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Birth name Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo
Born March 16, 1988 (1988-03-16) (age 21)
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations singer-songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels The Ultimate Group, (2002-2004)

Jhene (born Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo on March 16, 1988), is an American pop/R&b singer. She was formerly signed to T.U.G./Epic Records, home to Marques Houston and Omarion, but left to continue her education. She is the younger sister of R&B singer Mila J.


Early life

Jhene was born in Los Angeles, California to Christina Yamamoto and Karamo Chilombo. She has four siblings: Miyoko (sister), Jamila (sister), Miyagi (brother) and Jahi (brother). Jhene's older sisters Jamila and Miyoko toured with Immature and were in the group Gyrl, which was signed to MCA/ Silas records. This led to Jhene's first meeting with producer Chris Stokes when Jhene was five years old. Eventually Stokes heard her sing. When B2K signed with Epic Records, Jhene was signed as well. She served as the opening act for B2K on the Scream Tour 3.

B2K Cross-promotion and Other Releases

A few of her songs are featured on B2K releases. Tracks five through eight on B2K's B2K: The Remixes - Volume 1 are songs by Jhene. They were: "My Name Is Jhene" (Intro), "He Couldn't Kiss" (Album Version), "Gonna Love You Anyway" (snippet), and "Stuck Like This" (Snippet). "Santa Baby", a cover done by Jhene, was featured on B2K's Santa Hooked Me Up. On Pandemonium!, she was featured as a guest vocalist on the song "Tease", and her song "Dog" appeared as a bonus track on B2k's Pandemonium.The full version of "Stuck Like This" can be heard as the final track on The Remixes - Volume 2. She has a video for her single "NO L.O.V.E" which debuted on BET when she was 15 years old.

Jhene appears in numerous music videos including O'Ryan's debut video, "Take It Slow", B2K's debut video "Uh Huh" and "Why I Love You, P.Y.T.'s "Same Ol' Same Ol' (Remix)" featuring Sarai, Play's "M.A.S.T.E.R. (Part 2)" featuring Lil Fizz video and Morgan Smith's 2004 video "Blow Ya Whistle". Jhene's songs are also featured on the soundtracks of Barbershop, The Master of Disguise, You Got Served, The Proud Family and Byou.

Personal Life

On November 19, 2008, Jhene and singer O'Ryan welcomed their daughter, Namiko Love Chilombo Browner.



My Name Is Jhene


Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. R&B
2003 "No L.O.V.E." 91 My Name Is Jhene

Featured Jhene Songs

Year Song Album Album Artist
2002 "My Name Is Jhene (Intro)" B2K: The Remixes - Volume 1 B2K
- "Gonne Love You Anyway" (snippet)
"Stuck Like This" (Snippet)
"Cherry Pie" The Master of Disguise Soundtrack Various Artists
"Sneaky" Barbershop Soundtrack
"Santa Baby" Santa Hooked Me Up B2K
"Dog" Pandemonium!
2003 "Stuck Like This" The Remixes - Volume 2
"De Ja Vu" Kids Choice Awards 2003 - Volume 4 Various Artists
2004 "Happy" You Got Served
2005 "Right Here" The Proud Family Soundtrack
2006 "How It's Done" Byou

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