Kelis Net Worth (Updated 2022) – Income, Salary, Biography

Kelis Net Worth and Income: Kelis Rogers is an American singer and songwriter from Harlem, Manhattan, New York, who has a net worth of $4 million as of 2022. Kelis made a name for herself in R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, and Electronic, music genres.

She gained popularity in the music world with the release of her hit singles including Caught Out There, Acapella, Flesh Tone, Bossy, and Milkshake. 

Her professional singing career began when she was 14 years old and was admitted to New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. While there she started learning how to play saxophone and then got an opportunity to become part of the Girls Choir of Harlem.

Before launching her singing career, Kelis has done a handful of jobs in the country. At the age of 14, she decided to leave her house at the age of 16 and after almost four years she started to grab the attention of several record labels. 

Her popularity began to explode after she signed with Virgin Records and since then Kelis released numerous hit music which earned her a lot of fame. After her deal with the record, Kelis began teaming up with some high-profile artists such as Busta Rhymes and many more. 

Kelis Rogers is also known for having sold over 6 million records globally. In addition, she found success when 11th of her singles reached the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. As a featuring artist, Kelis collaborated on more than 21 music videos and singles for other artists.

Sheseveraled several albums and tracks including:

  • Six Studio Albums
  • One Compilation Album
  • Thirty-Nine Tracks 
  • Twenty-Nine Music Videos

Along with having huge success in the music industry, Kelis also developed an interest in food at an early age. To pursue her career in the food industry, she teamed up with her mother and switched from the music biz to food. Moreover, she attended a cooking school called Lee Cordon Bleu.  

Kelis earned pretty well success in the business industry after cinched her brand of distinctive signature sauces as well as founded her accessories line. 

Kelis Net Worth 2022:

NameKelis Rogers
Net Worth$4 Million
Age43 years old
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1979
Annual Income$400 thousand
ProfessionAmerican Singer
Zodiac SignLeo

Kelis Net Worth Last 5 Years:

  • Net Worth 2022                                               $4 Million
  • Net Worth 2021                                               $3.6 Million
  • Net Worth 2020                                              $3 Million
  • Net Worth 2019                                               $2.8 Million
  • Net Worth 2018                                               $2 Million

Early Life:

Kelis Rogers-Mora was born on the 21st of August 1979 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York, to parents Kenneth and Eveliss. Her father was known for being a Jazz Musician as well as a Former Professor at Wesleyan University, while her mother worked as a fashion designer.

Kelis grew up with 2 older sisters and a younger sister. Kelis started taking an interest in music from an early age all thanks to her mother who encouraged her to pursue a career in music.

However, later in the years, her parents saw Kelis’ bad behavior and they soon kicked out her of their house. Around that time Kelis was just 16 years old. 


While growing up she also joined the church choirs where she performed as well as playing piano, saxophone, and violin.

That was the same time when Kelis was a student at Manhattan Country School and later she enrolled at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts where she completed her studies.

While studying in high school she formed the BLU called (Black Ladies United) which was the R&B trio. 

Kelis did several jobs before entering the music industry, she first became a bartender and then worked as a saleswoman at apparel shops. Around this time Kelis was still studying in high school.

From that point forward she got a chance to sign a deal with Virgin Records after her friend invited Kelis to work with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, known as The Neptunes. They build a strong bond and as a result Kelis eventually signed with Virgin Records

Singing Career:

Shortly after signing the deal with Virgin Records, Kelis started making music in the mid-1998. Under the contract, Kelis dropped her debut album called Kaleidoscope.

She recorded that album within one year and it peaked at #7 on the UK Albums chart and earned Gold certification as well. It also includes the hit single Caught Out There, that project became the turning point of her career and since then her singing career skyrocketed. 

Later in 2001, Kelis collaborated with The Neptunes and came up with the release of her second studio album titled Wanderland which became even more successful peaking at #78 in the UK. The album’s lead single Young, Fresh n’ New” became a massive hit and it went all the way to #8 on the UK R&B chart. 

