A global pop star since the age of 16, Kelly grew up on the spotlight as a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling groups of all time. Her powerful voice was a key ingredient in the group’s awe-inspiring list of chart-toppers and dance floor smashes, including four No. 1 singles in the U.S. and more than 60 million albums sold worldwide. In subsequent years, Kelly has blossomed into a stunning solo artist who has collaborated with hip-hop heavyweights (Lil’ Wayne, Nelly), international producer-DJs (David Guetta, Alex Gaudino) and sought-after songwriters/producers (Rico Love, Ne-Yo, Salaam Remi, and Rodney Jerkins) alike.
Aws a solo artist, Rowland has released four successful studio albums – “Simply Deep,” “Ms. Kelly,” “Here I Am,” and, most recently, “Talk A Good Game” – and sold more than five million records. She has won a Grammy and turned out gold and platinum records and songs that have topped music charts all over the world, including, “Like This (with Eve),” “Stole,” “Breath Gentle (with Tiziano Ferro),” “When Love Takes Over (with David Guetta)” and “Motivation (with Lil’ Wayne).”
Kelly’s beautiful voice and effervescent personality have not only garnered her critical and commercial success in the music arena, but her movie-star good looks, unique style, and limitless drive have also generated numerous opportunities in television, film, and fashion. In the early 2000s, Kelly guest-starred on several hit sitcoms, including Eve and Girlfriends; she also made an appearance as the legendary Martha Reeves on the NBC docudrama American Dreams. These appearances led to starring roles for her in the feature film Freddy Vs Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2005). And in 2009, she co-hosted a competition show on Bravo, The Fashion Show, alongside Isaac Mizrahi. She was also a judge on the X Factor (UK) in 2013 and the US version of the X Factor in the US. She most recently landed a recurring role on the second season of Fox’s hit show Empire.
Kelly’s versatility doesn’t stop with recording music and acting. This year, she became a national spokesperson for Caress, Claritin, and Dreft. Last but not least, Kelly has a huge presence on social media, with 8.7 million Facebook fans, 6.6 million Twitter followers, and 3.8 million Instagram followers.