December 2, 2009 / 1:21 AM / 8 years ago

Singer Kelis finds label home with Will.i.am

NEW YORK (Billboard) - After much speculation following the release of a song titled “Acapella” on the Internet last week, singer-songwriter Kelis has announced that she has signed to Interscope Records through Will.i.am Music Group.

<p>Kelis displays a creation at the Heatherette show during Spring 2007 Fashion Week in New York City September 12, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>

Her as-yet-untitled album features production from the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am as well as Free School, Boyz Noize, Burnz, DJ Ammo and David Guetta, who produced the above-mentioned retro-dance track.

Kelis’ last label deal was with Jive Records, and she reportedly was dropped in late 2007. Earlier this year, a pregnant Kelis filed for divorce from her husband, rapper Nas. In July, a judge ordered him 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,” which sold 535,000 copies.

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