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People coined me one but that's because, especially if you're in the States, if you're black and you sing, then you're R&B". record company at the time, Virgin, had laid off those that worked on Kaleidoscope; their replacements did not understand or believe in Wanderland, which led her to leave the label around the time of the album's European release. Although the Neptunes contributed several tracks to Tasty—the album was released by their label Star Trak Entertainment, a joint venture with Arista Records—Kelis began collaborating with other producers, such as Dallas Austin, André 3000, Rockwilder, and Raphael Saadiq.
Kelis's second album, Wanderland, was released in 2001 in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, but did not receive a North American release. In 2002, Kelis recorded "So Be It" for the Red Hot Organization's Fela Kuti tribute CD, Red Hot and Riot, from which all proceeds were donated to AIDS awareness charities. She stated in an interview: "I felt like I had a lot to prove with this album.
The same year, she had a top 20 US club hit with a remix of "Young, Fresh 'n' New" remix produced by Timo Maas, who subsequently featured Kelis on his single "Help Me". People had started messing with me along the lines of 'Is she REALLY any good without The Neptunes? And so I was like 'I'll take that challenge'." The single and album immediately found success in Europe.
According to the BPI, Tasty went platinum in the United Kingdom, selling over 300,000 copies, and "Milkshake" went silver, selling over 200,000 units.
Kelis toured as the opening act for fellow Jive artist Britney Spears's The Onyx Hotel Tour.
In 2005, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film Just Like Heaven with a cover version of The Pretenders' "Brass in Pocket" (1979).
Kelis followed the success of the third Tasty single, "Millionaire" (featuring André 3000), with the Rockwilder-produced, sexually suggestive track "In Public" (featuring Nas), which reached number 17 on the UK chart Also in 2004, Kelis collaborated with Björk on a remix of the latter's track "Oceania" (from Björk's album Medúlla), which appeared as a B-side to the Björk album's second single, "Who Is It".
Kelis was also a bartender and a sales associate at a clothing store before graduating high school.
Afterwards, a friend introduced Kelis to The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo); they formed a strong bond, and, with their support, she landed a record deal with Virgin Records.
Kelis contributed a track titled "80's Joint" to the soundtrack of the 2006 dance film Step Up.
She collaborated with Busta Rhymes and will.on the track "I Love My Bitch", the second single from Rhymes's 2006 album The Big Bang.
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Kelis began recording her debut album, Kaleidoscope, in mid-1998 and was finished within a year.