Tinashe is an American singer, record producer, songwriter, and model. She was one of those children who knew at an early age what they wanted to be and worked towards it. She released several studio albums and mixtapes and became an international star.
Although Tinashe is beautiful and talented, she is still incredibly underestimated; nevertheless, she has built up an army of loyal fans who continuously support her and her music. Here you will find everything you need to know about the music star.
Biography & Age
Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe was born on February 6, 1993, in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the eldest child of three children of two college professors, Michael and Aimie Kachingwe. Her name Tinashe means “We are with God” in the Shona language, the language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
Tinashe moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was eight years old, and the young singer attended Crescenta Vally High School for a year before leaving school early to pursue her dream of a full-time music career.
In 2012 Tinashe released her debut solo mixtape In Case We Die, which was recorded in her home studio. The mixtape was positively received by music blogs and critics. On July 13, 2012, Tinashe was signed to RCA Records. After signing, she released her second mixtape, Reverie, on September 6, 2012. It was also well received.
Her poster debut was a single from her first album Aquarius. The song, 2 on, featured the American rapper Schoolboy Q and debuted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100, and continued on to peak at number 24.
Her first solo album Aquarius was released on October 7, 2014, to critical acclaim. The album debuted at number 17 of the Billboard 200 and was voted into the Top 10 of the best R&B albums of 2014 for the third time.
Tinashe’s career continues to grow as she has had to work with several established artists such as Chris Brown, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Nicki Minaj.
In 2018 she released her second studio album Joyride. Unfortunately, it was not as critically successful as her earlier projects. It debuted at number 58 and made it into most international charts. Even though the album was not as critically successful as Aquarius, it had similar commercial success.
Although she has only spent a relatively short time in Hollywood and her music career is still in its infancy, Tinashe has worked on several successful Hollywood projects, released two successful studio albums, and toured three times. Her current estimated value is $6 million.
Tinashe is the child of two college professors, Michael and Aimie Kachingwe. Her father teaches acting at the California State Polytechnic University and is a first-generation immigrant from Zimbabwe. Her mother teaches physical therapy at California State University, Northridge. The singer is of Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Irish, and English descent.
Her parents met on a blind date during their time as students at the University of Iowa. The couple has three children – Tinashe, Thulani, and Kudzai.
Tinashe has met with some high-profile men during her brief time in the limelight. There were rumors that she was dating TY Dolla Sign, but the two denied the allegations and said they were just friends. There were also rumors that she was with Calvin Harris, but there was never any confirmation of their relationship. However, in November 2017, it was confirmed that Tinashe was dating NBA player Ben Simmons. The couple separated in May 2018, and current indications suggest that the singer is single.
Other Interesting Facts about Tinashe
1. She Writes Music In Her Car
While some might expect artists to go to a remote mountain or studio to write music for their next projects, Tinashe writes in her car. The singer says it is an inspiring place for her to write and listen to music. When you look at the quality of her work, it’s obvious that the trick works for her.
2. She’s A Badass
Tinashe also has a black belt in Taekwondo, possibly due to the harassment she was subjected to as a child in a public school. It is also a necessary skill for a woman in a world of rampant sexual assault. No matter what rationalization you find for Tinashe’s martial art, the fact that the lady wears a black belt in Taekwondo officially makes her a tough guy in our book.
3. She Started Performing At The Age Of Four
Tinashe began studying ballet, tap dance, and jazz at the age of 4, and for the next 14 years of her life, she participated in various dance styles as a crew member of a dance company until she was 18. This ability is evident in her music videos and lives shows.
4. She Was Part Of A Girl Group
In 2007, Tinashe joined the girl group The Stunners, which consisted of Marisol Esparza, Allie Gonino, Hayley Kiyoko, and Kelsey Sanders. The Stunners were signed to Columbia Records after six months of formation and signed a production contract with Lionsgate Entertainment for a scripted show for MTV. Unfortunately, the band broke up in 2011 so that Tinashe could pursue a solo career. Their first televised solo appearance was during a Dodgers Cubs game with the vocals of God Bless America.
5. She’s Also An Actress
Outside of music, Tinashe has appeared in several films and television series, including a recurring role in the CBS hit show Two and a Half Men.