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Kelis
Birth name Kelis Rogers
Born August 21, 1979 (1979-08-21) (age 28)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) R&B, neo soul, hip hop soul, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1999–present
Label(s) Virgin, Star Trak/Arista, LaFace/Jive
Associated acts Nas, The Neptunes, Raphael Saadiq
Influences Neneh Cherry, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Queen Latifah, Sade, Salt-N-Pepa, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, The Fugees, D'Angelo
Website www.kelisonline.com

Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer-songwriter. is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a music genre and an umbrella term for current soul music. ... Hip hop soul is the second major subgenre of contemporary R&B. The term generally describes a style of music that blends soulful R&B singing and raw hip hop production. ... Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a genre that is defined in greatly varying ways. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Star Trak Entertainment is a record label, specializing in hip-hop music, founded by record producers Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams in 2002. ... Arista redirects here. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... The Neptunes is the name for the record production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who created the sound for some very successful Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists in the late-90s and 2000s. ... Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. ... Neneh Cherry performing live in Vienna (ca. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... The Artist redirects here. ... Latifah redirects here. ... Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Salt, DJ Spinderella, and Pepa on the cover to their 1999 CD single, The Brick Track Verses Gitty Up Salt-N-Pepa is an American R&B and hip hop group, consisting of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton (Salt and Pepa, respectively), and Deidre Dee Dee Roper (DJ Spinderella). ... Sly & the Family Stone was an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... For other uses, see DAngelo (disambiguation). ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ...

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Biography

Kelis was born and raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, New York. Her first name, pronounced /kəˈlis/ (she can be heard singing her own name in the song Blindfold me), is a combination of her father's name, Kenneth, and her mother's name, Eveliss. Kenneth is an African-American jazz musician, Pentecostal minister, and professor at Wesleyan University.[2] Eveliss is a Chinese-Puerto Rican fashion designer, who inspired Kelis to pursue her singing career. For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Athanasius · Augustine · Constantine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Calvin · Luther · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Pentecostal... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1831 and located in Middletown, Connecticut. ... --76. ...


As a child, she sang in church choirs and played violin, piano, and saxophone while attending Manhattan Country School, a private school. Kelis left home at age sixteen,[2] but continued her education at age sixteen when she went to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she formed the R&B trio BLU (Black Ladies United). After graduation, she formed a band with The Neptunes and, with their support, landed herself a record deal. For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Anne Rice novel, see Violin (novel). ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... Manhattan Country School is a private coeducational PreK-8 school with its main location in Manhattan and a farm in Roxbury, New York. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, also officially known as H.S. 485 and informally as LaGuardia Arts, is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ... The Neptunes is the name for the record production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who created the sound for some very successful Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists in the late-90s and 2000s. ...


Kelis has since worked with a variety of musicians including Gravediggaz, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, OutKast, P. Diddy, Mondo Grosso, Usher, LFO, Moby, Richard X, Timo Maas, Björk, Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul, Too Short, and her husband, Nas. Her most notable duets were popular singles and music videos, even in the U.S., during 1999 and the early 2000s decade. These include the following: "What It Is" with Busta Rhymes, "Candy" with Foxy Brown, and "Got Your Money" with Ol' Dirty Bastard, with whom she was initially discovered beatboxing in a video of his. Gravediggaz was an American hardcore rap group from New York City, well-known for its dark sense of humor and abrasive, menacing soundscapes. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... For the 1974 blaxploitation film, see Foxy Brown (film). ... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975), better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ... This article is about the hip hop group. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]) is an American record producer, CEO, clothing designer, actor, and rapper. ... Mondo Grosso is a popular Japanese musical group formed in Kyoto in 1991. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Lyte Funky Ones (LFO) was an American three-man pop group consisting of Rich Cronin, Devin Lima (born Harold Lima), and Brad Fischetti. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall, September 11, 1965) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. ... Richard Philips is a record producer, best known by his stage name Richard X. In an early issue of the now defunct Popworld magazine, Phillips told of how he had simply sealed a postcard with a kiss which was misinterpreted as the letter X; from then on he has used... Timo Maas (born in Hanover, Germany) is a very well-renowned electronic music DJ/producer and remixer. ... This article is about the musician. ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... This article is about the Jamaican reggae artist. ... Too Short, or Too $hort, (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is a rapper who started his career in his hometown of Oakland, California. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... ODB redirects here. ...


