Kehlani to Release Fourth Studio Album, “Crash,” in Late June

Kehlani is crashing the party…

The 29-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter and R&B superstar has revealed plans to release her fourth studio album, Crash, on June 21.

KehlaniLess than 24 hours after the Grammy-nominated artist teased the LP’s title with a bevy of crash-related tweets, they also revealed the incredibly intricate album artwork on social media, which features them sitting atop a demolished red car while their legs are covered in a metallic, almost mermaid tail-like apparatus.

Kehlani (real name Kehlani Ashley Parrish) dropped “After Hours” as the first single from Crash in April, and the record — which samples Cordel “Scatta” Burrell’s “Coolie Dance Riddim” and was produced by Khris Riddick-Tynes and Alex Goldblatt.

It reached No. 14 on Rhythmic Airplay and No. 40 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Kehlani released the “After Hours” music video last week, which was set in Las Vegas. She teased a 30-second snippet of her upcoming single “Next 2 U” last week. “when y’all want it,” Kehlani wrote on Instagram and X.

Crash comes two years after her third album, Blue Water Road, which reached No. 13 on the Billboard 200 and No. 8 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

Prior to Blue Water Road, Kehlani dropped their Billboard 200 No. 2 sophomore album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t in 2020 — which is their highest charting album to date — and their debut album SweetSexySavage in 2017. She’s also previously dropped three mixtapes: Cloud 19 (2014), You Should Be Here (2015) and While We Wait (2019).

Kehlani Releases New Single “After Hours”

Kehlani has after hours plans…

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter and R&B superstar has released her latest single “After Hours,” her first new solo single since 2022.

KehlaniThe new single, produced by Khris Riddick and Alex Goldblatt, sees Kehlani embrace a bouncier, dance-inspired sound as she lets her lover know that she’s tired of beating around the bush — it’s time to make something happen.

Utilizing an expertly-placed sample of Cordel ScattaBurrell’s “Coolie Dance Rhythm,” Kehlani makes a persuasive case for spending some extra time with her “After Hours.”

Produced by Pop Wansel of production duo Pop & Oak and featuring contributions from Justin Bieber, Jessie Reyez, Syd, Blxst, Thundercat and Ambré.

Blue Water Road marked the follow-up to 2020’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.

Kehlani Signs with Wasserman Music for Global Representation

Kehlani has new representation…

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter and two-time Grammy nominee has signed with Wasserman Music for global representation.

KehlaniAgents Brent Smith and Eli Gelernter will serve as Kehlani’s representatives at the company.

The signing follows the singer-songwriter’s extensive world tour supporting her most recent album, Blue Water Road.

In 2017, Kehlani was awarded the Rulebreaker Award at the Billboard Women in Music event.

Kehlani is managed by David Ali at Above Ground Management and signed to Atlantic Records.

Kid Cudi to Perform at Pharrell’s Something in the Water Festival

There’s something in the water for Kid Cudi

The 39-year-old half-Mexican American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and fashion designer will take part in Pharrell’s Something in the Water festival.

Kid CudiSponsored by AirBnB and Walmart, the three-day soiree taking place in Virginia Beach, Va., between April 28 and April 30.

Other artists set to participate include Lil Wayne, The Clipse, Summer Walker, Grace Jones, Lil Uzi Vert, Kehlani and more.

Last year, the festival took place in Washington, D.C., after Pharrell voiced his disappointment in his hometown’s handling of his cousin’s death the year before. His letter, written in October 2021, discussed the decision to move the festival due to what he called a “toxic” environment.

“I was disappointed with how the local municipal government handled the loss of my cousin’s life,” he told Billboard ahead of last year’s festival. “It is one thing for the officer to make a mistake, but it is another to follow up the way they did. I did not feel there was enough love, respect and reverence for his life. Him being a fellow Virginian, his life and the loss of his life should have been treated like anybody else’s. When we start seeing situations handled differently, not only with African Americans but with minorities in general handled differently, then coming back is something we can think about doing again.”

Along with a bevy of performances, Pharrell’s team-up with Walmart will look to impact communities in Virginia. “Strengthening local communities is core to Walmart’s DNA,” said Cedric Clark, executive vice president of store operations for Walmart U.S., in a press release. “By investing in our associates and in the communities we serve, we help build a foundation where people can live their full potential every day. We’re excited to team up with Something in the Water, returning to a special place to Walmart, Virginia’s Hampton Roads, to help celebrate and empower this community we’re so proud to be a part of.”

Fans will see a mixed bag of talent, including revered legacy acts such as Wu-Tang Clan, Mumford & Sons and SWV, to burgeoning stars including Kid Laroi, Lil Durk and Latto.

Kehlani to Co-Headline This Year’s ‘Sol Blume’ R&B Festival

Kehlani is in full blume

The 27-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter will co-headline this year’s Sol Blume, the Bay Area-based R&B festival.

KehlaniKehlani’s co-headliner will be Brent Faiyaz.

The fourth annual festival will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, and brings together emerging and established R&B, hip-hop and soul acts, including Ella MaiIsaiah RashadJoey Bada$$Mariah the ScientistMerebaJessie ReyezPink Sweat$ChlöePinkPantheressMuni LongArin RayFLOCoco JonesNaoJacqueesMahaliaMarc E. Bassy, Alex Isley, Fana Hues, Thuy, Rini, Destin Conrad and Samaria.

