Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland

American recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality add

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1981.

Countries: United States (65%), (11%), United Kingdom (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Beyonce Knowles, David Guetta, Simon Cowell

Linked to: Columbia Records, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Apple Inc.




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Kelly Rowland was born in 1981 add something


Not long after the inclusion of Rowland, Mathew cut the original lineup to four with LeToya Luckett joining in 1993 add something


Taken from a passage in the Biblical Book of Isaiah, the group changed their name to Destiny's Child in 1993 add something


LeToya Luckett - In 1993, LeToya Luckett joined Beyoncé Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelly Rowland to complete the Houston-based R&B group, Destiny's Child


To manage the group, Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father, resigned in 1995 from his job as a medical-equipment salesman add something


That same year, Destiny's Child recorded their major label debut song "Killing Time", for the soundtrack to the 1997 film, "Men in Black" add something


Together, they performed in local events and, after four years on the road, the group was signed to Columbia Records in late 1997 add something


The group rose to stardom after releasing their multi-platinum second album "The Writing's on the Wall" in 1999 add something


After settling on their final lineup, the trio recorded "Independent Women Part I", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film, "Charlie's Angels" add something


Destiny's Child performing their 2000 hit quot; Say My Name quot; during their farewell concert tour, --Destiny Fulfilled



LaTavia Roberson - In January 2000, in the midst of the success of "The Writing's on the Wall", Roberson and member LeToya Luckett tried to make a break with manager Mathew Knowles because they claimed he favored his daughter Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland and was retaining too much of the group's profits


Say My Name - LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson stated they did not know they were out of the group until seeing the "Say My Name" video, and in March 2000 they filed suit against Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and manager Mathew Knowles for what they saw as a plot to ruin Luckett and Roberson's careers


Meanwhile, the album was released in May 2001, debuting at number one on the US "Billboard" 200 with first-week sales of 663,000 copies sold add something


After releasing their remix album "This Is the Remix" in 2002, the group announced their temporary break-up to pursue solo projects add something


During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Rowland released her debut solo album "Simply Deep" in 2002, which included her joint worldwide number-one single "Dilemma" with rapper Nelly, and the international top-ten hit "Stole" add something


In 2002, Rowland teamed up with rapper Nelly to record the chorus and bridge vocals on the track "Dilemma" for his album "Nellyville" add something


Rowland branched out into acting with a guest stint on the sitcom "The Hughleys" in 2002, before appearing in other UPN shows such as "Eve" and "Girlfriends" in the years of 2003 and 2006 respectively add something


The themes of "Survivor", however, caused Luckett and Roberson to refile their lawsuit; the proceedings were eventually settled in June 2002 add something


Released in the US in October 2002 and internationally in 2003, "Simply Deep" debuted at number 12 on the "Billboard" 200, with first-week sales of 77,000 copies sold add something


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Rico Love - Love worked on the single Gone featuring Kelly Rowland, a follow-up to the 2002 Nelly hit Dilemma featuring Rowland


Also in 2003, she appeared in "American Dreams" as Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas, singing a version of the group's single "Nowhere to Run" add something


Originally due in early 2003, the success of the collaboration caused the label to advance the release date of Rowland's debut solo album "Simply Deep", which Rowland rushed within three weeks to get done add something


The album's third and final single "Train on a Track" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2003 romantic comedy film "Maid in Manhattan", but failed to chart or sell noticeably, except in the UK, where it became Rowland's fourth consecutive top-twenty entry add something


Rowland in 2003



Rob Fusari - He produced 2003 hit "Train on a Track" by Kelly Rowland


Beyonce - Her first solo album "Dangerously in Love" was released on June 24, 2003, after Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland had released their solo efforts


After a three-year journey that involved concentration on individual solo projects, Rowland rejoined Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams for Destiny's Child's fourth studio album "Destiny Fulfilled", released in November 2004 add something


Cindy Birdsong - In 2004, Birdsong joined former Supreme Mary Wilson and Kelly Rowland to perform a medley of Supreme hits for the "Motown 45" anniversary television special


Also in 2005, Rowland and Knowles lent their voices to a collaboration with Kitten K. Sera, entitled "All That I'm Lookin for" add something


Executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the film hit theaters in the summer of 2005 and debuted at number eighteen at the box office top twenty add something


Rowland and the Knowles family founded the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up to provide transitional housing for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston , Texas area add something


In September 2005, Rowland was featured on American rapper Trina's single "Here We Go", the second single from her album "Glamorest Life" add something


Trina - The second and final single from the album, "Here We Go", featuring Kelly Rowland, was released in September 2005.


