Exclusive: Kelly Rowland’s Album Gets Release Date

Kelly Rowland

After a few false starts, Kelly Rowland is finally ready to release her album. The singer’s oft-delayed project is coming sooner than you think.

The Destiny’s Child diva has settled on a July 26 release date for her third solo album Here I Am, Universal Motown exclusively confirms to Rap-Up.com. The new date comes as her Lil Wayne-assisted single “Motivation” continues to soar, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The album features contributions from Rico Love, Tricky Stewart, Dr. Luke, Stargate, Salaam Remi, Jim Jonsin, RedOne, Ester Dean, and more. Kelly was recently announced as a judge for Britain’s “X Factor,” which is currently taping in London.

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95 Comments

  1. Yeah

    uh huh

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    Dizzle Reply:

    @Yeah, OMGGGGGG yessssssss finally *cries* lol i cant wait for this!!! and her next single better be #1 worldwide :D werk miss rowland werk!! lol

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    MRBIG Reply:

    @Yeah, how come you are always first to comment on everything? Do you sit here and wait for every post or something?

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    listen Reply:

    @Yeah, i’m curious to know why i haven’t seen her perform this song live anywhere? maybe we’ll see both Kelly and Bey performing at the BET Awards?

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @Yeah, i hope its good, kelly please get a new lace front, thats the only thang holding you back

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  2. BB

    FINALLY A Date! #Pumped

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  3. MentalPhipps

    Finally, hopefully it is really good. No more delays kelly. :)

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  4. Jay

    Go on Kelly baby! I’m so excited to hear it!:-)!

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  5. c.j

    lets hope they stick by this one.

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  6. humberto

    I hope it had a lot of midtempo tracks. Motivation is a beast. *O*

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  7. lenor

    CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!! HERE I AM GONNA BE THE BEST KELLY ROWLAND ALBUM!

    #motivation

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  8. Chad

    Ummm. I’m just not excited. I think she got lucky with motivation, aint nobody checking for her to be honest…

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    Nes Reply:

    @Chad,

    Girl sit!!! I see you checking…

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    Marteezy Reply:

    @Chad, Then why are you commenting?

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    Tony Reply:

    @Chad, Then why are you commenting, its obvious you do care. Lol Get it together…

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    stanN Reply:

    @Chad, you’ll haters are so hilarious, you obviously checking gURl thats why u here commenting!

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  9. oso_jo_ro

    an ITUNES countdown would be a great idea!
    or at least a new HOT single before the album gets released!

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  10. magic

    yessssssss kelly!! i can’t fuckin wait it’s about time.. wasnt expecting this push up!

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  11. Name here

    i like motavation but i wont buy her album she only bumped up the date because motavation is doing so well on the charts but this will probably be her best selling album

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  12. OKAY

    she gonna flop

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    Nes Reply:

    @OKAY,

    Would you believe that’s the same thing your grandparents said when your father knocked your mom up?

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    fizzle Reply:

    @Nes, POW! yaaaaaassss NES!

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    stanN Reply:

    @Nes, HAHAAAAAAAAAAA serveddddddddd ilikeitlikeit!

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  13. wack

    THAT MOTIVATION SONG IS GOING TO BE THE ONLY HOT SONG ON THE ALBUM THE REST OF THE ALBUM WILL BE STRAIGHT TRASHHHHHHHHHHH. #NEXT

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    Nes Reply:

    @wack,

    Kelly’s still winning.LOL!!!

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    Face Reply:

    @wack, I see you’ve heard the album before all of us…

    STFU.

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    Ikaryss Reply:

    @wack, Have you heard the rest of the album? No.

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    Roc Reply:

    @wack, How do you know? She’s worked her a$$ off. The least we can do is give her chance and listen with new ears.

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    stanN Reply:

    @wack, Trash like what u see when u look in the mirror?? if u only have Negative things to say y don’t u not say anything at all!

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  14. MaZ

    Good news!

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  15. David

    Very good..HERE I AM GONNA BE THE BEST KELLY ROWLAND ALBUM!

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  16. THE MALEZ

    This album is DEFINITLEY gonna prove her skills!! I loveeee this woman! Cmon ms.kelly!!!

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  17. rara

    lol @ the haters….didn’t y’all say motivation would flop? now look at her now…she getting paper *in my breezy voice*

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  18. BLAZE

    Im happy for her this is a good look go Ms. Kelly I will support her

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  19. Josh

    GOOD FOR HER!!!!! I’M ROOTING FOR KELLY.

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  20. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    Go Go GO !!

