8/21/1979, Harlem, New York, USA

Birth Name

Kelis Rogers



Also Known As

Kelis Rogers-Jones, Kelis Rogers, K. Jones
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Kelis is a singer from Harlem, New York. She is currently working on several independent projects including a fashion accessories, a women's shoe line, and a cookbook.

Mrs. Jones is best known for her hit 2003 single "Milkshake" and her marriage to the famous rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In May 2007, Kelis posed naked for photographer Marc Baptiste's book Nudes.

    • Kelis was arrested in early March 2007, after screaming racial obscenities at two undercover police officers who were posing as prostitutes. Kelis continued yelling at the two women and when she rushed toward them, was restrained by friends. She was charged with two misdemeanour charges of disorderly conduct and for resisting arrest.

    • A number of tracks on 'Tasty' were produced by Pharrell Williams.

    • Singles from Kaleidoscope:

      Caught Out There
      Good Stuff (Feat. Terrar)
      Get Along With You

      Single from Wanderland:
      Young, Fresh N' New

    • Rapper Will.I.Am. produced a number of tracks on the album Kelis Was Here.

    • Singles from Kelis Was Here:

      Bossy (Feat. Too $hort)
      Blindfold Me (Feat. Nas)
      Lil' Star (Feat. Cee-Lo)
      Whats That Right There (Feat. Will.I.Am)

    • Singles from Tasty:

      Trick Me
      Millionaire (Feat. André 3000)
      In Public (Feat. Nas)

    • In 2004, Kelis went on tour with Britney Spears as her opening act for The Onyx Hotel Tour.

    • Kelis' studio albums so far:

      Kaleidoscope (1999)
      Wanderland (2001)
      Tasty (2003)
      Kelis Was Here (2006)

    • Her 3rd studio album Tasty was her PA album then followed by her 2006 and 4th studio album Kelis Was Here which was also PA.

    • Kelis and Nas married on January 8, 2005.

    • Her 3rd single from 'Kelis Was Here' is called Lil' Star featuring Cee-Lo (also known as Gnarls Barkley)

    • She released a single and a video for a song Blindfold Me

    • Her height is 5'10".

    • Her three sisters are all doctors.

    • The song "Milkshake" is featured on Totally Hits 2004. It is the only song from her album Tasty that made it big.

    • Her name is a combination of her parents' first names.

    • Her Puerto Rican and Chinese mother, Eveliss, is a fashion designer, and her black father, Kenneth, who died two days before she inked her former deal with Virgin in 1998, was a jazz musician and a Pentecostal minister.

    • When she was 16, she enrolled as a drama major at New York's renowned La Guardia School for the Arts.

    • Has just recently made a new video calles "Bossy" which features Too Short.

    • ALBUMS
      * Kaleidoscope (1999) #144 US, #46 UK (Certifications: Gold (UK))
      * Wanderland (2001) (released in Europe, Asia and Latin America only)
      * Tasty (2003) #27 US, #11 UK (Certifications: Gold (US), Platinum (UK), Gold (AUS), Gold (NZ))
      * Kelis Was Here (2006) (TBR)

  • Quotes

    • Kelis: Am I R&B because I'm black? Am I pop because I have a song called Milkshake? Or can I just be who the hell I am? Good Lord, people make it seem like we're doing heart transplants here but we're just making music!

    • Kelis: You know what's funny? I'm a celebrity here but a star in Europe...