Kris Kelli (born Kristen McGregor on November 07, 1984) attended St. Peters & Paul Prep School and graduated in 1995. Entering the music business in January 2003, filming a music video and going on an eleven-city tour of the U.S.A as well as performing in Canada and a number of major stage shows and charity events locally through-out 2004 was enough to convince her that she had made the right decision to pursue a career in music.
Much of the next 18 months had her in Studios working with a number of Top Producers in Jamaica to realize her debut album titled ‘MY WORLD’. This album boasted 15 tracks including two collaborations, one each with Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel; it represented various genres of Reggae music and captured the essence, journey and versatility of the artiste. “MY WORLD” was released in Japan by Pony Canyon Int., on September 20th, 2006.
2006-2007 was taken up with several visits to Japan doing the ‘My World’ album promotional tours, radio interviews, performances and photo shoots for magazines in the cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa while filming three (3) music videos in Jamaica. Two videos were shot in the first quarter of 2007 for “STEP UP” which is the lead single on the album and “We’re Missing You” (The Tribute) that was recorded after the album was released, the third and final video “Secret Admirer” was shot in the last quarter of 2007.
Her video “We’re missing you” was on the MTV’s Tempo Cross Caribbean Countdown Top 10 Video chart for 13 weeks and peaked at the # 2 position for 5 weeks, it was also nominated by The Reggae Academy Awards with 3 other videos for the Best Video for 2007 in the Reggae category. A fully FLASH and Interactive Website www.kriskelli.com was launched on November 01, 2007. 2008 started out as planned with a lot of studio work and the release of 12 new singles during the course of the year.
Following through with the planned strategy, 2009 was a year of Performances, breaking into new markets, directing and producing the video for her Hit Single “KOTCH AROUN”, which was No. 1 respectively on RETV’s Music Video charts for 5 weeks and CARIVIBES VIDEO charts for 7 weeks. “KOTCH AROUN”, the song was also nominated and short listed with 2 other songs by the MP3 AWARDS (UK) for BEST SONG in the reggae category for 2009. She was also the feature on the cover of the BUZZ MAGAZINE 2009 Summer Issue.
So far 2010 has seen a number of new songs recorded and released. These songs are enjoying good rotation on all the local radio stations as well as radio stations overseas.
KRIS KELLI is an artiste who is living her dream.