An Artist Post on: Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland was born on February 11, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. At a young age, she started singing; she was inspired by Whitney Houston. Following her interest in singing, she began singing in her church’s choir. However, once she moved to Houston, Texas, she befriended Beyoncé Knowles. In the mid ’90s the two girls started a girls group: Destiny’s Child. It’s debut was in 1997 with the song, “No No No”. A year later they released their first album Destiny’s Child that went platinum. Two albums followed The Writings on the Wall (1999) and Survivor (2001). Both albums were received exceedingly well by fans. After this she took a break along with the rest of her band members. During this time, she wrote music for her first solo album Simply Deep. In 2004, after Destiny’s Child released their last album Destiny Fullfilled, she went on tour with the group. Then, she wrote and released her second solo album, Ms. Kelly. It was number 6 on the Billboard 200. She split with her current label and signed with Universal Motown where she came out with her third album, Here I Am, (2011). Her single of 2011, “Motivation” feat Lil Wayne stayed on the top of the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Charts for many weeks. It was produced by Rico Love and Jim Jonsin. Her fourth album Talk A Good Game includes appearances from Beyonce and Michelle Williams (another member from the Destiny’s Child girl group).
A Selection of Kelly's Music:
Soldier (Destiny's Child)-
Survivor (Destiny's Child)-
Kelly Rowland's Discography
Name– Record Label(s)-Release Year
Simply Deep– Columbia, Music World Music -2002
Ms. Kelly – Columbia, Music World Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment -2007
Ms. Kelly- (Don’t Call it A Comeback) (CD, Mixed, Promo) – Music World Entertainment-2007
Here I Am – Universal Motown, Universal Republic Records-2010
Talk a Good Game – Republic Records Island Records Group–2013
Kelly Rowland and Tristan Bickman, MD With Laura Moser-Whoa, Baby- Hachette Audio- 2017
Singles & EPS:
Avant Featuring Kelly Rowland-Separate (The Remix)(12″)– Magic Johnson Music, MCA Records– 2000
Stole –Universal Records– 2002
Train on A Track– Columbia -2003
Trina featuring Kelly Rowland “Here We Go– Atlantic, Slip N Slide Records-“2005
Commander – Universal Motown– 2010
Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”- Universal Motown- 2011
Sean Paul Feat. Kelly Rowland “How Deep is Your Love”– Atlantic-2012
Dirty Laundry– Republic Records-2013
Kelly-Kelly Rowland– 2018
Crown- Island Records– 2019
Is an honest song by Kelly that discloses the several emotions that she felt throughout her musical career during and after the time she spent singing “in the shadow” of Beyonce in Destiny’s Child. This song was a single from the album ‘Talk a Good Game”and it was a instant hit because of how she opened up to her fans in a new way.
"Crown" A Collaboration with Dove (Brand)
In an interview with Aol.com, Kelly Rowland discusses her most recent single “Crown” She explains that she released the song along with its music video in partnership with Dove. The songs message is to embrace oneself especially in concerns to one’s hair. She states that, “I was really excited when I heard about the campaign surrounding hair and having women celebrate their hair, no matter what color or texture or type. It reminded me immediately of the little Kelly, who went through a lot of stuff as a kid with her own hair.”
Kelly's Work in Movies:
Beverly Hood (2001)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
The Seat Filler (2004)
Think Like A Man (2012)
Love by the 10th Date (2017)
Borzykowski, Bryan. “Kelly Rowland.” Chatelaine, vol. 80, no. 8, 2007, pp. 26–26.
Johns, Gibson. “Kelly Rowland on Her New Song ‘Crown,’ Normani’s Power and Overcoming Self-Doubt.” AOL.com, AOL, 6 Feb. 2019, www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/02/06/kelly-rowland-new-song-crown-normani-interview/23662471/.
“Kelly Rowland.” Discogs, www.discogs.com/artist/98498-Kelly-Rowland.
“Kelly Rowland.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0746714/bio.
Murphy, K. (2011, Nov 27). Kelly rowland. New York Times Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.auctr.edu:2050/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.auctr.edu:2050/docview/906148381?accountid=8422
“Navigation.” Kelly Rowland, kellyrowland.com/bio/.
Waldron, Clarence. “Kelly Rowland. (Cover Story).” Jet, vol. 103, no. 4, Jan. 2003, p. 58. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=8900501&site=ehost-live.
Wilson, MacKenzie. “Kelly Rowland | Biography & History.” AllMusic, www.allmusic.com/artist/kelly-rowland-mn0000073682/biography.
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