Coming out of New York, Kelis started her pop singing career back in 1997. She has released five albums, one compilation, and thirty-three singles. Kelis took the number three spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the single "Milkshake" in 2003. The song also took the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.
She has toured with bands like U2. She recorded the song, "Not in Love," in collaboration with Enrique Iglesias. Kelis has also opened for Britney Spears.