Kelis

Kelis

Real Name:
Kelis Rogers
Profile:
American singer and songwriter, born 21 August 1979 in Harlem, New York City, USA.

Kelis graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 1997, being a violin player for 14 years, and signed a production deal with the then-under-the-radar production team The Neptunes. They produced her debut album "Kaleidoscope" (1999), released on Virgin. Her sophomore release, "Wanderland" (2001), wasn't as fortunate and did not get released in the US, which led to tensions with Virgin; Kelis was later dropped because of lackluster performance. She found solace in a romance with rapper Nasir Jones whom she married to in 2005 and divorced from in 2010.

Her career started going full throttle with the buzz surrounding her third album, "Tasty" (2003), which features hit single "Milkshake" that was nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2004 and peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play Songs chart in December 2003 with remixes by X-Press 2 and DJ Zinc.

"Kelis Was Here" (2006) was certified Silver in the UK for sales of over 60,000 copies. Things went quiet for a while, until Kelis returned to the scene with her first electronic album titled "Flesh Tone" (2010), which features production by the likes of David Guetta, Benny Benassi and Boys Noize, amongst others.

In April 2014, Kelis released her sixth studio album "Food". Fully produced by David Andrew Sitek, the album sees Kelis heading in a new musical direction with the album containing soul, funk and gospel elements.
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Kelis Discography

Albums

none Kelis Kaleidoscope (Album) Virgin, Virgin none US 1999 Sell This Version
VJCP-68334 Kelis Wanderland (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68334 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
0724359809014, VDJ2978 Kelis Tasty (Album) Virgin, Arista, Star Trak Entertainment 0724359809014, VDJ2978 UK 2003 Sell This Version
00946 363206 4 9, EV0515 Kelis Kelis Was Here (Album) Jive, Virgin 00946 363206 4 9, EV0515 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
006025 27410784 Kelis Flesh Tone (Album) Interscope Records 006025 27410784 UK 2010 Sell This Version
IRR1010 Kelis The Evolution Of Kelis(CD, Album) Illroots Records IRR1010 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NTLP003 Kelis Live In London (Album) Concert Live, Ninja Tune NTLP003 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
LOVECD332 Kelis Food (Album) Ninja Tune LOVECD332 Asia 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP1476 Kelis Live From Metropolis Studios(LP, Ltd, Num, Gre) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1476 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRCD 1386-2 Ol' Dirty Bastard Featuring Kelis Ol' Dirty Bastard Featuring Kelis - Got Your Money (Single, Maxi) Elektra PRCD 1386-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
724383867745 Kelis Caught Out There (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 724383867745 UK & Ireland 1999 Sell This Version
7087-6-15725-1-3 Kelis In The Morning(12", Promo) Virgin 7087-6-15725-1-3 US 1999 Sell This Version
391.1255.24 Moby / Moby Feat. Kelis Moby / Moby Feat. Kelis - Find My Baby / Honey (Maxi, Single) Mute, Labels 391.1255.24 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
72438-38715-7-5 Kelis Get Along With You (Single) Virgin, Virgin 72438-38715-7-5 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Lil' Kim Feat. Lil' Cease, Snoop Dogg & Kelis Lil' Kim Feat. Lil' Cease, Snoop Dogg & Kelis - How Many Licks (Neptunes Remix)(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none US 2000 Sell This Version
none Kelis Good Stuff (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin none UK 2000 Sell This Version
RLCDMUTE255, RLCDMute255 Moby Featuring Kelis Moby Featuring Kelis - Honey(CD, Single, Promo) Mute, Mute RLCDMUTE255, RLCDMute255 UK 2000 Sell This Version
C MUTE 255 Moby / Moby Feat. Kelis Moby / Moby Feat. Kelis - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? / Honey (Single, Maxi) Mute, Mute C MUTE 255 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FOXCD2, FOCXCD2 Foxy Brown Feat. Kelis Foxy Brown Feat. Kelis - Candy (Single) Def Jam Recordings, Ill Nana Entertainment FOXCD2, FOCXCD2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
SPRO-GURU-002 Guru*, Kelis, Donell Jones Guru*, Kelis, Donell Jones - Supa Love (Maxi) Virgin, Virgin SPRO-GURU-002 US 2000 Sell This Version
VUSTDJXX212 Kelis Young, Fresh N' New (Single) Virgin, Virgin VUSTDJXX212 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
VGP 000383 Kelis Wanderland (Promo Short Cuts)(CD, Maxi) Virgin VGP 000383 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
VUSLPDJ-167 Kelis Game Show(12", 45r) Virgin VUSLPDJ-167 UK & US 2001 Sell This Version
PRCD 1839-2 Angie Martinez Featuring Kelis Angie Martinez Featuring Kelis - Take You Home (Maxi) Elektra PRCD 1839-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
SUPER DJ 2055 DMD Timo Maas Feat. Kelis Timo Maas Feat. Kelis - Help Me (Maxi, Single) Perfecto SUPER DJ 2055 DMD Germany 2002 Sell This Version