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Los Angeles-based R&B singer Tinashe’s breathy whisper of a voice began reaching a large audience with her catchy and sultry single “2 On” from her 2014 debut album Aquarius. Cooing over insistent synth sounds and skittering drum beats, her ode to getting drunk and high crossed over from Billboard’s R&B chart to the top 25 on the Hot 100 pop chart. Sometimes compared to Janet Jackson, Tinashe’s pop-soul vocals on Aquarius’ “All Hands on Deck” display some of her idol’s gifts in the lyrics about inner strength. In the video, she evokes some of Jackson’s choreography as well. Since then, Tinashe has been busy recording and releasing mixtapes, touring with Nicki Minaj, creating a new version of Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love” for a Target commercial, and developing her upcoming album, Joyride. On her latest single, “Party Favors,” she warbles “they don’t go as hard as I do.” Find out if that’s true on the 16th. Tinashe performs with Ryan Hemsworth at 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $31. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com.