Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe (born February 6, 1993), known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model. She began her entertainment career at the age of 3 when she began modeling and acting. In 2012, Tinashe released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, In Case We Die and Reverie, which she created in her home studio. After the release of the mixtapes, Tinashe signed with RCA Records.
She later released her third mixtape, Black Water (2013). Her debut single, “2 On”, reached number one on the Rhythmic chart, and peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100.Her debut studio album Aquarius, released in 2014, was universally acclaimed and noted by music critics as one of the most “solid” debuts by a new female artist in years.
She made her acting debut in the television film Cora Unashamed in 2000. In 2004, Tinashe appeared in box-office hit The Polar Express alongside actor Tom Hanks, providing the motion capture for the female protagonist. From 2008 to 2009, Tinashe had a recurring role in American sitcom Two and a Half Men as Celeste, Jake’s girlfriend.
On September 2, 2015, Tinashe released a teaser for her second studio album Joyride on YouTube. She explained to “Billboard” to discuss the meaning behind the title’s name, “I always had it in the back of my head, but it started to become more and more relevant to my current state of my career. With all this traveling I’ve done this past year and everything I’ve gone through, it just really feels like an adventure, a journey, a ride,” and when asked why she feels she isn’t being heard she stated, “I feel like I’ve been working really hard this year at developing a fan base, a touring base. I’m continuing to grow, but you always feel like you’re a little bit under appreciated, undervalued. Especially for me, it’s exciting to have new music and to give people a chance to rediscover me again.” On September 9, Tinashe released a promotional single called “Party Favors” featuring rapper Young Thug. On October 2, 2015, Tinashe released the album’s first single, “Player”, featuring Chris Brown.
On January 19, 2016, Tinashe posted a collaboration with Juicy J and Mike Will Made It called “Energy.”
Tinashe announced the Joyride World Tour on January 12, 2016. It will support the album Joyride. Beginning in February 2016, it will finish in May 2016 after visiting North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
On February 2, 2016, Tinashe posed for Complex and invited them to her home to do a feature about her family. According to the feature, she still resides at home with her family in a suburb 30 miles north of Los Angeles. That same day, Tinashe posted a song titled “Ride Of Your Life” produced by Metro Boomin.