Kelly Price was born in Queens, New York in 1973. As a child, her family struggled to make ends meet in Queens, where they often went hungry. Her father died when she was nine, and Price never really knew who he was.
She started her career doing guest vocals, appearing on many big name hits. Price appeared on Mariah Carey's "Fantasy," Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo Money, Mo Problems," and Whitney Houston's "Heartbreak Hotel."
In 1998, she finally released her own debut album, titled Soul of a Woman. The album scored a #1 R&B hit with "Friend Of Mine," which reached #12 on the Hot 100 and went gold. The album's second single, "Secret Love" reached #34 on the R&B charts. Altogether, the album ended up going platinum.
Price became the lead female act on Def Soul after Island and Def Jam merged in 1999, and released her album, Mirror Mirror on the imprint in 2000. The album scored two hits with "You Should've Told Me" reaching #16 on the R&B charts and the Grammy-nominated remake of Shirley Murdock's "As We Lay" reaching #12. With the help of these singles, the album managed to go platinum.
In 2007, Price went on tour with the Sisters In The Spirits and was reported to be working on a new album.
Today, Kelly Price is married to her manager, Jeffrey Rolle and has two children, Jeffrey Jr. and Jonia. She currently resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Kelly Price is a strong activist in the fight against breast cancer and in 2000, wrote a check for 250,000 dollars to help the cause.