In 2004 Kris Kelli entered the music business filming a music video for her first single “Hide Away” soon after that video shoot she ventured 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 that year 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 Kris Kelli in Studios working with a number of Top Producers in Jamaica to release her debut album titled ‘MY WORLD’. This album boasted 15 tracks including two collaborations, one with Beenie Man and one with 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.
The next 12 months had 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) which was recorded after the album was released, the third and final video “Secret Admirer” was shot in the last quarter of 2007.
Kris Kelli 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.
2008 started out as planned with a lot of studio work and the release of 12 new singles during the course of that year. 2009 was a year of Performances, recording more Singles, breaking into new areas (video and record production), filming two music videos and working with Producers that she has not worked with before. Two photo shoots were done during the course of the year, the first one was for new photos to update her ‘MySpace’, Website and EPK (electronic press kit), and the second was for the Cover of the BUZZ Magazine ‘SUMMER SWIM SUIT’ issue.