Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland Gets Intimate with New York Fans

Devoted Kelly Rowland fans lined up at the Gramercy Theater in New York City Thursday night (Aug. 26) to hear the vibrant songstress in all her glory. With a new album—untitled until she selects a name chosen by her fans—out November 9, Kelly’s been making the promo rounds, this time for an intimate show, which was part of Walmart’s Soundcheck series.

Always the professional, Rowland hit the stage right on time, dressed in a custom-made Christian Siriano jumpsuit. She kept it moving and on cue even though a few playback and stage lights mishaps occurred at the start of her performance. Fresh from a week of recording sessions with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, the Texas native debuted “I’m That Chick”—a dance floor anthem that had the singer strutting and dropping it low.

After performing “Like This,” “Commander,” and the global hit “When Love Takes Over,” backed by four male dancers, Kelly then satisfied longtime fans with a medley of past material that included “Dilemma,” where audience participation was inevitable, and finally Destiny’s Child’s songs “Say My Name,” “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women,” “Soldier,” and “Survivor.”

“It is so beautiful to share such an intimate moment with such beautiful people,” said Kelly, as she looked out at her captive audience. Closing the show with “Rose Colored Glasses,” Kelly could clearly see her fans adore her.

–Jonathan Reyes

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