Kehlani Parrish is an American dancer, songwriter and singer. Originally from Oakland, Calif., she received initial fame as a member of Poplyfe, a teen pop band that performed on America's Got Talent. Her first commercial mixtape, Cloud 19, was released in 2014 and was listed as one of the 50 Best Albums of 2014 by Complex. Shortly after, Kehlani released her second commercial mixtape, titled You Should Be Here, which reached No. 5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Since then, she debuted her first album, SweetSexySavage.
"Honey" by Kehlani
Kehlani is very influential artist in the LGBTQ+ community. She revealed that she identifies as queer and pansexual a few years into her music career. She even clarified in 2018 via a twitter post that she identifies as queer and is attracted to all types of people regardless of gender. Many of Kehlani's songs talk about her love affairs. In "Honey," Kehlani sings about the admiration she has for her girlfriend at the time. In the music video, an androgynous woman plays the character of her girlfriend as that was her inspiration. Kehlani has mentioned in music videos that it didn't feel right using a feminine actress because she wanted the person to appear hard on the outside but incredibly soft on the inside.
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Will Kehlani tour in 2019?
Kehlani has yet to announce an upcoming tour for 2019; however, she announced a new mixtape in 2019, titled While We Wait. You can expect Kehlani shows to last between an hour and two hours. Most of her sets are around 60 to 90 minutes.
Can you name some popular Kehlani songs?
"Nights Like This," "Gangsta," "Good Life," "Distraction," "The Way," "Keep On," "Honey," "Piece of Mind," "Down for You," I Wanna Be," "In My Feelings," Hold Me By The Heart" and "You Should Be Here."
Has Kehlani won any awards?
While Kehlani has not won any awards yet, she has been nominated for a plethora of awards. In 2016, she received a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album for You Should Be Here. In 2017, she was nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Centric Award for Distraction at the BET Awards along with Best Female Soul/R&B Artist at the American Music Awards. In 2018, Kehlani was nominated for the Best R&B Performance at the Grammy Awards.
What's the SweetSexySavage tour setlist?
On the SweetSexySavage tour, Kehlani's setlist includes "Keep On," "Distraction," "Do U Dirty," "Get Away," "The Way," "Too Much," "Get Like," "Gangsta," "I Wanna Be," "Everything Is Yours," "Not Used to It," "Hold Me by the Heart," "Advice," "Piece of Mind," "Escape," "Undercover," "In My Feelings," "Personal," "Crzy" and "Thank You."
What are some major festivals that Kehlani has performed at?
Kehlani has been on tour four times since the start of her career. She headlined her first tour, You Should Be Here Tour, in 2015, which was based on her second mixtape. She also did the SweetSexySavage Tour in 2017. In 2018, she opened for Demi Lovato on the Tell Me You Love Me World Tour. She was also a supporting act to Halsey on the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour that same year.