Tinashe is a singer-songwriter, producer and skilled dancer known for her electrifying, genre bending take on modern R&B and pop. The 22 year-old artist released her debut studio album, Aquarius, in 2014 on RCA Records hot off the heels of a slew of self-produced mixtapes and the #1, Platinum hit "2 On" featuring ScHoolboy Q. Aquarius, which Tinashe co-produced, continued to receive unanimous acclaim across the board well after release, appearing on many 2014 year-end best-of lists, including The Associated Press, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Billboard, and many more. 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 covered magazines such as V Magazine and ACCLAIM, was honored as one of 2015¹s ELLE Women in Music, performed exclusively for Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel 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 Lauren¹s Denim & Supply Fall/Winter 2015-2016 campaign.
Now, with Joyride, Tinashe's vision and pop smarts come into even sharper focus, as evident on the album's lead single "Player" featuring Chris Brown and earth-shattering bass of fan favorite "Party Favors" featuring Young Thug. In a recent cover story, Dazed Magazine called Tinashe "her generation's most fearless R&B icon," noting that Tinashe creates a sound on Joyride that fuses 20th century pop ambition with an eclectic approach that¹s unimpeachably modern.
Tinashe is probably no stranger to you, especially if your dial hits any of the hip-hop/R&B radio stations. Her single "2 On" has sort of busted through both the radio and nightlife scene as an unofficial club anthem. It has a smooth, catchy and dance oriented appeal that can easily find one moving from the hips. Quite frankly, fans of the R&B track can testify to its highly flirtations and seduction charm. This Friday on September 19th you can catch Tinashe perform "2 On" live, at the Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale. In addition, WILD 94.9's DJ Ray Styles, will be selecting tracks throughout the night, to ensure that the contagious energy keeps moving.