Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kelis announced today that she will release her next album through will.i.am Music Group / Interscope Records. Kelis has just given everyone a taste of what’s to come with the David Guetta-produced “Acapella,” which is now available on her website www.iamkelis.com. The new album features production work by some of today’s most influential producers, including will.i.am, David Guetta (Black Eyed Peas), Free School, Boys Noize, Burns and DJ Ammo.
Says Kelis, “I love that I am now a new part of the Interscope family. 2010 is around the corner and I can’t wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again.” Adds will.i.am, “Kelis represents the kind of edge that pushes all of us not just musically but stylistically as well. She has always opened new doors for her audience and we’re ready to walk through this next one with her.” Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records concurs, adding, “Kelis is a true artist and we’re so excited to start this new chapter in her musical life.”
Kelis exploded onto the global musical landscape in 1999 with her debut album Kaleidoscope, which featured the ubiquitous MTV hit “Caught Out There.” Her career has seen her deliver five albums, garnering her a BRIT Award (for Best International Breakthrough Act in 2000) and two Grammy Award nominations. Over the last ten years, she has worked with music’s biggest talents, including The Neptunes, Andre 3000, Bjork, Enrique Iglesias and Raphael Saadiq. Perhaps best-known for her Top 5 smash “Milkshake,” and the million-selling ringtone “Bossy,” the fashion icon and New York native is also a certified chef and a recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu.