Kelly Rowland Biography

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Kelly Rowland

Quick Facts Of Kelly Rowland

Celebrated Name Kelly Rowland
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Kelly
Birth Name Kelendria Trene Rowland
Birth Date 1981-02-11
Gender Female
Profession Singer
Place Of Birth Atlanta, Georgia
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father Christopher Lovett
Mother Doris Rowland Garrison
Ethnicity Black
Horoscope Aquarious
Siblings 1
Brothers Orlando Rowland
Career Start 1992
Debut Television Show/Series The Hughleys
Debut Movie Freddy vs. Jason
Marital Status Married
Husband Tim Weatherspoon
Married Date 9 May 2014
Children 1 ( son: Titan Jewell Weatherspoon)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 128 lbs (58 kg)
Body Build/Type Slim
Body Measurement 32-24-34 inches
Bra Cup Size 32B
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Dress Size 2 (US)
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Kelendria Trene Rowland, popularly known as Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She earned recognition as one of the members of the girl band, Destiny's Child in the late 1990s. She pursued her solo career in 2002 and has released various solo albums including Simply Deep, Ms. Kelly, Here I Am, and Talk a Good Game. Besides music, she has also appeared in various television shows and films. She has also appeared as Judge on The X Factor in the UK and USA.
She has over 8.6 million followers on her Instagram.

Famous For

  • Her girl band, Destiny's Child was one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
  • One of the signature songs of the Destiny's Child, "Say My Name".
  • Featured on Nelly's single, "Dilemma".

Early Life, Place of Birth, Nationality, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Religion, Horoscope, Education

Kelly Rowland was born on 11 February 1981. Her birthname is Kelendria Trene Rowland. She was born to a father, Christopher Lovett, and a mother, Doris Rowland Garrison. Her birth place is in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. She holds American nationality. She belongs to black ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Aquarious. She has an older brother named Orlando Rowland. Her father was an abusive alcoholic. Thus, she and her mother left her. She relocated to Houston at the age of eight.

Career, Disney's Child, Solo Career, Studio Albums, Television Shows, Films, X Factor, The Voice, Book

