Kelis Rogers is an American singer, songwriter and chef. Kelis released her debut studio album Kaleidoscope on December 7, 1999. Inspired by jazz and disco music from the 1970s, the album was a critical and international success. Kelis has been recognized at the Brit Awards, Q Awards, NME Awards and Grammy Awards ceremonies. Her musical output, both as a lead and featured artist, encompasses various genres—she has collaborated with R&B and hip hop acts including Busta Rhymes and Clipse, electronic and dance producers such as Calvin Harris, Timo Maas and Richard X, pop and rock acts Enrique Iglesias and No Doubt and indie and alternative musicians including Björk and Dave Sitek. She has sold six million records worldwide and has had success in the United Kingdom, where ten of her singles have peaked within the top ten of the UK Singles Chart.