Kelis Debuts New Material at BBC 6 Music Festival


Kelis gave her U.K. fans a taste of her first album in four years at the BBC 6 Music Festival at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday.

Beaming in a gold metallic gown, the Harlem diva opened with a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and served up her hits including “Milkshake,” “Trick Me,” and “Acapella.”

For the first time, she also performed material off her upcoming album Food including “Jerk Ribs,” “Rumble,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Cobbler,” during which she hit a whistle note that would make Mariah proud.

Her sixth album Food, produced entirely by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, arrives April 22 via U.K. indie label Ninja Tune.

Prior to the album’s release, the Le Cordon Bleu chef will appear at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, where she will serve meals out of her own food truck.

Watch Kelis satisfy her hungry fans with new music.

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  1. Kyle

    Her new music is giving me everything right now. I am so happy that she is using live instrumentation and giving so much energy in these performances. “Cobbler” and “Friday Fish Fry” sound awesome live so I’m anxious to hear the studio versions. Kelis is by far one of MY FAVORITE ARTISTS EVER! P.S. That whistle note was very unexpected. Get it Kelis!!!


  2. m.i.k.e.

    Love it when artists stop following silly trends and make music that they feel passionate about, cuz results are always great
    Friday fish fry sounds great, Rumble is a masterpiece and im sure she’s going to have the best selling album of her career


  3. Pablo

    She is the REAL diva. Sings LIVE and her music has SOUL.


  4. freak

    Basic bitches will never understand Kelis!
    She redefines coolness , innovation and trend with ease!
    No gender boundaries , genre or marketing can stop her from being unique…
    Fan tas tic


  5. TrinaFan

    Can’t wait to buy her album. Lover her, she is such a trend setter!


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