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Birth name: Kelis Rogers.
Born: August 21, 1979 Manhattan, New York, United States.
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m).
-Nas (8 January 2005 - present).
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Kelis biography (bio):
Kelis Rogers-Jones is better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
Kelis was born and raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Her first name, pronounced [keˈliːs], is a combination of the name of her father Kenneth and of her mother Eveliss. Kenneth is an African-American jazz musician, a Pentecostal minister, and a professor at Wesleyan University. Eveliss is a Chinese-Puerto Rican fashion designer, who inspired Kelis to pursue her singing career.
As a child, she sang in church choirs and played violin, piano, and saxophone while attending Manhattan Country School, a private school. Kelis left home at age sixteen, but continued her education at age sixteen when she went to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she formed the R&B trio BLU (Black Ladies United). After graduation, she formed a band with The Neptunes and, with their support, landed herself a record deal.
She has since worked with a variety of musicians including Gravediggaz, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, OutKast, P. Diddy, Mondo Grosso, Usher, LFO, Moby, Richard X, Timo Maas, Bjork, No Doubt, Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul, Too $hort, and her husband, Nas. Her most notable duets were popular singles and music videos, even in the U.S., during 1999 and the early 2000s decade. These include the following: "What It Is" with Busta Rhymes, "Candy" with Foxy Brown, and "Got Your Money" with Ol' Dirty Bastard, with whom she was initially discovered beatboxing in a video of his.
Kelis is writing a cookbook and designing her own line of fashion accessories, called Cake.
Ford has chosen Kelis to help advertise the 2007 Ford Edge. She has recorded a theme song for the commercial, called "Push It to the Edge", with help from Grammy Award-nominated producer Scott Storch.
Also, Kelis and her husband Nas have signed a contract with MTV to record a reality show called Mr. and Mrs. Jones during his tour throughout the U.S. in support of his latest studio album, Hip Hop Is Dead.
Kelis is set to be working with Annie Lennox on a duet for the Eurythmics' new album, due to release in late November. Artists such as Pink, Mary J. Blige, and Madonna will also appear on the album.
During the summer, Kelis will be touring in Europe, appearing in numerous festivals among France, the UK, and Germany. She has begun work on her fifth album, according to the website IndieLondon.co.uk. Scottish electronic producer Calvin Harris has said he may be collaborating with her.
Kelis was arrested early morning on March 2, 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida. According to the police report, two female officers were working on an undercover operation in South Beach as prostitutes. The singer started screaming racial obscenities at the women and was quickly restrained by her friends. Kelis was detained and charged with two misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and for resisting arrest without violence and was taken to Miami-Dade County Jail, where she was later released on a $1,500 bail bond