Kelis

Dec
11
Kelis Preps ‘Food’ Album for April

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Kelis is starting out the new year with a new label and a new album. The “Bossy” singer will serve up her sixth LP Food next spring.

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May
21
Video: Dan Black f/ Kelis – ‘Hearts’

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Kelis stays on the cutting edge. For her latest collaboration, she teams with Dan Black in the time-lapsed video for his electro-dance single “Hearts.” The British singer-producer shot his scenes on a rooftop in Paris, while Kelis appears via animated postcards.

The song was originally recorded for Kelis’ upcoming album FOOD, due in September. “After I wrote one of the songs, I thought, this is so where I want to be going with my solo stuff. I just loved it,” Black told ELLE. “So, nervously, I asked her if I could use it, presuming she’d say no. But, magically, she said yes! I am a huge fan of hers.”

Kelis’ album was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek and will be released on his label Federal Prism. The first single, “Jerk Ribs,” premiered last month.

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Apr
30
Kelis Readies New Album for September

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Kelis has been laying low, but she has new music on the way. The “Bossy” singer has completed her sixth album and is eyeing a September release.

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Apr
22
New Music: Kelis – ‘Jerk Ribs’

Jerk Ribs

Kelis commanded the dance floor with her 2010 album Flesh Tone. But the singer returns to a more retro sound on “Call On Me,” produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. She spreads some sunshine on the feel-good tune, soaring over funky horns and whistles.

UPDATE: Kelis has officially released the song with the new title “Jerk Ribs” and announced the completion of her next album, due in September on Sitek’s Federal Prism label.

“I’m really excited, my album is done. It sounds like love and summer balled up into one!” she tweeted. “You asked when new stuff was coming, I procrastinated :) but no more. It’s here now, I’m happy. You should be too, embrace it! Wepa!”

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Feb
7
Solange, Kelis, Jill Scott, & Dawn Richard Celebrate Black Women in Music

Solange

It was ladies’ night at the 4th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music event on Wednesday. The magazine honored Solange and British soul singer Lianne La Havas at an intimate celebration at Greystone Manor Supperclub in West Hollywood during Grammy week.

R&B’s leading ladies and some fresh faces including Kelis, Jill Scott, Dawn Richard, Tamia, Estelle, Leah LaBelle, and Bridget Kelly toasted their fellow females. Solange entertained with some new material off her EP True and was joined onstage by her collaborator Devonté “Dev” Hynes and Earth Wind & Fire’s Verdine White.

Their male counterparts including Tank, Bilal, and Eric Benét also came out to show their support.

See more pics of the ladies showing out on the purple carpet.

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Nov
9
New Music: Skream f/ Kelis – ‘Copycat’

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Kelis is bound to have everyone talking with “Copycat,” her collaboration with British dubstep producer Skream. With a heavy hand of sarcasm, the dance diva addresses the similarities between her and her fellow females.

“I’m such a fan of that dress that’s why I bought it—five years ago/ I’m such a fan of your hair, that’s why I cut it,” she sings over the pulsing beat. “Come here copycat, you my puppet/ You know I love it.”

Never one to bite her tongue, Kelis declares her originality. “You could do it, I did it already.”

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Sep
18
Kelis Parades at London Fashion Week

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It was not hard to spot Kelis at London Fashion Week. The dance diva bounced from show to show, changing more than six times in two days. The fashion chameleon unleashed her wild side in a leopard-print dress at the Roberto Cavalli boutique opening, switching into a metallic number for her performance. She paid homage to the late designer Alexander McQueen in a “RIP McQ” T-shirt and donned plaid pants and a busty red top at the LOOK fashion show. Check out her many looks below.

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