|Kelis Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 1979|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kelis is an American singer, songwriter, and chef known for releasing several popular tracks and albums which include Caught Out There, Acapella, Flesh Tone, Bossy, Milkshake, and Kelis Was Here.
Harlem, Manhattan, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Kelis studied at Manhattan Country School and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Singer, Songwriter, Chef
- Father – Kenneth (Jazz Musician, Former Professor at Wesleyan University)
- Mother – Eveliss (Fashion Designer)
- Siblings – Kelis has 2 older sisters and one younger sister.
Kelis is represented by –
- Universal Music Group, Record Label, London, England, United Kingdom
- Three Ring Projects, Llc., Artist Management Company, Brentwood, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Electronic
Ninja Tune, Virgin, Star Trak, Arista, Interscope Records, Jive Records, Geffen Records, will.i.am
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kelis has dated –
- Jamie Theakston (2000-2001)
- Pharrell Williams (2001)
- Nas (2002-2010) – After first meeting Nas in 2002, the duo got married in January 2005. They had a rough relationship during which they also became parents to a son named Knight Jones (b. July 22, 2009). The couple divorced in May 2010.
- Adawale Ogunleye (2009-2011)
- Mike Mora (2014-2022) – In 2014, Kelis married real estate agent Mike Mora and they have a son named Shepherd (b. November 2015) and a daughter named Galilee (b. September 2020). In September 2021, it was revealed that Mike had been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer and the doctor had given him 18 months to live. Sadly, Mike passed away in March 2022 at the age of 37.
- Bill Murray (2023) – In June 2023, Kelis was rumored to be dating actor Bill Murray after they were seen together in London.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Asian, Black, and Hispanic)
Kelis has African-American roots on her paternal side and is of Chinese and Puerto Rican descent on her maternal side.
- Husky voice
- Curly hair
Kelis has endorsed brands such as Ford Edge.
Kelis Favorite Things
- Jewelry Item – A cuff that’s woven on a string with sapphires and diamonds
- Rooms In Her House – Kitchen, Bathroom
- Movies – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Dead Presidents
Source – US Magazine
- Her name is a combination of her parents’ names.
- Her debut studio album, Kaleidoscope, was released on December 7, 1999, via Virgin Records.
- She is a fan of singer-songwriter Phil Collins.
- She has also earned a huge social media fan base with more than 1 million followers on Instagram, more than 500k followers on Twitter, and more than 350k subscribers on YouTube.
- In 2006, Kelis launched her own line of fashion accessories called Cake.
- She released her first cookbook titled My Life on a Plate in 2015.
- In September 2017, Kelis teamed up with Baileys to release a milkshake recipe.
- In 2020, Kelis participated as the Daisy in The Masked Singer. She was eliminated in the 5th episode.
- During the 2022 Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards, Kelis was honored with the “Innovation Award”.
- In 2022, an interpolation of her song, Milkshake was used in Beyoncé‘s song Energy from her album Renaissance.
- In February 2023, Kelis and her children were involved in an accident in the midst of the California blizzard and she revealed that their truck was almost “hanging off a cliff”. Fortunately, they didn’t suffer any major injuries.
- While growing up, Kelis was a big fan of En Vogue and Whitney Houston.
- Her first car was her dad’s old Mercedes.
- If she weren’t a singer, Kelis would’ve been a chef.
Featured Image by Jørund F Pedersen / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0