Bridget Kelly

Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora, & Bridget Kelly Celebrate ELLE ‘Women in Music’

Kelly Rowland and Rita Ora

It was ladies’ night as ELLE celebrated Women in Music at its 4th annual event in New York on Wednesday. The intimate evening featured performances from Kelly Rowland, Martha Wainwright, and Rita Ora, who graces the magazine’s cover alongside Adele and Alicia Keys.

Rita hit the red carpet in a floppy black hat and dress by YSL, Kelly kept it casual in leggings and a white top, and Bridget Kelly was pretty in purple.

“Such a great night partying w/ @ElleMagazine at the Women in Music event!” tweeted Kelly, who was joined by her friends Jessica White and La La Anthony.

Rita took the stage to perform and was later seen dancing with fellow Roc girl Bridget as Kelly sang her hits.

See more pics of the lovely ladies in NYC.

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Bridget Kelly Celebrates Birthday with Jay-Z, Rita Ora, and Melanie Fiona

Bridget Kelly and Jay-Z

The Roc was in the building as Bridget Kelly celebrated her 27th birthday at the 40/40 Club in New York City last night. Friends and family came out to party with the “Special Delivery” singer, including her boss Jay-Z, mother, and fellow Roc girls Rita Ora and Melanie Fiona. Trey Songz, Adrienne Bailon, Timbaland, and Ne-Yo sipped D’USSE cocktails and snacked on red velvet cake.

“Love my boo ritaora too much fun last night,” tweeted Bridget, who posed for a photo with her labelmate.

Bridget’s debut is due later this year featuring Shea Taylor, Jerry Wonda, Ne-Yo, The-Dream, and Kendrick Lamar, who appears on the single “Street Dreamin.’”

See more pics of Bridget celebrating with her Roc Nation familia.

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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.

New Music: Bridget Kelly f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Street Dreamin”

Bridget Kelly and Kendrick Lamar

Bridget Kelly nabs a coveted feature from MTV’s “Hottest MC in the Game” Kendrick Lamar on her new single “Street Dreamin’.” The Compton kid kicks things off with a vicious verse, while Bridget sings sweet lullabies over a sample of Tupac’s “Got My Mind Made Up.” The Shea Taylor production will appear on Bridget’s upcoming Roc Nation debut.

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Bridget Kelly Performs for Rap-Up Sessions

The Roc was in the building when Bridget Kelly stopped by our Hollywood studio to perform for Rap-Up Sessions. Signed to Roc Nation, the New York songstress has already played arenas across the world on tour with Jay-Z and released her 2011 EP Every Girl featuring the Frank Ocean-penned “Thinking About Forever.”

While overlooking the Sunset Strip, Bridget put her raw talent on display with a three-song acoustic set. Backed by a guitarist, she stripped down her single “Special Delivery” and the Ne-Yo-penned “In the Morning,” for which Meek Mill can be heard on the remix. She also delivered a soulful cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody.”

Bridget is readying her full-length debut for release later this year and has recently opened for Mary J. Blige and Brandy. Watch her stellar set below.

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New Music: Bridget Kelly f/ Meek Mill – ‘In the Morning (Remix)’

In the Morning (Remix)

Meek Mill shows a softer side on the remix to Bridget Kelly’s “In the Morning.” The MMG rapper, who is managed by Roc Nation, recalls a wild night of drinking and sex. Despite all the girls clamoring for his affection and texting his phone, he decides that one special lady deserves his heart.

“I know I ain’t never tell you this, but I love the shit out you,” says Meek in a voicemail to his girl. “Call me back, I want to tell you to your face.”

The original version of the Ne-Yo-penned cut appears on Bridget’s 2011 EP Every Girl.

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Bridget Kelly Performs ‘White Christmas’

Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly makes the holidays merry and bright with her acoustic cover of “White Christmas.” Looking festive in a red sweater and Santa Claus hat, the Roc Nation songstress is joined by a guitarist as she performs the Christmas classic by the fireplace. Unwrap Bridget’s Christmas present below.

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