Born Aug 21, 1979

Kelis Rogers, better known mononymously as Kelis, is an American singer-songwriter. She has won Brit Awards, Q Awards, and NME Awards, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. She has had nine top ten singles on the UK Singles Chart. Kelis appeared on Moby's Area One Tour, supported U2 on the European leg of their Elevation Tour and headlined her own All Hearts Tour with Robyn.… Read More

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  • Singer Kelis Dons Chef's Whites With London Pop Up Restaurant - Jul 01, 2016
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    Turns Out Your Milkshake Is Better Than Kelis’ Because She Never Made One
    Huffington Post - May 24, 2016
  • Kelis: ‘I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Made A Milkshake’
    Guardian (UK) - May 23, 2016
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    19 Songs That Beautifully Capture Motherhood
    Huffington Post - May 06, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kelis.


1979 Birth Born on August 21, 1979.


1998 18 Years Old Kelis began recording her debut album, Kaleidoscope, in mid-1998 and was finished within a year. … Read More
1999 19 Years Old …  Kelis achieved moderate international success with her 1999 debut album, Kaleidoscope, but left her label Virgin Records after its follow-up, Wanderland (2001), received little sales attention and no U.S. release. … Read More


2001 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Kelis won the BRIT Award for International Breakthrough Act and the NME Award for Best R&B/Soul Act, before joining Moby and U2 on their Area:One and Elevation tours, respectively. … Read More
2002 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Kelis recorded "So Be It" for the Red Hot Organization's Fela Kuti tribute CD, Red Hot and Riot, from which all proceeds were donated to AIDS awareness charities. … Read More
2003 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Kelis achieved a second top ten hit in the UK as a featured artist on Richard X's "Finest Dreams", a reworking of the S.O.S. Band's 1986 single "The Finest". … Read More
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
Kelis contributed a track titled "80's Joint" to the soundtrack of the 2006 dance film Step Up.
Kelis Was Here was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old After Kelis left Jive, the label released a fourteen-track greatest hits album entitled The Hits in March 2008. … Read More
In 2009, Kelis announced that she was finishing her fifth studio album, to be released in 2010 under Interscope Records via the Music Group. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
During mid-2010, Kelis embarked on her first U.S. tour, titled All Hearts with Robyn, amid a selection of club, festival and solo dates that continued through 2011–these included Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Good Vibrations and Lovebox.
2011 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Kelis collaborated with Scottish producer Calvin Harris on the 2011 single "Bounce", the lead single from Harris' third studio album, 18 Months. "Bounce" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Kelis's tenth UK top ten single.
In 2013, following reports that Kelis had been working with producer Dave Sitek, it was announced that she had signed to Sitek's own record label Federal Prism and was going to release two albums. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old In 2014, the Cooking Channel aired a cooking TV series starring Kelis, Saucy and Sweet, and the same year she set up a food truck to cook for attendees of the American music festival SXSW.
In 2015, Kelis featured on veteran disco producer Giorgio Moroder's album Déjà Vu, singing on the track "Back and Forth". … Read More
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