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Kelly Rowland should be really excited: she’s been busy hosting red carpet shows for major awards shows and she’s prepping for a new album.
Rowland’s new album, Talk A Good Game, is due out in June and much like her last album, she has some heavy hitters putting their stamps on songs with hopes of her cranking out hits. Her first single, “Kiss Down Below” was produced by Mile WiLL Made It (or just Mike Will) and is slowly picking up steam. Also confirmed on the album? Tracks produced by Boy Wonder, The Dream and Pharrell, who, as usual, also lends his voice in vocals. Kelly says the album will be very soulful and straight up R&B music.
But that’s not all. Kelly told Billboard that one of the songs on the album produced by Pharrell will feature her Destiny’s Child sisters, Beyoncé and Michelle. But don’t get it twisted: this is not a reunion. As Kelly simply put it:
“It’s not a Destiny’s Child track, it’s me featuring Beyoncé and Michelle.”
Kelly told not only Billboard but Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club that the album is really about her getting to a very honest place. She has no problem “going there” in order to reveal her feelings about a lot of subjects, whether it be life, relationships or sex.
Hopefully, Talk A Good Game will give Kelly the musical boost in the United States she seems to be seeking. While her 2011 single “Motivation” was a hit, the album it was featured on, Here I Am, has still only sold about 270,000 copies.
Good luck to the gorgeous Kelly Rowland!
Are you a fan? Why do you think she isn’t a bigger artist at this point?
Now if you saw Kelly Rowland’s stunning dress at the Oscar’s this February, you’d fully expect plenty of men to have pushed up on the lovely singer. But what surprised most of us was the man who got his flirt on with the former Destiny’s Child member on camera: Jamie Foxx.
While Kelly was working the red carpet as a correspondent, Jamie basically…well, he did this:
Naturally, after that, people started wondering if something more was going on between the two. But now, nearly two months later Kelly finally addressed the speculation, telling radio station Shade 45:
“That was very weird. That’s my buddy. I love Jamie. We’re actually going to do a film together. That’s actually what he was getting at – the film.”
Oh, sweet innocent Kelly. She might have been thinking film, Jamie, on the other hand, probably had another type of film in mind…ya’ll know how he gets down. What you think?
Ever since Michelle Obama unveiled her bangs earlier this year they’ve become the simple yet underrated hairstyle to have. So to keep the conversation going, we thought we’d examine some of our favorite celebrities with bangs and without to see which looks we prefer best. Click through and let us know your opinions below!
So how do we feel about Mrs. O’s bangs? Well… they’re cute. That’s right, cute. They’re not remarkably fab or over-the-top gorg. They’re just a small, simple, somewhat chic change to the appearance of one of the most widely recognized women of today. But despite their relative insignificance, they’ve made headlines, sparked national and international debate (Karl Lagerfeld reportedly hates them), gotten their own twitter page, and inspired a Madame Noire slideshow…
BET Rip the Runway is on the come up. When the long-running special aired on March 20, the masterminds behind the fashion extravaganza had a new goal. They wanted to raise the fashion stakes, blending urban music with “luxury couture.”
Singer Kelly Rowland and actor Boris Kodjoe hosted this year as Rip the Runway: 2013 “become a sartorial spectacle that rivaled the more dramatic showcases of Fashion Week,” reports TheGrio.
It was high fashion all the way. Rip the Runway fashion producers Carline Balan and Michou St. Jules, whom we profiled recently, initiated the change taking the show away from its earlier “ghetto chic”e roots.
Balan and St. Jules pulled in leading fashion industry talent to help expand the BET brand.
“From last year’s show, to what it is this year, we were able to get Beagy, who’s a Vogue stylist,” Balan explained to The Grio. ”We got people who’ve never worked on the show to come on board. We really went in and chose stylists who hit the entire spectrum: editorial stylists that are Vogue, that are V magazine, that are Marie Claire, that are that world… and then we got a couple of stylists that are music stylists.”
Although the fashions went couture, Rip the Runway didn’t abandon its musical roots. There was still party on a stage, with performances by Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Trinidad James. Omarion serenaded the models as they strutted down the catwalk. And Jaden Smith debuted his Misfits collection with the help of his little sister Willow. Even co-host Kodjoe went into runway action and modeled his menswear collection, Alfa.
“That’s our goal with every year, pushing the envelope on the fashion, so that when you are watching, the music is there, but it’s all about the fashion,” St. Jules told the Grio.
You can catch another airing of BET Rip The Runway tonight.
Has anyone else noticed that Kelendria Rowland is quickly becoming the most sexually expressive former member of Destiny’s Child? She is not afraid to talk about getting it in. And in her latest single, “Kisses Down Low,” she’s doing just that. Though we told you about the track, back in January, Rowland just released the visuals for the song today. In a playful and colorful video, Kelly tells her boo thang where she wants him to focus, even pointing to her nether regions, just in case he didn’t get the auditory message.
Throughout the video we watch as Kelly goes through several hair and wardrobe changes. She even dons the same neon red wing she was known for back in her DC days.
Check out the cutesy video and let us know if you’re feeling the song.
