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Chilombo is the third studio album by American singer Jhené Aiko. It was released on March 6, 2020, by ArtClub International, ARTium Recordings, and Def Jam Recordings. Following the release of Trip and her split with rapper Big Sean, with whom she formed the duo Twenty88, Aiko began work on Chilombo. Recorded as a freestyle in Hawaii, the album was inspired by the island’s natural landscape and features traditional singing bowls to create a tranquil effect. In order to create her desired sound, Aiko served as the album’s executive producer, enlisting the help of long time collaborators Fisticuffs and Lejkeys, who produced eighteen of the album’s songs. The album featured a range of guests including rappers Nas, Ty Dolla $ign and Future, as well as R&B singers John Legend, Miguel, and H.E.R..

Chilombo debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 152,000 album-equivalent units, including 38,000 pure album sales, making it Aiko’s highest-charting album in the US and her highest first-week sales in the region. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number 13, becoming Aiko’s highest charting album and first top 20 in the region. In Canada the album peaked at number seven on the chart, becoming Aiko’s first top ten there.


1 Lotus
2 Triggered (Freestyle)
3 Name Of Your Concern Featuring – Big Sean
4 Speak
5 B.S. Featuring – H.E.R. (2)
6 P*$$Y Fairy (OTW)
7 Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E) Featuring – Future (4), Miguel (67)
8 One Way St. Featuring – Ab-Soul
9 Define Me (Interlude)
10 Surrender Featuring – Dr. Chill
11 Tryna Smoke
12 Born Tired
14 10k hours Featuring – Nas
15 Summer 2020 (Interlude)
16 Mourning Doves
17 Pray For You
18 Lightning & Thunder Featuring – John Legend
19 Magic Hour
20 Party For me (Outro)

3½ stars