Kelis Cooks Up 'Tasty' New Album
Pop-soul vocalist Kelis is readying "Tasty," her third album and first for new label Arista, for a Nov. 11 release.Pop-soul vocalist Kelis is readying "Tasty," her third album and first for new label Arista, for a Nov. 11 release. The 24-year-old New York native's new disc will be preceded by the release of single "Milkshake," which was sent to U.S. radio outlets today (Sept. 15) for airplay consideration.
Uber-production team the Neptunes assists on a number of tracks, including "Milkshake." Elsewhere on the album, Kelis gets assistance from producers Dallas Austin ("Trick Me," "Keep It Down"), P. Diddy ("Guilty Girl") and ex-Toni Tony Tone frontman Raphael Saadiq ("Glow," "Marathon," "Harlem Streets").
"I had so much time alone with the music," the artist says in a statement. "The album feels very intimate, and it very clearly reflects where I am in my life right now. I feel comfortable, settled."
Well-known for her guest appearances with the likes of Ol' Dirty Bastard and Busta Rhymes, Kelis is also currently featured on the Neptunes' "Clones" compilation disc on the cut "Popular Thug." She also duets with Outkast's Andre 3000 on the latter's upcoming double album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."
Kelis' 1999 debut, "Kaleidoscope" (Virgin) peaked at No. 144 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 231,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.