Video for "Acapella", Kelis' No. 1 Dance/Club hit, premieres at www.iamkelis.com
Kelis Performs On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" On April 6th
Flesh Tone, The GRAMMY®-Nominated Singer-Songwriter's First Album In Nearly Four Years, Set For Summer 2010 Release By will.i.am Music Group/Interscope Records
The video for Kelis' new single, "Acapella," premieres today at www.iamkelis.com. Based on a treatment written by the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, the video was lensed in Los Angeles by co-directors Chris Cottam, Rankin and Nicole Ehrlich.
Kelis performed at numerous events during last week's Winter Music Conference 2010 in Miami, including shows with will.i.am, Benny Benassi and David Guetta. She'll perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
"Acapella" topped Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart earlier this month and is now No. 1 on Music Week's Pop Club Chart in the U.K., where it's been added by the BBC's Radio 1.
The track, which appeared in People's "Hot Downloads" column and on Entertainment Weekly's "The MustList," was produced by David Guetta (producer of The Black Eyed Peas' hit single "I GOTTA FEELING"). "Acapella" is the lead single from Kelis' upcoming album, Flesh Tone, which will be released this summer by will.i.am Music Group/Interscope Records.
Flesh Tone, her first album in nearly four years, was singled out as one of 2010's "Best Bets" by Billboard. In addition to working with Guetta, Kelis recorded Flesh Tone with several other influential producers, including Free School, Boys Noize, Burnz, DJ Ammo, Benny Benassi and label head will.i.am, who called Kelis "a best kept secret," in a recent interview with Vibe.com, noting: "She can be big...As big as the Peas."
Kelis debuted in 1999 with Kaleidoscope, which featured the ubiquitous MTV/BET hit "Caught Out There." The track entered the U.K. Singles Chart at No. 4 and Kelis went on to win a BRIT award ("International Breakthrough Act"), an NME award ("Best R&B/Soul Act") and a Q award ("Best Music Video" for "Caught Out There"). Over the past 10 years, she has worked with a wide variety of artists, including The Neptunes, Andre 3000, Björk, Enrique Iglesias and Raphael Saadiq. Perhaps best-known for her GRAMMY-nominated, Top 5 smash "Milkshake," and the million-selling ringtone "Bossy," the fashion icon is also a certified chef and a recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu.