, 2012, her brother Miyagi died of cancer. Before the demise of her brother, she had recorded a song named “For My Brother” specially dedicated to Miyagi.

Childhood photo of Jhene Aiko and her brother Miyagi, who died of cancer
Jhene Aiko and her brother Miyagi as kids

While Miyagi was fortunate enough to hear the song dedicated to him as a symbol of love from her sister, he was not fortunate enough to live long. He reportedly died days after the release of the song.

Jhene Aiko Albums & Songs: Her Successful Career

Jhene began her career as a singer in the band named B2K. In 2002, she also contributed to a song on The Master of Disguise soundtrack in a signed contract with The Ultimate Group that was then managed by Chris Stokes.

All this while Aiko also gained prominence in the market as the cousin of Lil Fizz which was a marketing tool used by Sony, The Ultimate Group, and Epic Records. However, in reality, Jhene is not related to Lil Fizz but claims to have grown up together as a child.

Soon Aiko released a successful album B2K: The Remixes – Volume 1 and was the part of other albums like Santa Hooked Me Up, Pandemonium!, and many others.

Here we have listed some of her successful albums, songs, and music videos she has featured in.

Studio albums

  • Souled Out (2014)
  • Trip (2017)
  • Chilombo (2020)
  • Twenty88 (2016) (in collaboration with Big Sean as Twenty88)

Singles

  • No L.O.V.E (2012)
  • 3:16AM (2012)
  • Bed Peace (2013)
  • Triggered (2019)
  • None of Your Concern (2019- Also featuring Big Sean)
  • Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.) (2020)

Music Videos

  • Take It Slow 
  • B2K’s “Uh Huh”
  • Why I Love You

Jhene Aiko Tours

  • Enter the Void Tour (2014) 
  • Trip (The Tour) (2017–2018)
  • The Magic Hour Tour (2020)

Jhene Aiko Husband

Jhene Aiko was married in the past. Her husband Dot da Genius is an American record producer. The couple tied the knot on March 16, 2014. Less than a year after their marriage, their relationship turned sour and Jhene filed for divorce on August 9, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

Jhene Aiko and husband Dot da Genius wedding photo
Jhene Aiko and husband Dot da Genius wedding photo  Source: Instagram

Their divorce was finalized in October of 2017. Aiko and her ex-husband Dot were in a marital relationship for just 11 months.

Reason Behind Their Divorce

The rumors of complications in their relationship began when her album New Balance was in the process of release. 

As reported Big Sean tweeted that he had heard the album even before its release which complicated things even more leading to their divorce. Not to forget, her now ex-husband, Genius produced and wrote the song.

Soon after their divorce, Genius accused Jhene of cheating him with Big Sean. Jhene defended the accusation saying Genius was into drug addiction, brought drugs at home, and even depressing her and stated all these as the reason for their divorce.

She also addressed that her relationship with Big Sean was a platonic one all the while she was married to Dot.

Jhene Aiko and Big Sean Began Dating in 2016

Jhene and Big Sean’s relationship began with a friendship. Reportedly Jhene knew Sean even before she married Dot. 

In fact, she had already worked with Sean in albums like Beware and I’m Gonna Be. However, Jhene and Sean officially began dating after Jhene divorced Dot.

I had just met him and we worked on ‘Beware’ and ‘I’m Gonna Be.’ He wanted to take me out on a date. I had a boyfriend, but I still went as a friend.

They confirmed their relationship via an Instagram post by the end of 2016. But soon in November of 2018, there were rumors of their break up. They officially broke up in mid-December 2018, which they confirmed in March 2019.

As a matter of fact, Aiko had tattooed Big Sean’s face on her arm which she covered following their breakup.

Jhene Covered her tattoo of her ex-boyfriend Big Sean post their break up
Jhene Covered her tattoo of her ex-boyfriend Big Sean post their break up  Source: Twitter(@JheneAiko)

Are Aiko and Big Sean Dating in 2020?

While they broke up back in 2018, there are rumors that the duo has reconciled and are dating in 2020. The rumors of their reconciliation began after Aiko shared a photo with her former beau on her Instagram.

Jhene Aiko and Big Sean pose together
Jhene Aiko and Big Sean are apparently dating in 2020  Source: Instagram

Besides, Jhene and Sean who are quarantined at present even interacted with their fans in a live session on Instagram.

In fact, Sean even claimed that he was in the process to propose to Jhene. Well, their Instagram posts definitely is a hint that they are dating, they have not officially confirmed their relationship yet.

Besides, on March 6 of this year, Sean even congratulated Aiko for her latest release “Chilombo.” Well, in the caption, he referred to her as “baby.” Check it out.

Jhene Aiko rumored boyfriend posts her photo on Instagram congratulating her for her release Chilombo
Big Sean congratulations post for Aiko’s latest release Chilombo    Source: Instagram (@bigsean)

That definitely strikes a chord with their fans.

Jhene Has a Daughter: Who is Her Daughter’s Daddy?

While it may come as a shock to many, Jhene has a daughter named Namiko Love. She welcomed her daughter when she was just 20 years old. 

Aiko Daughter Namiko Love poses with her Daddy O'Ryan
Namiko Love poses with her father O’Ryan and mother Jhene  Source: Assets.capital

Her Daughter Namiko Love was born on November 19, 2008, from her relationship with O’Ryan. They reportedly dated for three years from 2005 to 2008. The former pair didn’t reveal the reason behind their break.

Met a Car Accident with her daughter and sister

The 32-year-old singer met with a serious accident along with her daughter Namiko’s father O’Ryan, her elder sister Miyoko, and Namiko. The accident happened on August 27, 2013.

While her sister and then-boyfriend O’Ryan had minor injuries, Aiko ended up having a broken wrist, tooth and had to stitch her chin.

What is Jhene Aiko Net Worth?

As of 2021, Jhene has a net worth of $1 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Her albums have sold millions of copies that have garnered millions in revenue.

Her 2011 album Sailing Soul was downloaded over 400,000 times and happened to be highly successful.

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