American singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, and actress
Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe (born February 6, 1993), known mononymously as Tinashe, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, and actress. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Tinashe moved to Los Angeles as a child to pursue a career in entertainment. Her notable roles included as a motion-capture model in the animated film The Polar Express (2004), Robin Wheeler in the Cartoon Network television series Out of Jimmy's Head (2007–2008), and a recurring role in the CBS series Two and a Half Men (2008–2009).
Between 2007 and 2011, Tinashe was a member of the girl group the Stunners. Following their disbandment, she released the positively-reviewed self-recorded mixtapes In Case We Die (2012) and Reverie (2012). Following their success, Tinashe signed with RCA Records and released her third mixtape, Black Water (2013). Her debut single, "2 On" (featuring Schoolboy Q; produced by Mustard), reached number one on the Rhythmic airplay chart, and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album, Aquarius (2014), was noted by music critics as one of the most “solid” debuts by a new female artist in years. The album garnered her nominations for Soul Train and BET Awards. Her collaboration with Snakehips and Chance the Rapper, "All My Friends", won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 2016. The same year, Tinashe appeared on Britney Spears' single "Slumber Party", which topped Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart. Tinashe's second studio album, Nightride (2016), reached number eight on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the US. Joyride (2018), her third studio album, peaked at number 58 on the Billboard 200 chart and reached number six on the UK R&B Albums chart. After departing RCA, Tinashe independently released her fourth and fifth studio albums, Songs for You (2019) and 333 (2021), to critical acclaim.
Tinashe describes her music as "rhythmic pop" that explores the genres of alternative R&B, pop, and hip hop.
I listen to a lot of twerk anthems.
I actually do a lot of Pilates and try to hike every day that I'm home. Also, I dance SO much in my shows and at rehearsals!
I have to say I've been pretty lucky in that my French fry indulgences don't really affect my skin. I keep a stable routine.
I love Michael Anthony. We met on set for a shoot and ever since then he has been my guy. We don't do too much conceptualizing - it's usually just a vibe we are feeling based on the wardrobe or mood of the shoot, and we go from there.
I think that sexism existents everywhere.
My hope is that no matter your mood there is [on a Joyride albom] a song on there that speaks to you.
Keep your brow game on point and always pack a lip gloss.
My routine actually stays pretty simple and consistent. Every morning I use the X-Out Wash-In Treatment with warm water in the shower. I towel dry my face, apply a moisturizer-sunscreen, and go!
This industry's so full of distractions: partying, drinking, sex, money. The priority for me is just to make music that people can connect with. I want to make something fresh that people may not understand
Hopefully with a woman President the double standard will slowly begin to wane.
I like people who don't take themselves too seriously.
I'll usually run an ice-cube over my skin to close all the pores. That's pretty much my daily routine.
One tip is to try and give your hair some time to relax. Don't over wash or over dry it.
There is the devil at the door. I'm nearly going under, can't help but wonder who am I working for? No one's more enslaved now then the ones who falsely feel they are free. I've come to terms with the fact that nothing is what it seems. This life is an illusion. And everything you thought you knew isn't what it seems. Only truth will set you free. This new world has begun.
I've learned to love my brown eyes.
I'm the kind of person who doesn't wait for opportunities to fall from the sky.
I want people to know that I'm a force to be reckoned with.
If you're a creative person, what inspires you is always changing; it's always shifting.
Like anything, you just need to stay true to who you are and hope that social constructs don't get in the way of accomplishing your goals.