Kehlani Net Worth & Biography

Kehlani Net Worth
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Kehlani is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Kehlani is originally from Oakland, California, where she achieved initial fame as a member of the teen group Poplyfe.

In 2014, she released her first commercial mixtape, Cloud 19. The mixtape was listed as one of the Complex's "50 Best Albums of 2014."

Her second commercial mixtape, You Should Be Here (2015), debuted at number 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, preceded by her sold-out North American promotional tour.

In 2016, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for You Should Be Here.

As of , Kehlani has an estimated net worth of about $3M.

At a Glance

Full name: Kehlani Ashley Parrish

Other names: Kehlani

Birthday: April 24, 1995


Net worth: $3M

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

Kehlani is one of the youngest celebrity singers in the world. Thougout her successful career, she was able to make a fortune from her music. As of , Kehlani has an estimated net worth of about $3M.

Early Life

Kehlani Ashley Parrish was born on April 24, 1995, in Oakland, California. She has described her ethnicity as a mix of "Black, White, Native American and Filipino, Mexican."

She was adopted and raised by her aunt when her mother, who had a drug addiction, served time in prison. Kehlani's father, who also had a drug addiction, died when she was a toddler.

During her teenage years, she attended the Oakland School for the Arts, where she initially practiced dance, particularly ballet and modern dance.

Early in her life, Kehlani aspired to train as a dancer at the Juilliard School, but she had a knee injury in junior high, which led her to turn her attention towards singing.

While living with her aunt, Kehlani was exposed almost exclusively to R&B and neo soul artists, such as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, whom today she describes as some of her early musical influences.

When she was 14, Kehlani was recruited to join a local pop cover band, Poplyfe.

Favorite Quotes from Kehlani

“If I was to have a reality show, it wouldn’t be a show based on my personal life. I’d want it to showcase me and my girls on tour, like living life as a young artist, not exposing what goes on in my family situations.” – Kehlani
“I went from broke and homeless sleeping on couches. Couldn’t even figure out what I was doing in Los Angeles. Now, I’m paying my own bills. I’m about to move my mama in with me at 19. I’m on tour now, and this is all off of one mixtape.” – Kehlani
“You start singing by singing what you hear.” – Kehlani
“I was in art school, and we had all these random classes. We’d listen to a lot of Bollywood. I’d listen to Spanish music – and I don’t even speak Spanish, but Hector Lavoe is amazing – we listened to French music like Edith Piaf. She’s tight.” – Kehlani


Kehlani's singing career effectively began when she started out as a member and lead vocalist for the group called PopLyfe. The band's music was produced by former Tony! Toni! Tone! member D'Wayne Wiggins.

Within two years, the group performed throughout the Bay Area and other cities. In 2011, they auditioned for the sixth season of America's Got Talent, and eventually finished in fourth place.

In 2014, the studio time culminated in the release of her first mixtape, called Cloud 19. The mixtape features guest appearances from Kyle Dion. Cannon also sent her to New York City to work with record producer Jahaan Sweet.

The mixtape ranked at twenty-eighth on Complex's list of the "50 Best Albums of 2014," and was also listed among Pitchfork's "Overlooked Mixtape's 2014."

Kehlani served as an opening act on American singer Demi Lovato's Tell Me You Love Me World Tour in North America, which started on February 26, 2018 and concluded on April 2, 2018.

In March 2018, Kehlani was featured on American singer Charlie Puth's single "Done for Me", from his second studio album, Voicenotes.

In April 2018, she was featured on American rapper Cardi B's single "Ring", from her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy The song entered at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Kehlani's first top 40 entry on the chart.

On September 27, 2019, Kehlani and Russian-German DJ Zedd released a collaborative single titled "Good Thing" . She and American singer Teyana Taylor's then released a single titled "Morning" on November 1, 2019.

On January 28, 2020, Kehlani was featured on Canadian singer Justin Bieber's promotional single "Get Me" from his fifth studio album, Changes. She was also set to be a supporting act alongside American rapper and singer Jaden Smith for Bieber's Changes Tour.

Kehlani released her second studio studio album, It Was Good Until It Wasn't on May 8, 2020. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, based on 83,000 album-equivalent units earned (including 25,000 copies of pure album sales).