Kehlani’s full name is Kehlani  Ashley Parrish a Singer and Songwriter. And comes from the United States.  She is regarded as one of her generation’s most dynamic live performers. She is a fantastic singer, but she also dances brilliantly on stage, making her live performances one of the best. Her voice has mesmerized people, and her dance moves have amazed them.

She first came to notice in 2011 when she was a part of the teen group Poplyfe. Cloud 19, Kehlani’s debut commercial mixtape, was released in 2014. She also has two studio albums, “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t” and “SweetSexySavage.” Because of her work, Kehlani has also been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Quick Info

REAL NAMEKehlani  Ashley Parrish 
BORNApril 24, 1995,
AGE28 years old
BIRTHPLACEOakland, California,
PROFESSIONSinger and Songwriter
NET WORTH$6 Million
HEIGHT5 Feet 6 inches

Early Life

On April 24, 1995, Kehlani Ashley Parrish was born in Oakland, California, in the United States. Her parents were substance abusers. She was later adopted by her aunt. Kehlani has a mixed ancestry. Kehlani learned how to dance at Oakland School for Arts, specializing in modern and ballet. She was exposed to R&B musicians, which had a big impact on her love of music. She joined Poplyfe, a local pop cover band when she was fourteen years old.

Net Worth

Khelani net worth of $6 million by 2023. Kehlani’s music career is the source of her net worth. Live performances, album sales, tours, and internet streaming are how she makes money. Kehlani also earns money from endorsements, sponsorships, and brand promotions.

With more than 1.6 billion video views and 3.8 million subscribers, Kehlani makes more than $855,000 a year from YouTube. In addition, Kehlani receives revenue from SoundCloud, Apple Music, Spotify, and other music streaming services.

The singer has expanded her wealth by investing in real estate. The Grammy-nominated singer paid $1.7 million for a new house in Topanga, California, just three months after selling her Simi Valley, California, home for $1.85 million.


Kehlani got her start in singing as the lead vocalist for the band Poplyfe. The band auditioned for America’s Got Talent and made it to the semi-finals after two years of traveling from city to city to perform.

Later, after multiple arguments, Kehlani decided to quit the group. She was destitute and lived from house to house in 2012 and 2013. 

Her first solo release, “ANTISUMMERLUV,” was made available on SoundCloud that same year, and it eventually paved the way for the release of her debut mixtape, “Cloud 19.” Based on Complex’s list of the “50 Best Albums of 2014,” this mixtape peaked at number 28.

The American singer released “Till the Morning,” which was chosen as one of the “Emerging Picks of the Week,” not long after this mixtape was released.

Her second mixtape, “You Should Be Here,” was released in 2015. On the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the mixtape made its debut. 

With her career advancing, she received multiple accolades on a personal level in 2015. She was listed as one of the “Ten New Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone and as one of the “Fifteen Artists to Watch Out for in 2015” by Complex.

In addition, she was a nominee for the Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy Award in 2016. Together, Kehlani and singer-songwriter Zayn released the single “Wrong” from the latter’s debut album in 2016. She then dropped the song “Gangsta” for the movie “Suicide Squad.” In the end, this helped the singer get some recognition because the song came in at number 41 on the Hot 100 chart.

Kehlani’s debut album, “SweetSexySavage,” was released on January 27, 2017, by Atlantic Records.

Personal Life

Kehlani has a long list of dating history. She has dated both girls and guys. Kehlani has publicly examined her identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. She first identified as pansexual and queer in 2018 before changing her identity to lesbian. Additionally, she has stated where she falls on the gender non-binary spectrum.

Kehlani went on to date American rapper YG in 2018. But after just three months together, they called it quits. Kehlani then dated her guitarist, Javaughn Young-White. Their daughter Adeya Nomi Parrish Young-White is the product of their union.


  • For her mixtape “You Should Be Here,” she was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016 in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.
  • In 2017, Kehlani was honored with the Rule Breaker award during Billboard’s Women in Music event.
  • Numerous nominations for her work have resulted from her contributions to major award programs like the MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, and BET Awards.
  • Beyond her musical career, Kehlani has had a significant impact through charitable work and activism, especially in the fields of mental health awareness and racial and social justice advocacy.
  • “SweetSexySavage,” her debut studio album, not only achieved RIAA gold certification but also debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart.
  • Kehlani has worked with a wide variety of musicians, such as G-Eazy, Cardi B, and Chance the Rapper.
  • Several prestigious magazines, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Vogue, have highlighted her.

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