NEW YORK (Billboard) – 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.
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.
Kelis’ last label deal was with Jive Records, and she reportedly was dropped in late 2007. Earlier this year, a pregnant Kelis filed for divorce from her husband, rapper Nas. In July, a judge ordered him to pay Kelis, who has since given birth to a baby boy, nearly $44,000 in monthly support.
Kelis is best known for her 2003 single “Milkshake,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart and sold 883,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The track is from her best-selling album, “Tasty,” which sold 535,000 copies. #ShoutOut Reuters
Black Eyed Peas group members will.I.am and Fergie have been hit with a new lawsuit claiming they stole Fergie’s song “Voodoo Doll.”
Grounded Music Inc. filed a lawsuit in United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleging will.I.am and Fergie stole their song “Waterfall,” from an album titled Each One Teach One, by the group Groundation.
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