Kelly Rowland Readying New Album

Published: Friday 26th Aug 2011 by David

Less than a month after the release of Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Here I Am’, the singer’s long time collaborator Rico Love has revealed that she is already preparing its follow up – which may be due sooner than you think.

Full details below…

On the new project, Love explained to Rap-Up:

I’m starting Kelly’s new album so, while she’s on tour with Chris brown, I’m gonna be writing records for her new album. We can kinda roll that out and drop her new single in late spring. Excited about that.

Going on to add:

I started her album two-and-a-half years ago, so to be able to get here and see as much success as we’ve seen on this record and album so far is amazing. You put in hard work and it pays off. It sounds cliché, but it’s always good to have that success, especially when people doubted it.

Sam’s 2 Pence:

Interesting. Although not actually that surprising. For, a number of factors indicated this (i.e. a new album) may be a route Rowland and her team would go down in the not-too-distant future.

On the one hand, she gained plenty momentum with the Urban smash ‘Motivation’, a trend which looks set to continue with its follow-up ‘Lay It On Me’ (see: radio play). Hence, in taking a leaf from Rihanna‘s book, it makes sense strike while the iron’s hot.

Then, of course, there are the little-known changes going on at her label Motown. Changes which saw Rowland, as well as a bevy of other acts, silently moved over to sister label Universal Republic. Whether such movements on the corporate back-end are the cause of her scarcity on TV is anyone’s guess. However it certainly makes sense that her team are thinking longtitudinally – by continuing to plug this project, while readying its successor. A successor which will have a clean slate and no promotional roadblocks due to commitments (albeit great ones) such as the X Factor.

{Resumes listening to ‘Feeling Me Right Now’}

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  1. Romeo August 26, 2011

    Damn Kelly let ‘Here I Am’ breathe girl lol it has just seen the light of day!

  2. Kevin August 26, 2011

    it’s because Here I Am flopped so hard. lolololol

  3. socialstudy1 August 26, 2011

    Maybe the new album will feature some of the tons of songs that were left off the Here I Am album.

  4. jay August 26, 2011

    already???!! they better promote HERE I AM 1st! its a hot ass album! love it

    seriously her labels wacvk, wheres the LAY IT ON ME video??
    wheres the promo n tv appearances??

    kelly should write more too, rico love is a hot producer but i feel she just lets him n other writers do all the work. Kells a talented writer, she wrote most of ms kelly. she defo needs to write more.

  5. RihannaStan August 26, 2011

    damn new music already gosh!

  6. roblovesciara August 26, 2011

    Damn Kelly, this album isn’t even finished flopping yet…and Wtf is going on with “lay it on me”??

  7. DJ August 26, 2011

    Go Kellz! Im telling you its not just about selling records anymore its about the brand. Glad to see her reaching out for everything while her name is on fire! TV shows, perfume empress, modeling, music, this is just the beginning. She may not go gold with this album in the states although it will hit platinum worldwide but she is definitely leaving a mark where most solo artists that come from a group unless they were the star rarely have the chance to be successful like kelly has been

  8. ki August 26, 2011

    her label doing this

  9. Music Lover August 26, 2011

    A Flop in the making!

  10. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 26, 2011

    Where is the Lay It On Me video ?
    Why the hell is she releasing another album and Here i Am just came out last month….
    And why the hell is opening for a kid…again ?

  11. movieman August 26, 2011

    FLOP she isnt ment to be a solo act

  12. AshtonKa August 26, 2011

    kelly rowland is so pretty love…her..

    Apple bout to launch new iPhone & for their 50th anniversary.. so they giving out iPhone 5..i got 2…ahha

  13. Nichole August 26, 2011

    Shouldn’t she be concentrating on Here I Am? Just because the album is tanking, doesn’t mean the LP doesn’t necessarily have legs. Her label should drop more singles, and have her promote EVERY WHERE.

    Kelly hasn’t even been every where yet.

    Get on the grind like Breezy did with his comeback album.


  14. Kels August 26, 2011

    Seriously??? I hope she collaborates with someone else apart from rico cus hereiam was 90% prod by rico and i am tired of hearing turn d lights on on every damn song … Anywayz i think hereiam needs more promo and vids ….