The breakthrough moment of her career came when Kelis released her third studio album Tasty which became a mainstream success. In 2003, the album was released under the record labels Star Tarak and Arista and it earned Platinum certification by BPI. Moreover, that project earned 27 spots on the Billboard 200.  

Since then Kelis continued to release more albums including Kelis Was Here (2006), Flesh Tone (2010), and Food (2014).

In 2004 Kelis first went on to a tour called Tasty Down Under Tour and then continued to perform on multiple tours such as All Hearts Tour (with Robyn) (2010), Intimate Venues Tour (2014), and Kaleidoscope 20th Anniversary Tour (2020).

In addition to this, Kelis is also been on tours such as Moby’s Area One Tour, U2’s Elevation Tour, All Hearts Tour, with Robyn, and The Onyx Hotel Tour, with Britney Spears. After taking years of break from the music industry, Kelis eventually released the song “Midnight Snacks” in 2021. 

Acting Career:

In 2003 Kelis first did a voiceover in the South Korean action movie Volcano High. In the following year, she came up as the Musical Guest in the American late-night show Saturday Night Live. In 2010 she provided vocals for the character of Tyra Banks in the animated musical film Freaknik: The Musical.

In the very next year, Kelis became the Quickfire Judge for the American reality television series Top Chef Masters in which she appeared in the two episodes of season 3. In 2012 she was the guest judge in Fashion Police and then starred in the short movie Brazzaville Teen-Ager in 2013. 

Kelis appeared as herself in the seven episodes of the reality cooking show Hell’s Kitchen. She served as a judge in the 2017 singing show Pitch Battle. In 2020 Kelis appeared as a contestant in the British reality singing competition The ked Singer in which she was eliminated in the fifth episode of the show.

In that same year, she appeared as Host/Judge in the streaming television series Cooked with Cannabis and then guest-starred in the 2021 cooking show Selena + Chef

Kelis Career, Biography

Culinary work:

From 2006 to 2010 Kelis worked as a part-time saucer and completed his cooking studies at Le Cordon Blue Culinary academy. In 2006 Kelis came up with the release of her first cookbook called  Lauren Pesavento.

Then in September 2015, her second cookbook named My Life on a Plate was published. In the latter one, she talks about her personal story via the food she makes. 

In 2013 Kelis decided to expand her food business and launched her sauce line called “Feast”, located at the Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festiva. In 2015 she sold that business under the title Bounty & Full

In 2014 she starred in Saucy and Swee which was broadcasted by Kelis on the cooking TV series, and she set up a food truck to cook meals for guests of an American music festival known as SXSW and it was around that same year. 

Fashion Line:

In 2006 Kelis entered the fashion industry with the ch of her fashion accessories, named Cake. In the following year, Kelis was in talks to host a Project Runway show for VH1 and started auditioning for several movies and television characters.  

Awards & Accolades:

Kelis Rogers began her singing career at an early age and she has won a total of 9 awards and received 33 award nominations in her successful music career.


  • Brit Awards for International Breakthrough Act in 2001.
  • Glamour Awards for Best Solo Artist in 2004.
  • 3 New York Music Awards for Best R&B Video, Dance Single, and R&B Album in 2011.
  • Silver Clef Awards in the category of International Award in 2010.


  • 2004 Billboard Music Awards for Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist – Female and Top Hot Dance Club Play Single.
  • 2 Grammy Awards for her single “Milkshake” and fourth album Kelis Was Here in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2004 and Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2007, respectively.
  • 2004 MOBO Awards for Best Video.
  • 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best R&B.
  • 2004 Music Television Awards.
  • 2004 MVPA Awards for Best Director of a Female Artist.
  • 2004 Q Awards for Best Video Milkshake.
  • 2 Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video in 2007 and Centric Award in 2014.
  • 2000 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party for Best New Female Solo Star.
  • 2 Teen Choice Awards in Choice Single and Choice Grill categories.
  • TMH Awards for Favorite Up Tempo Single of the Year.
  • UK Music Video Awards for Best Dance Video in 2011.
  • 2 Urban Music Awards for Best Music Video and Best R&B Act in 2007.
  • Vibe Awards for Club Banger in 2004.

