Album Cover: Kelly Rowland – ‘Here I Am’

Here I Am

People are still buzzing about her sizzling performance at the BET Awards, and Kelly Rowland keeps the momentum going by unveiling the close-up cover for her third solo album Here I Am, dropping July 26.

The Destiny’s Child diva’s first project for Universal Republic features the Lil Wayne-assisted smash “Motivation” and “Lay It on Me” with Big Sean. Tracks include “I’m Dat Chick,” “Turn It Up,” and “All of the Night,” with production from David Guetta, Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins, and Rico Love.

UPDATE: Check out the deluxe artwork below.

Here I Am

What do you think of Kelly’s cover art? Let us know.

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60 Comments

  1. coy

    I. CANNOT. WAIT. FOR. THIS. ALBUM.!!!

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    Dizzle Reply:

    @coy, This is facking FLAWLESS, she deffo winning, tha album cover says it all, see them sweat patches on her face? thats all tha hard work she putting into this album!! people go get that Sheeet!!! #Leggo ;)

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  2. Mustologist

    Amazing…..

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  3. Yup !

    Kelly Rowland Album Cover >>> Beyonce Album & Cover…

    Ha !

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    Mya Reply:

    @Yup !,

    Beyonce’s Career >>>>>>>>> Kelly’s Ha!

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    Lo Reply:

    @Yup !, Why are low life’s continue comparing Kelly vs. Bey. Dang just say it’s nice and move on…for goodness sakes this is a Kelly post not a blog about Whom cover looks the best.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Yup !, They’re bestfriends so it really doesn’t matter about your statement . & Do you honestly think that ? Smh ..

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  4. j fresh

    Nice. Glad to see things coming together for this new project.

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  5. Ash

    wooooah….em, alicia keys, as i am anyone?!?!?! CARBON COPY.
    I have nothing against Kelly at all, but come on…

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    yooo Reply:

    @Ash, hopefully the album will be better than As I Am. A keys hasn’t made anything hot since Diary of A Keys.

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    Sarah Reply:

    @yooo, Ummm As I Am was Alicia’s best album..and no Kelly song will ever top it.

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    yooo Reply:

    @Sarah, really? AS I AM was her best album?? I think alot of A Keys fans would have something to say about that.

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    JusREAL Reply:

    @sarah and @ ash, ya’ll 2 are wild Kelly is beastin on ALL right now she’s the SEX of R&B!!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JusREAL, Girl – You hear 1 damn song & don’t know how to act .

  6. WhiteChocolate

    Yea, I immediatly thought Alicia Keys.

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  7. Mya

    Looks Like Alicia Key’s cover and the Title As I Am

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  8. DeeJay

    I love this cover. Yes, it reminds me Alicia As I Am Cover but different. Alicia is black & white.

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  9. gistre1097

    She fresh out she should have been a bit more creative but I’m rooting for Kelly.

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  10. Sonya

    Love it!!! Can’t wait for the album

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  11. Christine

    Um, the woman takes a picture of her FACE and she is copying Alicia? I see your point, but this is a close up of her face we are talkin about not some obscure concept that she stole from someone else. Do you know how many thousands of artists have released album covers that are just shots of their face?!?

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  12. OnMyPoeticShit

    it does look like As I Am
    but yall making a big deal out of it… let her have her shine. the cover looks nice.

    it wasn’t a big deal that Beyonce’s billboard performance was a copy of Lorella Cuccarini…

    so why should it be when its someone else?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @OnMyPoeticShit, She didn’t copy her performance .. & You wouldn’t know who that lady was if it weren’t for Bey .. Now would you ?

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  13. halz

    @Mya, *dies* lmfaooooo

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  14. shhhhawty!

    LUV, IT! CAN’T WAIT 2 BUY IT!

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  15. Dave

    Kelly >>>

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  16. @materialmayne

    yeah i see the resemblance between alicia’s but this is waaay sexier!

    *nelly voice* she got that sweat drippin all over her body

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  17. pat

    i luv it….if anything its probably another page out of the janet handbook…not alicia…kelly luvs her some jj

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  18. thadundun

    this trick just threw hella shade at Bey! the day her album comes out in the US, you show some whack ass album cover, with nasty sweaty pores and unwashed hair??? Next time you see me walkin by, just smack me across the face cauz this is just so f***ing disrespectful…

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    Bob Reply:

    @thadundun, They have both been doing it for years. Rivalry always boost the sales and that’s probably why there is no bey/rhi duet yet.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @thadundun, Lmaoo – She would never dare to compete with Beyonce but you’re right . Her lips cracked as shyt tho .. Thee lessors , I tell you .