  15. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011

    I think this a great idea. Thats one thing I always liked about rihanna & her team, they’re always pushing out new music. In today’s industry taking a break can definitely end your career unless you are someone with a huge fanbase like Beyonce or Kanye. Kelly is just now gaining a bigger following so releasing music constantly is a good way to continue that growth. #TeamKelly

  16. Robier August 26, 2011

    No shock there…. ‘Where am I’ flopped hard.

  17. > August 26, 2011

    a new album….why she didn’t even promote the last one she did and know she wants to jump on another one…..strange seems they have money to waist…because if i was her i would promote the album that is out now and make some money off it..before i decide to jump on a new album.

  18. Bey’knight August 26, 2011

    I kinda agree with Sam but flip side is that she doesnt really believe in this project, simply chasing hit singles hopefully the next one will be her GGGB

  19. MissImpartial August 26, 2011

    They can release as many albums as they want but it never going to be successful without promotion. And I am not talking about singing in clubs where no-one is going to see it. She needs to be on the TV and perform on every program. Like in the days of Destiny’s Child.

  20. RosaRubbel August 26, 2011

    Is this a joke? It’s the labels fault. She could’ve been big if she promoted ‘Motivation’ and have released ‘Lay It On Me’. ‘Here I Am’ is full of hit singles (even though it’s a weak album artistically seen for Kelly) like ‘All Of The Night’ and especially ‘Feeling Me Right Now’, ‘Turn It Up’ and ‘Down For Whatever’. Believe me, ‘Down’ would’ve smashed in Europe.

  21. Kelly-Bee11 August 26, 2011

    Here I am did not flop by this day and age standards. Plus the new album is not due until 2012- the girl is making her money. The real FLOPS ARE YOU HATERS

  22. KWEENBEY4 August 26, 2011

    Have you ever seen a 30 year old regain the career they had in their teens after more then 10 years of failure?

  23. DC Thats Me August 26, 2011

    I’m still laughing @RobLovesCiara “This Album Hasn’t Finished Flopping Yet”. lol

  24. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 26, 2011

    But why is she releasing another album….when Here I Am came out in july !

  25. BOOMBASTIC!!! August 26, 2011

    This is like a mixtape feel, releasing every like six months. Well, if Rihanna can release every year, Kelly can too. I think its a good move.

  26. Osodashing August 26, 2011

    Here I am may have flOp in sales considering it’s only release was the states it hasn’t release internationally yet. I agree she need to get so fresh producers cause her songs are sounding recycled and rhianna flops hard too when it comes to albums sales but able to rule the charts when it comes to singles so maybe that’s the route kelly’s label going but the picture is she relevant again and making some money again.

  27. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 26, 2011

    SMH, the last time Kelly’s career made sense she was singing back up for Beyonce. Shoo, I’m washing my hands of her. I wish her all the best but I’m going to stop giving her more chances than other singers. Life is ironic. Folks like Tierra Mari working their ass off to try to be big and Kelly had a KILLER single with Motivation that was strong on the charts and being remixed a dozen times over and she gets lazy and sloppy and let’s a whole album just die. Mess.

    Hopefully Rico writes her a perfect album that sells itself without her doing any work.

  28. t-blaze August 26, 2011


    yes I have seen artist in there 30’s, 40’s and 50’s regain exposure and success, and exceed there past successes only if the majority of there record buying fans are not black or do not cater to the genre of r-n-b or rap music….just reading you guys show that YOU the BLACK teens and pre teens dont support each other and dont believe in supporting longevity even if the music is “HOT”..your a bunch of bandwagaon jumpers but you probably get it from your momma who happens to be only 15 yrs older than you.

  29. fab August 26, 2011

    instead on preparing another flop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she should get her effing ass to that x factor s chair and start to promote that lame album……………by doing some real and good perf at real award show MTV AWARD for eg? baby a single urban #1 hit won t bring that s*** at the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really

  30. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011

    Why does everyone keep saying “why is she releasing another album already”? Rihanna does it all the time & any smart artist would do the same. Most artist don’t make much money off one album because sales arent up like that anymore. And late spring is like 10 months away, there is plenty of time to still promote Here I Am. Promo isnt everything because Keri Hilson “No Boys Allowed” had tons of promo & vids & it still “flopped” so unless your adele or beyonce, you need to make albums every year!

