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Kelis

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Kelis

American singer-songwriter and certified chef add

Category: Music

Born in 1979.

Countries: United States (35%), United Kingdom (35%), (14%)

Main connections: Calvin Harris, Nas, Macy Gray

Linked to: British Phonographic Industry, Ford Motor Company, Wesleyan University, Basement Jaxx

 

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Kelis was born in 1979 add something


1998

Kelis began recording her debut album, "Kaleidoscope", in mid 1998 and was finished within a year add something


1999

Pharrell Williams - In 1999, a friend introduced Pharrell to Kelis, they really vibed so the beginning result was producing her first album Kaleidoscope.


2001

Kelis's second album, "Wanderland", was released in 2001 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 add something

 

This was the second time Kelis has teamed up with Rhymes, the first being his 2001 song "What It Is" add something

 

Melanie Blatt - Blatt's solo releases were of variable success; her most prominent being "TwentyFourSeven", a collaboration with the "Artful Dodger", peaking at No 6 in September 2001 and the UK version of "I'm Leavin'" by Outsidaz on which she replaced Kelis

 

All Saints (group) - In September 2001, she collaborated with Artful Dodger on the track "TwentyFourSeven", which peaked at number six in the UK. In February 2002, Blatt replaced Kelis's vocals on the UK release of the track "I'm Leavin'" by Outsidaz and Rah_Digga; the single reached number forty-two

 

Lord Have Mercy (musician) - Genesis was powered by the hit single with Kelis, "What It Is", and his solo single released in November 2001, "Break Ya Neck"

 

Busta Rhymes - Genesis was powered by the hit single with Kelis, "What It Is", and his solo single released in November 2001, "Break Ya Neck".


2002

In 2002, Kelis recorded her song "So Be It" for the Red Hot Organization's Fela Kuti tribute CD, "Red Hot and Riot" add something

 

Nasir Jones and Kelis met at an MTV Video Music awards party in 2002; they dated for one year before becoming engaged in 2004, and marrying in January 2005 add something

 

Paul Heck - Riot features the musical talent of Blackalicious, Sade, Femi Kuti, Mix Master Mike, Macy Gray, D'Angelo, Kelis, Roy_Hargrove, Res, Manu Dibango, and Dead Prez among others, and was listed as one of the top ten best albums of 2002 by the New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle


2003

Kelis found mainstream success in the U.S. in 2003, with her Hot Dance Club Play number-one, "Billboard" Hot 100 top three single, "Milkshake"; this helped to propel her third album, "Tasty", to sell over 400,000 copies in the U.S in only two months add something


2004

With the success of "Tasty", Kelis went on tour as the opening act for fellow Jive artist Britney Spears's The Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004 add something


2005

Kelis is featured on the soundtrack to the 2005 film "Just Like Heaven" with a cover version of The Pretenders' 1979 classic "Brass in Pocket", as well as on the soundtrack to the 2006 dance film "Step Up" with a song called "80's Joint" add something

 

Nas - In 2005, Nas married RB singer Kelis in Atlanta after a two-year relationship.


2006

As of 2006 the album had sold 249,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan add something

 

Between 2006 and 2010, Kelis trained part-time as a chef, eventually graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school add something

 

Kelis's fourth studio album, "Kelis Was Here", was released in August 2006, and debuted and peaked at number ten on the "Billboard" 200 add something

 

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Dionne Warwick has collaborated with Kelis on a cover for her 2006 duets album, while Barry Manilow covered it on his 2006 album "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties"


2007

Gurtenfestival - During the summer of 2007, Kelis toured in Europe, appearing in numerous festivals across the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, such as Wireless, Rise and Gurtenfestival add something

 

Ford chose Kelis to help advertise the 2007 Ford Edge, and she recorded a theme song for the commercial, entitled "Push It to the Edge", with help from producer Scott Storch add something

 

"Kelis Was Here" was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2007 Grammy awards, but lost out to Beyoncé's "B'Day" add something

 

In March 2007, Kelis was detained by police in Miami Beach, Florida, and charged with disorderly conduct add something

 

Despite its top ten debut, the album has sold only 157,000 copies in the United States as of October 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan add something

 

In October 2007, Kelis's manager told "Entertainment Weekly" that the singer was working with Cee-Lo Green on an alternative dance album and would be shopping a pop album produced by songwriter Guy Chambers, who co-wrote hits such as Robbie Williams's "Angels" add something

