Bridget Kelly

Jul
23
Bridget Kelly Reflects on Touring with Jay Z in ‘The Road to Independence’ [Episode 1]

Jay Z and Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly keeps it real in the first episode of her “Road to Independence” docu-series, premiering on Rap-Up.com. After teasing with a trailer earlier this month, the former Roc Nation songstress reflects on the past as she gears up for the release of her debut All or Nothing.

Bridget, who is now independent, toured with Jay Z on his “Blueprint 3″ tour in 2009-2010.

“Being on the road with Jay was one of the most exciting points of my life, my entire life,” she said. “When those kinds of things happen prematurely before you really have a chance to know just how monumental they are, sometimes you lose yourself in it.”

But she was able to get through trying times with help from her team and mother. “Just to have them by my side is really what kept me afloat.”

She got emotional while describing the experience. “I really had no idea what to expect from the next couple years or even the next phase,” she said. “I didn’t know what life was going to hand to me. I look back at how much of myself I gave to that process and how little in the grand scheme of things it seemed to give back to me.”

Watch Bridget bare her soul and stay tuned for Episode 2 to see her take on her next challenge, the Nike Marathon.

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Jul
9
Bridget Kelly Embarks on ‘The Road to Independence’ [Trailer]

Bridget Kelly

As America celebrates its independence this month, Bridget Kelly is declaring hers with “Bridget Kelly: The Road to Independence.”

The short docu-series chronicles the 28-year-old singer’s personal and musical development since the announcement of her departure from Roc Nation last month.

From the stage with Jay Z to third world countries, follow Bridget as she steps out of her comfort zone of the typical R&B starlet and embarks on a new chapter in her career as an independent artist.

The trailer also features a new song from Bridget, who is readying her long-awaited debut for September.

“‘Cause the world’s gon’ count you out / So when you get up, then they’ll try to take you down / All I’m sayin’ is it’s never too late to do it all again,” she sings.

Get a sneak peek below and look out for the first episode coming soon to Rap-Up.com.

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Jun
27
Rap-Up TV: Bridget Kelly Confirms Split with Roc Nation

BK has left the building. After six years at Roc Nation, Bridget Kelly has parted ways with Jay Z’s label. While there had been rumblings, the R&B songstress confirmed the news to Rap-Up TV at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday.

“Honestly we needed to part ways,” she said. “You outgrow situations sometimes. I still feel their love. They’re still people I confide in and people that I have a really strong personal relationship with, so in order to keep that intact we needed to just go our separate ways.”

She’s ready to embark on the next chapter of her career as an independent artist. “It was scary at first,” she admitted, “but it’s liberating to know that I can just go in with whoever and put anything out that I want to and say what I want to.”

Bridget is moving forward with the September release of her long-awaited debut album. “I’m really excited ’cause I’m getting to say what I wanna say and talk about all the love in my life and all the stuff I’ve been going through.”

Earlier this month, she debuted the first two songs off the project, “I Won’t Cry” and “Almost More.”

Jun
2
New Music: Bridget Kelly – ‘I Won’t Cry / Almost More’

I Won't Cry

Following the release of her EP Cut to…Bridget Kelly in December, Bridget Kelly returns with two new songs, “I Won’t Cry” and “Almost More.”

The New York-bred songstress finds the strength to move on on the emotional “I Won’t Cry,” while she takes it to the bedroom on the sultry slow jam “Almost More,” produced by C4 and Bongo the Drum Gahd.

Both tracks will appear on Bridget’s upcoming album All or Nothing.

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Dec
10
New Music: Bridget Kelly – ‘Cut to…Bridget Kelly’ [EP]

Cut to...Bridget Kelly

While we await her debut album in 2014, Bridget Kelly holds her fans over with her second EP Cut to…Bridget Kelly.

The Roc Nation singer shows her vulnerability while narrating an intense love story. The six tracks include the tracks “Special Delivery” and “Coca1n3 Heartbreak,” plus contributions from Jerry Wonda (“Goosebumps”), Pop Wansel, Sam Dew, Elijah Blake, and Cri$tyle.

“I speak a lot about love and my feelings on these songs,” said Bridget of the follow-up to her 2011 EP Every Girl. “I speak to those who have been in relationships, the good and the bad, and that in the midst of turmoil, finding something you can smile about.”

Spotify users can stream the EP below. It will be available as a free download on December 17 on BridgetKelly.com.

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Dec
9
Video: Bridget Kelly – ‘Coca1n3 Heartbreak’ [Teaser]

Bridget Kelly

On the eve of her EP release, Bridget Kelly previews a new song called “Coca1n3 Heartbreak.” In the video teaser, the Roc Nation singer fogs up the windows as she sings about an intoxicating love that she just can’t shake. A mysterious man (Luke James?) is seen in the shadows.

“Love’s got me losing my mind, and I’m addicted to his love affair,” sings Bridget in the black-and-white clip.

Cut to…Bridget Kelly will be available to stream on Spotify tomorrow with a free download available a week later on BridgetKelly.com.

Get hooked on Bridget’s sensual song.

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Nov
25
Bridget Kelly Readies EP for December

Cut to Bridget Kelly

While her debut album has been delayed until 2014, Bridget Kelly is not letting the year go by without releasing new music. The Roc Nation singer is readying an EP for release next month.

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