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Kehlani Parrish

sweet ,sexy savage Lupita

Nyongo the award winning actress

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Kehlani Ashley Parrish

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as born on April 24, 1995, in Oakland, California.[12] She has described her ethnicity as a mix of “black, white, Native American, Filipino, and Spanish.”[13] Her father was African-American and her mother has been described as “mostly white, Spanish and Native American.” She was adopted and raised by her aunt when her mother, who had a drug addiction, served time in prison.[14] Kehlani’s father, who also had a drug addiction, died when she was an infant.[14] During her teenage years, she attended the Oakland School for the Arts, where she initially practiced dance, particularly ballet and modern dance.[6][15][16] Early in her life, Kehlani aspired to train as a dancer at the Juilliard School, but she had a knee injury in junior high, which led her to turn her attention towards singing. [17] While living with her aunt, Kehlani was exposed almost exclusively to R&B and neo soul artists, such as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, whom today she describes as some of her early musical influences. [17] When she was 14, Kehlani was recruited to join a local pop cover band, PopLyfe.[6]

Career

2009–13: Career beginnings with PopLyfe Kehlani’s singing career effectively began when she started out as a member and lead vocalist for the group called PopLyfe. The band’s music was produced by former Tony! Toni! Toné! member, D’Wayne Wiggins.[17][18] Within two years, the group performed throughout the Bay Area and other cities.

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Biography

In 2011, they auditioned for the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, and eventually finished in fourth place. During their final appearance, judge Piers Morgan told Kehlani, “You’ve got real talent, but I don’t think you need the group.” After the end of America’s Got Talent, Kehlani left PopLyfe, because of several managerial and contractual disputes.[

appearances from Kyle Dion. Cannon also sent her to NEW YORK CITY to work with record producer Jahaan Sweet. [6] The mixtape ranked at twenty-eighth on Complex’s list of the “50 Best Albums of 2014,”[9] and was also listed among Pitchfork’s “Overlooked Mixtapes 2014.”[22] A song she released in late 2014, “Till the Morning” was placed by Billboard as one of the “Emerging Picks of the Week” on November 7, 2014. [23] In 2015, Kehlani opened for American rapper G-Eazy2on the second leg of his From the Bay to the Universe tour.

21] Over six months, she avoided doing anything music related for fear of being sued by the group’s management. In 2012 and 2013, Kehlani was effectively homeless, moving from house to house and often sleeping on couches.[17] During her senior year of high school, she moved to Los Angeles, California with no legal [24] On April guardian. 28, 2015, she In 2013, Nick Cannon, who had been the released her host of America’s Got Talent during PopLy- second mixYou fe’s run, called Kehlani to ask her about be- tape ing in a rap group. She agreed at first and Should Be went to Los Angeles, but, ultimately didn’t Here. Billlike the direction of the group and moved board caback to Oakland. To help with money and food, she decided to begin stealing items from grocery stores for a short time.[6] Months later, Kehlani released her first solo track on SoundCloud, called “ANTISUMMERLUV”. Cannon called her back after hearing the song and he set her up with an apartment in LA, along with studio time.[ n 2014, the studio time culminated in the release of her first mixtape, called Cloud 19. The mixtape features guest 4


lled it the “year’s first great R&B album”,[25] when it debuted at number 5 on the US Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[26] The project features guest appearances from fellow American rapper Chance the Rapper, and American singer-songwriter BJ the Chicago Kid. [27] A week after the release, she announced that she had signed a deal to Atlantic Records.[7] In support of the Mixtape, she went on the You Should Be Here tour, which sold out every North American date and select European dates.[10] Throughout 2015, she also received individual plaudits: Complex called her one of the “15 Artists to Watch Out for in 2015”[28] and Rolling Stone named her one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know.”

grammy nomination

She was also nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.[30] Kehlani collaborated with fellow singer-songwriter Zayn on the track, “Wrong” from his debut album Mind of Mine, which was released on March 25, 2016.[31] Her song “Gangsta” was featured on the soundtrack for the hit movie Suicide Squad, which gave her and her music some beneficial recognition, as it reached number 41 on the Hot 100.[32

