Two time GRAMMY nominee, BRIT Award winner, Q Award winner and NME winner Kelis, best known in Sri Lanka for her track ‘Milkshake’ is to open the 2012 Dream Calendar at its flagship retreat Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives on 20th January, organisers told The Hub.
Kelis will be performing live in the Maldives for the first time. Known for her signature colourful style, Kelis released her debut album Kaleidoscope, in December 1999 and followed it with hit releases over the years earning her a BRIT Award for International Breakthrough Act, a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and a GRAMMY®Award nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
Celebrating half a decade of truly iconic guest experiences, Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM has delivered non-stop, high-style events for the last five years through its first-in-the-Maldives original concept, the Dream Calendar. ‘Kanye West’s protégé, Mr Hudson and electronic powerhouses, BT and Poet Name Life celebrated the Dream Calendar’s 5th year anniversary this year. With Kelis opening for 2012, we continue our commitment to pushing the boundaries and building on the series of A-list personalities bringing an edgy dimension to our guest experience,’ says Neil Palmer, CEO, Per AQUUM.
Kelis’ 2010 release and fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, was a distinct departure from her previous albums.
Working with some of the biggest names of our time, Flesh Tone, produced by will.i.am, David Guetta, Boys Noize, Jean Baptiste, Benny Benassi, DJ Ammo and Diplo amongst others, marked her transition into dance and pop music to critical acclaim. The #1 David Guetta produced hit single Acapella, topped the US and UK Dance charts followed closely by 4th of July (Fireworks) which was co-written by Per AQUUM Music Ambassador, Poet Name Life. This June 2011, Scottish recording artist Calvin Harris collaborated with Kelis on the song ‘Bounce’ which debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart marking Kelis’ ninth top 10 single.
Huvafen Fushi is located in the North Malé Atoll and enjoys a pristine private island setting featuring 44 naturally modern bungalows and pavilions, and is home to the world’s first underwater spa. Managing company Per AQUUM Retreats · Resorts · Residences is dedicated to delivering an experience beyond the highest expectations, while remaining dedicated to the sustainable development and resources of the Maldives.
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Per AQUUM Retreats • Resorts • Residences is a specialist management and development company that offers a different kind of company ethos: one that is passionate, visionary, imaginative and naturally modern. The architecture and design of each project is inspired by the individual beauty of the property’s host culture, while development is based on principles of realism, sustainability and responsibility. Renowned for creating bold, imaginative spaces and signature attention to detail the Per AQUUM name has built significant brand value within the top echelons of the travel industry. The current portfolio includes Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives, Desert Palm in Dubai, NIYAMA Maldives (opening January 2012), Nurai Island (opening 2012). Per AQUUM is in a further strategic expansion phase, with new properties under development or negotiation in Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific.