Top 10 Jhené Aiko Songs

Jhené Aiko Songs

Our Top 10 Jhene Aiko songs list looks at the songs of a talented modern-day R&B singer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Jhene Aiko is the sister of R&B talent Mila J. Before becoming an R&B singer herself, Aiko’s vocal lessons abruptly ended when she became pregnant. In 2008, at the age of twenty, Aiko became a mother to a daughter named Namiko Love Browner. In 2011, she returned to recording music, which led her to share the same musical path as her older sister.

So far, Jhene Aiko has three studio albums, an extended play (EP), a mixtape, seventeen singles, and twenty-one music videos. Her debut album, Souled Out, was released on September 9, 2015, and became certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The second album, Trip, was released on September 22, 2017, and became certified gold. Chilombo was her third studio album, released on March 6, 2020, and has since become certified platinum. Chilombo is named after Jhene Aiko’s family name.

Another album, My Name Is Jhene, was recorded in 2003. It was initially intended to be her debut album. Still, it was a complicated release, which ultimately saw the then seventeen-year-old ask the label, Epic, to end her contract so that she could return to school, which they did.

Top 10 Jhene Aiko Songs

# 10 – None of Your Concern (featuring Big Sean)

In 2019, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko performed the single “None of Your Concern,” a heartbreaking song for both artists. Previously, together in a relationship, the duo reflected upon what was and what is. For Big Sean, the pain he felt while performing None of Your Concern with Aiko was a gut-wrenching reality that his former love had moved on without him and that it was his need to do the same. Fans of both artists definitely felt the impact of this beautifully performed R&B duet, which contributed to the single’s becoming certified platinum by the RIAA.

On the music charts, None of Your Concern climbed as high as number seven on the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and at number twenty-six on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it charted at number fifty-five. In New Zealand, the song ranked as high as number twenty-five on its chart, and it was a number ninety-seven hit on the UK Singles Chart.

#9 – I’ll Kill You (featuring Summer Walker)

“I’ll Kill You” was a single performed by Jhene Aiko and Summer Walker, which peaked on the US Billboard Hot R&B Songs at number seven after its release from Walker’s 2019 debut album, Over It. It also charted as high as number twenty-nine on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at number sixty-one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Despite the song’s title, the two ladies’ slow-paced, rhythmic performance served as the true highlight behind the R&B playout.

The declaration of a devoted woman to her love interest makes this song a good, romantic ballad. According to an RIAA platinum certification, the fans were also in agreement.

# 8 – From Time (featuring Drake)

The song “From Time” was released on Drake’s third album, Nothing Was the Same. It is a duet performed by Drake and Jhene Aiko. I love the hand claps at the song’s start, as they add a bit of a sway toJhene Aiko’s tender vocal. Rich with piano, this rhythmic, soulful ballad appeared on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 2015, peaking at number twenty-six and at number sixty-seven on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In the UK, “From Time’s” charting performance was at its best, peaking at number thirteen on its Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart. The song’s start featured Aiko at her lyrical best before Drake’s rapping talent flowed into lyrically delivering his side of the song’s story. The song’s popularity also earned it a platinum certification by the RIAA and a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

#7 – I Know (featuring Big Sean)

“I Know” charted at number thirty-seven on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after it was released in 2015 as a single from the album Dark Sky Paradise. For Big Sean, it was his third studio album. Playing out as a somewhat hypnotic, electro-synth track, I Know’s performance featured Big Sean and Jhene Aiko seemed to serve as a small glimpse that the actual relationship between the two artists was in as much trouble as the song’s narrative suggested.

#6 – Triggered (Freestyle)

Released as the first of six singles from Jhene Aiko’s third studio album, “Triggered” was believed to be a song of sexual frustration aimed against Big Sean, with whom she previously shared a romantic relationship. When confronted about the song’s subject matter, Aiko responded that it was merely a song where the wording was put together while caught up in the moment.

She also added that it wasn’t entirely about her ex-boyfriend, although there was the truth that her emotions would become triggered each time she was with him. Bitter yet sweet at the same time, Aiko’s soulful lyrics in the song triggered enough fans to see it chart as high as number three on the US Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, number nineteen on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and at number twenty on the New Zealand Hot Singles chart.

“Triggered” charted at number fifty-one on the US Billboard Hot 100. After it sold over two million copies, the RIAA certified the single double platinum.

#5 – Beware (featuring Big Sean and Lil’ Wayne)

Big Sean’s second studio album, Hall of Fame, was released in 2013, as was its single, “Beware.” This head-bopping, pop-heavy hip-hop track featured Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, and Lil’ Wayne singing together in perfect rhythm as if the trio had been working together for years. In a performance that revolved around the complexities of relationships, the playoff between these three artists was nothing short of a classic regarding the genre this song caters to.

On the US Billboard Rhythmic chart, “Beware” peaked as high as number three, and it was a number seven hit on the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it charted at number thirty-eight, and on the UK Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart, it charted at number twenty-eight. Since the song’s release, the RIAA has also certified it triple platinum.

#4 – It’s a Vibe (featuring 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla Sign, and Trey Songz)

Combining their talents, 2 Chainz, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla Sign, and Trey Songz produced the hit single “It’s a Vibe,” which was released on March 14, 2017. It was the second single from 2 Chainz’s fourth studio album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Heavy with sensual rhythm, this hip-hop hit became certified by the RIAA four times over and silver-certified by the British Phonographic Industry.

On the music charts, “It’s a Vibe” peaked as high as number nineteen on the US Billboard Rhythmic Chart and at number twenty on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it charted at number forty-four and remained in its top hundred list for twenty weeks.

#3 – The Worst

“The Worst” received a Centric BET Award in 2014 and was nominated in 2015 by the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song. As the third single from Aiko’s RIAA gold-certified EP, Sail Out, it became a number-one hit on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and a number four US Billboard Adult Airplay chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the ballad charted at number forty-three. It also made a number forty chart appearance on Belgium’s Ultratop chart, making it an international hit for the talented R&B songstress.

The Worst featured Aiko’s soulful performance, reflecting on her regrets about a relationship she became involved with that wasn’t healthy for her. Since its release, the powerful R&B song has become platinum by the RIAA three times and received a silver certification from the BPI.

#2 – Sativa (featuring Rae Sremmurd and Swae Lee)

The four-time platinum single “Sativa” came from Jhene Aiko’s second studio album, Trip. In 2018, the rhythmic and bluesy hit peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart and number nine on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, Sativa charted at number seventy-four.

The breezy, soulful impact of Aiko, Rae Sremmurd, and Swae Lee beautifully twirled around each other’s lyrical talent with a mix of hip-hop and melodic vocals that set a romantic tone to this easy-listening track.

#1 – Post to Be (featuring Omarion and Chris Brown)

From Omarion’s fourth studio album, Sex Playlist, “Post to Be” was a collaborated performance between himself, Chris Brown, and Jhene Aiko. All three artists were at their best as lyrical, hip-hop artists. In addition to becoming a triple platinum-certified hit by the RIAA, Post to Be was also certified platinum by the UK’s BPI. The R&B-thumping, combined with the handclap, made this an easy dance song favorite, at least according to the US Billboard Rhythmic chart, as it peaked at number one.

On the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Post to Be climbed as high as number five, and on the US Billboard Hot 100, at number thirteen. The UK Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart saw the song reach as high as number thirteen, and it was also a charted hit among the nations of Australia, Belgium, Canada, and the Netherlands.

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Updated March 12, 2024

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