Kelly Rowland

Singer + Songwriter + Actress
Born Feb 11, 1981

Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is an American recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality. She rose to fame as one of the founding members of the American R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Rowland began her solo career in 2002 with the release of her debut album Simply Deep, which contained influences of alternative-R&B and rock music.… Read More

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    LATimes - Jun 07, 2016
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kelly Rowland.


1981 Birth Kelendria Trene Rowland was born on February 11, 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia. … Read More


1993 12 Years Old …  Not long after the inclusion of Rowland, Mathew cut the original lineup to four with LeToya Luckett joining in 1993. … Read More
1995 14 Years Old To manage the group, Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father, resigned in 1995 from his job as a medical-equipment salesman.
1997 16 Years Old That same year, Destiny's Child recorded their major label debut song "Killing Time", for the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black. … Read More


2001 - 2006 11 More Events
Ms. Kelly included the UK top-five hit "Like This", featuring Eve, and the international top-ten hit "Work". In July 2007, Rowland released her first DVD entitled BET Presents Kelly Rowland, which celebrates the release Ms. Kelly and features an interview with Rowland about the album's production, footage of her time with Destiny's Child, live performances and music videos. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old In 2008, Rowland officially became ambassador for MTV's Staying Alive Foundation, which aims to reduce stigma against people living with HIV and AIDS. … Read More
In 2009, Rowland connected with, MTV's platform to connect young people with local volunteerism opportunities, for a series of on-air PSAs. … Read More
In 2010, Kelly Rowland launched I Heart My Girlfriends, a charity that focuses on self-esteem, date violence prevention, community service, abstinence, sports, drugs and alcohol and smoking avoidance, obesity, disabilities, and education.


In January 2011, Rowland reunited with Nelly on "Gone", a sequel to their successful 2002 collaboration "Dilemma". … Read More
Due to a conflicting schedule, Rowland did not return for the ninth series in 2012 and was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger.
On February 3, 2013, during Beyoncé's performance at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Rowland and Michelle Williams joined her on stage to perform "Bootylicious", "Independent Women" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".
In February 2014, Rowland was featured on Joe's single "Love & Sex Part 2".
In August 2015, she was featured on Jacob Whitesides's single "I Know What You Did Last Summer". … Read More
2016 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Rowland says that she's been hard at work in the studio and will release new music in 2016, is shooting a music video, and has recorded 45 songs for her new album. … Read More
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