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Kelz

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
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"Black Beat"

Black Beat Magazine

After Kelz was featured so much in sister magazine Right On, the Black Beat Magazine featured 2 full pullout posters of Kelz. This issue feature 2 pages of fan letters to Kelz.
- Dorchester Media


"Billboard Magazine"

1) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 8 R&B Hip Hop Songs
# 89 (New Entry)

2) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 8 R&B Hip Hop Sales
# 7 (New Entry)

3) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 8 Pop 100 - Single Sales
# 21 (New Entry)

4) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 15 Pop 100-Single Sales
# 19 (chart position)

5) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 15 - Hot R&B/Hip Hop
Single Sales
# 16 (chart position)

6) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 15 - Hot 100 R&B/ Hip Hop
Songs
# 96 (chart position)

7) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 29 - Hot 100 R&B/Hip Hop
Single Sales
# 2 (chart position)

8) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 29 - Hot 100 Pop Single
Sales
# 13 (chart position)

9) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Sept 29 - Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs
# 80 (chart position)

10) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Oct 6 - Hot R&B/Hip Hop Single
Sales
# 2 (chart position)

11) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Oct 6 - Hot 100 Pop Single
Sales
# 9 (chart position)

12) Billboard Magazine Hot 100
Oct 6 - Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs
# 76 (chart position)





- Hot 100 Charts (Crown Media)


"KELZ Gumbo Is Listening"

Kelz, the hot sensation straight from the midwest, is something like Bow Wow meets Kanya, meets N.E.R.D.

His rhymes are hot and definitely something you can dance and spaz out to with the windows rolle ddown, attracting attention. His style is very hyper and alive. It will get you out of your seat and shake ya tail feather all night long.

With songs like "Bounce Back", "Crank It Up", and Strut Wit It, Kelz will make you get on the florr and get low.

In conclusion is Kelz's CD worth listening to? Ofcourse !!! With a little more and everyone will be familiar with the hot new-boy sensation. - Word Hustler Publishing


"Toxic Magazine June 2009"

This was Kelz’s first magazine cover featured
Full cover, 3 page layout w interview, and a meet Kelz contest.

Interview Quotes

“Kelz, I just love the CD, it’s truly awesome”

“You are definitely a force to be reckoned with, I’m excited to see and hear more”

“We’ve been getting a lot of fan mail about you, the ladies seem to love you, that’s what prompted us to reach out to you for this interview”

“Your live show is amazing, what does it feel like to perform here in the UK?”
- Dow Publishing


"The Reader's Choice Is !!!!"

Right On Magazine Nov 2007

Kelz was voted “Reader’s Choice” after being the most requested artist by readers
This article featured a full 3 page interview. Kelz was featured 11 times.

Quote from interview

“Every since we featured rapper Kelz in the magazine the desks of Right On staffers have been buried with letters about this cutie from Detroit.”
- Dorchester Media


"Murder Dog Magazine"

Murder Dog Magazine

In September, Kelz the baby in the No Tyze Entertainment family-which has released albums and mixtapes by Detroit popular group The Fat Killahz-reached #7 on the Hot R&B single sales chart with his infectious song “Ye Aint Bout Dat” The songs video features guest appearances by Raz B formerly of B2k, Dollah Jones, and crooner Trey Songz.

A dancer and former model Kelz has toured with Yolanda Adams, MC Lyte, and Regina Belle. He’s also been on sponsored tours with Pantene and Teen People Magazine. Meanwhile, he’s appeared on BET’S 106&Park, and appeared in Vibe Magazine. Kelz has production from some of heavy hitters like Khao, Mike Winans, Bei Maejor, Chip Dixson, Chris Cobb, Silent Riot, Rock Boy and Lazy Genius.

Kelz’s CD featured the dynamic rock infused single “We Got It” featuring King Gordy. The video shoot for the video to the single “Ye Aint Bout Dat” was shut down by police because more than 1,000 artists, fans and supporters came out to be a part of the moment.

