3.28.2013

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.