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American pop singer-songwriter

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Kelis Jones is a BRIT Award winner and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She became known worldwide for her third studio album Tasty.

Kelis Jones Info

Birth nameKelis Rogers
Date of BirthAugust 21, 1979
Place of BirthManhattan, New York, United States
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
GenresPop, dance, R&B, Hip-hop, soul, electronica
Years active1997–present
LabelsVirgin (1998–2001), Star Trak/Arista (2003–2005), LaFace/Jive (2006–2008), will.i.am music group (2010–)
Associated actsNas, Pharrell, Pusha T, Chad Hugo
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 [Having a baby] is the epitome of life - it's fun and exciting, and I'm happy in my life. I feel really blessed, so to me it's just about what feels good and about making this fun again. So I enjoy the music that I'm making now. I make my own schedule and I think having a child gives you a reason to work hard, whereas before it was like, 'Why am I doing this?' 
— Kelis Jones saying having a baby changed her approach to music / February 11, 2011
 Being a mum is the best job I have [but] I think it's really important to keep your own identity, because it is really easy to get swallowed up and pulled in every direction. 
— Kelis Jones is enjoying motherhood / February 11, 2011
 There’s a difference between a pop star and an artist. Pop stars have to be perfect all the time; an artist is allowed, on occasion, to suck. And I put myself in that category because I sometimes suck. I’m not trying to please the masses. It’s not going to happen so I don’t try. 
— Kelis Jones thinks she sucks sometimes / September 18, 2010
 There are prettier chicks, better dancers and lots of people out there could probably sing better than me. I’m just the only me there is. And that’s what makes it worth something. I don’t think I’m the best at anything. It’s just there’s no one else like me – and somehow it works. 
— Kelis Jones / September 18, 2010
 Everyone is trying so hard to be different that it’s contrived and unnatural. I find it hard to appreciate. 
— Kelis Jones / September 18, 2010

 It’s hard being a working single mother, but on the flipside, it’s awesome too. You only have to worry about yourself. It’s only your influence and your ideas. 
— Kelis Jones likes being a single mother / September 16, 2010

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