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On November 26, 2016, she revealed the title of her debut album SweetSexySavage,[33] which was released on Atlantic Records on January 27, 2017.[11][34] On December 5, 2017, Hip-hop artist Eminem revealed that Kehlani would be collaborating on the song “Nowhere Fast” for his ninth studio album Revival.[35] Kehlani’s third annual Tsunami Christmas tour concluded in Santa Ana, California on December 18th, 2017[36] Kehlani served as an opening act on Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me World Tour in North America, which started on February 26, 2018 and concluded on April 2, 2018. She then opened on Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour in Oceania, which started on April 5


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Personal life

In January 2016, it was confirmed that Kehlani was in a relationship with star NBA point guard for then the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving.[37] In March 2016, Canadian musician PartyNextDoor posted a picture of Kehlani’s hand on Instagram insinuating that they were together. This caused a media controversy across Twitter, in which abuse was tweeted against Kehlani in hundreds of thousands of posts. Irving tweeted that they had broken up before the incident, but this seemed to go unnoticed.[38] The negative media attention caused Kehlani to attempt suicide. [39][40] Kehlani took to social media to explain that she had not cheated on Irving.[41] In an interview with Power 106, Kehlani discusses her attempted suicide was due to the negative media response as well as her first major heartbreak. She states that her album was therapeutic through her difficult time. During vher recovery, she got a tattoo that says “perdida y encontrada” which in English translates to “lost and found”.[42][not in citation given] After she recuperated, in 2017, she had multiple posts about love for everyone regardless of gender identity, and was motivating fans to accept peo7


kehlanis world ple’s differences and beliefs. While on the SweetSexySavage World Tour, she posted pictures of her girlfriend, New Jersey artist Shaina Negron.[43] In April 2018, Kehlani posted on Twitter stated that she identified with the term queer over gay because gay “always insisted there was still a line drawn as to which ‘label’ of human i was attracted.”[44] On January 5, 2018, Kehlani posted a photo to Instagram showing that her iconic “WOKE” hand tattoo has been now covered up with a lotus flower; she stated that she felt that her “hand would speak for [her] before [she] even got a chance to open [her] mouth”.

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lupita nyongo the awaward winning actress greatests achivments

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making her dreams come true

At 31 years old, Lupita made almost all her dreams come true. She made her big break in Hollywood, bagged an Oscar among other awards, got to feature in a historical film and graced plenty of magazine covers. But despite all this, Lupita reveals what her biggest achievement is, something that may come as a surprise to many. “For me, my biggest accomplishment has been being able to wake every day, look myself in the mirror and still like myself, still know who I am, keep those who know me very well very close. I'm very proud of that.” she reveals to CNN’s Robyn Kriel in a new episode of ‘Leading Women’.

modeling

She also talks about her posi tion as a role model and how she would like that image to be portrayed. “I think I’m been given a unique platform and I don’t take it lightly and I embrace it. The fact that many people are watching me and looking up to me, I think it’s important to have that, especially as Africans, we’re starved of those positive images. I’m very honoured to be one of those positive images on a global level because I am a child of Africa and I have gotten to where I’ve gotten not with any form of denial of where I’m from.” In 2013 Nyong’o appeared in her first feature film, 12 Years a Slave. Her subtly anguished portrayal of Patsey, a young slave woman who is repeatedly raped by her owner (played by Michael Fassbender) and denigrated by his wife (Sarah Paulson), earned critical acclaim. Nyong’o won an Oscar for best supporting 12

actress, and the film, which was directed by Steve McQueen, was named best picture. She next was cast in Non-Stop (2014), an action thriller about an air marshal trying to protect passengers amid threats from blackmailers. In 2015 Nyong’o appeared as a thousand-year-old pirate in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She later voiced a computer-animated version of the wolf Raksha in the 2016 live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

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2016), a biopic directed by Mira Nair, Nyong’o was cast as an impoverished Ugandan mother who encourages her daughter, a chess prodigy. She then appeared as the bodyguard and former lover of the title character in the acclaimed superhero movie Black Panther (2018). Nyong’o continued to act on the stage, and in 2015 she appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Eclipsed, a drama centring on the captive wives of a rebel leader during the Liberian civil war.


briadway debut

In 2016 Nyong’o made her Broadway debut as the play moved to the John Golden Theatre, and she later earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance. Nyong’o made her Broadway debut as a teenage orphan in the critically acclaimed play Eclipsed (2015). She earned a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance and an Obie Award for a Distinguished Performance by an Ensemble. In addition, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination for her performance, Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Award for her performance.

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