New Kelis Album Bumped To August
Originally due June 13, R&B singer Kelis' fourth album, "Kelis Was Here," will now arrive Aug. 22 via Jive.Originally due June 13, R&B singer Kelis' fourth album, "Kelis Was Here," will now arrive Aug. 22 via Jive. The set boasts guest turns by Too Short and Nas -- Kelis' husband -- and production from Raphael Saadiq, Cee-Lo and will.i.am, among others.
Kelis also recently recorded with producer Scott Storch. The artist will kick off a European trek Saturday (June 24) at the Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, followed by dates in cities such as London, Amsterdam and Berlin. The tour winds up July 8 in Novi Sad, Serbia.
"Kelis Was Here," which was initially titled "The Puppeteer," will be the follow-up to 2003's "Tasty" (Star Trak/Arista), which peaked at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 524,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The disc also spawned the hit single "Milkshake," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.