Music career

Kaleidoscope (1999)

Main article: Kaleidoscope (Kelis album)

Kelis began recording her debut album, Kaleidoscope, in late 1998 and was finished within a year. The album was produced by The Neptunes members Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. It debuted at number one hundred and forty-four on the Billboard 200 and reached the top fifty on the Top Heatseekers, selling over 10,736 copies in its first week of release. The album has since sold just 249,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its lead and most notable single, "Caught out There", peaked at number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and became a minor MTV/BET video hit. The entire album took off in Europe, where all three singles—"Caught out There", "Good Stuff" (featuring Terrar of Clipse), and "Get Along with You"—were sizable hits. Kelis' colorful style in both clothing and hair received considerable attention. Singles from Kaleidoscope Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 2000 Kaleidoscope is the debut album by American R&B singer Kelis, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Singles from Kaleidoscope Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 2000 Kaleidoscope is the debut album by American R&B singer Kelis, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter. ... For other persons named Charles Hugo, see Charles Hugo (disambiguation). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... Caught out There is the lead single from Keliss debut album, Kaleidoscope (1999). ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... BET redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Good Stuff is the name of the second single taken from Kaleidoscope, the debut album from Kelis. ... Clipse is a Virginia based (via The Bronx) hip hop duo. ... Get Along with You was the third and final single from Kaleidoscope, the debut album from Kelis. ...


"Caught out There" entered the UK Singles Chart at number four. With its success, it was decided that another single should be released. A second single, "Good Stuff", was a modest hit, securing a number nineteen position on the UK Singles Chart, although the third release, "Get Along with You", only reached number fifty-one in the United Kingdom, despite Kelis promoting the track there. According to the BPI, a British music charts organization, Kaleidoscope went gold, selling over 100,000 copies in the UK, where it reached number forty-three on the UK Albums Chart. Furthermore, Kelis won the BRIT Award for "International Breakthrough Act" in 2001. Her biggest market was in Europe, where a combination of rap and R&B intermixed with rock and roll and other genres were readily accepted. Australia and Asia were also easy markets for Kelis. “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


Wanderland (2001)

Main article: Wanderland

Her second album, Wanderland, was released two years later exclusively in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, after its lead single, "Young, Fresh n' New", failed to catch on in the U.S. The video for the song barely registered on American MTV or VH1, but received heavy airplay on MTV2 as well as on Canada's MuchMusic. According to Kelis, then-American record company Virgin did not like Wanderland. The record executives at Virgin felt the album material didn't have strong enough singles. Unlike those of her debut, Wanderland's sales were mediocre, with just 80,000 copies sold worldwide, and the only single released off the album, "Young, Fresh n' New", only managed to reach number thirty-two in the UK. Though the album was critically acclaimed. Wanderland is the second album by R&B artist Kelis, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... Wanderland is the second album by R&B artist Kelis, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Young, Fresh n New was the first and only single from Wanderland, the second album from Kelis. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by CTV Limited; a division of CTVglobemedia dedicated to music, music-related programs and youth culture. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ...


Kelis, who had moved to Europe during her successful period there, began touring with U2 on their European tour, and in the United States with Moby during his Area:One Festival. It was in the U.S. that she met rapper Nas, and the couple got married on January 8, 2005. This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Area Festival was a music festival founded by popular electronic musician Moby, who asserted that he was in large part, inspired by the ethos of Lollapalooza,[1] and wished to create a similarly genuinely eclectic, interesting, alternative music festival. Moby organized the first such festival, called Area:One in... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tasty (2003)

