Rap-Up TV: Bridget Kelly Talks Roc Nation Debut, Jay-Z’s Advice, & Grammy Win

Bridget Kelly hasn’t released her debut album yet, but she can already add Grammy winner to her résumé. The Roc Nation singer-songwriter took home her first Grammy last month for co-writing “Einstein” off Kelly Clarkson’s album Stronger.

“It was so humbling to hear that I had won on a song that I didn’t anticipate would go anywhere,” said Bridget, who originally penned the song for her album. “Now that that dream has come into fruition, I feel pressured to figure out what the next dream is.”

Bridget’s dream includes the release of her debut, which features contributions from Shea Taylor, Jerry Wonda, Ne-Yo, The-Dream, and Kendrick Lamar, who appears on the single “Street Dreamin.’”

She’s received plenty of support from her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z, who told her to take her time. “Jay has really been monumental in that he’s really helped coach me along the way, just to continue to be patient with myself and with my process,” she said.

Plus, watch Bridget perform her single “Special Delivery” and a cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” for Rap-Up Sessions.



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11 Comments

  1. BreauxHo

    so over here, she been ‘talking” bout this debut since 2011.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @BreauxHo, if you read the post, it specifically stated:

    She’s received plenty of support from her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z, who told her to take her time. “Jay has really been monumental in that he’s really helped coach me along the way, just to continue to be patient with myself and with my process,” she said.

    It takes lots of artists a very long time to come out with their debut album…it takes some of the most successful artists years before they’re able to put out their first album…it’s called artist and project development.

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    BreauxHo Reply:

    @SdotB, thats nice, hope you contribute to the 30k she MIGHT not even sell first week

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  2. babymonster

    Zzzzzz flop

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    HabaneroDro Reply:

    @babymonster, Tht ass doe

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  3. Sabrina

    I’m sick of waiting. Rap Up has been interviewing her since 2010. She should have released her project already.

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  4. steven

    The Grammy she’s talking about is only awarded to the principal vocalist of the album, not the songwriters or any other person. So Kelly Clarkson is the only Grammy winner for that particular category (“Best Pop Vocal Album”). But, no worries, Bridget’s time will come, but unfortunately, I believe she’s mistaken about this particular Grammy award.

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  5. steven

    To clarify, the award is sometimes shared with the engineers/mixers/executive producer. However, again, the various songwriters on the album are never even nominated in these album categories so they clearly cannot WIN a Grammy from it.

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  6. flawda

    J Cole took his time putting out his debut, IT WORKED OUT WELL FOR HIM.

    Ya’ll really are the attention deficit disorder generation. If something is not in your brainless face 24/7 ya’ll think it’s a flop. No wonder why the music business is such garbage, ya’ll have no patience.

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  7. turquoise.

    Who?

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  8. Kyle

    Good luck to her. She has one hell of a beautiful voice and I’m sure Jay-Z will make sure she is promoted right when she’s ready to release her debut album.

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