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Tinashe

Name: Tinashe

Birthday: February 6, 1993

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Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe was born February 6, 1993. known professionally as Tinashe, she is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model. She began her entertainment career at the age of 3 when she began modeling and acting. In 2012, Tinashe released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, In Case We Die and Reverie, which she created in her home studio. After the release of the mixtapes, Tinashe signed with RCA Records. She later released her third mixtape, Black Water (2013). Her debut single, “2 On”, reached number one on the Rhythmic chart, and peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album Aquarius, released in 2014, was universally acclaimed and noted by music critics as one of the most “solid” debuts by a new female artist in years.

She made her acting debut in the television film Cora Unashamed in 2000. In 2004, Tinashe appeared in box-office hit The Polar Express alongside actor Tom Hanks, providing the motion capture for the female protagonist. From 2008 to 2009, Tinashe had a recurring role in the American sitcom Two and a Half Men as Celeste, Jake’s girlfriend

In 2007, Tinashe joined girl group The Stunners, founded by Vitamin C. Her bandmates were friends Marisol Esparza, Allie Gonino, Hayley Kiyoko, and Kelsey Sanders. Six months after their formation, the group signed with Columbia Records. The Stunners recorded a single that was to be used for the iCarly soundtrack; however, the single was never released. In 2009, the group left Columbia Records and signed a production deal with Lionsgate Entertainment, who also produced a scripted television show pilot based on the group for MTV. On March 18, 2009, they released a single, “Bubblegum”, on iTunes, along with the official video. In October, the group released a 5-song EP, influenced by artists such as Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna. The music video for their promo single, “We Got It”, was released on February 22, 2010.

The group performed the song “We Got It” on The Today Show, as well as The Wendy Williams Show. After meeting with various labels, they signed a deal to Universal Republic Records in 2010. They released a single, “Dancin’ Around the Truth” on iTunes, as well as Top 40 radio stations.

The music video premiered on June 2, 2010, just before the group was announced as an opening act on Justin Bieber’s My World Tour. The Stunners finished their run, after twenty dates on the tour, and returned to Los Angeles to record new songs with producers and writers such as Toby Gad, The Cataracs, Dave Broome, Livvi Franc, Sheppard Soloman, Jimmy Harry, and Tony Kanal of No Doubt. A fourth music video for their song “Spin The Bottle”, which was shot in the California desert, premiered on December 31, 2010. The group’s full album was planned, but was ultimately scrapped, when the group split in 2011

“All Hands on Deck” became the last single off of “Aquarius”. Although the single failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100 charts, the music video created much buzz online by peers and fans for its high octane choreography and visuals.

In late January 2015, Tinashe was reported working with writers and producers from Prescription Songs — Dr. Luke’s publishing company — (Cirkut, Ammo, Rock City, Jakob Kasher, Chloe Angelides), Max Martin and Taylor Parks on her upcoming second studio album. On March 16, 2015, Tinashe released a seven song mixtape entitled Amethyst for free download. The project was recorded in Tinashe’s bedroom during her Christmas vacation, and features production from Ryan Hemsworth, Iamsu!, DJ Dahi, Smash David, Ritz Reynolds, Nez & Rio and Mae N. Maejor.[68] In between time, Tinashe invested in several self-directed music videos from her album “Aquarius” such as “Aquarius”, “Bated Breath”, “Cold Sweat”, and “Bet/Feels Like Vegas” with no label support.

On September 2, 2015, Tinashe released a teaser for her second studio album Joyride on YouTube. She explained to “Billboard” to discuss the meaning behind the title’s name, “I always had it in the back of my head, but it started to become more and more relevant to my current state of my career. With all this traveling I’ve done this past year and everything I’ve gone through, it just really feels like an adventure, a journey, a ride,” and when asked why she feels she isn’t being heard she stated, “I feel like I’ve been working really hard this year at developing a fan base, a touring base. I’m continuing to grow, but you always feel like you’re a little bit under appreciated, undervalued. Especially for me, it’s exciting to have new music and to give people a chance to rediscover me again.” On September 9, Tinashe released a promotional single called “Party Favors” featuring rapper Young Thug. On October 2, 2015, Tinashe released the album’s first single, “Player”, featuring Chris Brown.

On January 19, 2016, Tinashe posted a collaboration with Juicy J and Mike Will Made It called “Energy.”

Tinashe announced the Joyride World Tour on January 12, 2016. It will support the album Joyride. Beginning in February 2016, it will finish in May 2016 after visiting North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

On February 2, 2016, Tinashe posed for Complex and invited them to her home to do a feature about her family. According to the feature, she still resides at home with her family in a suburb 30 miles north of Los Angeles.That same day, Tinashe posted a song titled “Ride Of Your Life” produced by Metro Boomin.

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