Congrats are definitely in order for Kelly Rowland. The “Motivation” singer made her highest solo debut yet with her third solo album Here I Am. The album debuted at the #3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 77,000 copies sold.
Her first album, Simply Deep, debuted at the #12 spot with 77,000 units back in 2003. Miss Kelly moved 83,000 units at the #6 spot back in 2006.
Honorable mentions go to the late Amy Winehouse, who’s groundbreaking album Back to Black came in at #4 with 54,000 copies sold. As predicted, her album sales spiked enormously following her death.
Adele ‘s reign still won’t let up. Her album 21 sits comfortably in the #2 spot with 83,000 units sold. Beyonce’s 4 drops from the #2 spot to the #6 spot with 41,000.
Are we surprised that all of these beautiful divas are running the charts? NO!!!!
Kelly Rowland celebrated the release of her third solo album Here I Am at the top of the Standard Hotel in NYC. Guests included DC members Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams, 106 & Park’s Terrence J., Tika Sumpter, Estelle, Big Sean, Kevin Liles and others.
She also stopped by Planet Hollywood to put her hand print and signature in cement. It looks like Kelly had a fabulous album release day. Go diva, go!!
More fotos below:
Yesterday morning (7/25) Kelly Rowland chatted with Russ Parr about marriage, her new album Here I Am and her relationship with Beyonce and Michelle. She also touches on the most important rules for her life:
“My faith has gotten me to where I am and kept me in the game 15 years, even when I wanted to give up.”
Listen to the interview below:
Kelly Rowland is baring all in a photoshoot promoting Here I Am, dropping this upcoming Tuesday. Kelly looks smokin’ and clearly hits the gym on a daily basis. Now there’s some motivation!!
Earlier this week, producer Jeff Bhasker, who’s worked with Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Kelly, had this to say about her number one hit “Motivation” on Twitter:
“How can this KR song with the weakest beat and melody of all time be the #1 song on urban!? Oh yeah. [Lil] Wayne.[…]I just listened to ‘Motivation’ again to see if I was to harsh in my critique. I wasn’t. The lyrics are horrid as well.”
Kelly’s response to BET.com:
“You know what, the record speaks for itself. Opinions are like **sholes, everybody’s got one. He’s made wonderful music with my sister and other artists. There’s no reason for me to say anything negative. Cause I won’t tell you the thought that is really in my head. I’ll just kill ‘em with kindness.” <<<A very diva response. LOVE it!!
More photos below:
Kelly Rowland is feeling herself in “Feelin’ Me Right Now,” another track from Here I Am, dropping next Tuesday. Instead of singing to a man, she’s talking about that self love:
“She don’t need no Clyde, tonight she alright, she’s so Bonnie.”
This one’s definitely for all of the independent ladies. Listen below:
Fresh off her sexy performance on last night’s BET Awards, Kelly Rowland unveils the cover art for Here I Am, her third solo album dropping July 26.
It will feature her smash hit “Motivation” as well as the recently released “Lay It On Me” featuring Big Sean. Look out for productions from frequent collaborator David Guetta as well as Tricky Stewart, Rico Love and Rodney Jerkins.
What do you think of the album cover? Hate it or Love it?
Kelly Rowland is poised to make a solo comeback this summer. Today, she announced that her next album Here I Am will be released July 26 through Universal Motown Records. It will feature her number one hit “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne.
Collaborators for Here I Am include Rico Love, Tricky Stewart, Dr. Luke, Jim Jonsin, Ester Dean and more. I’m interested in seeing if this album will be majority R&B. I love hearing Kelly’s voice on pop dance tracks.
Will you be buying come July?