Talented, gorgeous and bearing a name you can’t pronounce, Tinashe (pronounced Tee-NAH-shay) is currently scorching-hot right now. The 21-year-old singer has been teasing us with her sultry hit “2 On” (feat. ScHoolboy Q) and anticipation for her RCA Records debut Aquarius (out this summer) is growing by the day.
All are reasons why we’ve selected Tinashe as VIBE’s first-ever The BIG Cosign, a distinction that carries with it a month-long feature highlighting music’s next name to invade your iTunes. Think our “Next” staple on ‘roids. Every week of June you’ll get to know the L.A. native (by way of Kentucky) a little better via text or video pieces.
First up, for the newbies, let’s get you acquainted with the depths of Tinashe’s talents. Here are five reasons you need to stop what you’re doing, slap on some headphones and listen up, immediately. —Sowmya Krishnamurthy