In 2006, Rowland joined other artists such as Pink and Avril Lavigne in ads for so-called empowerment tags for the ALDO Fights AIDS campaign, which went on sale exclusively at ALDO stores and benefited the YouthAIDS initiative add something


Released to a limited number of festivals only, the film went straight to DVD in 2006 add something


On March 28, 2006, Destiny's Child reunited to accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something


Originally entitled "My Story", the album's first version was actually scheduled for a June 2006 release, but the singer, her management and Columbia Records decided to shelve the album at the last minute to re-work a version with a different vibe as the singer considered the final tracklisting "too full of midtempos and ballads add something


Roy Williams (safety) - In 2006, he was briefly engaged to R&B singer Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame


Whitney Houston - Kelly Rowland, in an Ebony's feature articles for celebrating black music in June 2006, recalled that " wanted to be a singer after I saw Whitney Houston on TV singing 'Greatest Love of All'.


In 2007, Rowland appeared as a choirmaster on the reality show "Clash of the Choirs", and in 2009 she served as the host on Bravo's reality competition series "The Fashion Show" alongside Isaac Mizrahi add something


In 2007, Rowland, along with stars such as Jessica Simpson and the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" autographed pink Goody Ouchless brushes that were made available for auction on eBay, with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness add something


In fall 2007, Rowland appeared as a choirmaster on the NBC reality show "Clash of the Choirs" add something


Rowland performing during the --Ms. Kelly Tour in 2007



Eve (entertainer) - In 2007, she appeared on Kelly Rowland's single "Like This".


In 2008, Rowland officially became ambassador for MTV's Staying Alive Foundation, which aims to reduce discrimination against HIV and AIDS victims add something


In 2008, a reissued version of the album, branded "Ms add something


In October 2008, Rowland was featured on French singer Nâdiya's single "No Future in the Past" add something


Rowland in 2008



Bobby Womack - In 2008, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child recorded her own version of his R&B hit "Daylight" with Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes, which became a hit in the UK Singles Chart, where it was previously released as a single by Womack in 1976


Nadiya - Near the end of September 2008, a duet recorded by Nâdiya (Nâdiya_(album)) and Kelly Rowland "No Future in the Past" was sent to radio stations in France, functioning as the first single from Nâdiya (Nâdiya_(album))'s upcoming album


In 2009, Rowland scored her second worldwide number-one hit with French DJ David Guetta, on his single "When Love Takes Over" add something


In 2009, she was cast to host Bravo's reality competition series "The Fashion Show" alongside Isaac Mizrahi add something


On January 28, 2009, it was announced that Rowland and her manager Mathew Knowles had parted ways add something


In 2009, Rowland was featured on Italian singer Tiziano Ferro's single "Breathe Gentle", which was released on February 20, 2009 add something


In March 2009, she spearheaded a bone marrow drive add something


Then two months later, on March 31, 2009, Rowland issued a statement that she had left her record label of 13 years, Columbia Records, to explore other ventures add something


In April 2009, Rowland was featured on the dance song "When Love Takes Over", the first single from French DJ David Guetta's album "One Love" , in which Rowland contributed vocals on two other tracks add something


In October 2009, it was suggested that the success of the single had made Rowland consider signing a new record deal with EMI Music add something


David Guetta and Rowland performing at the Orange Rockcorps in London, England in 2009



Nick Cannon - Bron James, Kelly Rowland and Alicia Keys which premiered on December 11.


Isaac Mizrahi - In 2009, Mizrahi began co-hosting the first season of "The Fashion Show" on Bravo TV with singer Kelly Rowland


In 2010, Rowland released the single "Everywhere You Go", which featured several African and South African artists known as the Rhythm of Africa, as the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup add something


Rowland continued her live appearances throughout 2010 in Australia, performing at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras party with George Michael on March 7, and was part of the Supafest tour in April add something


Then in May 2010, speculation of Rowland's new record deal ended when an official press release revealed that she had signed to Universal Motown Records add something


A song titled "Commander" featuring David Guetta, was released on May 17, 2010 as the first international single from Rowland's third studio album "Here I Am" add something


David Guetta - In 2010, David Guetta co-wrote and produced Kelly Rowland's "Commander" from her third album "Here I Am"