  31. D-money August 26, 2011


  32. laharris979 August 26, 2011

    I am lovin how all you tired fake kelly rowland stans/fans/haters who ever you are its so funny how all you have to say is the album is a flop have you bought the album are you helpin in the promotion of Here I Am. Or are you just a Kelly Rowland hater she has alot of them and I love it they/you are so scared of what this girl can do. All you low self esteem queens (who want to be Kelly…literally) and fat backs waiting for ya gastric bypass surgeries have nothin better to do but hate on Kelly for what if you dont like her stop checkin for her I will never understand why you people come for artists such as Kelly. All that trully shows is that you really dont love or care about yourself. O’well Kelly do ya thing these fools have no idea what you have in store for Here I Am and goodness being on TV is not the only kind of promotion artists do I have yet to see (and i’m not throwing shade i’m just making a point) Rihanna on anybodies TV promotin nothin ugh grow up people seriously…

  33. just saying August 26, 2011

    Wow how the hell did this happen kelly the album was so gonna be great. i guess she should have stayed with columbia because they know how to keep a album going even without it being good. smh

  34. BOOMBASTIC!!! August 26, 2011

    This HERE I AM was the intro album. Next paragraph album in the making and coming right up. By that time she would be more a positive household name with her album offerings opposed to her DC reign period. All the slack she got from her previous work, her lackluster effort on past album/s, Im sure coming off the heels of a successful X-Factor run ought to help and hype things up for her next album after X-Factor finale and help her relevancy. I think it smart to do this. I mean loook where this album is now, about # 27 on BB.

  35. JohnVidal August 26, 2011

    This totally contradicts what she told on that interview about the promotion for the album, this album.

  36. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011

    @ D-Money

    I agree that Kelly should probably release 2 singles at once too. I think Lay It On Me would have a vid already but Motivation keeps on growing. Now that its crossed over to top40 radio its audience keeps getting bigger. & no offense but I really dont think Michelle will ever be a household name because she just doesnt have what it takes, she nice but her voice & songs are weak.

  37. mobwife August 26, 2011


    I do understand why this is being announced and what the mindset is behind rushing a new CD but make no mistake it is still seen as RUSHING A NEW CD. This CD just dropped and if it’s not doing well WTH is going to change on the next one? anyway, good luck! I’m excited to see what she does as an opening act for BREEZY!

    P.S. Rico Love needs to stay focused on Brandy’s new CD. I’m gonna need that one to slay! 🙂

  38. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) August 26, 2011

    I’m gone for a while and I come back to this b*******?

    I mean really Kelly, you released 1 single since your album been out for a month, u stay promoting everybody and their mama, but ur own damn self.

    now u want to release another album?….

    I was really rooting for her, but she managed to p*** me the f*** off….

    its been a month, wheres ur second single? wheres ur second video kelly?

  39. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011


  40. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) August 26, 2011

    this was her time to shine..she has a great team behind her..instead of using them to her advantage, shes out there promoting broads who couldnt give two f**** about her..

    I blame kelly..the last time I blamed mathew, but now im blaming kelly..

    if her a** doesnt wake up soon, and grow a backbone, I’m done with her a**…

    kelly u are losing alot of fans, wake ur a** up..

  41. D-money August 26, 2011

    @celebfanboy10 she just released a statement saying motivation has gone platinum……but she needs to get it together quick. But now u got me going in defense for michelle. I think she has what it takes, she just need the right team. This will be her 4th album coming soon and I must say her 1st on a new label……..and her vocal s is wayyyyyyyyy better from when she was in the group

  42. perhaps August 26, 2011

    New album…she aint even promoting the one that just came out. Where in the Lay it on me video? I mean cmon strike while the iron is hot? So she can sell less than here I am. Get real Kelly needs to be everywhere pushing the album. That’s why people don’t believe her or believe in her cause she sitting in the backseat.

