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Kehlani
Kehlani Stavernfestivalen (203237).jpg
Kehlani performing at Stavernfestivalen in Norway, 2016.
Date of birth April 24, 1995
Place of birth Oakland, California, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns she/her, they/them[1]
Gender identity "on the nonbinary scale"[2]
Occupation singer/songwriter/dancer

Kehlani is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. She is originally from Oakland, California, where she achieved initial fame as a member of the teen group Poplyfe.

In 2014 they released her first commercial mixtape, Cloud 19. The mixtape was listed as one of the Complex's "50 Best Albums of 2014." Her second commercial mixtape, You Should Be Here (2015), debuted at number 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, preceded by a sold-out North American promotional tour. In 2016, they was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for You Should Be Here. Kehlani released their debut studio album, SweetSexySavage, in January 2017. They released their second studio album, It Was Good Until It Wasn't, on May 8, 2020. They released their third studio album, Blue Water Road, on April 28, 2022.

Kehlani announced "I finally know I'm a lesbian" in an April 2021 Instagram video, after previously being out as queer and pansexual.[3][4]

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  1. Twitter bio and Instagram bio, retrieved April 12, 2021
  2. Bourdillon, Roxy (July 19, 2020). "KEHLANI: "People gave me a label I never gave myself and got mad when I didn't fit into it"". DIVA. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  3. Wakefield, Lily (April 6, 2021). "Singer-songwriter Kehlani just came out as a lesbian – 'I finally know!'". PinkNews. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  4. "Kehlani Comes Out As Queer Over Twitter". Out.com. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
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