Women of color come in so many beautiful shades. Unfortunately, there is a color complex that plagues the Black community. A complex that impacts both men and women, placing negative stigmas on darker toned skin. CNikky.com recently caught up with “Ice” singer, Kelly Rowland at ESSENCE’s Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon. During the interview, the former Destiny’s Child star got indubitably candid about one particular struggle that she dealt with regarding her self-image, and that was her beautiful brown skin.
“You know what I had great women in my life to help me overcome that. I remember I went through a period where I didn’t embrace my ‘chocolatiness.’ I don’t know if that’s a word, but I didn’t embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown skin girl and being proud of that. I remember Tina Knowles, Bey’s mom and I remember being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and she said, ‘Are you crazy?’ She said ‘You are absolutely gorgeous’ and she just told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is, all of this stuff. And I was just like ‘Yeah!’ Like a light went off and so with that and my mother and me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate,” she revealed.
Kelly also had a word of advice to offer to women who may be struggling with insecurities in their own lives.
“You just embrace it. You embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws too. And those things that you want to fix too and you work at making them better.”
Kelly Rowland is such a beautiful person, on the inside and out. It is very admirable that she is comfortable enough to speak candidly about an issue that people are generally so hush-hush about. Hopefully her transparency will be helpful to another young woman who may be struggling with similar insecurities.
What do you think of Kelly’s revelation?
“We Matter To A Lot More People, With All Due Respect, Than Her”: Kelly Rowland Speaks On Keyshia Cole Coming For Michelle Williams
Daaaang. Just when you thought everyone had moved past the whole Twitter shade thrown by singer Keyshia Cole at Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams during Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance in February, Kelly Rowland has decided to step in the ring to throw a quick jab. No lie, her comments hurt MY feelings.
While speaking with Rolling Stone as she waited for a flight after the Academy Awards (last week pretty much), she was asked about her new album, Talk A Good Game, what she hopes to accomplish in the next few years and working with The-Dream on her new solo album. Of course, the most interesting part of the interview came when she was asked if she had anything to say about the comments Keyshia Cole made about Williams giving a somewhat stiff performance at the Super Bowl alongside herself and Beyoncé. In true “I-wish-a-chick-would-say-something-back” fashion, Kelly kept it real–she doesn’t care what that baby has to say. Ever.
It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than her. So, I really don’t care what she said.
In general, people expect the Oscars to be a bore, but if you can hang throughout the entire three-and-a-half hour movie spectacle, you might just see some cool things. We imagine you might have tapped out a few times during last night’s 2013 Academy Awards, and if that’s the case, you probably missed more than a few of the highlights from the 85th annual celebration of cinema excellence. But don’t worry, we captured all the parts that really mattered all in one place, so go ahead and check out the best moments from last night’s Oscar ceremony.
I usually never watch the Grammys and honestly wasn’t planning on doing so last night. But when my friend asked me if I was going to participate in the festivities at brunch, I decided since I was avoiding the cold, to check it out. The show itself had high and low moments. It wasn’t fabulous but it certainly wasn’t the most boring thing I’ve seen. So, whether you missed it or want to relive it, check out the most memorable moments. The asterisks represent high points of the night.
“I Don’t Care What Anybody Else Says”: Michelle Williams Discusses Sunday’s Halftime Performance, And Her Critics
After a whirlwind weekend reuniting with Kelly and Beyoncé to bring Destiny’s Child back to the masses on Super Bowl Sunday, the very gracious Michelle Williams is in good and positive spirits. This is good news seeing as so many people, including Keyshia Cole leading the pack, were criticizing Williams’ performance during the show as being stiff compared to Kelly and Bey, that she looked unhappy, and as Cole would say, she was “f****N up the groove.” But Williams only has good things to say about her time back on the big stage with her girls, telling Billboard that rumors that she wasn’t happy to be back performing with them and that she couldn’t pull her weight were false.
“Oh the Super Bowl was beautiful! When three good girlfriends are together, you’re free and you don’t care who’s around; you’re just trying to catch up and be goofy. I had a blast. People at home watching… they don’t catch the moments where, like in the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ pose, I was smiling. We were all smiling. I was laughing with my girls. I don’t care what anybody else says. I don’t let it get me down. It was a beautiful thing.”
She also posted on her Facebook page, stating the importance of women supporting one another before lauding the performances of Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, who sang the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” on Sunday.
“It was an honor to share the stage with my sisters Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on Sunday night. To all my ladies, we must learn to stick together and support each other. The incredible Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson did an amazing job too! Thank you to my sister Beyonce for sharing your moment with Destiny’s Child. Love you!”
So there you have it, Michelle isn’t sweating the small stuff, especially since she’s got steady work coming in, including touring with “Fela!” and finishing up on her fourth solo album, a gospel composition, to be released later this year. But with everybody extra crunk about the ladies recently putting out the compilation album, Love Songs, and reuniting on stage, Billboard decided to ask if the ladies would be reuniting once again soon musically. She seemed optimistic, saying, “Who knows. It’s a possibility. I think this was a good moment, and it felt good for all of us and you definitely want those moments again.” Check out her full interview about her new album and kicking it with DC once again via Billboard.
What do you think of her response? And what did you make of her performance on Sunday?