After much speculation following the release of a song titled “Acapella” on the internet last week, it was announced today that singer/songwriter Kelis has signed to Interscope Records through will.i.am Music Group. Her as-yet-untitled upcoming album features production from will.i.am, Free School, Boyz Noize, Burnz, DJ Ammo and David Guetta, who produced the above-mentioned retro-dance track.
“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.”
Kelis’ last label deal was with Jive Records, but she was reportedly dropped late 2007. Earlier this year, a pregnant Kelis filed for divorce from her famous husband Nas. In July, a judge orderd the rapper 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,” selling 535,000 units.