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Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe[3] (/tiːˈnɑːʃeɪ/;[4] born February 6, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, actress, and model.[5] She began her career as an actress and model as a child, making several film and television appearances, the most notable of which being the motion-capture model of the Hero Girl in the animated film The Polar Express (2004), Robin Wheeler on Out of Jimmy's Head (2007–2008), and Celeste on Two and a Half Men (2008–2009).

In 2007, Tinashe joined the girl group The Stunners, with whom she released one extended play before they disbanded in 2011. She made her solo artist debut with two critically acclaimed mixtapes the following year, In Case We Die and Reverie, which she created in her home studio. Following their success, Tinashe signed with RCA Records and released a third mixtape, Black Water (2013). Her debut single, "2 On", reached number one on the Rhythmic airplay chart, and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.[6] Her debut studio album, Aquarius (2014), received further critical acclaim which was noted by music critics as one of the most "solid" debuts by a new female artist in years and garnered her nominations for Soul Train and BET Awards.[7]

Tinashe was due to release her sophomore album 'Joyride' in 2016 but, after the album was mismanaged by RCA and her former management team, Tinashe left the label and signed a deal with Chicken Records (Now Pink Friday Entertainment) to release the album under the name 'Creation'. The lead single 'Little Things', featuring Nicki Minaj, became Tinashe's biggest hit to date, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling over 7,000,000 SPS units worldwide. The album's following singles, 'Applause' and 'Pour Your Love On Me', also peaked within the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and the album became Tinashe's first number one album on the Billboard 200. The album also earned six Grammy nominations, including 'Song of the Year' (for Applause) and 'Best Urban Contemporary Album'.

Tinashe continued this streak of success with her following projects, an E.P. titled 'Flame' and her third studio album 'DUSK'. Both projects debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and had one number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 each with 'Superlove' and 'Sacrifices' featuring Big Sean. 

As of June 2018, Tinashe has four number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, three number one albums on the Billboard 200 and one Grammy Award for 'Best Dance Recording'. 

Discography[]

See: Tinashe discography

Studio Albums 

  • Aquarius (2014) 
  • Creation (2016) 
  • DUSK (2018) 

Extended plays

  • Flame (2017)

Mixtapes

  • In Case We Die (2012)
  • Reverie (2012)
  • Black Water (2013)
  • Amethyst (2015)

Tours[]

Headlining:

  • Aquarius Tour (2014-15)
  • The Creation World Tour (2016-17)
  • The Touch Pass World Tour (2018)

Opening Act:

  • Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint Tour (2015)
  • Katy Perry's The Prismatic World Tour (2015)
  • Rihanna's High Fashion Tour (2016)
  • Nicki Minaj's ONIKA World Tour (2017)

Stage[]

Year Title Role Notes 2007 13 Unknown Pre-Broadway season; The musical ran from January 7, 2007 through February 18, 2007, at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles[110]

Filmography[]

Films
Year Title Role Notes 2003 Masked and Anonymous Mrs. Brown's Daughter
2004 Time Out Shawnee Short film
2004 The Polar Express Hero Girl Voice
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Cissi
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Carrie Baker Voice
2006 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Carrie Baker Voice
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures Carrie Baker Voice
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Carrie Baker Voice
2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Herself
Television
Year Title Role Notes 2000 Cora Unashamed Josephine Television film
2001 Call Me Claus Young Lucy Television film
2004 Rocket Power Leilani Makani Voice; Episode: "Island of the Menhune"
2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender On Ji Voice; Episode: "The Headband"
2007–08 Out of Jimmy's Head Robin Main role
2008–09 Two and a Half Men Celeste Burnett Recurring role (season 6–7)
2016 Fashion Police Guest host Episode: "The 2016 Grammy Awards Special"
2017 Empire Herself Season 3
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