Kehlani kills it opening for Demi Lovato in Minneapolis (photo gallery)
March 13, 2018
Kehlani was fearless as an opening act ahead of DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato.
Minneapolis welcomed Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me Tour” Saturday, March 10, at Target Center. Opening the night was the 22-year-old star from Oakland, California, Kehlani Ashley Parrish. The former band member of PopLyfe, a music group that appeared on season six of “America’s Got Talent” in 2011, eventually went solo. In 2016 Kehlani was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. After releasing her first major-label album “SweetSexySavage” in 2017 she teamed up with Lovato and DJ Khaled on tour.
This is Kehlani’s third tour after headlining “You Should Be Here” (2015) and “SweetSexySavage World Tour” (2017).
Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026