Main article: Tasty

Kelis finally found mainstream success in the U.S. in 2003, with her Hot Dance Club Play number-one, Billboard Hot 100 top five single, "Milkshake"; this helped to propel her third album, Tasty, to sell over 400,000 copies in the U.S in only two months. It also earned her a Grammy Award nomination in 2004 for "Best Urban/Alternative Performance". Although The Neptunes contributed a number of tracks to the album, Kelis began collaborating with other producers, such as Dallas Austin, André 3000, Rockwilder, and Raphael Saadiq, producing an altogether more eclectic, alternative sound. According to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, the album has sold 528,000 copies in the United States and has gained gold status in the U.S., where "Milkshake" also went gold, selling over 500,000 copies. | Name = Tasty | Type = Studio | Artist = Kelis | Cover = TastyKelis. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Milkshake is a pop/R&B song written and produced by The Neptunes for American singer Keliss third studio album Tasty (2003). ... | Name = Tasty | Type = Studio | Artist = Kelis | Cover = TastyKelis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... The Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance has been awarded since 2003. ... Dallas Austin (born December 29, 1970 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Grammy-winning American songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... Ice Cold redirects here. ... Rockwilder (born Dana Stinson) is an American hip hop and R&B record producer. ... Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. ...


The single and album immediately found success in Europe. According to the BPI, Tasty went platinum in the United Kingdom, selling over 300,000 copies, and the hit single "Milkshake" went silver, selling over 200,000 units—it was the UK's fourteenth best-selling single in 2004. The album's second single, the Dallas Austin-produced "Trick Me", also proved successful on radio and music video channels in Europe, and went to the top ten in many European countries during mid-2004. However, the song did not garner success in the U.S., where its music video barely received airplay. "Trick Me" was important because The Neptunes were, for once, not involved in its production. Kelis' success grew in Australia, where Tasty went gold with over 35,000 copies sold, and where "Milkshake" and "Trick Me" went platinum (selling over 70,000 copies each). Trick Me is the second single from Keliss third album Tasty. ...


"Not in Love", Kelis' collaboration with Enrique Iglesias from his 2003 seventh studio album, 7, was released as a single the following year, reaching number five in the UK. Although the single failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. Kelis followed the success of the third Tasty single, "Millionaire" (featuring André 3000), with the Rockwilder-produced, sexually suggestive track "In Public" (featuring Nas). The single was a UK-only release, going to number seventeen on the chart with no video shot. The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Music. ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... 7 is a Enrique Iglesias album recorded in English in 2003. ... Millionaire is an R&B song written by American singer Kelis alongside songwriter, producer and singer André 3000 -half of the groundbreaking duo OutKast, often classified as Hip-Hop geniuses- for Keliss 2003 third studio album Tasty. ... In Public is the fourth single from Keliss third album Tasty, performed with rapper Nas. ...


During this time, she collaborated with Björk on a remix of the first single from Medúlla, "Oceania", which appeared as a B-side to the album's second single, "Who Is It". With the success of Tasty, Kelis went on tour as the opening act for Britney Spears' The Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004. This article is about the musician. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Medúlla, meaning bone marrow in Latin, is an album by Icelandic singer/songwriter/musician Björk, which was released on 30 August 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... Oceania was formely planned to be the first single release from Björks Medúlla album. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Screenshot from Who Is It Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right) was the second single to be released from Björks Medúlla album. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... The Onyx Hotel Tour was Britney Spears’ tour in support of her fourth #1 album In the Zone. ...


Kelis Was Here (2006)

