Jhené Aiko Celebrates 10 Years of Sailing Soul(s) With Re-Release of Her Legendary First Mixtape
SET FOR MARCH 12TH
A YEAR AFTER CHILOMBO’S ROAD TO THE GRAMMYS FIRST BEGAN, JHENÉ RETURNS TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED
SAILING SOUL(S) AVAILABLE ON DSP’s FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, A ‘THANK YOU’ TO FANS FOR AN AMAZING JOURNEY
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MARCH 8 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Six-time Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko celebrates her birthday and the anniversary of her certified platinum ‘Album Of The Year’ nominee Chilombo with a ‘thank you’ to her loyal fans for an amazing journey: the commercial debut of her legendary first mixtape, Sailing Soul(s).
Pre-order Sailing Soul(s) HERE:
Listen to the album Chilombo HERE:
On its tenth anniversary, Sailing Soul(s) will be available on DSPs for the very first time ever on March 12th via 2Fish/ArtClub/Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Jhené announced the special release of Sailing Soul(s) today in her exclusive interview with Ellen DeGeneres. WATCH HERE.
Self-released on March 16, 2011, Sailing Soul(s) marked Jhené’s arrival on LA’s burgeoning music scene and led to national recognition, massive buzz among press and fans alike, and a major label signing.
Fast-forward ten years and millions of records sold, and Jhené Aiko has crowned a breakthrough year with three Grammy® Award nominations, with Chilombo earning nods as Album Of The Year and Best Progressive R&B Album; and "Lightning & Thunder" featuring John Legend nominated for Best R&B Performance. Jhené was recently announced as host of the 63rd annual Grammy® Awards Premiere Ceremony, to be livestreamed via http://
In addition to its Grammy® recognition, Chilombo also generated nominations for an American Music Award (for Best Soul/R&B Female), two Soul Train Awards (including Album Of the Year), and three NAACP Image Awards (including Outstanding Album, and Outstanding Soul/R&B Song plus Outstanding Duo, Group Or Collaboration (Contemporary) both for “B.S.” featuring H.E.R.).
The one-year-old Chilombo, originally released on March 6, 2020, made chart history as the biggest Billboard R&B debut from a female artist since Beyonce’s Lemonade in 2016. Chilombo topped the Billboard R&B chart at #1 not once but twice in 2020, and has garnered over 2 billion streams worldwide.
Chilombo has spun off five gold and platinum singles: "Triggered (freestyle)," "None Of Your Concern" featuring Big Sean, "P’$$Y Fairy (OTW)", "Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)" featuring Miguel & Future, "B.S." featuring H.E.R., and the most recent "Born Tired”. "B.S." went to #1 at both urban and rhythm radio, and Jhené currently dominates those formats with guest appearances on recent singles from Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, and Saweetie.
Source Universal Music Canada
March 9, 2021 9:00am ET by Universal Music Canada