Who Is Tinashe?

She's been acting since she was a child, and her now hit single "2 On" is taking over the summer.

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Tinashe waltzed her way across the stage on Monday night during Drake's OVO Fest to join him and OB O'Brien in performing her hit single, "2 On." OB and Drizzy remixed the DJ Mustard produced track a few weeks back. While it was buzzing on the radio before the OVO touch, these days, it's a summer smash. Drake treatment aside, Tinashe's​ hit single is just the first look into what she's preparing for her debut album.

The 21-year-old singer/songwriter was born in Kentucky, raised in Chicago, and is now based in Los Angeles. After an early career in acting—she starred in The Polar Express, among other movies—she started making music, which led her to join the girl group, The Stunners. After touring with Justin Bieber and making some music, the group disbanded and she went solo, where she started working out of her home studio in Cali. She released two mixtapes in 2012, In Case We Die and Reverie later that year, and shortly after, Tinashe signed with RCA Records. She went on to record and create her 13-track EP, Black Waterwhich featured her breakout Boi-1da-produced single "Vulnerable," featuring Travi$ Scott.

With the success of "Vulnerable" and eventually "2 On," Tinashe is focusing on her major label debut Aquarius, which has a tentative September release date. She's been working with everyone from Ryan Hemsworth, Mike WiLL Made It to Stuart Matthewson, T-Minus, Dev Hynes, and more. But don't let us tell you all about her. Find out more above with our Who Is Tinashe? video.

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