Jhene Aiko has signed with BMI for representation of the public performances of her music.
“I’m excited about joining the BMI family. Looking forward to the future,” she said in a statement. The news comes on the heels of her hit single “The Worst” hitting #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The Def Jam singer has become the first female artist to top the charts with a debut single since 2008.
“Jhené Aiko has brought a new and fresh sound to music,” said Catherine Brewton, BMI VP of writer/publisher relations, in a statement. “Her smooth voice and compelling lyrics are the perfect combination to fill a void in popular music.”
Fans can expected her major label debut, Souled Out, to be released later this year.
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