|Kelis Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 1979|
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-Present) – In 2014, Kelis married real estate agent Mike Mora and they have a son named Shepherd (b. November 2015).
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.
- 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 800k followers on Instagram, more than 500k followers on Twitter, and more than 250k subscribers on YouTube.
Featured Image by Jørund F Pedersen / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0