Kelly Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and occasional television host and actress. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Houston, Texas, Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as one of the founding members of the girl group Destiny's Child. She has sold more than 50 million records worldwide with the group. During the hiatus of the group, Rowland collaborated with rapper Nelly on the single "Dilemma", a worldwide number-one hit, and released her rock pop-influenced debut solo album Simply Deep in 2002. It became a commercial success, selling more than two million copies worldwide, and garnered three more or less successful singles, among "Stole" and "Can't Nobody". Following the formal disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, Rowland's often-delayed second album, Ms. Kelly, was released in 2007. Moderately successful on the charts, it spawned the hit singles "Like This" and "Work". In 2002, Rowland branched into acting, which led to guest stints on sitcom series such as The Hughleys and Girlfriends, and leading roles in big-screen movies like Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2004). In 2009, she became the host of the Bravo competition series The Fashion Show alongside Isaac Mizrahi.
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Kelly Rowland seen on Apr 10 2013 in New York, NY. Kelly Rowland was photographed smiling and making several goofy faces on the red carpet of the 2013 ELLE Women in Music Event, which was held at NYC's Edison Ballroom on April 10. For her event ensemble, Kelly started with a pair of black leather pants (go faux with Work Custom Jeans' Mamba Leggera Faux Leather in Neo Black) and then wore a white tee (try Woodleigh's Adnan Top in White along with a ton of pink bangles (check out Ettika's Leather Knot and Faceted Metal Bead 3x Wrap in Orchid Pink) and a colorful statement necklace. For a similar option, check out MINU Jewels' Colorado Bib Necklace in Coral. The same Saint Laurent Paris heels that Miley Cyrus wore on April 6 finished of KR's outfit. What are your thoughts, everyone - is this too casual for a red carpet event (especially one where she was one of the performers!) or does the jewelry add enough of a special touch? Kelly recently offered her Destiny's Child bandmates Beyonce and Michelle a bit of support while discussing her future endeavors at the event. Kelly said: "We’re celebrating the fact that we’re different women now with different things happening and going on for ourselves, and Michelle’s putting out a new album I’m so excited for her about. I’m putting out a new album June 4 and Beyoncé’s about to go on tour and she’s gonna kill it. So you know, we’re there in spirit with each other or sometimes physically, but we’re always together." Very nice!
Kelly Rowland seen on Feb 21 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland also made an appearance at the 2013 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 21. Donning a yellow and navy color blocked Fendi Resort 2013 dress, Kelly accessorized with a pair of gold t-strap heels and a few chunky bracelets. To get a similar (yet more relaxed) version of Kelly's look here, try wearing Vintage Havana's Top in Yellow with Kay Unger New York's Detail Pencil Skirt in Navy Multi, or if you're in the market for a fun and bright color blocked dress, check out Luc by Lucy's Electric Daisy Color Block Mini in Pink/Purple. From there, add on a cool gold bangle (like Sophia & Chloe's Home Bangle in Gold) and you'll have a lovely, lunchtime-appropriate look. Do you like this 'fit on Kelly, everyone - or is it a bit too "business casual" for your taste? Then again, it's important to consider the time and place of the event: a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. That being said, her conservative (for her) look seems to be quite nicely suited for the soiree. Readers, weigh in!
