Kelly Rowland Channels Donna Summer on New Album

Kelly Rowland

After dancing to the top of the charts with French DJ David Guetta last summer and co-hosting Bravo’s “The Fashion Show,” the future looks bright for Kelly Rowland.

The Destiny’s Child alum has been locked up in the studio recording her third solo album. While details remain scarce, one producer’s involvement is a sure bet. Jim Jonsin, the hitmaker behind Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams,” Pitbull’s “Hotel Room Service,” and Amerie’s “Swag Back,” has added his magic touch to Ms. Kelly’s project.

“I’ve been working on her album with [songwriter] Rico Love,” Jonsin tells Rap-Up.com. “We’ve done four songs.”

Fans of her David Guetta collaboration, “When Love Takes Over,” will be in for a treat. “She’s doing a pop-house and R&B sound, like a mixture,” Jonsin reveals. “It’s really cool. Some uptempo stuff, some ballads, all around really nice—more like a Donna Summer sound.”

Although Rowland, who was formerly signed to Columbia Records/Music World Entertainment, hasn’t officially announced a new label deal yet, Jonsin dropped a hint as to where she may end up. “I believe she’s in talks with Universal Motown right now, and a couple others.”

But not having a label home hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old singer from moving forward. In addition to readying her own album, she has also reunited with Nelly for a sequel to their 2002 smash “Dilemma.”

–Arianna Davis

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22 Comments

  1. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    I always like reading new info on Kelly’s proj .. I like how all details are still in hiding, but I’m so anxious, lol …

    Can’t wait, love me some Ms Kelly, go wifey … Take over 2010 !!!!

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  2. Troy

    I love Kelly and Michelle and the worst thing they could do is get back with that Scandalous, Manipulative, womanizing Mathew Knowles and his attention seeking, money hungry, attention hungry, sneaky skank daughter Beyonce. They both used Kelly & Michelle and the other members of DC to get Beyoncie started and once they did that they decided for Beyonsee to go solo…(Yes I’m spelling her name incorrectly intentionally) because she’s not right. Her time in the spotlight will soon dim.

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    CC Reply:

    @Troy, I only needed to read the first few lines to know i was in full agreement :)

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    Tonya Reply:

    @Troy, Could not agree more. Their last albums were really good but without promotion they kinda fizzled. I’m so excited for more Kelly and Michelle! B lost my respect when she kept putting her name on songs like she wrote them, when she really didnt. Check their Christmas CD, she put that she wrote Silent Night, insane.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @Troy, I think Beyoncé cares A LOT about you not spelling her name correctly lol.
    But what ur sayin is kind of true.

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  3. DJInVincible74

    What a perfect fit for Kelly(sound-wise). I think this album will be her best selling yet!

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  4. Nicolas

    I love her ! She is so talented! Im so excited about her new LP.

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  5. Ghetto Fab

    Been seeing alot of her on the blog sites. She seems to be popping up everywhere. Her new pics look great. I’m sure the album is going to be great and promoted how an album should be with her best interest at heart. She’s a beautiful girl.

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  6. Giselle

    Go Kelly! I’m all for the underdogs.

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  7. bass_man

    Gosh, I am pulling so hard for her. I bought her last album and still play it without skipping. Best Best Best of luck to her!

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  8. omg

    Here we go again another kelly project.. if u so called kelly fans are pulling for her make sure u buy the album.. I dnt know cuz kelly is still not able to find herself.. also even if the album sounds great kelly still needs 2 find a way for her to sound great live.. cuz the last couple of times I heard her she sounded terrible.. cmon kelly fans make her big like amerie cuz she will never be as big as Beyonce

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  9. Joe

    @omg Oh stfu. My wife is killing em

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  10. LYIRC_LEE

    BIG LIKE AMERIE – OMG U REALLY TREID IT – AMERIE HAS HAD 4 ALBUMS AND HAS ONLY SOLD 2 MILLION WILL KELLY HAS HAD 2 AND HAS ALREADY HIT 4 – HMMMMMMMM REALLY NOW – AMERIE 19 SINGLES KELLY 13 – AND STILL MORE ALBUMS SOLO – GRAMMY AWARD WINNIGN SOLO ARTIST – PLEASE MS KELLY WILL BE HFINE – PLUS WHO SAID THAT HER GOAL IS TO BE AS BIG AS BEY – SHE DIDNT SAY THAT – ALL SHE WANTS IS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL SOLO ARTIST IN HER OWN RIGHT TOURING AND CREATING HITS AND EXPANDING HER MUSICAL SPECTRUM – LET HER DO HER!!! NUMBER ONE FAN WILL DEF BE THERE

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  11. @Babyboyofdabx93

    @LYIRC_LEE I kno thats right !! Tell em !! I love Ms. Kelly !!!! Can’t wait for the new album .

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  12. Kyle

    I am SO READY for this. I just really hope she goes all dance on this album for some reason. I think her David Guetta collaborations really showed a different and more powerful side of Ms. Kelly. She’ll be in a whole new league of her own if she sticks with that type of music.

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  13. Luel14

    Y’all leave beyonce outta this. Does every kelly post have to have beyonce name it. And plus yall heffas need to stop hating on the queen bey. Get a life

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  14. Denise

    kelly i love you so much. I think your a very beautiful person, you seem like a great person with a wonderful personality. I see that you have re-created yourself, and I cant wait to see the new you. You are gonna knock them down girl.And please leave all the negative in the pass people and situations you know what were talking about! Anyway love you and be strong keep the faith and the positive attitude.

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  16. Rena Jordan

    I am so happy that Kelly is being consistant. Its about time. I am even more happy at the fact that they are keeping a lot of stuff hush hush so that way it cant be leaked and etc like the last album and everything else she did. Live performances has nothing to do with sales for everyone. Look at Susan Boyle. 2nd best selling album of 2009 in like 5 weeks and was at #1 for like 7 and hasnt fallen any lower than #2 yet. Hell even Macy Gray has over 10 million in sales. Its just wen ppl think Kelly Rowland they immediately think Beyonce or Destiny’s Child. SHE IS KELLY ROWLAND! Stop comparing them. Bey is doin her thing Destiny’s Child did theirs. Michelle too. And now Kelly as well. Instead of comparing and bashing let’s try and support instead. Don’t hate. Congratulate.

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  17. drtash

    GOOOOO KELLY!!!WOOO WOOO!!I’m soo looking forward to the new album…now that she’s gotten rid of Matthew it’s time to show em how it’s done…I CAN’T WAIT!!!Something tells me this album is gonna be HOT HOT HAWT!!lol.

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  18. summerfever

    There is only one queen: DONNA SUMMER!

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  19. Dino

    It will be nice is she ever does any Donna Summer’s song in her new album… a cover of ” This time I know is for real” or “Hot stuff” or even ” She works hard for the money” well of course she needs to expand her voice with those tunes ;-)

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