Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo (born March 16, 1988), better known asJhené Aiko or simplyJhené, is an American singer-songwriter. Jhené Aiko was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Christina Yamamoto and Dr. Karamo Chilombo (birth name Greg Barnes), a pediatrician. She is of mixed racebackground—her mother is of Japanese, Spanish, and Dominicandescent, while her father is of African American, Native American, and German Jewish descent. She often states her ethnicity as "Japanese, African American, Native American, etc." based on percentages but identifies with all parts of her heritage...Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began her career appearing in several music videos and contributing vocals for R&B group B2K...In November 2013, she released her first extended play (EP), titled Sail Out, which was supported by the singles "3:16AM", "Bed Peace" and "The Worst".