Main article: Kelis Was Here

Kelis' fourth studio album, Kelis Was Here (originally due to be called The Puppeteer), was released in August 2006, and debuted and peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200. Despite its top ten debut, the album has sold only 158,000 copies in the United States as of November 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its lead single, "Bossy" (featuring Too Short), achieved frequent airplay on urban radio and was a moderate hit in the U.S., peaking at number sixteen. The single "Bossy" also went multi platinum in December 2006 according to the RIAA. The album includes production credits by Scott Storch, Cee-Lo Green (from the Gnarls Barkley fame), Raphael Saadiq, will.i.am, Max Martin & Dr. Luke, Knobody, Polow da Don, Damon Elliott, Cool and Dre, Sean Garrett, and Bangladesh. Unlike on Kelis' previous efforts, the production duo The Neptunes are not featured at all; Kelis was quoted to say that it was "very important to me", but said it was purely a business decision and has no ill will towards Williams or Hugo. Kelis Was Here was nominated for "Best Contemporary R&B Album" at the 2007 Grammy Awards, but lost out to Beyoncé's B'Day. Kelis Was Here is the fourth studio album by American R&B/hip hop singer Kelis, released by LaFace/Jive Records on August 22, 2006 in the United States and on September 11, 2006 (see 2006 in music) via Virgin Records worldwide. ... Kelis Was Here is the fourth studio album by American R&B/hip hop singer Kelis, released by LaFace/Jive Records on August 22, 2006 in the United States and on September 11, 2006 (see 2006 in music) via Virgin Records worldwide. ... Bossy is the first single released from Keliss 2006 album Kelis Was Here. ... Too Short, or Too $hort, (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is a rapper who started his career in his hometown of Oakland, California. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian[1] entertainer, hip hop, pop, R&B, Reggaeton record producer and an occasional rapper. ... Cee-lo (also known as Dice, See-Low, Four-Five-Six, The Three Dice Game, Chinchirorin, and by several alternative spellings) is a gambling game played with three six-sided dice. ... Gnarls Barkley is an American musical collaboration between multi-instrumentalist and producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) from New York, and rapper/vocalist Cee-Lo Green (Thomas Callaway), from Atlanta. ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... Martin Karl Max Martin Sandberg (born February 26, 1971) is a Grammy-nominated,[1] Swedish pop-dance music producer and songwriter. ... Dr. Luke, also known as Doctor Luke, Luke Gottwald, Lukasz Gottwald, (birth name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald) is a musician, songwriter and producer who has written and produced for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Jibbs, Lady Sovereign, Kelis, Avril Lavigne, Marion Raven, Missy Elliott, P!nk, Lil Mama, Mos Def, the... Jamal Fincher Jones, better known as Polow Da Don, is an Atlanta-based music producer who rose to fame in late 2005 and early 2006 through hit singles by artists including Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Rowland, Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, Rich Boy, Ciara, Kelis, Mario, And Lil Fizz. ... // Cool and Dre (born in Miami, Florida) are a team of hip hop producers, consisting of Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon from the North Miami area. ... Sean Garrett is an American R&B Singer, songwriter and record producer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album has been awarded since 2003. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards is a ceremony honoring the best in music for the 2006 recording year (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006) in the United States. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (pronounced [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... Alternate cover Deluxe edition cover Singles from BDay Released: July 31, 2006[14] Released: October 3, 2006[15] Released: October 23, 2006[16] Released: April 16, 2007[17] Released: July 10, 2007[18] This article is about the Beyoncé album; for other uses, see Birthday (disambiguation) BDay is...


The second single from the album, which was pushed by her American label (Jive), although without a properly physical release, was the collaboration with Nas, "Blindfold Me". The song missed the Billboard Hot 100, and reached only number ninety-one on the R&B chart. Afterwards, her European label (Virgin) decided not to release this single and to go instead with the Cee-Lo-featured "Lil Star", which was another hit for Kelis in the United Kingdom, peaking at number three. In the UK, Kelis Was Here has shipped 60,000 copies and earned a silver certification from the BPI. It charted at number forty-one only, but following the popularity of "Lil Star", it re-entered the albums chart in February 2007. According to the ARIA, Kelis Was Here went gold, selling 35,000 despite the fact the album had a low debut of only ninety-six on the Australian Albums Chart. Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Blindfold Me is the second single from Keliss 2006 album Kelis Was Here. ... Lil Star is the second single and last to be released in Europe from Keliss Grammy-nominated 2006 album Kelis Was Here, after the minor success of Bossy. ... The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ...