 

Calvin Harris - In 2007, Kelis discussed plans to work with Harris on her then-upcoming album, although this did not materialise


2008

The popularity of the album's track "I Don't Think So" increased after its use in promotion for the 2008 season of the reality series "Big Brother Australia" add something

 

On September 12, 2008, Kelis was acquitted on charges of resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct stemming back to the 2007 arrest add something


2009

In 2009, Kelis announced that she was finishing her fifth studio album, to be released in 2010 under Interscope Records via the will add something

 

In April 2009 she filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences" add something

 

On July 22, 2009, Kelis gave birth to a baby boy named Knight add something


2010

Kelis appears on the Mark Ronson-produced track "The Man Who Stole a Leopard" from the 2010 Duran Duran release "All You Need Is Now", and co-wrote the song "Waiting" for British pop singer Cheryl Cole's "Messy Little Raindrops" add something

 

The couple's divorce was finalized May 29, 2010 add something

 

A cappella - In 2010, American dance recording artist Kelis released a song called "Acapella" as the first single from her album "Flesh Tone"

 

Natalia Kills - The first three singles were minor hits in some European countries but failed to chart in the US or UK. Kills opened for Kelis' European All Hearts Tour, as well as supported Robyn on her Body Talk Tour in November 2010 and early 2011


2011

The song was released in June 2011 in the United Kingdom and debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart add something

 

In a September 2011 interview, Kelis said that her sixth studio album would be finished "in the next few weeks" and that it would be released in 2012 add something

 

Calvin Harris - Following "Awooga", Harris released the single "Bounce", a collaboration with Kelis that debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart in June 2011


2012

According to Kelis's management firm, Three Six Zero Group, the album is due for a late 2012 release and will feature production from Skream, BURNS, Tom Neville, Dan Black and Caspa add something

 

The Skream-produced single "Distance" received its UK radio premiere in June 2012 add something

 

Calvin Harris - On 22 August 2012, Harris announced via Twitter that his third studio album will be titled "18 Months" and will feature Kelis, Rihanna, Example, Nicky Romero, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal, Ne-Yo, Ayah Marar and Dillon Francis


2013

Kelis is featured on Skream's 2013 single "Copy Cat", which led to a dispute between the two after Kelis alleged that the producer refused to have her appear in the music video add something

 

In April 2013, it was announced that Kelis had been signed to Dave Sitek's label Federal Prism and was going to release a single and two albums later that year add something

 

In October 2013, Kelis debuted her sauce line, "Feast" at the Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival add something


2014

On January 28, 2014, it was announced that "Food" would be released on April 21, 2014 add something

 

In 2014, Kelis announced her cooking TV special "Saucy & Sweet" to be aired on the Cooking Channel on February 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM EST. add something

 

Kelis's performance at London's Somerset House was recorded and released as an album, "Live in London", in November 2014 add something

 

Giorgio Moroder - On the 28th of March 2014, singer Kelis announced a collaboration with Moroder on her Facebook-page


2015

In early 2015 Kelis married her long-term partner, Michael Mora add something

 

In August 2015, Kelis announced that she is pregnant with her second child add something

 

Her first cookbook, "My Life on a Plate", was released on September 28, 2015; Kelis describes it as "an exploration of tastes and cultures, and my experience as a chef, musician, mother and wife" add something

 

Blackheath, London - In September 2015, the festival is planned to return, with a line-up including Elbow, Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Laura Mvula and Kelis


2017

In March 2017, she featured alongside rapper Sage The Gemini on English house DJ TCTS' single "Do It Like Me " add something

 

In June 2017, Kelis joined BBC One's singing contest "Pitch Battle" and stars as a judge of the competition along with Gareth Malone add something


2018

In 2018, Kelis described her relationship with Jones as mentally abusive, citing the upcoming birth of her child as a factor in her decision to end her marriage add something

 

Nas - In 2018, Kelis accused Nas of being physically and mentally abusive during their marriage


2019

In May 2019, Kelis confirmed via comments to fans on Instagram that she was recording music for her forthcoming seventh studio album, and that it'd be coming soon add something

 

The following month on June 3, 2019, Kelis released her second studio album, "Wanderland", to streaming services, finally making it available 18 years after it's European release add something