Upon releasing Aquarius after a slew of buzzed-about, self-made mixtapes, Tinashe quickly became one of the most talked-about and exciting emerging artists. In the wake of Aquarius, Tinashe found herself on many “best of 2014” year-end lists, saw her unstoppable debut single “2 On” go Platinum, covered magazines such as V Magazine and ACCLAIM, was honored as one of 2015’s ELLE Women in Music, performed for Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Wang, was hand-picked by Janet Jackson to perform a tribute to her at the 2015 BET Awards and became the face of Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply Fall/Winter 2015-2016 campaign. Tinashe toured relentlessly behind Aquarius, taking her live show around the world several times over, including sold-out shows across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, as well as opening slots on arena tours with Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry
Tinashe does everything on her own terms. The stunning 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and performer arrives with a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude, pop flavor, rock swagger, and electronica spark. It all comes to life vividly on Aquarius, her full-length debut on RCA Records.
That alchemical blend of genres can actually be traced back to her childhood in Los Angeles. Music surrounded the budding star at home as her father's Shona heritage filtered into daily life, building an atmosphere conducive to creativity and art.
"My dad's family is from Zimbabwe, and it's a very musical culture," affirms Tinashe. "From my earliest memories, music was all around me. It was part of my DNA, and I just loved everything about it. Doing music became my biggest goal as soon as I could sing!"