The Next Frank Ocean: Jhené Aiko
Like Frank Ocean, Jhené Aiko is part of an emerging new style within R&B. Her confessional, indie and hip hop-inspired vibe comes at just the right time, and it’s been a long time in the making. Aiko began her career as a teenager, writing several songs for B2K. She attempted a solo career, but her album was never released due to label conflicts. She left the industry for several years but returned in 2011 with her mixtape Selling Soul(s), which featured appearances from Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and others.