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21, 1979
New York City, NY
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21, 1979 (age 41)
New York City, NY


Singer-songwriter and chef who is known for her hit singles "Milkshake" and "Bossy." She has collaborated with artists like Calvin Harris on tracks like "Bounce."

Before Fame

She was kicked out of her parents' house for bad behavior at the age of sixteen. Her first album, Kaleidoscope, was released in 1998.


Her album Kelis Was Here was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. She competed on the British version of The Masked Singer in 2020. 

Family Life

She was married to rapper Nas from 2005 to 2010. The couple had a son, Knight, in 2009. In November of 2015, she had her second son, Shepherd, but kept the identity of the father a secret to the public.

Associated With

Her early albums gained attention thanks to acclaimed production work from Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes.