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Kehlani is a powerhouse all-around. Queer women are the future of music, and no one captures that spirit more than the Oakland, Calif.-born singer-songwriter and mom to a two-year-old child.

In the seven years since Kehlani released her debut mixtape, Cloud 19, she has amassed a slew of accolades — like two Grammy nominations and multiple appearances on the Billboard 200 album chart — that so many young, hungry, upand-coming queer artists can only dream of achieving when they start putting their music out into the world.

Kehlani, who uses both she and they pronouns, is as prolific with their work as they are passionate about it. They have released three commercial) with hardly any breaks in between. When it comes to working with and uplifting others, Kehlani’s list of musical collaborators features the industry’s brightest names, including Lesbian Jesus herself (Hayley Kiyoko), Musiq Soulchild, Jhene Aiko, Cardi B, Ty Dolla $ign, Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik, and James Blake.

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