Tinashe is an American singer, record producer, songwriter and model. She was one of those children who, at a young age, knew what they wanted to be and started working on it. She released several studio albums and mixtapes, becoming an international star in the process.

Though beautiful and talented, Tinashe remains incredibly underrated; despite this, she has built an army of loyal fans who continually support her and her music. Here’s everything you need to know about the music star.

Biography & Age

Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe was born on the 6th day of February 1993, in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the eldest of three children, born to two college professors, Michael and Aimie Kachingwe. Her name Tinashe means “We are with God” in the Shona language, the language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

Tinashe and her family moved to Los Angeles when she was eight and the young singer attended Crescenta Vally High School for a year before graduating early to pursue her dream of a full-time music career.


In 2012, Tinashe released her first solo mixtape, In Case We Die, which was recorded at her home studio. The mixtape was positively received by music blogs and critics. On July 13, 2012, Tinashe was signed to RCA Records. After signing, she released her second mixtape, Rêverie on September 6, 2012. It was also well received.

Her Billboard debut was a single from her debut album, Aquarius. The song , 2 on, featured American rapper Schoolboy Q and debuted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number 24.

Her first solo album, Aquarius was released on October 7, 2014 to critical acclaim. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and was voted third in the top 10 R&B Albums of 2014.

Tinashe’s career continues to grow as she has had to work with various established artists like Chris Brown, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj.

In 2018, she released her second studio album, Joyride. Unfortunately, the success was not as critical as his previous projects. It debuted at number 58 and reached most international charts. Even though the album was not as critically successful as Aquarius, it achieved similar commercial success.

Net value

Although she had a relatively short time in Hollywood and her music career is what one might consider fledgling, Tinashe has appeared in a few successful Hollywood projects and released two successful studio albums and toured three times. It is currently estimated at $6 million.


Tinashe is the child of two college professors, Michael and Aimie Kachingwe. Her father teaches theater at California State Polytechnic University and is a first-generation immigrant from Zimbabwe. Her mother teaches physical therapy at California State University, Northridge. The singer is of Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Irish and English descent.

Her parents met on a blind date while at the University of Iowa. The couple have three children – Tinashe, Thulani and Kudzai.


Tinashe has, during her short time in the spotlight, dated a few high profile men. She was rumored to be dating TY Dolla Sign, but the two denied the allegations and said they were just friends. She was also rumored to be dating Calvin Harris, but there was never any confirmation of their relationship. However, in November 2017, it was confirmed that Tinashe was dating NBA player Ben Simmons. The couple split in May 2018 and current indications suggest the singer is single.

Other interesting facts about Tinashe

1. She writes music in her car

While some artists may expect isolated mountain or studio artists to write music for their next projects, Tinashe writes in her car. The singer says she considers it an inspiring place for her to write and listen to music. Considering the quality of her work, it’s obvious that the trick works for her.

2. She’s A Badass

Tinashe also has a black belt in Taekwondo, which possibly because of the bullying she suffered as a child in public school. It is also a necessary skill for a woman in a world of rampant sexual assault. No matter what rationalization you find for Tinashe’s fighting skills, the fact that the woman is a black belt holder in taekwondo, officially making it a badass in our book.

3. She started acting when she was four years old.

Tinashe began studying ballet, tap and jazz at the age of 4 and for the next 14 years of her life participated in various dance styles as a crew member in a dance company until the age of 18. It’s a skill that’s evident in his music videos and shows.

4. She was part of a girl group

In 2007 Tinashe joined girl group The Stunners which included Marisol Esparza, Allie Gonino, Hayley Kiyoko and Kelsey Sanders. The Stunners signed to Columbia Records after six months of training and signed a production deal with Lionsgate Entertainment for a scripted show for MTV. Unfortunately, the group disbanded in 2011, leaving Tinashe to pursue a solo career. His first solo TV performance was at a Dodgers-Cubs game, singing God Bless America.

5. She is also an actress

Outside of music, Tinashe has appeared in several movies and TV series, including a recurring role on the hit CBS show, Two and a Half Men.