Kelela

Kelela

 

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Kelela Mizanekristos (born June 6, 1983) is an Ethiopian American singer and songwriter. She made her debut in the music industry with the release of her 2013 mixtape Cut 4 Me, which gained her praise from music critics. In 2015, she released Hallucinogen, an EP which deals with the beginning, middle, and end of a relationship in reverse chronological order. Her debut studio album, Take Me Apart, was released in 2017 to widespread acclaim, appearing in numerous publications' year-end lists.

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Take Me Apart
 
Take Me Apart is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Kelela.
Blue Light
Song
Blue Light is a song by musical artist Kelela, released on October 5, 2017.
Waitin
Song
Waitin is a song by musical artist Kelela, released on October 3, 2017.
Frontline
Song
Frontline is a song by musical artist Kelela, released on September 5, 2017.

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Popular Albums4

Album Appearances & References11

Popular Songs6

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Song Appearances & References1

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Kelela on Festivals, Fashion and the Business of Being Progressive
  –  April 20, 2018
For Kelela Mizanekristos, it was 1995 and some of her favorite ... “Literally every single person you could care about in terms of black music [was there],” the singer, who goes by her first name, recalls. She and her cousin had neglected their bedtime ...
Singer-songwriter Kelela on political campaigning away from music
  –  March 31, 2018
She’s won praise from Bjork and Solange for her inventive and intimate music, but away from the stage, American singer and songwriter Kelela is fiercely political. She says that although the music industry is seeking the cachet of social ...
Singer-songwriter Kelela on political campaigning away from music
  –  March 31, 2018
She’s won praise from Bjork and Solange for her inventive and intimate music, but away from the stage, American singer and songwriter Kelela is fiercely political. She says that although the music industry is seeking the cachet of social ...
Kelela on Festivals, Fashion and the Business of Being Progressive
  –  April 20, 2018
The 14-track offering, alternative R&B infused with electro-pop, has been out for six months, but Kelela is only just starting to unwind from it. “I’ll never make an album like that ever again — I think that it’s plagued my mind-set,” she says.
Kelela on Festivals, Fashion and the Business of Being Progressive
  –  April 20, 2018
Growing up on albums like Badu’s “Mama’s Gun” and “Butterfly” by Mariah Carey, Kelela knew she wanted to pursue music at an early age, but didn’t know how to go about it. After releasing a mixtape in 2014 and an EP the following year ...
Singer-songwriter Kelela on political campaigning away from music
  –  March 31, 2018
She’s won praise from Bjork and Solange for her inventive and intimate music, but away from the stage, American singer and songwriter Kelela is fiercely political. She says that although the music industry is seeking the cachet of social ...
Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 Initial Lineup: Tame Impala, DRAM, Kelela, More
  –  February 28, 2018
The 13th annual Pitchfork Music Festival takes place July 20-22 at Chicago’s Union Park. The 2018 lineup is being unveiled in three parts over the next few weeks via a hand-painted mural in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, which is also being ...

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