Kelly Rowland seen on Jan 12 2013 in Washington, DC. Kelly Rowland was seen posing on the red carpet of the BET Honors 2013 event, which was held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC on January 12. For her red carpet ensemble, KR chose a slinky, sheer Emilio Pucci Fall 2012 dress that is surprisingly similar to the one that Kate Bosworth (also designed by Pucci!) wore back on January 6. I guess Pucci loves designing sexy little black dresses with sheer long sleeves! For an option that's similar, yet at a fraction of the Pucci price tag, check out Nicole Miller's Black Sheath Dress. From there, Kelly accessorized with a delicate pair of drop earrings (like Julie Tuton Jewelry's Triple Teardrop Earrings in 14k Gold) and a matching bracelet (check out Lafonn's Gold Eternally Classic Bracelet). Black platform heels (for a pair that's a bit more on the bootie side, take a peek at Seychelles' Nothing But Trouble Boot in Black) were the finishing touch to Kelly's outfit. Thoughts, everyone? In other exciting Kelly news, it seems the former Destiny's Child singer is reuniting with her ex-band mates! According to sources, "Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle are recording songs that will appear on all of their solo albums, which are due this year. While it's unclear who they might be working with, in terms of producers, it's believed that the destiny darlings have recorded "several" songs, with at least one likely to appear on Kelly Rowland's "Ice" led album "Year of the Woman." On top of that, the trio has recorded a gospel song for Williams' forthcoming Light Records debut, due later this year. The final project of the three is Beyonce's fifth studio album. An original song is likely to appear there as well." Very exciting!
Kelly Rowland seen on Jul 26 2011 in New York, NY. Stepping out for her "Here I Am" album release party that was held at the Moet Rose Lounge in NYC on July 26, Kelly Rowland's body looked banging in a sexy Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2011 dress. Accessory wise, Kelly slipped into silver Alejandro Ingelmo slingbacks and wore sparkling Lorraine Schwartz and OFIRA jewelry for her big night. On a beauty note, vibrant blue eye shadow and a pretty pink lippie completed her look. I personally am loving this ensemble on Kelly... she looks sultry and confident. Thoughts, readers? To emulate KR's style, check out one of Sena's similarly sexy numbers, such as the Peek A Boo Dress in Black or the Zip Noise Dress in Black, and wear with tons of silver jewels. Try House of Harlow's Thick Stack Bangle in Palladium and Amrita Singh's Ava Ring in Silver. Gorgeous! Kelly recently spoke out about teaming up with David Guetta for her new album, saying: "I met him as a fan! We were both performing at the same party, and I just went up to him and was like "We have to do something together!" David is the best. He’s just so easy to fall in love with, and he is so passionate about music. We’ve worked together for two years now, and the musical chemistry is there. He’s a brilliant, brilliant artist. When he played me the track for "When Love Takes Over" the first time, it made me cry. Really! It was just a beautiful track – it didn’t even have words yet but I knew I wanted to do it. When music has that kind of power, I want to be involved." Smart girl, the end result of their collaborations are amazing!
Kelly Rowland seen on Aug 18 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Stepping out for a girls night on the town, Kelly Rowland and Brandy were photographed leaving Katsuya in Hollywood on August 18, after meeting up with Paris Hilton inside the sushi joint. The two gorgeous ladies were spotted looking happy as can be, as they headed to their car hand in hand. Both decided to stick to a black, white, and grey color scheme, and let's check out what each of them wore! Starting with Kelly, she slipped into BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2010 patterned strapless dress, along with a pair of leather heels, a hefty gold cuff, huge hoop earrings and a woven black tote bag. To get her look, try pairing one of the patterned maxis on CoutureCandy, like Love True Love's Tom Cat Dress in Multi or Jenny Han's Brush Stroke Smocked Maxi Dress in Multi with Linea Pelle Collection's Perry Woven Hobo in Black. A fierce bang and glossy lip completed Kelly's warm summer night ensemble. Brandy, on the other hand, went a bit more demure, by pairing a high waisted black skirt (like T by Alexander Wang's Ruched Skirt in Black) with a tucked-in white top (Tt Collection's Shannen Top in White is very similar) and similar heels to Kelly's. From there, Brandy toted a leather clutch and wore a multi-strand black beaded necklace (how cute is Amrita Singh's Dita Necklace in Multi?). What are your thoughts, everyone - who wore their look best? I can't get over how phenomenal Kelly looks in that dress! Even though it's semi-shapeless, she's working it!