The girl group, Girl's Tyme was formed in 1990. Kelly Rowland joined the group in 1992. She was the sixth addition to the group along with Beyonce, LaTavia Roberson, Tamar Davis, Nikki Taylor, and Nina Taylor.
Girl's Tyme participated on the then-biggest talent show on national TV, Star Search. They lost the competition to Skeleton Crew.
In 1995, Rowland moved in with fellow Destiny's Child member and best friend, Beyonce's family due to family issues.
Beyonce's father took over the management of the group and reduced the group member from 6 to 4. Beyonce's father, Mathew removed Davis and the Taylor sisters and added LeToya Luckett in the group. They began performing as an opening act for the established R&B groups at the time.
They finally signed a record deal with Elektra Records.
They changed their group name to Destiny's Child in 1993.
In 1997, the group signed a record label with Columbia Records. They released their debut song "Killing Time", the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men In Black.
The group released their self-titled debut album in 1998. The album included hits, "No, No, No".
The group rose to prominence in 1999 after they released their multi-platinum second album, "The Writing's on the Wall". The album included hits such as "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Jumpin' Jumpin'", and "Say My Name".
Their second album, The Writing's on the Wall became their breakthrough album selling over 15 million copies worldwide.
The group suffered internal conflict, Luckett and Roberson left the group. Farah Franklin and Michelle Williams joined the group. Franklin left after five months she joined. 
The trio's single, "Independent Women Part I", soundtrack to the 2000 film, Charlie's Angels became the best-charting single and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eleven consecutive weeks.
Girl's Tyme released their third studio album, Survivor in May 2001, which included hit singles such as "Survivor", and "Bootylicious". The album sold over twelve million copies worldwide.
In 2002, they released their remix album, This is the Remix. The same year, the group announced their temporary break to pursue solo projects.
In 2002, she was featured on Nelly's single, "Dilemma", which became one of the most successful singles of the year. They later collaborated to make its sequel, "Gone" in January 2011.
She released her debut solo album, Simply Deep in October 2002. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album went on becoming gold-seller in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and topped the UK Albums chart. Some of the hit singles from the album are, "Stole", and "Can't Nobody".
She pursued her acting career in 2002. She played the recurring role of Carly in the fourth season of UPN sitcom, The Hughleys.
She made her big screen debut in August 2003 playing the supporting role of Kia Waterson alongside Robert Englund and Monica Keena in the slasher film, Freddy vs. Jason.
She starred opposite Duane Martin and Shemar Moore in the romantic comedy, The Seat Filler in July 2005. 
Following a three-year break, Rowland, Beyonce, and Michelle Williams rejoined together for their group's final studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, which was released in November 2004. The album includes hit singles such as "Lose My Breath" and "Soldier". They released their first compilation album Number 1's in October in 2004. The group disbanded in 2006. 
In 2006, she returned to television playing the role of Tammy Hamilton in the sixth season of UPN sitcom, Girlfriends.
She embarked on the Ms. Kelly Tour in June 2007 to promote her second solo album, Ms. Kelly. She toured in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. She released the album in July 2007, which included hits such as "Like This" and "Work". 
She released her first DVD entitled, BET Presents Kelly Rowland in July 2007. She re-released her album, Ms. Kelly as an extended play, Ms. Kelly Diva Deluxe in March 2008. 
In 2008, she appeared as a choirmaster in the first season of the NBC talent show, Clash of the Choirs, where she finished fifth in the competition.
She ended her professional relationship with Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father in January 2009. She left Columbia Records in March 2009 and signed with Universal Motown Records.
She was cast to host the first season of Bravo's reality competition series, The Fashion Show alongside Isaac Mizrahi in May 2009.
In April 2010, she toured Australia alongside Akon, Sean Paul, Pitbull, Jay Sean, and Eve for the Australian urban festival, Supafest.
She released her first compilation album, Work: The Best of Kelly Rowland in October 2010.
She released her third studio album, Here I Am on 26 July 2011, which includes hit singles such as "Commander", "Down for Whatever", and "Motivation".
She released her second compilation album, Playlist: The Very Best of Kelly Rowland in October 2011. 
She released her first fitness DVD, Sexy Abs with Kelly Rowland in 2011.
In 2011, she appeared as one of the judges alongside Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, and Tulisa Contostavlos for the eighth series of The X Factor UK.
She returned to the big screen in April 2012 playing the supporting role of Brenda in the romantic comedy Think Like a Man. She also recorded "Need a Reason" with Future and Bei Maejor for the film's soundtrack.
She became a dance master in the first season of the Australian talent show, Everybody Dance Now in August 2012. Due to poor ratings, the show canceled after the fourth episodes.
She released a compilation album, Love Songs in January 2013.
She co-hosted the Academy Awards pre-show for the 85th Academy Awards alongside Kristin Chenoweth, Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts, and Jess Cagle.
In 2013, she replaced Britney Spears for the third and final season of The X Factor USA.
She released her fourth studio album, Talk a Good Game on 18 June 2013, which includes hit singles, "Kisses Down Low" and "Dirty Laundry". 
Her song "The Game" and its music video appeared on Pepsi's visual album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup title, Beats of the Beautiful Game in June 2014.
She has appeared in the recurring role in the second season of the American drama television series, Empire. She also recorded a song, "Mona Lisa" for the show, which was included on the EP Empire: Music from "Be True".
In April 2016, she hosted BET's docu-series Chasing Destiny. She and choreographer and director, Frank Gatson Jr. searched to find the next superstars for an all-female group, eventually forming the girl group, June's Diary.
She replaced Ronan Keating as a coach on the sixth season of The Voice Australia in early 2017.
She played the role of Margot Scotts in the television film, Love By the 10th Date in 2017.
She released her first book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened) in 2017.
She was one of the judges on the thirteenth season of The Voice US in 2017. She was also one of the coaches in the seventh season of The Voice Australia in 2018.
She released her lead single, "Kelly" from her upcoming fifth studio album in November 2018.
She is set to appear as Gladys Knight in the series, American Soul, set to premiere in February 2019.
She released her second single, "Crown" from her upcoming fifth studio album on 6 February 2019. Its music video was partnered with Dove for the campaign #MyHairMyCrown.

