Flesh Tone, the new album by the beautiful and talented Kelis, has already been released in the UK and other countries but we here in the U.S. must wait until July 6th. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous for Kelis. The album peaked at #46 in the UK and now is nowhere to be seen in the Top 100! The album saw it’s highest chart position in Greece, where it peaked at #12. Why am I nervous? These numbers aren’t that impressive. If I was sure if Kelis was going to do well ANYWHERE with her new electro sound, it would have been in Europe, where dance music is infinitely more popular than it is here in the States.
I guess my only consolation is that the singles are performing better with “Acapella” peaking at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club Play Chart and “4th Of July (Fireworks)” already hitting #39 in the UK dance singles chart. We’ll just have to wait and see I guess. This doesn’t bode well for Kelly Rowland’s dance success here in the States. At least she has an urban remix with Nelly to fall back on. Meanwhile, why don’t you sit back and enjoy some new promotional photos of Kelis (many of which appear to be taken from the set of her “4th of July (Fireworks)” video).