Kelis

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Kelis Rogers, 21 August 1979, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. American vocalist Kelis (pronounced Kuh-Lease) made a dramatic impact on the European market in 1999 with her debut single, ‘Caught Out There’. Dubbed the modern equivalent of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ and popularly perceived as ‘I Hate You So Much Right Now’ - from the screamed invective/chorus that disrupted the staccato, futuristic R&B track - the single assuredly positioned the vocalist in a recent lineage that included TLC, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray. The accompanying video made the singer’s anger all the more explicit: her errant partner is shown bruised, bloodied and ultimately hospitalized. In the song’s second verse, a gun is cocked while Kelis endearingly coos ‘I’ve got somethin’ for y’all’. The sometime Ol’ Dirty Bastard collaborator’s nickname of Thunder Bitch seemed well...

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