Singer-songwriter and chef who is known for her hit singles “Milkshake” and “Bossy.” She has collaborated with artists like Calvin Harris on tracks like “Bounce.”
She was kicked out of her parents’ house for bad behavior at the age of sixteen. Her first album, Kaleidoscope, was released in 1998.
Her album Kelis Was Here was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. She competed on the British version of The Masked Singer in 2020.
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|Date of Birth
|August 21, 1979 (age 44 years)
|5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)
Kelis worked in several jobs before she graduated. She worked in sales at a clothing store as well as a bartender. During her time at school, Kelis co-found a trio naming it “Black Ladies United’. Following her graduation, Kelis made professional connections and released her debut studio album “Kaleidoscope,” which peaked at top charts, sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and gave her a great career start.
She was married to rapper Nas from 2005 to 2010. The couple had a son, Knight, in 2009. In November of 2015, she had her second son, Shepherd, but kept the identity of the father a secret to the public.
Her early albums gained attention thanks to acclaimed production work from Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes.
Inspirational Quotes by Kelis
The album 'Kelis Was Here' sucked the life out of me, and so I went off and studied to be a Cordon Bleu chef. What's great about food is that it's less about who you know and what you look like, and more about if you're any good.Kelis
I had always been a fan of Nas, but I never met him. This is the one guy in the industry who's, like, the phantom rapper.Kelis
Everything I do has a certain quality, a certain flair, a certain flavor. I like to eat the way I like to dress, the way I listen to music: put it all together, and it's a great party.Kelis
In my life, looking at other women who have been pregnant while writing, I always feel like it's kind of their most musical or the closest to themselves. I think for me it's such a validating moment, you know. I always knew I wanted to have kids, and I've been making music all my life.Kelis
I needed a break, and going to culinary school turned a lightbulb on that I didn't have to make music. The people in the music business forget that not only is there an entire world of people out there who do not care what we do, we are not creating the wheel.Kelis