George Michael - On 5 March 2010, Michael confirmed that he would be a guest performer at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras After Party, where he performed at 1 am, followed by Kelly Rowland at 3 am


La La (entertainer) - They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani's in New York before 320 guests, including Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Ciara, Trina, Chris Paul, Amar'e Stoudemire, Serena Williams, Kenyon Martin, Hakim Warrick, Jim Boeheim, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Spike_Lee, and LeBron James


In 2011, Rowland joined the judging panel on the eighth series of "The X Factor" , but left after one season add something


Rowland was awarded Ultimate TV Personality at the 2011 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year awards, and TV Personality of the Year at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Years awards, for her role on the show add something


In April 2011, she released a song titled "Motivation" featuring rapper Lil Wayne, replacing the previous lead singles add something


On 30 May 2011, Rowland was confirmed as a judge for the eighth series of British television show "The X Factor" add something


As of December 2011, "Here I Am" has sold 178,000 copies in the US. Two more singles were released from the album; "Lay It on Me" and "Down for Whatever", the latter became a top-ten hit in the UK. In August 2011, Rowland was announced as the ambassador and spokesperson for rapper Sean Combs' second fragrance, Empress add something


In December 2011, Rowland was announced as a worldwide ambassador for the watchmakers company, TW Steel add something


Tommy Brown (producer) - In 2011, Brown was working on projects with Travis Porter, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland and Trey Songz, among others


Da Brat - In 2011, she did a remix with Kelly Rowland called "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne


Tina Knowles - She is the mother of singers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, and is the ex-wife of Mathew Knowles, the manager of Destiny's Child as well as Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland until 2011


Alexandra Burke - In October 2011, Burke joined Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, and Louis Walsh on the judging panel as a guest judge at the live shows in series 8 and substituted for Kelly Rowland, who was not able to attend


A song titled "Need a Reason" featuring American rappers Future and Bei Major, was featured on the soundtrack album for the 2012 film "Think Like a Man", in which Rowland stars add something


Also in 2012, Rowland was featured on Ludacris' single "Representin'", Sean Paul's "How Deep Is Your Love", Big Boi's "Mama Told Me" and Future's "Neva End " add something


She became a dance master on the first series of the Australian dance talent show "Everybody Dance Now" in 2012 add something


On February 8, 2012, Rowland was honored for her contributions to the music industry at "Essence" magazine's 2012 Black Women in Music Event add something


In April 2012, Rowland travelled to Australia as one of the supporting acts at Supafest add something


On 30 April 2012, it was officially announced that Rowland had stepped down as a judge on "The X Factor", due to a conflicting schedule add something


Trey Songz released the accompanying music video for his single "Heart Attack" in May 2012, which features a cameo appearance by Rowland who plays his love interest add something


In June 2012, she teamed up with liquor company Bacardi, for a remake of Kate Yanai's single "Bacardi Feeling ", in honor of the company's 150th anniversary add something


In August 2012, Rowland became a dance master alongside Jason Derülo, for the first season of the Australian dance talent show "Everybody Dance Now" add something


However, on 21 August 2012, the show was cancelled due to poor ratings add something


As of November 2012, Rowland, as a solo artist, has sold over 24 million records worldwide add something


Kelly Rowland 13, 2012


Rowland performing at Supafest Tour in Sydney, Australia, April 2012



Jordin Sparks - Sparks performed on "VH1 Divas 2012" with fellow singers Miley Cyrus, Kelly Rowland and Ciara


Dannii Minogue - In April 2012 it was reported that Minogue was in talks with ITV and Simon Cowell to return to The X Factor as a judge as replacement for Kelly Rowland who will not return in 2012


Dannii Minogue - In April 2012, it was reported that Minogue was in talks with ITV and Simon Cowell to return to "The X Factor" as a judge as replacement for Kelly Rowland, who announced she would not return for a second series


Sharon Osbourne - On 27 May 2012, it was reported Osbourne was in talks with "The X Factor" bosses to return as a judge and replacement for Kelly Rowland, who announced she would not return


Nicole Scherzinger - On June 15, 2012, Scherzinger signed a £750,000 contract to join the ninth series of "The X Factor UK" as a replacement judge for the departing Kelly Rowland


Jason Derulo - In August 2012, Derulo became a dance master alongside Kelly Rowland, for the first season of the Australian dance talent show "Everybody Dance Now"


