News: Kelis Joins Diddy, Eminem & Black Eyed Peas, Reveals Interscope Records Deal

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009 11:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B singer Kelis has reportedly linked with Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am and become the latest artist to sign onto his Will.i.am Music Group, an Interscope Records imprint.

According to reports, Nas' estranged wife is now on Interscope, home to artists including Eminem, Diddy, 50 Cent and Mary J. Blige.

After much speculation following the release of a song titled "Acapella" on the Internet last week, singer-songwriter Kelis has announced that she has signed to Interscope Records through Will.i.am Music Group. "I love that I am now a new part of the Interscope family," Kelis said via a statement. "2010 is around the corner and I can't wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again." (Billboard)

The move marks her official departure from former record company, Jive Records.

Kelis' last label deal was with Jive Records, and she reportedly was dropped in late 2007. Her as-yet-untitled album features production from the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am as well as Free School, Boyz Noize, Burnz, DJ Ammo and David Guetta, who produced the above-mentioned retro-dance track. (Reuters)

She hinted at a new record deal late last month.

"My album is pretty much done. I signed a new deal and I'm madly in love with life and ready to share something with you," she said in a message. "My song is called 'Acapella' and I wrote it with love and life in mind. I hope that it finds you well and that you love it, cause honestly I do!" (All Headline News)

Kelis has over a decade of music to her name and is most known for working alongside The Neptunes.

In mid-1999, Kelis was singing alongside rap troublemaker Ol' Dirty Bastard on his cut "Got Your Money," and her signature Technicolor spiraled Afro sparked critics' interests. Kelis captured feminist desires on her debut, Kaleidoscope, released in December 1999. Two years later, she teamed up with the Neptunes once again for Wanderland. (All Music)

No further details on Kelis' new record deal have been released as of now.

Check out a past Kelis SOHH interview below:

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