R&B singer Kehlani announced to fans via social media last year that she was pregnant. Today, she tweeted something that hinted she would be giving birth sometime this month.
“1st day of the month that will change my life,” the singer expressed to her 869,000 Twitter followers.
Fans were quick to assume it was because of her pregnancy, and that she will be delivering the baby any day in early March.
According to Essence, the father of her first child is her guitarist — and brother of comedian Jaboukie Young-White — Javaughn Young-White. She announced her pregnancy via Instagram in October, and has been keeping her fans up to date ever since.
Kehlani debuted on the music scene in 2014 with her mix-tape, Cloud 19. A year later, she released her second mix-tape, You Should Be Here, which charted on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart at No. 37. This effort would see her be awarded her first Grammy Award nomination, for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Her longly awaited debut album, Sweet Sexy Savage, was released in 2017. This album charted in the top 3 in the U.S. and Canada while going top 40 in the U.K. The single from it, “Distraction,” was nominated for Best R&B Performance at the Grammys the following year.
She has embarked on two headline tours since 2015, while also supporting Demi Lovato and Halsey in 2018 on their huge tours.
Kehlani was a part of the Suicide Squad soundtrack, contributing to one song titled “Gangsta.” The song currently remains her highest charting single — as the lead artist, in the U.S. — peaking at No. 41 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her highest charting song as a featured artist is on Cardi B’s “Ring,” which peaked at No. 28. Other artists Kehlani has collaborated with include G-Eazy, Charlie Puth, Zayn, Calvin Harris, Eminem, Hayley Kiyoko, and Nick Cannon.
Kehlani identifies as queer and pansexual.
“I’m queer. Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?,” she tweeted in 2018, which E! News reported.
While pregnant, Kehlani also dropped her third mixtape, While We Wait, which consisted of nine new tracks. The lead single, “Nights Like This,” is a collaboration with Ty Dolla Sign. So far, the single has peaked at No. 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, No. 30 in the U.K., and No. 27 in Ireland. The music video on her official YouTube page has been watched by over 13 million fans within a month of having been posted.
Other collaborations on the mixtape include work with 6lack, Musiq Soulchild, and Dom Kennedy.