Nine years ago, Kelis was that hip-hop singer with the novelty "Milkshake" hit that brought all the boys to the yard. These days, she's a star of electronic-dance music.
Performing tonight at Rain nightclub at the Palms, Kelis Rogers, 32, arrives with her dance-pop hits she cut with DJ-producers over the past three years.
That's "Spaceship" (her collaboration with Benny Benassi); "Acapella" (produced by David Guetta); "4th of July (Fireworks)"; and most relevant, "Bounce" (she sang lead on that addicting Calvin Harris hit).
TONIGHT'S DJS: Dirty South at Venetian's Tao. Ferry Corsten at Cosmopolitan's Marquee. Chris Lake at Wynn's XS. Bl3nd at Encore's Surrender. Mix Master Mike with drummer Travis Barker at Mirage's 1 Oak. Kelis performs at Rain. Kenneth Thomas at Tropicana's RPM.
Celebrity appearances: Katrina Law, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Ellen Hollman from "Spartacus: Vengeance" at Chateau at Paris.
SATURDAY: Fat Joe and Oscar G at Chateau. Bingo Players at Surrender. Hardwell at Marquee. John Dahlback at XS. Jermaine Dupri at Wynn's Tryst. Oscar G at Chateau.
SUNDAY: Mike Remedy at Palms' ghostbar. Manufactured Superstars at XS.
MONDAY: Max Vangeli at XS. Eric D-Lux at Marquee.
TUESDAY: Cedric Gervais at Palazzo's Lavo.
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