Mama Presents Kelis - Plus Special Guests
On Friday 27th June, The Institute Birmingham will play host to the award winning American R&B artist, Kelis.
Born in Manhattan, New York, Kelis was raised under the eye of her mother and also her father, an African-American jazz musician whom no doubt inspired Kelis as a songwriter herself. Her debut album ‘Kaleidoscope’ featured several tracks that appeared in the UK singles chart at high positions including ‘Caught Out There’ and ‘Good Stuff’.
In 2003, Kelis’ most notable single rocketed her to mainstream success, as ‘Milkshake’ brought all the boys to the yard and reached number one in the US Hot Dance Club Play chart and reached the top three in the Billboard Top 100. The track received regular playtime on the radio and on music channels all over the world, leading to a Grammy nomination in the following year for Best Urban Performance and her third album ‘Tasty’ that also sold 400,000 copies in only 2 months in the US alone.
Over the coming years Kelis released a string of well-received singles such as ‘Millionaire’, ‘Not In Love’ and ‘Bossy’, some of which featured collaborations with other well-loved reputable artists such as Outkast’s André 3000, Enrique Iglesias, Björk, Dallas Austin and Rockwilder to name just a few. Most recently, Kelis appeared on the chart hit ‘Bounce’ with Calvin Harris that peaked at number 2 in the UK singles chart and was again hammered on the radio as well as in many commercial night clubs all over the globe.
Currently touring the US, Kelis will be coming over to the UK for only 3 dates this summer, including the date at The Institute Birmingham, meaning her many fans will be in high anticipation of this coming event.
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