Kelis collaborated with Busta Rhymes and will.i.am on the track "I Love My Chick", the second single from Rhymes' 2006 seventh studio album, The Big Bang. This was the second time Kelis has teamed up with Rhymes, with the first time being on his 2002 song "What It Is". Kelis is also featured on the soundtrack to the 2006 dance film Step Up with a song called "80's Joint". I Love My Bitch or I Love My Chick (Edited Version) is the second single from Busta Rhymes The Big Bang. ... The Big Bang is the seventh studio album from American rapper Busta Rhymes, released on June 13, 2006. ... The Step Up soundtrack is the soundtrack for the dance/romance film Step Up. ... Step Up is a 2006 dance/romance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. ...


After the disappointing sales of Kelis Was Here, Kelis's popularity was boosted in Australia with her track "I Don't Think So" being used as the promo track for 2008 Big Brother. As of April 20th, 2008, "I Don't Think So" was the Number 29 song on the Australian Aria Charts and still climbing (and peaked at #12 in iTunes Australia's digital track chart).


The Hits (2008)

Main article: The Hits (Kelis album)

A greatest hits album containing fourteen of Kelis' previous hits entitled The Hits (previously due to be titled Good Stuff - The Best of Kelis) was released on March 3, 2008 in the United Kingdom. The album does not contain any previously unreleased songs, although Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Got Your Money", N.E.R.D's "Truth or Dare", and Richard X's "Finest Dreams" appear on the album, which is unusual for a hits collection album as she was a featured not headlining artist on these tracks. The Hits also includes popular Kelis collaborations with artists such as André 3000, her husband Nas, Cee-Lo and Too Short. Television adverts and promotional posters were used in the United Kingdom to promote The Hits. Blindfold Me featuring Nas was, however, not included on The Hits, despite it's small success in various American, European and Oceanian charts. is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... ODB redirects here. ... This article is about the band. ... Richard Philips is a record producer, best known by his stage name Richard X. In an early issue of the now defunct Popworld magazine, Phillips told of how he had simply sealed a postcard with a kiss which was misinterpreted as the letter X; from then on he has used... This article is about the TV channel. ... Ice Cold redirects here. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Cee-lo (also known as Dice, See-Low, Four-Five-Six, The Three Dice Game, Chinchirorin, and by several alternative spellings) is a gambling game played with three six-sided dice. ... Too Short, or Too $hort, (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is a rapper who started his career in his hometown of Oakland, California. ... Blindfold Me is the second single from Keliss 2006 album Kelis Was Here. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the TV channel. ...


The Hits is thought to be a last-minute attempt of Kelis' former record labels to make money from her previous work before she is signed to a new label and releases a fifth studio album, which Kelis is currently said to be working on, the set debuted at #164 on the Billboard Top 200 in the U.S.


Current activities

Kelis is writing a cookbook and designing her own line of fashion accessories, called Cake.[3] She is also working with Ashanti on a high-heeled shoes line called KeShany Heels.[4] For the 2005 Missy Elliott album, see The Cookbook. ... Such styles may change quickly, and fashion in the more colloquial sense refers to the latest version of these styles. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Ford has chosen Kelis to help advertise the 2007 Ford Edge. She has recorded a theme song for the commercial, called "Push It to the Edge", with help from Grammy Award-nominated producer Scott Storch.[5] “Ford” redirects here. ... The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV under the Ford marque. ...


Also, Kelis and her husband Nas have signed a contract with MTV to record a reality show called Mr. and Mrs. Jones during his tour throughout the U.S. in support of his eighth studio album, Hip Hop Is Dead.[6] For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Hip Hop Is Dead is a 2006 album by American hip-hop artist Nas that was released on December 19, 2006. ...


Kelis is set to be working with Annie Lennox on a duet for the Eurythmics' new album, due to release in late November. Artists such as Pink, Mary J. Blige, and Madonna will also appear on the album.[7] Annie Lennox (born Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. ... For the approach to music education, see Eurhythmics. ... Alecia Beth Moore (pronounced [1]) (born on September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (often stylized as ), is a two-time Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in 2000. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ...


During the summer of 2007, Kelis toured in Europe, appearing in numerous festivals among the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.


Kelis is in talks to host a Project Runway-esque show for VH1, and is auditioning for various film and TV roles.[8][9] For the current American season, see Project Runway (season 4). ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently...


