Keely’s first song “Lovestory” featured on Big Sean’s “Finally Famous Vol. 1” mixtape garnered the attention of industry names like Kanye West and future collaborators like Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Royce Da 5’9” and Mr. Porter of D12. With 1 million+ streams behind her collaborations, “Lovestory” would go on to be an underground classic that defined an important moment for the young artist. After countless nights in the studio creating with Big Sean, Keely was blessed with the opportunity to perform alongside him, Mike Posner and other rising artists.
Considering the idea that she might have better chances at success as an artist than a songwriter, Keely looked to her roots. Detroit’s “red zone,” one of the city’s toughest zip codes brought inspiration for “Eastside” a love letter to her neighborhood. It was eventually remixed to feature a hometown legend, Icewear Vezzo. Keely Ferguson still manages to surprise and delight listeners with her soft voice, playful lyrics, and experimental production. Determined to release timeless music with hard-earned and unshakable confidence, her music reflects her growth as an artist dedicated to empowering listeners by being an example of self-love and celebration.
Her debut project, THE ELMNT, pulls together all of the lessons that the music industry, womanhood, and self-determination have taught her and puts them into song form. The project is executive produced by Dre Butterz and is available on all streaming platforms.
Keely blazed local radio stations and stages. Opening for recording artists such as Monica, Keyshia Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, Day26, Adrian Marcel and BJ the Chicago Kid, receiving enormous support from the community. As a result, her name began buzzing throughout Live Nation and subsequently landed Keely her first world tour as support for Demi Lovato.