The mixtape released three singles: the first "Stargazing", released on August 21, 2012; the second, "Ecstasy", released on December 18, 2012; and the final, "Who Am I Working For? On November 26, 2013, Tinashe released her third mixtape, Black Water.
The mixtape was composed of thirteen tracks produced by Dev Hynes, Boi-1da, Ryan Hemsworth, and Tinashe herself.
Her father is a professor who teaches acting at California State Polytechnic University and a first generation immigrant of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, while her mother, who is of Danish, Norwegian, and English descent, teaches physical therapy at California State University, Northridge.
Her debut single, "2 On", reached number one on the Rhythmic airplay chart, and peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
released in 2014, was noted by music critics as one of the most "solid" debuts by a new female artist in years.
She was nominated for a Soul Train Award in 2014 and for "Best New Artist" at the BET Awards in 2015.
In 2016 the Snakehips song "All My Friends" which featured Tinashe and Chance the Rapper won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.
Beginning in February 2016, it was scheduled through May 2016 including dates in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.