Watch: Jhené Aiko’s Intimate Performance of “The Worst” on ‘Conan’
Incorporating a riff from Erykah Badu‘s “Bag Lady” to back the rap portion of the song, she followed the soothing yet emotional performance by asking a towering Conan O’brien to be her Valentine, lol. Watch below.
The singer-songwriter’s highly-anticipated debut studio album Souled Out is set to release sometime in May 2014 via ARTium/Def Jam.
The album will feature production from the Fisticuffs, frequent Jhené collaborators, as well as her mentor No I.D. and Dot da Genius.
Though not yet confirmed, rappers Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock may make appearances on the set.
2013’s Sail Out debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart and peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with first-week sales of 34,000 copies in the US.
As the third single from the EP, a video for “The Worst” debuted November 12, 2013. It has peaked at 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #25 on Hot R&B and Hip-hop charts.