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Background information
Birth nameKelis Rogers
Born (1979-08-21) August 21, 1979 (age 44)
New York City, United States
Years active1997–present

Kelis Rogers (born August 21, 1979), better known as Kelis, is an American singer and songwriter. Her most well-known song is "Milkshake". It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Kelis released her sixth album Food in 2014.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Kelis was born and raised in Harlem, Manhattan. Her father was an African American jazz musician. Her mother is Puerto Rican and Chinese. She went to a private school called Manhattan Country School. When she was sixteen Kelis left home.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Kelis released her first album Kaleidoscope on December 7, 1999. Her second album Wonderland was released in October 2001. Kelis released her most successful album so far, Tasty, in December 2003. The first single from the album, "Milkshake", reached number three in the Billboard Hot 100. In 2006 Kelis Was Here was released. Flesh Tone was released in 2010.

References[change | change source]

  1. Levine, Nick (27 June 2016). "Kelis's mum's apartment is now available to rent on". NME.
  2. Pool, Hannah Azieb (1 February 2007). "Question time: Kelis" – via