Kelis Rogers is an American singer, songwriter, and chef. At age 14, Kelis was admitted to New York's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she learned to play the saxophone and won a spot in the Girls Choir of Harlem. After she graduated from high school in 1997, Kelis took on a variety of jobs before landing a backup vocal slot on a single called "Fairytalez" released by the American hip hop group Gravediggaz. She then began working with music producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, known as The Neptunes, which ultimately resulted in her being signed to Virgin Records in 1998. Kelis released her debut studio album Kaleidoscope with Virgin Records on December 7, 1999. Inspired by jazz and disco music from the 1970s, the album was a critical and international success. It spawned three singles: "Caught Out There", "Good Stuff", and "Get Along With You".
|Born:||Kelis Rogers, August 21, 1979, Harlem, New York, U.S.|
|Residence:||Temecula, California, U.S.|
|Education:||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Le Cordon Bleu|
|Occupation:||Singer, songwriter, chef|
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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 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.
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- American cookbook writers
- African-American female singer-songwriters
- Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School alumni
- Interscope Records artists
- Brit Award winners
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- Virgin Records artists
- American rhythm and blues singer-songwriters
- American hip hop singers
- American chefs
- African-American songwriters
- American female pop singers
- American dance musicians
- African-American female singers
- American soul singers