  43. Lifee August 26, 2011

    The last albumw as clearly rushed just to get her name out here and create a buzz.
    This album is going to actually be “the one”

  44. Malibu Barbie August 26, 2011

    SO INSTEAD of her to cater to her loyal fanbase and go on a stateside tour + european tour shes scrapping her current album and working on a new one???
    Kelly Rowland i have defended u SO MANY TIMES and u keep making me + ur fans look stupid! WHAT ARE YOU DOING???? #ICANNOTWITHKELLY

  45. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 26, 2011

    So, it’s that bad, ha?Well, it seems like there won’t even be a 3rd single from HIA tbh.Btw,
    “to be able to get here and see as much success as we’ve seen on this record and album so far is amazing”
    *blank stare

  46. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 26, 2011

    Anyway, I hope she can deliver this time around, because ‘Here I Am’ was not a good album.However, I don’t really like the fact that she is on tour and the producer is just creating all the music.Isn’t Kelly supposed to be a part of the creative process???

  47. mobwife August 26, 2011

    August 26, 2011 at 11:43 am
    instead on preparing another flop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she should get her effing ass to that x factor s chair and start to promote that lame album

    She is touring next month which will allow her to promote her CD. She will probably perform on the X Factor ! JLO did something similar on AI.

  48. Fable August 26, 2011

    I see u on that Kelly, when its ur time to shine u get it in and dont look back!

  49. teamkelly August 26, 2011

    how was her album a flop? it reached number 3, dumb ass haters just cause beyonce cant get a number 1 single on her album

  50. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011


    I like michelle, I have the unexpected cd & its a good album. I just dont see her as some big solo act but I will wait to see what she does with this new album because youre right she is on a diff label now & things could change for her

  51. D-money August 26, 2011


  52. D-money August 26, 2011

    @teamkelly (correction)

  53. KWEENBEY4 August 26, 2011

    @ T Blaze who? So we can compare the differences. And you’ll understand why that won’t happen for Kelly Rowland.

    @Celebfanboy10 Rihanna’s albums go platinum in the major music markets. Why not release albums if people ARE actually buying them. No one is checking for Rowland like that. Why waste money releasing albums that does nothing for you commercially or critically? Rated R didn’t sell well only about 3 million but its considered Rihanna’s greatest work. Thats a difference between a flop from Kelly and Rihanna. Rihanna’s “flop” will go platinum and have a world tour, win a grammy and, get several top 10 hits a slew of other awards at LEAST 1 #1 single in an era. Kelly will get 1 moderate hit and album that fails to be certified Gold or Platinum in every major music market. Not the same thing….

  54. D-money August 26, 2011

    @celebfanboy10 yea I feel you, and I understand…but this is how the industry works….it never allows more than 1 members from one group to reach success at the same time….Kelly is getting lucky and beyonce is doing her thing…I’m rooting for Michelle ….

  55. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 26, 2011

    Yeah Rihanna might have no talent but aleast she sells….!!!

  56. Thedimplepuppet August 26, 2011

    I #CAN’T & I #WON’T comment on this post…

  57. Aaliyah was truly one in a million (queenbey) August 26, 2011

    Im sorry but Kelly is a MAJOR F***** FLOP!!!

    Nobody was checkin for her ass even with the success of ‘Motivation’ and NOBODY is goin to be checkin for her ass wen ever she decides to release her future Flop album……

    This chick is beyond DONE!!!

  58. thetruth August 26, 2011

    Oh dear. I am sure Sam’s 2 pence would be a lot different if this news was about Jennifer Lopez, Gaga or Rihanna.

    Kelly flopped again, she had an unimportant number 1 single and is not building her fanbase at this stage she’s pretty much built. We’ve heard her countless reinterpretations of the same dance song. We’ve seen her try the simply deep type Rose Coloured glasses crap. Then she looked in the mirror, realised she’s black and released motiviation.

    She’s embarrassing IMO. She should give up music and just stick to the judging…at least here in the UK people know who she is rather than the EPIC flop she is in the US.

  59. mobwife August 26, 2011


    Well because this is not coming from Kelly, I am hoping Rico Love is just out promoting himself and name dropping! She needs to release more singles and videos before moving on to a new CD.

    I see you have Jazmine as an avatar. Tell me, is she coming back to the game anytime soon? If you know that is! I heard a song featuring her on the all music reggae station so I know she is still recording. I miss her voice on the R&B scene though!

