Kelly Rowland

Dec
7
Robin Thicke, T.I., Miguel, Lorde, & Macklemore Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

T.I., Robin Thicke, and Verdine White

The race for Grammy gold kicked off on Friday night at “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Nominations in major categories were announced live on air during the one-hour CBS special, which featured performances from multiple nominees including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Robin Thicke.

Seven-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with “Thrift Shop,” which was nominated for Best Rap Song.

“Hopefully what we have been able to do this past year, it’s a model for other people to follow, that you do not need a record label, that you do not need a big company behind you,” said Macklemore, whose album The Heist was released independently.

Lorde delivered her Record of the Year-nominated hit “Royals,” and two-time nominee Miguel teamed with Keith Urban on a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

With some help from T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Thicke had the crowd in its feet with his Grammy-nominated hit “Blurred Lines.” His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke congratulated him backstage on his three nominations.

Kelly Rowland, who was nominated for Best R&B Song for Fantasia’s “Without You,” presented Best Country Album and caught up with Lorde and LL Cool J.

Check out some backstage pics and watch the performances below.

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Dec
4
Rap-Up TV: Sevyn Streeter Talks EP, Chris Brown’s Advice, & Kelly Rowland

Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, and Tamar Braxton are just some of the superstars who have called on Sevyn Streeter for her songwriting skills, but now the rising star is making a name for herself beyond the credits.

On Tuesday, the 27-year-old singer released her debut EP Call Me Crazy, But… The former RichGirl member, who is signed to Chris Brown’s CBE label, caught up with Rap-Up TV during the L.A. stop of her tour with K. Michelle to discuss her first solo offering.

“It’s basically talking about the cycle of a relationship, the ups, the downs, the good, the bad, the ugly,” she said of the seven tracks.

She sparked rumors of a romance after co-starring with Tristan “Mack” Wilds in the video for “It Won’t Stop.” “We had a really good time,” said Sevyn. “I felt like I was getting my acting chops on a little bit. He’s such a great actor.”

Chris Brown not only signed Sevyn, but he’s also been hands-on with her project. “He’s very involved. I swear I can call and ask him for advice about anything,” she said. “It doesn’t matter, it could be a video, it could be choreography or whatever, he’s always gonna have some kind of advice for me.”

She has written songs for his upcoming album X including “Fine China” and the title track. “I’m not quite sure what other records are on there, but I wrote some more so let’s have our fingers crossed.”

Sevyn recently had the honor of performing one of the songs she wrote, “Gone,” with Kelly Rowland at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” “It was a dream come true. Honestly she didn’t have to do that and she’s a sweetheart for that and I just can’t thank her enough,” said Sevyn, who admits that the two share a resemblance.

So who’s left on her wish list of collaborators? “I would love to write for Beyoncé,” said Sevyn. “I would love to write some stuff for Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Miguel, the list goes on.”

Watch: Sevyn Streeter Performs for Rap-Up Sessions

Dec
1
New Music: R. Kelly f/ Kelly Rowland – ‘All the Way’

R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland

R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland are going “All the Way.” The R&B icon and Destiny’s Child diva close the curtains and keep the bed rocking until the early morning on their steamy slow jam off Black Panties.

“There ain’t no such thing as a half with sex, so baby boy, we might as well go all the way,” coos Kelly in a falsetto, while Kellz responds, “You don’t know if you’re addicted till you relapse from detox of loving each other.”

Due December 10, the album also features collaborations with Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Migos, Juicy J, and Future.

Black Panties is something that’s gonna be like the 12 Play,” said Kellz. “If anybody out there knows about 12 Play, you know about Black Panties ’cause it’s basically 12 Play upgraded, like a phone that’s got new apps on it. I’ve remixed my whole career.”

Take it to the bedroom with Kellz and Kelly.

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Nov
26
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, & Kelly Rowland Attend Drake’s L.A. Show

Drake and Nicki Minaj

In addition to bringing Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg onstage, there were plenty of star sightings backstage at Drake’s “Would You Like a Tour?” concert at L.A.’s Staples Center on Monday night.

Nicki squashed rumors of a fallout with her YMCMB labelmate and performed “Make Me Proud,” plus snapped Instagram pics with Birdman, the Kardashian clan, and Tyga.

Ciara grabbed a bite to eat at Katsuya before quietly sneaking inside the venue to catch her fiancé Future’s opening set.

Wiz, who joined Miguel for “Adorn” earlier in the evening, kicked it backstage with Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, and Jaden Smith.

Kelly Rowland, who is rumored to be engaged to manager Tim Witherspoon, caught up with Miguel.

Tyler, the Creator was overcome with emotion while watching Drizzy. “DRAKE SHOW WAS AWESOME WOW,” tweeted the Odd Future leader. “WOW DRAKE DID ‘ALL ME’ AND T STARTED CRYING TRUE STORY.”

Check out more backstage candids below.

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Nov
19
New Music: Pitbull f/ Kelly Rowland – ‘That High’

Global Warming: Meltdown

After collaborating with pop divas Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha, Pitbull hits the dance floor with Kelly Rowland on “That High,” one of the songs off his upcoming album Global Warming: Meltdown. Mr. 305 gets on his bilingual flow, while the “X Factor” judge soars over the EDM beat.

Due Nov. 25, Meltdown features five new songs including the Ke$ha-assisted single “Timber” and collaborations with Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne x Jake One), Mohombi, and Inna.

The Miami rapper will host the American Music Awards on Sunday and celebrate his album release on Monday’s “GMA.”

Stream his Kelly collabo and the rest of the album below.

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Oct
29
Kelly Rowland Visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Kelly Rowland

Instead of hitting the stage, Kelly Rowland sat down on the couch during her visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday. With Dax Shepard seated to her right, the “X Factor” judge discussed her role on the singing competition and working alongside Paulina Rubio and Simon Cowell.

“It’s three women up there, but Simon is the biggest diva,” said Kelly of her fellow judge.

The 32-year-old singer also recalled performing on “Star Search” with Girl’s Tyme when she was 12 and losing to a rock band.

But they got over the defeat quickly. “As soon as we got back to the hotel room, my parents said, ‘You know you guys can go to Disney World.’ We’re like, ‘OK, let’s go!’”

Watch the full interview below.

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Oct
27
Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, & Jennifer Hudson Honor Women at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Mariah Carey and Patti LaBelle

It was ladies’ night as BET taped its “Black Girls Rock!” special at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded evening celebrated the positive images of women of color.

This year’s performers included Janelle Monáe, Patti LaBelle, Ledisi, Alice Smith, and Kelly Rowland, who was joined by Sevyn Streeter and Eve on a remix to her latest single “Gone.”

“@kellyrowland def the big sis I never had! She murdered BGR tonight!” tweeted Sevyn, who penned “Gone.”

Jennifer Hudson debuted a new short ‘do while performing her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).”

Mariah Carey, who recently recovered from a painful injury, ditched her sling and bared her midriff while presenting her godmother Patti LaBelle with the Living Legend Award.

See all these moments and more when “Black Girls Rock!” airs on Sunday, November 3, at 7 p.m.

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