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The Hottest Rappers in the Game Have Copped a Feature From R&B Songstress Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko has worked alongside some of the biggest names in music. And while her discography is filled with hits, these collaborations rank as some of her best to date.


Jun. 5 2024, Updated 8:25 p.m. ET

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Singer Jhené Aiko has carved out a lane for herself, delivering smooth R&B sounds that pay homage to the genre’s roots while appealing to a new generation.

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While her solo work is deeply admired, her collaborations with other artists have catapulted her popularity. Here’s a look at some of her best collaborations, ranked in order of their streams, sales, and popularity.

5. "From Time" — Drake (featuring Jhene Aiko)

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Drake and Jhene Aiko perform on stage.

In 2013, Jhené teamed up with Drake for “From Time.” The song, featured on Drake's Nothing Was the Same, dives deep into personal reflections and relationship dynamics.

"From Time" was never released as a single, but it’s still a bop. Jhené’s haunting vocals provide a perfect contrast to the Toronto rapper’s verses, making this a standout track from the album.

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4. "Stay Ready (What a Life)" — Jhene Aiko (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

"Stay Ready (What a Life)" is a standout track from Jhené’s Sail Out EP, and it features Grammy-winning MC Kendrick Lamar. This collaboration seamlessly combines Jhené’s vocals and Kendrick’s lyrical prowess. The song is a deep cut but has 80 million views on YouTube, proving to be a favorite for true Jhené fans.

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3. "Talk Show" — TWENTY88

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Singers Jhené Aiko and Big Sean perform in the Sahara.

As part of the duo TWENTY88 with Big Sean, Jhené explored a more experimental sound. "Talk Show" details the often-tumultuous nature of love, framed within the context of a TV talk show setting. The song was included on the group’s debut album, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 charts.

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"Bed Peace" — Jhené Aiko (featuring Childish Gambino)

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Childish Gambino and Recording Artist Jhene Aiko attend Jhene Aiko 2015

Jhené’s collaboration with Childish Gambino on "Bed Peace" is raw and emotional. It was released as the lead single from the singer’s debut EP, Sail Out, which dropped in 2013.

In an interview with Complex, Jhené explained that her collaboration with Childish was facilitated through mutual connections. The song has since been certified double platinum after selling more than two million units, per The RIAA.

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3. "Sativa" — Jhené Aiko (featuring Swae Lee)

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Jhene Aiko and Swae Lee stand together on stage.

A hit single from her Trip album, "Sativa" features Swae Lee and is a testament to Jhené’s skill in crafting catchy yet profound tracks. The song's dreamy production and Jhené’s soothing voice blend perfectly with Swae’s laid-back delivery. “Sativa” has sold more than five million units since 2017, but it only peaked at No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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2. "Beware" — Big Sean (featuring Jhené Aiko and Lil Wayne)

"Beware" — from Big Sean's Hall of Fame album — showcases Jhené’s ability to hold her own alongside two of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Her melodic chorus complements the brash verses from Sean and Lil Wayne, creating a memorable hit that resonates with themes of love and betrayal. The song spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 28.

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1. "Post to Be" — Omarion (features Jhené Aiko and Chris Brown)

“Post to Be" was arguably one of the biggest R&B songs of 2019. The Omarion track – which features Jhené and Chris Brown – became an anthem for the Summer, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Jhené delivered one of her most iconic lines on the track, and it became a viral phrase.

“I might let your boy chauffeur me / But he gotta eat the booty like groceries,” she sings.

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