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Kelis

Laurent Levy

Why You Can't Miss Her: Best known for 2000s R&B bangers like "Milkshake" and "Bossy," Kelis spent the first three years of the new decade pushing her sound bigger and bigger, releasing four-on-the-floor pop-dance collaborations with producers like David Guetta and Calvin Harris. Switching up her sound once again, Kelis recently premiered the syncopated, seemingly Solange-influenced "Jerk Ribs," the first track off her upcoming Food, recorded with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. Her three South By gigs – at Stubb's, Clive Bar and Hype Hotel – expect both old favorites and a first look at new tracks that won't be heard again until the album's mid-April release.

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