Kelly Rowland Announces New Album ‘Year of the Woman’

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is representing for her ladies. The R&B diva has revealed the girl power-inspired title of her fourth solo album Year of the Woman.

The 31-year-old singer took to her website to announce the news. “I’m so excited to reveal the title of my fourth solo studio album,” she wrote. “For weeks I have been using the hashtag #YOTW which stands for my next album which is titled ‘Year Of the Woman’. This album is one of my greatest pieces of work and I cannot wait to share it with you guys!”

Earlier this summer, Kelly debuted the first single “ICE” featuring Lil Wayne. She has been in the studio with hitmakers including Rico Love, Sean Garrett, and T-Minus working on the follow-up to 2011’s Here I Am.

“I am more excited going into it this time than last time because I have a concept,” she previously told Vegas magazine. “I’m making this album for my ladies, oh, yes, and it is strong. All of the producers I’ve been working with get the concept so much that they brought in a little more aggressive—and sometimes masculine—approach, but there is a really incredible top line: I want to tell women how incredible we are, how our intuition is so spot-on. Sometimes we don’t listen to it, but it is the thing that can actually make us happier.”

The Destiny’s Child diva was inspired by some of her favorite artists including Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. “What triggered it all was when I was on tour last year with Chris Brown,” she explained. “I stopped by Hitsville U.S.A. [the nickname for Motown's first headquarters in Detroit], and saw all of this history; it filled my soul up to the point where I wanted to tell my story. To me, it’s really about having something to say, and people love that.”

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74 Comments

  1. hcfx2

    yes! yes! and yes! I cannot wait!!!

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  2. williNalli

    OMG…Hyperventilating!!! SO EXCITED for #YearOfTheWoman. We were BORN READY for this MASTERPIECE.

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  3. hcfx2

    She is finally grabbing her career by the balls!!

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  4. Jay-Me

    Looking forward to hearing this album.

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  5. Jayson

    YES KELLY SO EXCITED!!!!

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  6. Geico

    WOW I really like that pic and title, I am definitely EXCITED!

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  7. aminata

    kelly kelly kelly

    good news she seems ready

    the only thing i wanna say is

    PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE

    and “You will win” :-)

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  8. williNalli

    Ugh…My excitement is beyond words. YAYYYYYY #YearOfTheWoman

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  9. Sophie

    SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

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  10. NFL

    She is relevant nowadays.. I like that!

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  11. jjenn

    i cant wait..i have a feeling kelly is gonna slay our lives this times around..#yearofthewoman

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  12. BlazianBarb

    The QUEEN is returing….. Wigs Will Be Burned!
    #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW #YOTW

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    PHUCK A BARB Reply:

    @BlazianBarb, Wigs Will Be Burned?? Well i guess her wig is already in the fire..which has already been snatch…haha i wish her the best finding a new wig. maybe keri hilson will have one for loan. *drops mic* #shade

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    TYLER* Reply:

    @PHUCK A BARB, WOW REALLY??

    KERI HILSON??

    THATS THE BEST ARTIST YOU COULD COME UP WITH?

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    sweetdiva Reply:

    @TYLER*, LMAO!!!

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  13. |ULTIMATE|

    She looks STUNNING! GET IT KELLY!

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  14. Atlantic Sea Child

    please.a collabo with tank pleaase :)

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  15. Daniel

    can’t wait for the masterpiece *-*

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  16. Tori

    Yaaay! Now lets get this promo train running! Don’t do no more competition shows until this album does well for a length of time. Focus only on your album!

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  17. Kelz

    Can’t wait, only expecting the best

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  18. avant garde

    I want a Brandy & Kelly duet.

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    sweetdiva Reply:

    @avant garde, I like Brandy in all but Kelly’s main focus needs to be her projects.

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  19. Trene

    Year of the Woman, CAN’T WAIT!

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  20. marcrdg

    Kelly boo, you’re doing it well

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  21. Rai Shawn

    Mama is back!!!!!

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  22. Denise

    SO EXCITED, GURL !

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  23. Trene

    My mother is back yall! bout to fuck up the game

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  24. Trene

    YASS!

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  25. Jalisa

    AMAZING! I AM SO EXCITED!

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  26. damz

    I hope she has female collaborations since the album is called Year of the Woman. I cant wait for this album, I know shes gonna kill it.

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  27. KAKA

    YASSSS KELLLYYYY

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  28. David

    EXCITED

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  29. Davi

    Lets Go KELLY

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  30. Mari

    YESS KELLY

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  31. Mari

    THIS girl IS HOTTT

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  32. MS.boy

    your like ICE I-C-E

    Love this song.

    Excited

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  33. KELLY

    Ancioso por esse album

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  34. Ricard

    YEAR of The KELLY

    \o/

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  35. mauro

    Release ICE video

    This song is HOT

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  36. Rene

    ICE is Amazing song.

    This title is nice

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  37. Michelle

    Love the Title

    I cant wait

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  38. Justi

    yes! yes! and yes! I cannot wait!!!

    IS HOTTTTT

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  39. Madame M

    Masterpiece :)

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  40. Woman Girl

    YOUR LIKE ICE ICE

    Love love this song.

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  41. Woman Girl

    YEAR OF THE KELLY

    Nice title

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  42. Flavio garcia

    KELLY IS BACK.

