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ONE Musicfest 2018 Performing Artist: Kelis
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Kelis Rogers, better known by just her first name, first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s hit Got Your Money. Years of chart dominating songs and thrilling, boundary-pushing music followed resulting in millions of albums sold and numerous top 10 hits. She has released six albums, won Brit, Q, and NME Awards, and been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Her latest album Food, made with a live band and horn section, mints a sound that is rootsy, raw, and soulful without ever being retro. Upon release the album was praised as one of her most adventurous works yet. Kelis has toured every corner of the world, performed at every major festival, and shared the stage with the world’s top artists. A fashion icon and designer muse since the early days of her career, she is celebrated for a personal style which is often as creative and forward-thinking as the music she makes. Alongside her career in music, Kelis is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef with multiple television cooking specials, a debut cookbook with 2015’s My Life on a Plate, and a burgeoning entrepreneurial streak with Bounty & Full, her line of gourmet sauces in stores now.
"Kelis is a unique treasure” BBC
“Genius. Pop auteur. Credible Diva.” NME
“Art pop pioneer.” Rolling Stone