Kelly Rowland is an American singer and actress, acting in pop, r'n'b and hip-hop styles.
Kelly Rowland was born on February 11, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. In the 1990s, she co-founded the R&B group Childrens Destiny Girl, which has won several Grammy awards and sold tens of millions of records. Rowland has since recorded several solo albums and served as a judge on a series of competitions like The X Factor and The Voice.
Child of Destiny, Kelly Rowland is just Kelendria Trene Rowland, daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett, was born on February 11, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rowland grew up inspired by Whitney Houston and sang in the church choir as her idol. At 7, Rowland's Mother abandoned her father due to domestic violence and moved the family to Houston, Texas.
In Texas, Kelly met another up-and-coming singer, Beyonce Knowles. Doris reportedly felt it was better for her daughter to live with her friend in the family, and Beyonce's parents, Matthew and Tina, agreed to grant legal custody to Kelly.
In the early 90s, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé performed as part of the Girl with Tyme band. The group even competed on the national television talent show Star Search. Although they lost, they continued to perform at local schools, kindergartens and other events in Houston, gradually gaining recognition for their talented singing and dancing. By 1997, the group had signed to Columbia under the title Destiny of Children, under the direction of Matthew Knowles.
Over the next several years, Rowland will provide the lead and background vocals on a string of successful albums for Fate Fast Child: After the band made a full-length debut in 1997, they released a new album in 1999 and, following a lineup shuffle that brought Michelle Williams introduced Survivor in 2001. By the time she was 18, Rowland was a millionaire.
After a hiatus, working on solo projects, the band reunited to record their fourth album, Fate of the Truthful (2004). Surprisingly, however, during a concert in Barcelona, Spain, Rowland announced to 16,000 fans that the band was ending their performance.
“We've been working together as Destiny's Child since we were 9 and toured together since we were 14,” the group said in a statement. “After much discussion and some deep introspection, we realized that our current tour gave us the opportunity to leave the Children's Destinies on a high note, united in our friendship and filled with overwhelming gratitude for our music.”
Although the band was officially disbanded, the members continued to occasionally perform with Rowland and Williams and joined Beyoncé at the 2018 Music Festival.
In 2002, Rowland debuted his solo album Simply Deep, featuring a duet with rapper Nelly. Along with her piece of music, Rowland has found her way into television and film projects. She appeared as a judge on the British and American versions of The X Factor series music competition and performed a role in the function of Think Like a Human ensemble in 2012.
After a brief attempt at launching a new musical career in the Chase of Destiny series, Rowland returned to toll pricing in the Australian version of The Voice. In early 2019, she appeared as R&D in The Big Gladys Knight in the BET American Soul series.
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