Tag Archives: Kelis Rogers

Kelis teams up with Disclosure for new song “Watch Your Step”

24 May

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American singer/songwriter Kelis has teamed up with Disclosure on a new song entitled “Watch Your Step,” which is slotted for inclusion on the British production duo’s upcoming third studio album, “Energy.”

Scheduled to arrive on August 28 via Island Records UK, “Energy” features additional guest appearances from Kehlani (“Birthday”), Common (“Riverie”), Amine (“My High”),  Channel Tres (“Lavender”), Mick Jenkins (“Who Knew”), Blik Bassy (“Ce N’est Pas”) and Fatoumata Diawara (“Douha”).

Disclosure’s last studio album, 2015’s “Caracal,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles including “Omen” (featuring Sam Smith), “Holding On” (featuring Gregory Portman) and “Magnets” (featuring Lorde).

Meanwhile, Kelis’s next project – which is expected to arrive later this year – reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson, and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji.

Watch the music video for “Energy” below.

Kelis confirms new EP release for 2020

19 Feb

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According to a recent interview with SSENCE, American singer, songwriter and chef Kelis is scheduled to release her new EP later this year.

Among the songwriters and producers Kelis worked with on this project are Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Kara Marni, Ella Eyre), Daniel “Grades” Traynor (Dua Lipa, Lianne La Havas), Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji (Lauren Jauregui, David Guetta).

Kelis’ last studio album, the David Andrew Sitek-produced “Food,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.”

She also provided guest vocals on the track “Back and Forth,” taken from Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder’s fourteenth studio album, “Deja Vu,” which was released in 2015 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Back and Forth” below.

Kelis hits the studio with Dyo for new collaboration

8 Aug

Kelis has teamed up with Dyo for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born Dayo Olatunji) previously co-wrote songs for Fifth Harmony (“Lonely Night”), Maroon 5 (“What Lovers Do”), Fleur East (“Favourite Thing”), M.O (“Bad Vibe”), Four of Diamonds (“Name On It”), Jacob Banks (“Love Ain’t Enough”) and Iggy Azalea (“Bounce”).

Dyo’s debut single “Arena” – which was collectively produced by Jay Weathers and Parker Ighile and co-written by Alastair O’Donnell – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Kelis is expected to release her next project – featuring further contributions from Grades (Nao, Lianne La Havas), MNEK (Becky Hill, Kate Stewart) and Loxe (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) – later this year.

Fans of Dyo’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by David Guetta, Lauren Jauregui, Louise Redknapp, Ryn Weaver, Zara Larsson, Claudia Valentina, and Dan Caplen.

Watch the music video for “Arena” below.

 

Kelis’ 2001 sophomore album “Wanderland” is now streaming

5 Jun

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American singer/songwriter Kelis’ sophomore studio collection “Wanderland” is now streaming on all digital streaming outlets.

Even though the album was not released in US markets, due to Kelis’ departure from Universal Music imprint Virgin Records, “Wanderland” was available in European markets and peaked to number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart.

Entirely produced by The Neptunes (aka Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), the follow-up to 1999’s “Kaleidoscope” featured lead single “Young, Fresh n’ New,” as well as guest appearances from Pusha T (“Popular Thug”), Malice (“Daddy”), Roscoe (“Digital World”) and John Ostby (“Mr. U.F.O. Man”).

Kelis’ most recent studio collection, the David Andrew Sitek-produced “Food,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.”

For her upcoming project, Kelis has teamed up with producers Daniel “Grades” Traynor (Kwabs, Lianne La Havas), Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera) and Rowan “LOXE” Perkins (Nao, Jaz Karis).

Stream “Wanderland” below.

 

Kelis enlists MNEK, LOXE for new collaboration

29 May

American singer/songwriter Kelis Rogers, known mononymously as Kelis, has enlisted MNEK and LOXE for a new collaboration.

Born Uzoechi Emenike, MNEK is known for co-writing/producing Christina Aguilera’s “Deserve,” Jojo’s “Good Thing,” Alex Newell’s “Basically Over You,” Karen Harding’s “Say Something,” Craig David’s “Change My Love,” Little Mix’s “Touch,” Zara Larsson’s “Ain’t My Fault,” and Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF.”

Meanwhile, LOXE (born Rowan Perkins) had previously co-written and produced songs for Nao (“Love Supreme”), Jaz Karis (“Doubt My Love”), Chelou (“Out of Sight”), Tsar B (“Brazil”), Ariel (“We Bring Our Friends”), Jvck James (“Fears”), Vanessa Elisha (“Butter”) and MAAD (“Y.O.U”).

Kelis’s most recent studio collection, 2014’s “Food,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.”

She also provided guest vocals on the track “Back and Forth,” taken from Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder’s fourteenth album, “Deja Vu,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Back and Forth” below.

 

Kelis debuts music video for new single “Rumble”

25 Mar

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Kelis has debuted the music video for her new single online.

“Rumble” marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Food,” out on April 21 via Ninja Tune / Federal Prism Records.

The track was written by Kelis along with Todd Simon and Dave Sitek, who also worked with the likes of Erik Hassle [Republic Records], Yeah Yeah Yeahs [Interscope Records] and Oh Land [Federal Prism Records].

“Food” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Flesh Tone,” which featured collaborations with will.i.am (Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger), Benny Benassi (Madonna, Chris Brown) and Jean Baptiste (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus).

Watch the music video for “Rumble” – available for download from April 14 via iTunes and all other digital outlets – below.

Kelis premieres music video for new single ‘Jerk Ribs’

20 Feb

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Kelis has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Jerk Ribs” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Food.”

The new collection – which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Flesh Tone” – is scheduled for release on April 21 via Ninja Tune / Federal Prism Records.

“Jerk Ribs” was written by Kelis and Todd Simon along with David Andrew Sitek. The latter previously worked with Santigold [Atlantic Records], Yeah Yeah Yeahs [Interscope Records] and Oh Land [Federal Prism Records].

In related news, the “Bossy” star recently landed a new show on the Cooking Channel entitled “Saucy and Sweet” and it will premiere on February 26.

Watch the music video for “Jerk Ribs” below.