  60. D-money August 26, 2011

    I hardly comment on these post because I have a life…I just read and scroll to the next by day….but I always wanted to tell QUEENBEY to shut the f*** up, and stop sucking beyonces d***…..why you have to bash others in order to bring up your fav…..I support all 4 members that was in destiny’s child….I feel like there is a spot for everybody in the industry…no matter who is more successful. As long as they put out good music, I’m going to support…S***

  61. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011

    You’re right, Rihanna does go platinum but she has been able to reach that success by always putting out new material & keeping a name out there for herself. Rihanna’s 1st album only had 1 hit single, the 2nd album 3, the 4th album 7 so she got better in time. The reason you can say no one is checking for Kelly is because not many people know her like that. Rihanna’s team knows her audience so they know exactly what kind of music they need to put out to cater to them, Kelly & her team are just now finding that.

  62. eightiesbaby8030 formerly known as Holla August 26, 2011

    I don’t want to hear anything about another album right now. I’m still bumping this album everyday, and I want to see visuals and promotion for THIS album. I want to see pics from the Lay it on Me video shoot. I also want her to release at least 2 or 3 more singles from THIS album.

  63. Chile Please!! August 26, 2011

    On some real i’m not feeling that “Here I Am” album…..she could’ve did much better with that album. Some people was really blowing it up like it was a hot album….NOPE! She could’ve did much better that album was too popish…it sounded like something Natasha Bedingfield would’ve done. Just like Beyawnce everybody was riding her chaps just because it’s her & being blind by the fact both divas albums was garbage.

  64. winning August 26, 2011

    please make it stop

  65. Aaliyah was truly one in a million (queenbey) August 26, 2011

    And NO AMOUNT of touring is goin to help sell her album…..

    She could tour around da whole world Twice and ppl Still wont be interested in buying her album…..

    QUEENBEY even plugged Kelly’s ‘Here I Am’ album on her facebook and wen she appeared on Jay Leno and Kelly ass still flopped….

    Kelly just need to do wat Michelle is doin and that is relaxing and collecting on her DC’S royalties….

  66. Aisha August 26, 2011

    **LISTEN UP — like many have said before, if Kelly Rowland wants to take her career to the TOP of the music world, Universal has to convince her to re-record and promote “UNITY” … one of the best and most powerful ballads in years !!! Beyonce even loves this song. Would make an unbelievable soundtrack for a movie. C’mon Kelly, listen to the people ~ “two hearts forever” <3 <3

  67. Taylor August 26, 2011

    I AGREE WITH @ AISHA 110% … “UNITY” is the answer !!! Best Song by Kelly Rowland which should be released as a worldwide single =)

  68. Radio August 26, 2011


  69. LOVING ‘4’! August 26, 2011

    I think Queenbey is just being honest about where Kelly’s career seems to be going. Gosh people are as brutal, harsh, and overly negative as they want when it comes to Beyonce, even to the point of some trying to label 4 a flop, but we can’t even be real when it comes to Kelly and instead are expected to tip toe around the truth and sugar coat everything.

  70. D-money August 26, 2011

    @QUEENBEY …..stop sucking kellys d***, everybody can’t be #1, but at least she is relevant……..even tho her album isn’t #1 her single is #1 and platinum……beyonce has a #1 album (yes), but none of her singles went to the number one spot from this new album….. Kelly songs has meaning….a lot of beyonce songs can’t be taken seriously for her age for example, run the world (girls) …….deadass …she should of gave that to willow smith……y’all giving beyonce to much credit…I love her and her music….but I always support real music…and Kelly, Michelle, and letoya sings real music……beyonce has real music, but she hardly gives that the single treatment …..JUST STOP BRINGING DOWN THE OTHERS….KELLY WILL DO WELL

  71. ANNONYMOUS August 26, 2011

    She isn’t doing nothing to promote her current album….her management team suck sbecause that album is pretty solid and should be doing much better.

