R&B darling Kehlani is embarking on her Sweet Sexy Savage World Tour early next year, and she’s hitting Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade for a sultry performance of her debut album of the same name on Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, at 8 p.m.
The twenty-one-year-old Oakland, Calif.-born singer overcame a tragedy-filled childhood by finding solace in ballet, until a knee injury forced her to focus on singing the Neo Soul-R&B she grew up listening to. In eighth grade she joined a group called PopLyfe as the lead vocalist. The group finished in sixth place on the sixth season of “America’s Got Talent,” where she met its host at the time, Nick Cannon.
Years later, while she was living couch to couch, struggling to get by while pursuing her solo music career, Cannon would be the one to provide keys to her success: studio time and an apartment in Los Angeles. Her resulting 2014 mixtape “Cloud 19” successfully introduced her to the music world. Her second mixtape “You Should Be Here” debuted at number 5 on Billboard’s US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sealed her spot as R&B’s biggest up-and-comer with a review from Billboard as the “year’s first great R&B album.”
Kehlani has since opened for rap giant G-Eazy on his From the Bay to the Universe tour, and collaborated with Zayn Malik of One Direction on his track “Wrong,” as well as Chance the Rapper on her song “The Way.” After signing with Atlantic Records in early 2015 she began her You Should Be Here tour, which sold out of every North American and select European dates. She has seen commercial success with her hits “CRZY” and “Gangsta” and was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Opening for Kehlani at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, “The New Queen of the Breakup Anthem,” British R&B singer Ella Mai, will be performing her hits “She Don’t” and “Don’t Want You.” Canadian R&B singer and rapper JAHKOY will also perform, and Noodles will open the show.
Doors for Kehlani at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas open at 7 p.m. This show is for all ages. Tickets start at $25 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Brooklyn Bowl box office by calling 877.987.6487 or online at http://ticketf.ly/2h9Y9cH