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Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland rose to fame with the success of Destiny's Child during the late '90s. During that time, Destiny's Child catapulted into the new millennium as one of the best-selling female musical groups in history. Rowland, who was barely in her twenties, had been imagining such stardom for a long time. Born and raised in Atlanta, Gerogia, Rowland began singing as soon as she heard Whitney Houston. She was only four at the time, but Houston's 1985 self-titled debut was enough to motivate the little girl. Performances with the church choir followed, but Rowland's developing interest in music blossomed when she and her family moved to Houston, Texas. She befriended another inspiring singer, Beyoncé Knowles, and the two became fast friends. In the mid-'90s, the two girls formed Destiny's Child. Destiny's Child made an impressive debut in 1997 with first single "No No No"; their self-titled full-length followed the next winter and went platinum before the year's end. Two more albums followed -- The Writing's on the Wall (1999) and Survivor (2001) -- earning the group countless fans across the globe as well as millions of records sold. Upon the success of Survivor, Rowland followed her bandmates in taking some time off. During that time, Rowland began writing material for her first solo album. In 2002, Rowland's solo debut, Simply Deep, was released on Columbia. "Dilemma," the album's first single, featured a duet with Southern rapper Nelly. It had a two-month stay at number one during fall 2002, while "Stole" -- emblematic of the album's somewhat surprising adult-alternative rock sound -- reached the Top 30. In 2004, she released her fourth album with Destiny's Child, Destiny Fulfilled, and went on a world tour -- the group's last. Rowland had been working on her second solo release, which went through a number of changes in direction until it finally surfaced as Ms. Kelly in July 2007. More R&B-oriented than her debut, it peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 but didn't produce any major hit singles in the U.S. Rowland subsequently split from manager Matthew Knowles, as well as her label, and provided vocals on dance producer David Guetta's 2009 album One Love. After signing with Universal Motown, Rowland completed her third album, Here I Am, and released it in July 2011, following several delays. The slow, steamy single "Motivation," produced by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love and featuring Lil Wayne, rode the top of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for several weeks and crossed into the Top 20 of the Hot 100. A stylistically broad set, the album also contained collaborations with Guetta, Rodney Jerkins, the Runners, Stargate, and Ne-Yo, among several others. Talk a Good Game, the singer's fourth solo album, followed in 2013 with appearances from Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, as well as the-Dream, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, and Kevin Cossom. ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Kelly Rowland

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    4 songs

    Office Friendly Jams

    Office Friendly Jams
    5 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    1 song

    R&B Holiday

    R&B Holiday
    1 song

    '00s R&B

    1 song

    Top Hip-Hop

    1 song

    Hip-Hop Party

    1 song

    Oldies Holiday

    1 song

    Workout Songs

    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    1 song

Albums by
Kelly Rowland

Top Songs by
Kelly Rowland

  1.   Song
  2.   Motivation by Lil Wayne
  3.   Wonderful Christmas Time
  4.   Kisses Down Low
  5.   Ice
  6.   Lay It on Me
  7.   Commander
  8.   Like This
  9.   Dirty Laundry
  10.   Work
  11.   Stole
  12.   Daylight
  13.   Down for Whatever
  14.   Dilemma
  15.   Grown Woman
  16.   Need a Reason
  17.   Feelin Me Right Now
  18.   Love/Hate
  19.   #1
  20.   Sky Walker by The Dream
  21.   Gone
  22.   Heaven & Earth
  23.   Still in Love with My Ex
  24.   Obsession
  25.   How Deep Is Your Love
  26.   You Changed featuring Beyoncé
  27.   Put Your Name on It
  28.   Stand in Front of Me
  29.   Street Life by Pusha-T
  30.   Red Wine
  31.   I Remember
  32.   You Changed featuring Beyoncé
  33.   Down on Love
  34.   Talk a Good Game by Kevin Cossom
  35.   Freak
  36.   Turn It Up
  37.   No Coincidence
  38.   Broken
  39.   Gotsta Go, Pt. 1 by Da Brat
  40.   Every Thought Is You
  41.   Flashback
  42.   Comeback
  43.   This Is Love
  44.   Love
  45.   You Will Win
  46.   Can't Nobody
  47.   Make You Wanna Stay by Joe Budden
  48.   Train on a Track
  49.   Past 12
  50.   Angel
  51.   Tonight featuring Money Mark Diggla
  52.   Don't Trip by Trina
  53.   I'm Dat Chick
  54.   Each Other
  55.   All of the Night
  56.   Love Again
  57.   Interlude
  58.   The Show
  59.   I'm Beginning to See the Light
  60.   Rose Colored Glasses
  61.   Everytime You Walk Out That Door
  62.   The Game
  63.   Like This
  64.   Make U Wanna Stay
  65.   Unity
  66.   Ghetto
  67.   Haven't Told You
  68.   Beyond Imagination
  69.   Simply Deep
  70.   Work It Man
  71.   No Man No Cry
  72.   Heaven
  73.   Strange Places, (Love Lives in)
  74.   Better Without You
  75.   Keep It Between Us