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See Backstage Photos From Tinashe’s Wild Hometown Show

The ‘2 On’ singer shows us how she spent the day of her headlining gig at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre

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Behind the scenes with Tinashe

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Tinashe is no stranger to life on the road: As a teenager, the now-22-year-old singer-producer toured with Justin Bieber as a member of the Stunners, a pop quintet. But it wasn't enough for her.

"When I was 18, I took it upon myself to create a home studio," she told Rolling Stone earlier this year. "That was when I started teaching myself how to record and mix my own stuff. I wrote and recorded it all there in my room."

Those early sessions eventually led to "2 On," one of the biggest R&B hits of 2014, and a headlining tour of her own. When that tour landed in the city where it all started, Tinashe let our cameras follow her through her preparations, then document the extra-hype set that closed the night. Later, she gave us her commentary on each of our shots. Photos by Theonepointeight

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Here We Are Now

"I definitely consider myself more of a loner, but once I hit the stage that all changes and I become Tinashe 'the entertainer' – and she is far from that!"

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New Kicks

Tinashe shows her dad and brother a pair of Jordans that she received from someone in the crowd: "The craziest thing about my fans is that they go real hard!"

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Triumph

"Earlier this year, I got the chance to work with RZA on the Dr. Pepper 'One of a Kind' collaboration and he had never seen me perform on stage. So to say that that I was excited to have him at my show would be an understatement."

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