The Drop: Jhené Aiko

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on her rising career and new album, Trip, followed by a live performance. The evening will be hosted by Lyndsey Parker, Managing Editor for Yahoo Music.

Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mixtapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more. Aiko made history when Sail Out, her 2013 phenomenal No. 1 debut EP, became the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history. The EP’s success was propelled by her sizzling BET Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 platinum crossover hit "The Worst" (over 108 million combined YouTube views to date). The momentum kept up when she joined Drake on his 39-city North American Would You Like A Tour? She appeared with him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which led to her own solo dates on TBS’ “Conan,” CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and NBC Universal’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Aiko’s brilliant 2014 solo album, Souled Out, entered the Soundscan R&B chart at No. 1, featuring the song "The Pressure," described by Billboard as “an otherworldly neck-snapper” (over 11 million combined YouTube views to date). The release of Souled Out was celebrated on NBC’s “The Today Show.” In 2016, Aiko collaborated with fellow multi-platinum Def Jam superstar Big Sean on their debut duo project, TWENTY88. On Sept. 22 Aiko wowed her legion of fans with the surprise release of TRIP, her 22-song masterwork of love, loss and discovery. In support of the album, on Nov. 14 Aiko will embark on a 16-date North American tour.