Full concert: Kelis performs live at 'SXSW'...

Kelis made her first American appearance in more than three years during NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's. She was backed by an eleven-piece band that included two back-up singers and a horn section. She performed songs off her upcoming new album 'FOOD', as well as older hits from her impressive back catalogue. 

Was the wait worth it? See for yourself and check out her entire set inside!

For the love of nostalgia, she delivered a big band tribal rendition of her 2003 hit 'Milkshake' and even soared through 'A Capella', a dance song from her 2010 album 'Flesh Tone'. Whether you're a fan of funk, ska-pop, R&B or dance, there was a bit of something for everyone.