Pop singer Kelly Rowland stopped by the Today Show yesterday. The 29 year old stunner was there to promote Soul Train’s 40th Anniversary DVD (random, I know) as well as her forthcoming new album. Ms. Kelly looked unbelievably beautiful.
While there Rowland reaffirmed the fact that she is still recording her LP, which sources revealed had a working title of ‘One Woman Show’ – yet is apparently now not called that.
Granted we’re glad to see Kelly being meticulous with the album (recently hitting the studio with Tricky Stewart & The-Dream), this title situation is being stretched a bit much now. For, even her label-mate Nicki Minaj, whose LP is dropping after Kelly’s (November 23rd), has revealed the name of her album.
Yet our dear Ms. Rowland appears to be clinging to the fact that she’s still recording as the reason for the hold-up. However, with the theme of the album being trumpeted for the longest by Kelly herself (“being free, independent, in charge, in command”), there kinda isn’t any excuse any more. I mean, music and video hold-ups are understandable, yet from a business standpoint, knowing the name of the product is essential in ensuring widespread awareness of it BEFORE it’s released. With a November release window being cited, time really is not of the essence.
Also, we’re hearing murmurings that Kelly’s latest recording sessions have been more Urban-geared, kinda calling into question the actual direction of the album – which until now had been touted as a Dance record. There has been some talk of there being two versions of the LP, yet not much in the way of clarity on the matter.
It’s pretty much a given that we love us some Kelly here at That Grape Juice, however it’s important to keep it real. As the case of Keri Hilson showed (see: numerous delays, a million singles, etc), it’s all still to play for. However, things need to start moving…and fast.