For more info on this hot artist please visit his website www.kelzworld.com

- Big Top Publishing


"The Ladies Love Kelz"

Right On Magazine Jan 2008 Issue-

Because of the response to Kelz, Right On Magazine hosted a “You can be Kelz’s Valentine” Contest-Over 3500 entries were received, giving Kelz the “Readers Choice” honor by the magazine.
- Dorchester Media


Discography

The Main Event (CD)
Ye Aint Bout Dat (single)
Book Bag Boy (single)
Highest High (single)
Get Away (Single)
STAR (single)
The Launch Pad (Mixtape)

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Bio

KELZ released his debut album The Main Event at age 16. In 2007, a more mature KELZ reentered the music scene with the release of the single "Ye Ain't Bout Dat". The "Ye Ain't Bout Dat single" did very well for KELZ and debuted on the Billboard Music Charts on September 8, 2007 at #21 on the Hot 100 Hot sigles sales chart, and #89 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. The "Ye Ain't Bout Dat" single continued to climb the charts on Oct 6, 2007 the song peaked at # 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, ironically the song crossed over and landed at #7 on the Hot Pop Sales Chart. The success of the "Ye Aint Bout Dat" single lead the Kelz's first national retail tour exclusively through the FYE retail music chain. The "Ye Ain't Bout Dat" music video features guest appearances by Raz B (formerly of B2K), rappers Dollah Jones and Tone Tone, and crooner Trey Songz.

KELZ is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his 2nd project "ADHD".

KELZ is also an accomplished drummer who studied under the tuteledge of Grammy nominated drummer Gayelynn McKinney and has won many talent competitions. Kelz has been performing since he was a small child, a highlight of his career a drummer included and appearance on Showtime at the Apollo.

As a child model KELZ held campaigns for many major retailers including Hudson's, Sears, JcPenney's, Marc Buchanan, and Little Rascals.

KELZ has been featured in many magazine and publications including

Right On Magazine
Billboard Magazine
Word Up Magazine
Gumbo Magazine
Artist 411
Black Beat Magazine
Floss Illustrated
Toxic Magazine UK
The Journal Gazette
Connect With Detroit
Murder Dog
Metro Times
The Promoter
Rolling Out

KELZ has worked with many successful, certified platinum and award winning producers including:

KHAO (TI, Young Jezzy, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, Lil Kim, PSC, Paul Wall, Reuben Studdard)
Mike Winans Jr (Chris Brown, Danity Kane, Vickie Winans, Raz B, P Diddy, Day 26, New Edition)
Chip Dixson (Brandy, Monica, Whitney Houston, Usher)
4th Letter Productions
Silent Riot (D12, Proof, Monica Blaire, Guilty Simpson, Bizarre, Fat Killahz)
KIDD (BG, Tone Tone, K. Dezzy, Shart Dawg, Choppa City Boys)
Bei Maejor (Trey Songz, Bun B, Plies, Jim Jones, Chingy, Yung Joc, Sean Kinston, BG, Brandon Hines)
Team Green (Young Jezzy, Ne Yo, Fabulous, Shawty Redd, Young Bloodz, Red Cafe, Brooke Valentine)

Along with his mother KELZ launched the non-profit company E.O.C.S.O.C (Embracing Our Children-Saving Our Community). By partnering music, with education and awareness KELZ set out to change the blight of the hungry and homeless in his hometown of Detroit Michigan. Kelz reached out to other Detroit rappers and put on a series of free concerts that raised more than 75,000 pounds of food. The success of the Detroit program lead KELZ to launch similar programs in Atlanta, Indiana, Ohio and Florida. to date more than 100 shows have been held. KELZ was the headline act on 2007's "Black Out" Tour which also toured middle and high schools across the US.

KELZ made his on screen debut appearing in the highly acclaimed independent Dirty Mitten Films movie "Project 313". The movie's soundtrack featured Kelz's original song "I'm Outside".

KELZ also had a walk on role in the 2001 film Rain (starring Telma Hopkins)

Kelz's current project The "Launch Pad" Mixtape features 21 original songs has been download more than 85,000 times. The second mixtape I the "Launch Pad Series " I am KELZ" is slated for a January 2011 release.