Personal Life:

In 2002 Kelis Rogers first met popular rapper Nas and the couple began dating since then. Their first meeting was at the MTV Music Awards event. After dating for years, the two eventually married in January of 2005.

On the 22nd of July 2009, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Knight Jones. In the following year, they separated and their divorce was finalized in May of 2010. Kelis’ relationship with the rapper was physiologically and physically abusive as Kelis described herself. 

Kelis met Mike Mora a real estate agent and photographer. The couple married in the year of 2014 and in November 2015 their son Shepherd was born. Later they also welcomed their second child named Galilee

In 2021 Mora revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma and the medic had given him 18 months to live. On the 14th of March 2022, Kelis lost her husband Mora who was just 37 years old at that time. 

Real Estate:

The famous Popstar and rapper, Kelis, who’s toured all over the world and teamed up with various high-profile hip-hop artists is someone who made that dream happen. Kelis has a net worth of $4 million and she can afford expensive properties. 

Kelis was previously living in a spectacular house located in Glendale, California, where she had lived for almost 2 decades. In 2012 Kelisa moved into a 3,850-square feet house for the relatively low price of just $875,000.

This beautiful house is located in the state of California and it was built back in the 1920s. The house features an indoor kitchen as well as an outdoor kitchen, a massive backyard, a swimming pool, saltwater pool, 2 fireplaces, and much more. 

In 2017 Kelis eventually listed this astonishing house for about $2 million and later in 2018 the property was sold for $1.7 million. 

Kelis Facts:

  • Her parent gave her the name Kelis with the combination of their names.
  • She first signed with Virgin Records and then dropped her debut studio album Kaleidoscope in December of 1999. 
  • She is influenced by drummer and singer Phil Collins. 
  • Kelis earned the title of Innovation Award during the Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards in 2022. 
  • She has done endorsement work for a brand called Ford Edge.
  • Her dad is of Chinese Puerto Rican descent while her mother is of African-American ancestry. 
  • Kelis was 13 years old when she decided to shave her hair.
  • She likes to color her hair in several colors including pink, orange, blood red, blue-black, green, and more.
  • After shouting racial slurs at officers dressed as prostitutes in Miami Beach, Kelis was arrested and charged by the local police. 
  • Kelis hired Matthew Williamson for her marriage gown in green.

Kelis Net Worth:

As of 2022, Kelis Net Worth is estimated to be around $4 million. She is one of the prominent singers in the country and first came to the spotlight after dropping her second studio album called Wanderland.

Since then she continued to grab the attention of some big audiences with her hit music such as the 2003s singles Milkshake, Trick Me, and Millionaire, 2006s song Bossy, as well as her 14-track hit album The Hits which she released in 2008. 

According to some reports, Kelis earns around $200 thousand as a singer through different sources. A big partition of her income comes from album sales, royalties, live shows, tours, as well as collaborations. Kelis has released a total of 7 albums including the compilation project, in which she has sold over 6 million records worldwide. 

Kelis rose to fame when she released her third album Tasty which earned her mainstream success and became her second highest peaking album. The album contains the breakthrough song Milkshake which led her to earn a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance. 

Along with earning a pretty vast chunk of money from the music industry, Kelis makes between $30 thousand to $46 thousand from being a chef. She became one of the renowned entrepreneurs after publishing her cookbooks and then a fashion line. Kelis also has a YouTube channel where she uploads her music videos. 


The American singer-songwriter, Kelisa is known for releasing her hit single Milkshake.

Since that moment Kelis has gone on to sell over 6 million records worldwide and earned two Grammy Award nominations, earning herself approximately a net worth of $4 million in the process. 

Instead of concentrating so much on her music, Kelisa is begun to spend more and more time on her Culinary aspirations, writing a cookbook as well as appearing on the cooking series called Cooked with Cannabis on Netflix in the year 2021. 

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What is the age of Kelis?

Kelis Rogers-Mora was born on the 21st of August 1979 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York, she is 43 years old.

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Kelis's Net Worth is currently $4 million.

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Kelis's yearly income is over $400k.

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