Teyana Taylor is slated as Sol Blume’s very special guest, with the bill detailing “one night only performing ‘The Last Rose Petal 2′” following the artist’s two-part farewell tour by the same name.

Bay Area native Kehlani recently sold out the nearby Oracle Arena in Oakland last fall during her tour in support of her third studio album, Blue Water Road

Sol Blume marks both headliners’ return to Sacramento in five-plus years.

Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Monday, January 30, at 10:00 am PT on Sol Blume’s official website.

General admission tickets for the two-day festival cost $200 (not including fees), while VIP tickets cost $400 (not including fees).

Kehlani Releases Third Full-Length Album “Blue Water Road”

Kehlani is letting the new music flow

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter has released Blue Water Road, her third full-length album.

KehlaniKehlani, a two-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, has described her latest effort as an exploration of an “emotional, sexual and spiritual journey,” and features assists from Justin Bieber, Blxst, Jessie Reyez, Syd and others.

Pop Wansel of Pop & Oak executive produced the new set, which dropped at the stroke of midnight and collects 13 tracks, including the previously-released “altar,” “little story,” and “Up At Night,” featuring Bieber.

“I want you to hear the time we put into it, the dedication we put into it, the joy we put into it, and the heart we put into it. There’s a serious pulse. I’m at peace now,” Kehlani explains of the LP.

“I’m just a hard-working mom who is only focused on creating my own little world with my family. I’m a completely different person than I could’ve been, even in my wildest dreams. When you listen to this, I really hope you feel like you went to Blue Water Road and were there with me.”

Blue Water Road is the follow up to 2020’s star-studded It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and led the Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart.

Kehlani broke through with her 2017 debut SweetSexySavage, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. In the same year, she collected the “Rule Breaker” award at Billboard’s Women in Music.

Kehlani Teams Up with Justin Bieber for New Single “Up At Night”

Kehlani’s stayin’ up with a special guest…

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter has joined voices with Justin Bieber for the stunning new single “Up At Night.”


The grooving R&B jam, with Bieber stopping in for a guest verse, is the second single the pair has collaborated on, following their 2020 duet “Get Me” off of Bieber’s Changes.

At the onset, “Up At Night” sounds like many of Kehlani’s recent singles leading up to her new album — ethereal, smooth, and sultry. But by the time it reaches the chorus, the song ratchets up, with a kicked-back beat and some slick guitars bringing a vibe-driven dance feel to the track.

Once Kehlani’s finished letting their vocals shine on the infectious chorus, Bieber takes over, crooning about his romantic obsession, his energy perfectly matching Kehlani’s. “You’rе the light of my life, you’re my mеanin’/ Girl, you got what I want, what I needed,” Bieber sings.

In a statement, Kehlani gave fans some insight on the song’s meaning, while also offering props to Bieber for joining her on the single. “It’s about having a healthily obsessed relationship. You’re telling someone, ‘I love you so much it keeps me awake at night,’” she said. “I love what Justin did, and it’s such a fun one to dance to.”

“Up All Night” is the latest single off of Blue Water Road, Kehlani’s hotly anticipated third studio album.

Last week, the star announced that the album would drop April 29 via Atlantic Records, and shared that the album would be an “emotional journey, a sexual journey, and a spiritual journey.”

Kehlani Releases Stunning New Single “Little Story”

It’s story time for Kehlani.

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American Grammy-nominated singer has released the stunning new single “Little Story.”

KehlaniThe minimalist production — paired with Kehlani’s crystal-clear voice — offers a taste of simplicity from the R&B star, but the songwriting employed throughout showcases Kehlani’s prowess as a wordsmith.

Told from her perspective singing to a lost love, Kehlani urges them to “pick up the pen and write me into your story,” while the sound twists and shifts throughout the stunning song.

“Little Story” is just another example of why Kehlani is currently at the top of her game.

Kehlani Releases Official Music Video for Stunning New Single “Altar”

Kehlani is headed to the altar

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American Grammy-nominated singer has released her latest single “Altar,” as well as the song’s official music video.


“Don’t know why I ever thought you were far away,” Kehlani sings on the stunning new track, “I should’ve known better.”

“Altar” is a song about spirituality — believing the people we’ve lost are close to us, even when we cannot see them — and in that faith Kehlani sounds renewed, letting her voice sparkle over an inviting bed of synths and previewing her forthcoming album Blue Water Road with a confident synthesis of a universal theme.

Kehlani Releases Teaser For Upcoming Third Album “Blue Water Road”

Kehlani is taking it to the Road

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American Grammy-nominated singer is set to release her next album, Blue Water Road, this winter.


Kehlani took to Twitter to share the minute-long trailer soundtracked by dramatic orchestral music, which shows Kehlani “coming out of the rubble of It Was Good Until It Wasnt and into the light, on to the road,” as she described it. The singer, who has an injured leg in the video, hobbles down the titular road and befriends a dragonfly that succumbs to a larger, unknown power.

The R&B singer released her second studio album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t on May 8, 2020. The project reached No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and BillboardTop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

One fan on Twitter noticed the continuity in the imagery from IWGUIW, which depicted on its cover art the “Toxic” singer escaping the chaos on one side of a brick wall only to find out the other side doesn’t promise an easier life, to Blue Water Road. “WAIT THIS MAKES SENSE!!! So your leg was hurt from the It was Good Until It Wasn’t Cover!” Twitter user @_serialov3r wrote.

The Grammy-nominated singer shared the theory with the bullseye emoji to commend the fan for nailing it.