News: Kelis On Moving To Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, "It Was A Good Marriage"

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 12:20PM

Written by Rosario Harper

R&B singer Kelis recently dished about her motivation for joining the likes of Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and other Interscope Records artists with her new recording deal.

Joining Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.i.am's imprint, Kelis said she considered other labels before teaming with Interscope to release Fleshtones.

"There were definitely people that were interested in signing me before [choosing will.i.am's label]," she revealed in an interview. "I played it for a few of the key labels that I liked that I thought would understand a record like this...I've worked with will before and I love him. I love [Interscope chairman] Jimmy [Iovine]. It was a good marriage...As far as this generation goes, there's not a single song that you can bring up to [will.i.am] or a reference or an artist or an era of music that he is not privy to or that he doesn't understand." (Rap-Up)

Reports of Kelis' move made headlines in early December.

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 marked 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)

No further album details have been released as of now.

Check out a past Kelis SOHH interview down below:

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