    THE BEST

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  43. boom boom

    @TYLER*, and who that fuck you wanted her to come up with? RIHANNA? NO!
    she had to said something on Kelly’s level such as Keri, Ci-error, Tearri, other has been’s, etc

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    sweetdiva Reply:

    @boom boom, Keri Hilson is not on Kelly’s level. Kelly was 1/3 of the biggest saleing girl group of all time. She is considered an icon. Keri Hilson could never!!!

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  44. karla

    I own all of her albums and unreleased songs I am a huge fan of Kelly. Its so amazing to see people excited about a woman that I have admired since Destinys child. I Remember when I first heard delimma. I am very proud to her come this far. I Am excited to see her grow s a artist. And I will go out my way to buy that album on its release d
    Love u kelly!

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  45. Kyle

    Kelly is finally standing on her own and I am very happy for everything that she has been doing, from all the success with “Motivation” to all the features she has been doing as of lately. I was wondering what #YOTW meant when I kept seeing her post it last week and I’m glad she finally clarified that! I’m excited for some new music and the direction she is taking in terms of what inspired her for the new record.

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  46. jay

    Cool title! best of luck Kelly!!!! her label needs to promote now because everything else is going well for her! SShe so sexy too! hottest chick in tha game for me

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  47. muni

    OMG Im so excited I just cant wait any longer, Kelly please give us the #ICE please for now,PLEASE!!

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  48. Intoxication

    I hope this her breakthrough era!

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    sweetdiva Reply:

    @Intoxication, I SO AGREE!!! #Crossfingers

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  49. KAKA

    ICE ICE BABY SHAKE THAT ASS JUST LIKE DICE BABY !

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  50. Kingnoah3000

    Kelly is coming to shut shyt down!!

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  51. Flavio garcia

    ICE ICE BABY

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  52. Flavio garcia

    KELLY IS BACKKK

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  53. JayRow

    Yes I’m excited for this album! 2013 is the Year of the Woman and it’s gonna be the Year of Kelly Row!!

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  54. temi

    YOTW…. leggooo TRENE

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  55. Jay

    Nice!! Can’t wait to hear Kelly’s new music!!! :)

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  56. Kemar

    Let’s go hard this era. Request ICE at your local radio station and purchase the song on iTunes/Amazon. Can’t wait for everything to rev up and promo to start!

    P.S. Haters, keep your comments to yourself because they’re irrelevant and no one cares about your lonely miserable ass self.

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  57. lyric commander lee

    so much love for my fav! i love it – all of kelly’s albums show a diff side of her and i love to see the growth over the years – shes definently carving out a lane for herself and i love it – keep building that brand and doing u mama! work!

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  58. Myrl22

    if she is gonna promote #YOTW like she is promoting #ICE i guess WE #TeamKelly are in for another great album going south. I am Kelly #1 fan and will support her work no matter what but I’m tired of her sitting on great music waiting for fan to give it momentum.

    Blow Me (Pink) came out the same day #ICE (KR) came out. pink already had a video and many performance promo (Including an Award show performance) for her single. Since then Pink had a album out and her second single(w/ Video) hitting fans. On the other hand #ICE is just fading away, now Kelly wants me to be excited about #YOTW. I KNOW IT WILL HAVE WONDERFUL MUSIC ON #YOTW. Kelly always give her fans the best music but her promo skill and promo team suck. SO #FINGERSCROSSED #TEAMKELLY

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  59. lyric commander lee

    PINK’s promo team is far diff from Kelly’s. I’m a number 1 fan as well and i sesne your concern because as for music its always great but promo is lacking – hopefully they will get it right this era and have 4 evenly spaced singles and promo ie tv shows award shows and movie ties in maybe wrapping with a cute tour – maybe 30 – 40 shows for the US – a summer tour maybe – thats all i ask – ICE is 26 on rnb tho so it does have legs – she has 3 features out and gearing up for a show – hopefully time managemnt is on her side so that she can do everything successfully

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  60. Jaclyn

    It’s Kelly Rowland’s time to shine as she’s paid her dues as a solo artist! Just wish she would promote “Unity” more and perform live on a future tour. This song is a classic !!!

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  61. Jonathan Gardner

    Year of KELENDRIA!

    Slay gorl, slay!

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  62. Jonathan Gardner

    @Jaclyn

    I agree about “Unity” that could have been a big pop hit WORLDWIDE. That is such a beautiful song. They dropped the ball with Ms. Kelly.

    “Still in Love With My Ex” and “Unity” were clear singles! “Comeback” should have been promoted and “The Show” could have been huge on Urban AC

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  63. Wendy

    YUHS MS. KELLY IT’S YOUR TIME TO SLAY SIS!

    Werk!

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  64. E53

    OMG. I cannnott waaaiiit!!!

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  65. Mk

    Get that #1 mama!

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  66. Jonathan Gardner

    So hyped!

    “Ice” up to #12 on Urban radio, #46 on Rhythmic and going for Rhythmic adds tomorrow.

    The song is powering up the charts with no video release or performances.

    Kelly going to DOMINATE the R&B charts for another year!

    “Motivation” was the #1 song on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart by a female artist last year

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  67. Jonathan Gardner

    45* on Rhythmic, my bad!

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  68. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    can’t wait to hear what she got

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