Personal Life, Marital Status, Husband, Children, Musical Influences, Inspirations, Health

Kelly Rowland is a married woman. She is married to her manager Tim Weatherspoon. They reportedly started dating in 2011. In December  2013, she announced on The Queen Latifah Show that she got engaged with her manager, Tim. They tied a knot to each other on 9 May 2014 in Costa Rica. The couple has a son, Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, born on 4 November 2014.
She underwent plastic surgery to receive breast implants in October 2007.
Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson are her biggest musical influences, whereas she is also inspired by Sade Adu, Martin Luther King Jr., Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell, and Oprah Winfrey. 

Philanthropy, Charity, Social Work

She and Beyonce founded the Survivor Foundation in 2005 to provide transitional housing for victims and storm evacuees in the Houston, Texas area. Later, their foundation extended the philanthropic mission of the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth. 
She, Jessica Simpson, and the cast of Grey's Anatomy autographed pink Goody Ouchless brushes in 2007, which were made available for auction on eBay. All of the proceeds went to Breast Cancer Awareness. 
She teamed up with Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, and Snoop Dogg to design a Nike sneaker for another eBay auction, with all proceeds going to AIDS Awareness. 
In 2008, she became the ambassador for MTV's Staying Alive Foundation to reduce stigma against people living with HIV and AIDS and visited Tanzania and Kenya to promote charity. She underwent an HIV test in Africa to raise awareness. 
In 2009, she, Cameron Diaz, will.i.am, and Sean Kingston worked with Serve.MTV.com to connect young people with local volunteerism opportunities. 
In 2000, she led a bone marrow drive, joining Alesha Dixon and Pixie Lott to create T-shirts for River Island in aid of the Prince's Trust.
In 2010, she launched a charity, I Heart My Girlfriends that focuses on self-esteem, date violence prevention, community service, abstinence, sports, drugs and alcohol and smoking avoidance, obesity, disabilities, and education.
She was featured alongside Missy Elliot, Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Lea Michele, and Chloe & Halle on a charity single put together, "This is For My GIrls" by US First Lady Michelle Obama. The song was to raise funds and awareness towards Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative.

Body Measurements, Height, Weight, Hair Color, Eye Color, Dress Size, Shoe Size

Kelly Rowland stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of 128 lbs i.e. 58 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 32-24-34 inches. She wears a bra of size 32B. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is black. She wears a dress of size 2 (US) and shoes of size 9 (US). 
Net Worth, Source of Income, Endorsements
She was the face of Diddy's women's fragrance Empress in 2011. It was the female counterpart to his men's fragrance I Am King. She was also the worldwide ambassador for TW Steel, a watchmakers company. In June 2012, she became the face of popular rum brand, Bacardi. To promote the brand, she and German production team Project B reworked the Bacardi song, "Bacardi Feeling (Summer Dreamin')". She was named a spokesperson for Caress, a cosmetic company in March 2014. She partnered with Dove for the music video of February 2019 released single, "Crown" for the campaign #MyHairMyCrown.

Did You Know?

  • Her best friend and former group member, Beyonce attended her wedding.
  • She has cited Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson as her biggest musical influences.
  • She considers Oprah Winfrey as the female version of God.
  • She considers Halley Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Oprah as her style icons.
  • The Complex magazine ranked her at number 61 on the list of "The 100 Hottest Female Singers of All Time".
  • Glamour UK recognized her as one of the best-dressed women in 2012.
  • People ranked her at number 7 on Most Beautiful in the World list in April 2013.
  • Her voice is classified as a three-octave lyric mezzo-soprano and her music includes various genres such as contemporary R&B, pop, hip hop, soul, rock, and dance.
  • Destiny's Child accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 8 March 2006.
  • She was one of the all-star supergroup of international artists featured in the2010 FIFA World Cup in Africa's theme song, "Everywhere You Go".

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