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Kelis Rogers ( /kəˈliːs/; born August 21, 1979), better known mononymously as Kelis, is an American singer-songwriter and certified chef. She has won Brit Awards, Q Awards, and NME Awards, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Outside her native United States, she has had nine top ten singles in the United Kingdom alone. Kelis appeared on Moby's Area One Tour, supported U2 on the European leg of their Elevation Tour, Britney Spears' The Onyx Hotel Tour and headlined her own All Hearts Tour with Robyn. Kelis was born and raised in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Her first name is a portmanteau of her father's name, Kenneth (1944–2000), and her mother's name, Eveliss. Her father Kenneth was an African American jazz musician and Pentecostal minister, and was formerly a professor at Wesleyan University. Her mother Eveliss is a Chinese fashion designer who inspired Kelis to pursue her singing career. She has three sisters, Kelis being the third born of the four girls. As a child, Kelis sang in church choirs and played violin, piano, and saxophone while attending Manhattan Country School, a private school. At the age of 13, Kelis shaved off all of her hair. In an

Nas/Kelis Tried Reconciling

Nas/Kelis Tried Reconciling

Kelis and Nas were ready to call off the divorce and give it a second chance ... but it didn't work. Kelis is on the stand right now in her ongoing divorce case with Nas. She testified she… READ MORE >

Nas on Arrest -- I'm a Victim of 'Profiling'

Nas on Arrest -- I'm a Victim of 'Profiling'

Rapper Nas claims he was a victim of "profiling" when he was pulled over for DUI back in September ... even though he told the cops he smoked weed before he got behind the wheel. Even though he… READ MORE >

- 2516 days ago
Nas DUI Arrest -- The Woozy Dashcam Footage

Nas DUI Arrest -- The Woozy Dashcam Footage

TMZ has obtained police dash cam footage showing rapper Nas failing several DUI field sobriety tests back in September. He was cleared of the charges -- but does he look sober to you? As we first… READ MORE >

- 2519 days ago
Nas Busted for DUI

Nas Busted for DUI

TMZ has learned rapper Nas was busted for DUI near his home in Georgia.Nas was busted by Henry County cops on September 10, 2009. Law enforcement tells us he was arrested, booked and charges are… READ MORE >

- 2520 days ago
Nas to Kelis: No Support for You!

Nas to Kelis: No Support for You!

Nas may be loaded, but it makes no difference. He's just filed legal papers asking the judge in his divorce case with Kelis to block her from getting spousal support.In the papers, filed by his… READ MORE >

- 2551 days ago
Federal Tax Lien Against Nas -- It Was Written

Federal Tax Lien
Against Nas It Was Written

Kelis isn't the only person trying to get money from Nas -- turns out Uncle Sam is too!TMZ has obtained a federal tax lien filed last month against Nas for a whopping $2,584,206.31. Looks like Nas… READ MORE >

- 2565 days ago
Kelis/Nas -- It's Still On!

It's Still On!

Reports that Kelis and Nas have reconciled are greatly exaggerated -- because the divorce is still full steam ahead.There are photos of them together earlier this month, looking like a… READ MORE >

- 2589 days ago
Nas & Kelis Reunite for Love ... of Hair

Nas & Kelis
Reunite for Love ... of Hair

Nothing brings an estranged couple involved in a bitter divorce together ... like the opening of a hair salon.Nas and Kelis put away their financial differences and hung out with Russell Simmons… READ MORE >

- 2598 days ago
Kelis -- Nas Makes a Friggin' Fortune

Kelis -- Nas Makes a Friggin' Fortune

There's a bottom line to the divorce between Kelis and Nas, and it's money, money, money.According to docs filed by Kelis' lawyer, disso queen Laura Wasser, the financial wizards have reviewed the… READ MORE >

- 2625 days ago
Kelis Brings Her Boy to the Yard

Kelis Brings Her Boy to the Yard

After giving birth nearly three weeks ago, pink weaved new mom Kelis was spotted out with her son, Knight Jones, in NYC this weekend.Last month, a judge ruled Kelis' estranged husband Nas must pay… READ MORE >

- 2635 days ago

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