Perhaps taking a cue from Beyoncé, Tinashe commanded the attention of nearly every single lady at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in Wantagh, N.Y., over the weekend when she dedicated her hit song "Company" to them, SO's be damned. (It definitely didn't hurt that the R&B singer happens to be emotionally unattached herself.) What followed was a sequence of Tinashe's catchiest singles, including "All Hands on Deck" and "Flame," which she and her fleet of agile backup dancers moved along to with reckless abandon—in 80-degree heat, no less—inciting shrieking cheers of approval from the crowd.
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Here, exclusively on InStyle.com, Tinashe takes us behind the scenes during her sweltering day at Jones Beach Theater.
1. ON THE MOVE
"Rolling up to the venue with my girls."
2. MAKESHIFT MAKEOVER
"Trailer game is questionable but my glam squad is on-point."
3. ALMOST SHOWTIME
"Laced up. Last look before we hit the stage."
4. TEAM TINASHE
"Love my fans. My favorite about performing is getting to meet my people."
5. HAIR FULL OF SECRETS
"How many bobby pins does it take to keep a braid looking like this?"
6. SWEATING FOR THE SET
"Ice dripping... cold sweat."
7. THAT'S A WRAP
"Thank you for having me, Billboard. I love you! We out."