As of 2013, "Simply Deep" remains as Rowland's best-selling album in the US, with 602,000 copies sold add something


Later that month, Rowland performed as an supporting headlining act at Arkansas RiverFest 2013 before embarking on the Lights Out Tour in the US, a co-headlining tour with The-Dream, to promote her fourth studio album "Talk a Good Game" add something


In January 2013, Destiny's Child released a compilation album entitled "Love Songs", a collection of romance-themed songs from their previous albums as well as newly-recorded song "Nuclear" add something


In April 2013, Rowland ranked seventh on "People"'s Most Beautiful in the World list add something


As of May 2013, Rowland, as a solo artist, has sold over 25 million records worldwide add something


In December 2013, Rowland appeared in Beyoncé's "Grown Woman" music video and appeared alongside former bandmate Michelle Williams in Beyoncé's "Superpower" music video and provides backing vocals on the same track, taken from her self-titled fifth studio album add something


Fantasia Barrino - On April 19, 2013, Fantasia revealed her next single would be a song titled "Without Me," featuring fellow colleagues Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott


Paulina Rubio - In May 2013, it was confirmed that Rubio would become a new judge for season three of the American version of "The X Factor" alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and fellow new judge Kelly Rowland


Simon Cowell - Cowell returned for a third season of "The X Factor" in September 2013 alongside Demi Lovato, while Britney Spears and L.A. Reid announced they would not be returning and were replaced by Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio


Missy Elliott - In December 2013, Elliott received a Grammy nomination with Fantasia and Kelly Rowland for their song "Without Me"


During an interview with "The Huffington Post" in February 2014, Rowland revealed that she has started work on her fifth studio album add something


During an interview with "The Huffington Post" on February 14, 2014, Rowland revealed that she has started work on her fifth studio album add something


During an interview with "HuffPost Live" on March 26, 2014, Rowland revealed that she has begun recording her fifth studio album and said the new music, which encompasses horns, drums, and flutes, was influenced by iconic female singers including Diana Ross add something


In May 2014, it was announced that her song "The Game" and its music video would appear on Pepsi's visual album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup titled, "Beats of the Beautiful Game" add something


They were married in Costa Rica on May 9, 2014, with guests including Beyoncé and her sister Solange Knowles add something


In June 2014, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles were featured on Michelle Williams's single "Say Yes" add something


On June 10, 2014, Rowland announced via Instagram, that she and Witherspoon were expecting their first child add something


On July 19, 2014, Kelly Rowland was featured on Adrian Marcel's song "Honey" from his mixtape Weak After Next and on Beau Vallis's song "Love Stand Still" add something


On November 4, 2014, Rowland gave birth to a son named Titan Jewell Weatherspoon add something


In August 2015, she was featured on Jacob Whitesides's single "I Know What You Did Last Summer" add something


She recorded a song for the show called "Mona Lisa" which included on the EP "Empire: Music from "Be True", released on 21 October 2015 add something


On 26 October 2015, Rowland released a new song titled "Dumb" which will appear on her fifth album, set for an unknown release add something


Rowland says that she's been hard at work in the studio and will release new music in February 2016, is shooting a music video and has recorded 45 for her new album ://www add something


Rowland is launching a new talent search reality series on BET called Chasing Destiny premiering on April 5, 2016 add something


On 24th December 2016, Rowland was announced as the replacement to Jessie J on The Voice Australia which is set to preview it's 6th season in early 2017 add something


On 24 December 2016, Rowland was announced as the replacement to Jessie J on "The Voice Australia" which is set to preview its 6th season in early 2017 add something


Rowland played the role of Margot Scotts in the television film "Love By the 10th Date", which premiered on Lifetime on January 28, 2017 add something


" In April 2018, Rowland reunited with Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams during Knowles' headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival add something


On November 22, 2018, Rowland released "Kelly" as the lead single from her upcoming fifth studio album add something


Busta Rhymes - On February 2, 2018, Rhymes released a new single "Get It" featuring Missy Elliot and Kelly Rowland through Epic Records


Lord Have Mercy (musician) - On February 2, 2018, Rhymes released a new single "Get It" featuring Missy Elliot and Kelly Rowland through Epic Records


In May of 2019, she was featured on the song "Girl Gang" by R&B singer Ciara add something


On May 18, 2019, Rowland published on streaming platforms "The Kelly Rowland Edition", an EP with three songs:"Don't You Worry", "Diamonds" and "See Me" add something