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  21. Orlando

    I hope y’all people dnt start thinkin of this “because she wants to release her album 2 months earler cuz beyonce’s would be out for a month already, now kelly’s tryin 2 make sales to cover her ass” i b like no boo boo kitty dnt b hatin these 2 destiny’s child by0tches are gonna work there shyt out this year, so who cares, you are makin beyonce & kelly irrelevant this year & nxt year holla….

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  22. Teya

    im sorry but just because Motivation is doing well on the charts doesn’t mean the album will. I mean J Lo’s On the Floor was doing well but the album only sold 84,000 in its first week. Not good!

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  23. didi

    I don’t fucking care if she flops I am gonna buy her album and thats it !!!! she never disapointed me with her albums !!!! from simply deep to here I am she didn’t and won’t do wrong !!! how about that ????

    haters sit the fuck down and wait!!!

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  24. say what

    this is great for kelly with her
    “motivation” she will stay on her grind
    harder than ever. shes looking really happy
    and content in that picture.

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  25. say what

    kelly people will be haters, thats
    what they do keep your eyes on the
    prize, mamma

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  27. muni

    OM-Kelly tears of joy!
    #HereIAm July 26h 2011!!!
    I am so excited OH MY GOD Thank you.
    At least 5 copies!!
    Bring it on!!!

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  28. LNDN..

    I’m so happy 4 her. For too long she had to deal with being the second and no one would take her solo stuff serious. TIME HAS FINALLY COME FOR HER. CAN’T WAIT 4 THE ALBUM..

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  29. davyd69

    yes finally :)

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  30. fizzle

    Yes Miss Kelly! I can’t wait, hopefully “Each Other” will be on the album!

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  31. NikkiIsChillin

    Congtrats to Kelly! Can’t wait!

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  32. Mellz

    I remember when B.o.B pushed his album up because “Nothing On You” was doing extraordinary only to sell 84,000 copies. I call Kelly selling that much or less. . .No where near as much as “4″‘s gonna sell.

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    whenwellulearn Reply:

    Shes not doing it to beat beyonce, shes doing it for her real fans which u r not so please stfu (ps its clear u Bey stans are feeling nervous that that girl kelly killin them)

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    prettiboi Reply:

    @whenwellulearn, sit that shit down beyonce who u can barely find that bitch on the charts she be luck if her link ablum even goes platuim…kelly taken the shine get over it

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  33. Diego

    Kelly will sell less than 90K we know how this is gonna play out..

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  35. Teya

    don’t do it Kelly.. u need one more hit. This album’s first week sales won’t past 100k. Believe Me! and i’m not hating! i love Kelly’s music. oh and Beyonces :D

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    Gee Reply:

    @Teya, July 26 is still a long away. If her management was strategic, they’d throw another single in a couple of weeks.

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    Nes Reply:

    @Teya,

    Your judgment doesn’t matter; either buy the album or STFU!!!!

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    Diva Reply:

    @Teya, I AGREE!!!! SHE DOES NEED ANOTHER HIT SINGLE 1st!!!!

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  36. muni

    Just support even if you don’t like Motivation I am sure they will be so many great songs on the album. Don’t blame on music industry when the top 10 albums on billboard charts are filled with pop or country albums.

    Support Ms @Kelly she is true representation of a survivor, humble talented a beautiful artist!!

    July 26th 2011

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    Dave Reply:

    @muni, True, & people steady hating. They don’t know what she’s gonna do. & they say she got lucky. How? She never performed the song for it to go #1, or climb up Hot 100. & say Lil Wayne & he had a few bars on the song. People need to STOP! & he’s had flops before, so it’s not just becaues of him. “Motivation” is a great song.

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  37. jeremydante

    good for kelly, glad to see her lining up so many things & really learning where she fits in the market before dropping the album.

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  38. Tony

    I will be buying the album! I’m glad she decided to move it up so I can use my hard earned money from summer jobs. Yaaaay! I hope she release another single before the release date.

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  39. Mustologist

    I will be buying KELLY!!! 5 COPIES YESSS!!

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  40. kellsgonnakillem

    I hope and pray she performs at the BET awards

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  41. Kyle

    YESSSS I was hoping that the album would drop in the summer rather than the fall. I will be buying it!!!

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  43. joey

    i love kelly ive been rooting for her for a long time, so happy motivation is doing well. i dont even like the song, i like her more dance/disco tracks!

    pushing for you kelly!

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  44. Hugh

    This is gonna be huge in UK when shes on X factor.

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  45. CRAZY JOJO FAN

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh buddy

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  46. Gumaro

    YES! Been waiting for years on this one! Kelly got the heat, she just needs to present it and don’t be afraid!

