US - Interscope Records
Harlem‐bred vocalist Kelis left her parents’ home at 16, but continued her education at the famed FiorelloH. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. 2 years later with the support of producers The Neptunes, she landed herself a recording deal. In mid‐1999, Keliswas singing alongside rap troublemaker Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his cut “Got Your Money,” and her signature Technicolor‐spiraled afro & colorful style sparked critics’ interests. Keliscaptured feminist desires on her debut album Kaleidoscope, released in December 1999. Two years later she released Wanderlandexclusively in Europe, Asia and Latin America. 2003’s Tasty followed and yielded the Top Ten Neptunesproduced hit “Milkshake.” In 2006, her fourth album, KelisWas Here, was released and led by the duly assertive “Bossy.” Kelishas worked with some of the biggest names in the industry –having recorded with willl.i.am, Bjork, Outkast, Raphael Saadiq, Moby, Enrique Iglesias and Basement Jaxxto name a few. Kelishas been busy working on her next album with producers such as David Guetta, Burnz, DJ Ammo, Boys Noize, Diplo/Switch & Free School to name a few. The yet to be titled album is slated for release in 2010 on will.i.am/InterscopeRecords.