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  19. meme

    i love it, my only complaint is i dnt whether it sweat or imperfections on her face. I think its meant to look sweaty/moist but i wish it didnt look like bumps.

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  20. malikMJDope

    the cover is hot

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  21. Teya

    Alicia Keys As I Am > Kelly’s Here I Am
    The covers also look similar.

    Beyonce’s one still looks better ;)

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  22. RDK

    keep doing your thing Kelly,show them you are no ones shadow,you can do you too.

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  23. ANGGÉR

    Grown woman’s cover is better. The song is very nice!

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  24. Lexx_Janay

    omg yes kelendria! work!

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  25. Mr_Stephens87

    are yall serious with these bullshit comments comparing A.Key’s album cover to Kelly’s.Its so many people album covers with only their face on the cover.Stop HATING DAMN.Muthaf**** aint happy unless they hating or comparing

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  26. Just because

    I think its a great picture of Kelly and it looks nothing like a.keys simply cause its a pic of Kelly Rowland…Why are other artist even brought up when this is all about Kelly..I feel if you don’t like her or the cover don’t comment on it…find a post with yo fav artist and go crazy…

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  27. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    It a nice shot … GO! Go! GO!!!

    Luv MS KELLY !!

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  28. dblog

    Haters they gon hate. So many albums with just pictures of their face….. Beyonce copied that Lorretta girl… No one said anything. psshh…

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  29. Hugh

    Fantastic!
    Support real music and an amazing voice!

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  30. julian

    Can not wait to cop this!

    By the way if anything this cover looks like Britney Spears In the Zone cover. But its just an iconic concept that’s used alot to be bold.

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  31. Kyle

    I think a face shot fits the album cover concept perfectly. I love it and I cannot express how excited I am to hear the new music. I don’t mean to put the pressure on her, but this album has been a long time in the making so it BETTER BE GOOD. LOL, which I’m sure it will be;)

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  32. carl

    The second cover is amazing! I might buy if I hear some more good music before it drops!

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  33. BrooklynFoxx

    Love Both. I’m so happy for all my Destiny’s Children! : )

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  34. hcfx2

    DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! YES MS. ROWLAND! LOVELY!!!

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  35. Ms. Roza

    Kelly looks beautiful! Encore on her performance at the BET Awards lookin and sounding hottt!

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  36. Inês

    this cover seems like Alicia’s As I Am :O

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  37. trebor shine

    I’m so happy and excited for Kelly!! I’m gonna HAM for her just like I did for Bey!! The covers are gorgeous and I know she will deliever with this album!!! BEYKELLY2011

    P.S. Michelle is coming out this year too!! And patiently waiting on LeToya to return with a HOTT album, then a BIG OLE DESTINY’s CHILD REUNION!!!!

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  38. ANGGÉR

    The deluxe cover is better

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  39. lenor

    both covers are stunning! im coppin the deluxe addition!!!!!!!!!

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  40. cume

    its quite hard to choose between two extra fabulous covers like choosing between air and water. Love em both

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  41. Lisa

    Ehm… I think I am alone on this one, but this is probably the most boring, uninspiring and played out cover I have seen in a long time. Come on, now, Kelly. Where’s the creativity? But it’s about the music, so I guess the music will make up for it. Lol.

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  42. muni

    OMG this woman is so beautiful!!

    #HereIam July 26th 2011 will be down in the history

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  43. LOVE?

    IM SO READY FOR THIS… i been waiting for her to come out with her album since it first went arund that she was coming out with another one… and how about the timing!? Motivation is on FIRE right now…. and i persoinally wanna see her out sell Beyonce! She is so over ratted. She is talented… but Kelly is BY FAR more talented and a much better singer! I doubt Beyonce could sing Motivation or Commander as good as Kelly! But Kelly would blow on Single Ladies, Run The Worold, 1+1, ect ect… GO GIRL!!! #TEAMKELLY

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  44. james

    thiz cover LOOKS GOOD F wat yall say bout it dnt look good and she copyed it from alicia keys i luv thiz cover.and im so proud of kelly she deserves it.

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  45. yeah

    She looks amazing.
    I am really proud of the outcome.

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  46. shellie

    Beautiful closeup kelly it captured all your beauty
    and thats just what closeup pictures do!

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  47. Roseanna

    Phenonemal breakdown of the topic, you should write for me too!

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  48. KNOWLEDGEME

    Peace,

    From the widest sweep of the starry heavens, to every inch on the planet called earth.The refection of Miss Kelly are matchless i must say.
    Its only going to get greater! Thus for her the infinite is reachable.
    Her tracks “Heaven” and “For Ever and A Day” Put me mentally where i needed to be. Stay active & beautiful you-peace.KnowledgeMe…

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