Record label issues

In late October 2007, Jive Records dropped Kelis due to Kelis Was Here's poor sales. Her manager told Entertainment Weekly that the singer is working on an indie dance album with Cee-Lo Green. They are also shopping a pop album produced by songwriter Guy Chambers, who co-wrote hits such as Robbie Williams' "Angel". Scottish electronic producer Calvin Harris was also said to be collaborating with her.[10] Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English songwriter and record producer best known for his long partnership with Robbie Williams. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Angels is a song written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, originally performed by Williams, and covered by Jessica Simpson, Mexican singer Yuridia and also by singer Beverley Knight and 2006 newcomer band All Angels. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Calvin Harris (born January 17, 1984), is a Scottish singer, songwriter and record producer. ...


Arrest

Kelis was arrested early morning on March 2, 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida. According to the police report, two female officers were working on an undercover operation in South Beach as prostitutes. The singer started screaming racial obscenities at the women and was quickly restrained by her friends. Kelis was detained and charged with two misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and for resisting arrest without violence, and was taken to Miami-Dade County Jail, where she was later released on a $1,500 bail bond.[11] is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Resisting arrest is a term used in the United States (and possibly elsewhere) to describe a criminal charge against an individual who has committed at least any one of the following acts: Eluding a police officer who is attempting to arrest the individual Using or threatening to use force against... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ...


Discography

Main article: Kelis discography

This is the discography of American R&B and hip-hop singer Kelis. ...

Albums

Singles from Kaleidoscope Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 2000 Kaleidoscope is the debut album by American R&B singer Kelis, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Wanderland is the second album by R&B artist Kelis, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... | Name = Tasty | Type = Studio | Artist = Kelis | Cover = TastyKelis. ... Kelis Was Here is the fourth studio album by American R&B/hip hop singer Kelis, released by LaFace/Jive Records on August 22, 2006 in the United States and on September 11, 2006 (see 2006 in music) via Virgin Records worldwide. ...

Singles

Year Single Album
1999 "Caught out There" Kaleidoscope
"Good Stuff" (featuring Terrar)
2000 "Get Along with You"
2001 "Young, Fresh n' New" Wanderland
2003 "Milkshake" Tasty
2004 "Trick Me"
"Millionaire" (featuring André 3000)
2005 "In Public" (featuring Nas)
2006 "Bossy" (featuring Too Short) Kelis Was Here
"Blindfold Me" (featuring Nas)
2007 "Lil Star" (featuring Cee-Lo)

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References

  1. ^ Nas and Gray Help Kelis Celebrate Birthday. ContactMusic.com (August 2006). Retrieved on 2007-01-09.
  2. ^ a b Question time: Kelis. Guardian Unlimited (February 1, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  3. ^ KELIS TO LAUNCH CLOTHING LINE & COOK BOOK. ConcreteLoop.com (September 26, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-01-12.
  4. ^ Exclusive Kelis interview. LiveJournal (January 9, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-18.
  5. ^ Ford Chooses Kelis To Push Edge. TheCarConnection.com (December 19, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-01-09.
  6. ^ Nas Shrugs Off Kelis Arrest, Gets His 'Greedy On' With Tour, New Album. MTV News (March 12, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-27.
  7. ^ Annie Lennox To Collaborate With Madonna On New Album. Newsvine (May 2, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  8. ^ Halperin, Shirley (October 26, 2007). Jive Records drops Kelis. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
  9. ^ Crosley, Hillary (October 29, 2007). Report: Kelis Splits With Jive. Billboard. Retrieved on 2007-10-29.
  10. ^ Kelis To Work With Calvin Harris?. PR-inside.com (May 14, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  11. ^ Cops: Singer Kelis Arrested for Screaming Profanities at Florida Police. FOXNews (March 3, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-15.

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NAME Kelis
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Rogers-Jones, Kelis
SHORT DESCRIPTION American singer and songwriter
DATE OF BIRTH August 21, 1979
PLACE OF BIRTH New York City, New York, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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