Neo-soul musician known for her distinct fashion sense and unique musical sound. She has earned six Grammy Award nominations and multiple other honors. Also an actress, her role in the 2016 historical drama film Hidden Figures earned her critical acclaim.
She was a member of Kansas City's Coterie Theater Young Playwrights' Round Table.
She was featured on the single "We Are Young" by the band fun. In April 2022, during an appearance on the Facebook series Red Table Talk, she revealed that she identified with the pronouns they/them and she/her.
She was raised as an only child. Her father worked as a truck driver while their mother was a janitor.
She began her career singing with rapper Big Boi, including on the track "Tightrope," which launched their career.