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  47. Keri

    Can’t wait for Kelly Rowland’s new album and can’t wait for the world tour ! It’s about time she performed hit songs like Motivation and Unity live -pure magic =)

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  48. Michael

    YAY!!!

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  49. http://dakkylove.blogspot.com/com

    I’m thrilled about this news..it’s about time Ms Kelly , i can’t wait

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  50. klemensi

    It took so long and suddenly the album will be before the Beyonce’s 4? premeditation haha

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  51. Haiku

    So many fans getting excited…

    then they will just wish the girl well and DL it illegally anyway.

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    prettiboi Reply:

    @Haiku, lol thats funny but ture…but real fans will support she pulling beyonces fans now so she gonna be fine

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  52. Alicias certified homewrecka

    Go go go go, lol

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  53. Diva

    Yaaaaaaayyyy!!! Finally! She must come out with another hit single within the coming days! It takes time 4 the songs to pick up on radio. She needs 2 be getting ready 2 do another video as well….

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  54. ntendi

    her album is comin a month after beyonce’s

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  55. Sean

    Everything we’ve heard from the project is killer. Motivation, Commander, On & On, Grown Woman, Forever And A Day, Each Other, Rose Colored Glasses. I just hope it’s a hefty album with at least 14 tracks. I still want some new material!

    I know she talked about making this a REAL album experience, with interludes and transitions. I miss the days that Janet Jackson would put together an album like this. It always feels more substantial.

    Can’t wait for HERE I AM!

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    prettiboi Reply:

    @Sean, none of them songs are on the album but motivetion

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  56. oso_jo_ro

    yall better buy it and support THE ALBUM!
    make it a HIT ALBUM!
    even though I’m a fan of Beyonce fan, would love to see Kelly selling more, haha would be an EPIC moment, likw seriously who saw this coming !?
    NOT ME

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  57. Daniel

    YASSSS MOMA ROWLAND IM GETTING IT JULY 26 #HEREIAM!!!!!

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  58. didi

    ayayayayayya cant waaiiiiitttt GOD !!!

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  59. brian b...

    I Love all Destiny’s child women, i have al their solo albums (even Michelle’s gospel ones) as a fan i’m worried about this, it’s too premature, the album shoulda come out a while ago to coincide with Motivation’s chart rise otherwise they need another monster single to convince the skeptics

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  60. amerie

    SHES A STARRRRRRRRRRR

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  62. B,Uused to b hair..now u gone nair

    cant wait

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  63. J. Sanders

    Beyonce has always been the best…. I don’t care how many hits Kelly or Michelle make they will never be Mrs. Carter!!! Sorry….

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    prettiboi Reply:

    @J. Sanders, your late….check the # kellys shiting on her…the chart aint even checking for her…#teamkellywas here

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  64. Mario

    I’m thinking….there’s another month to go. She will either perform Motivation live at the BET awards and or release another hot song… She hasn’t promoted Motivation and truth be told…she didn’t need to. It’s at number one without it. BUT to keep it there….she better put it in! She’s had to cancel certain appearances because of X Factor…I just hope that it doesn’t interfere too much with her album promo. I have always loved Kelly. I feel like she’s finally getting to where she needs to be.

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    prettiboi Reply:

    @Mario, she actually has a break in july to promote all july and there another single coming

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  66. jazi

    All you haters shut the hell up! Kelly has always been talented she just had to play second best to Beyonce because Destiny’s Child was the vehicle for Beyonce to shine – the group was never designed for any of the girls to do well except Beyonce. I am so happy for Kelly – it’s her time and I will be buying her cd. Beyonce is a selfish, self centered bitch and she never gave a damn about Kelly, La Toya, La Tovia or Michelle. She would only want to know that she wouldn’t be shit without those girls. And if she wasn’t so busy being half naked and throwing her twat all over the stage – she wouldn’t be as big as she is. And so far as the album “4″ is concerned – pa-lease, I’ve heard “4″ songs so far, three of them joints is garbage & the other one is okay. None of them can touch Motivation. Of course the album will do well cause Beyonce’s die hard fans will buy it. But then again, J.Lo has die hard fans too and her album – uh what is it doin on the charts. And oh yeah Kelly’s performance on the BET awards slammed Beyonce’s! Nobody was talkin bout her but everybody was & is still talkin bout Kelly. Go Kelly!

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  67. shellie

    Kelly is killin it with Motivation I cant wait till
    her new album comes out so I can buy it!
    go Kelly! go Kelly! go Kelly!

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