Kelly Rowland seen on May 30 2010 in Miami, FL. Kelly Rowland seemed ready for a weekend of fun in the sun as she hit up Miami Beach on May 30, splashing in the surf and smiling for the cameras in a teeny bikini. For KR's beach look, she chose a neon turquoise bikini (check out similar offerings from V i X Swimwear, and their Solid Aqua Bia Bikini or their Teresa Reversible Bia Tube Bikini in Multi) along with a big floppy beach hat and a pair of square sunnies. Taking a page from the Beyonce handbook - remember, Bey is Kelly's former bandmate! - Kelly donned jewelry at the beach, opting for a pair of dangly earrings (very similar to Calico Juno Designs' Hammered Drops with Amethyst and Tourmaline in Gold) and a layered gemstone necklace (Robyn Rhodes' Lauren Necklace in Teal would look sizzling with a turquoise bikini). What are your thoughts on Kelly's seaside look everyone? Do you think she looks as hot as it is in Miami this time of year? In other Rowland news, Kelly recently premiered her new video, "Commander," and is speaking out about it as well. She says of the vid: "The concept of the video is very futuristic and great. The red line in the story is that I am above all the lead I but in the club atmosphere with cool people. I fight against myself with my haircut, makeup, and dance moves." If you're a fan of Kel's, check out the video for yourself here!
Kelly Rowland seen on Jan 23 2010 in Cannes, France. The gorgeous Kelly Rowland was spotted workin' it on the red carpet of the 2010 NRJ Music Awards, held in Cannes, France on January 23. In a brightly patterned Rachel Roy dress (for other vibrantly patterned options, try Zoa's Unbalanced Tunic with Belt in St. Croix or Single's Low V-Neck Dress with Chain Belt in Fuchsia Multi), Rowland accessorized with silver chandelier earrings (try Amrita Singh's Boleyn Earring in Silver) and a few stacked bangles (I love the diamonds-and-chains look of Orka Messica's Gunmental Chain Bracelet), along with a beautiful pair of gold satin heels with an oversized bow accent. What are your thoughts on KR's look here, readers? I personally think she looks great, and am loving the acid yellow and fuchsia accents in her dress. Kelly showed up at the awards to perform her hit dance track "When Love Takes Over" with DJ David Guetta, but it's Kelly slimmed down figure of late which has the media buzzing. Kelly told People Magazine that she's entirely cut sugar out of her diet, and has almost instantaneously dropped 10 pounds. She says, "I'm telling you, I'm not eating sugar. I didn't even try to lose weight. I read this book, called You Are What You Eat. [The author, Gillian McKeith,] is talking about sugar, she's talking about meat, she's talking about cheese. I did some of those things for a month, but for the most part, it is just sugar that is gone from my diet." She continues, "I lost weight, probably almost 10 pounds. But 10 pounds did a lot. All of my friends are going, 'Oh, I need you to eat a muffin.' It's more here, in the hip and [rear] area, but it's definitely trimmed down since no sugar has taken place." No sugar has "taken place"... hilarious. Whatever she's doing, it looks good on her!
Kelly Rowland seen on Jun 18 2009 in London, England. Kelly Rowland was spotted waving to photographers before getting into a car outside of the Mayfair Hotel in London on June 18, all while flashing her pearly whites. It's always nice to see celebrities smiling and waving at photographers, instead of looking miserable and trying to hide their faces. Kelly flaunted her killer curves in a slinky blue number (if you love KR's cerulean choice, check out these dresses that all have a similar shade: Poko Pano's Arabella Long Dress in Turquoise, Lotta Stensson's Cowl Halter Dress in Peacock, or Smitten's A-Line Turtleneck Dress in Blueberry), paired with matching multicolored heels, a hot pink bag (similar to Antoinette Lee Designs' Mia Bag in Pearl Fuchsia), and a few funky gold bangles (check out CC Skye's 8 Stud Cuff in Gold and Accessories & Beyond's Pebble Bracelet with Palmtree in Gold). Do you like Kelly's look here, readers? Give me your thoughts! While Kelly has had moderate success with her solo career, Kelly is "taking over" the charts with her new collaboration with French DJ David Guetta on their track "When Love Takes Over" (check out the vid here). The track has hit #1 in the UK, and is poised for dance radio takeover in the US. What do you think - is Kelly's new track a hit?