  72. D-money August 26, 2011

    It’s hard to sell nowadays

    4 is a good album
    Here I am is a good album

    I support all

    S*** let’s go back 3 years
    Unexpected was a good ass album as well
    And so was lady love…….we just need to support support support

    Not everybody can be #1
    but at least everybody can reach out. To their fan base

  73. Radio August 26, 2011


  74. Dezi August 26, 2011

    Off topic: Why does beyonce’s 1+1 video only have 10,677 views? It hasn’t even reached 500 comments. Rihanna’s video cheers has 370,175 views and almost reacing 6000 comments. That’s embarrassing for someone who’s suppose to be SLAYING EVERYONE. Don’t go making up EXCUSES because both videos were released on the same day – one just happens to be old and washed up – the other one is young and fresh which is why she has more views and comments ; )

  75. celebfanboy10 August 26, 2011


  76. CALL ME HATERRRRR August 26, 2011

    this B**** IS SUCH A FAILURE!!!1




    NEXT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HER NEXT ALBUM WILL GO DOWN IN FLAMES!!!


  77. scorpio August 26, 2011

    @ D-money

    Saying that B doesn’t hasn’t had a #1 song from four is a bit premature, especially since the album JUST came out. But B ain’t nowhere done with this album! She has a couple #1’s waiting to be released she just isn’t ready to yet.

  78. laharris979 August 26, 2011

    OMG lol my stomach hurts from laughin at all you hatin ass fools…did Kelly Rowland announce that she’s about to record another album. No she didn’t all it takes is for one person to say something and all you fake ass Kelly Rowland fans true colors show. You here one thing about a new album and all yall can do is bash her but yall suppost to be her fans. get real with so called fans like yall who the hell needs enemies. How ridiculous yall sound and then for someone to say well rihanna may not have any talent but she sells…. -___- really and then you say even tho rihanna flopped with 1 million or 3 million sold she still sells. This is so stupid and i hope and pray to God that yall are not actually in charge of another human being. All of you bandwagan low self esteem weight wachers gastric bypass needin food stamp gettin thirty one kids havin dont know who my baby father is hatin ass fools need to fall back. Kelly’s true fans will always support her with all that she do.

  79. Dezi August 26, 2011

    Oops! Meant to say reaching – so sorry for the typo ; )

  80. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 26, 2011

    Hopefully this album….does well !

  81. Fleur August 26, 2011

    I hope Rico Love creates some smashing singles for Ms. Kelly.’s next album.

  82. Rizo August 26, 2011

    The only people who think she flopped are the ones compaing her to Beyonce Rhianna and Britney…she does not have the estabilished record or large fanbase so of course she won’t sell as much.

    She looks to be bringing on one comparison to Rhianna which is being a singles artist. Motivation is still rising in Airplay and Lay it On is already rising quickly.

    The only flop she will have is if this next album doesn’t outsell HIA because it’s predecessar threw her into the limelight again

  83. mobwife August 26, 2011

    Now I’m not a Kelly Rowland fan but ppl need to stop calling folks FLOPS! Not all artists are or will be marketed as a select few. Right now the media recognizes Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bieber, etc. Though I didn’t buy her CD (I didn’t buy any of her others), I have heard a few of her songs and they are actually pretty good. PPl need to stop hating..LOL 🙂

  84. kimberly August 26, 2011

    kelly fans and stans be true to your selves as supporters. Do you think this is a great move. do you actually have faith in kelly right now? her album is not being promoted. One video out. Instead of trying to pick up in small venues to bring her fans together she is opening for CB. She is all in x factor across the ocean. She spoke about longevity for here i am and now talking about another f****** album. This is s*** as much as you guys try to hide it, this is insane just be positive and true to your guts. I swear colombia dropped kelly and she will get dropped again. Artist signed to roc and def jam alone that can survive the music industry on flops cause they hide them financially and invest big time in their artist. She better try to make a move before she get dropped again. Lets take for example ciara whom was not bringing in the money, her label refuse to give her fans for her project. the opposite rihanna who has 4 flops and was forced after the forth one to go back to the studio. She has great supporters and advisers. Do you think she would have survived with so many flops with another label and manager?
    Kelly fans and stans be real, stop making excuses cause I am watching these gravatars and these are the same ones bashing other artist on other posts. no names. well i guess it’s a job but if your favorite isn’t doing well no need to go in on another who is quite successful.

  85. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 26, 2011

    Hell even Justin Bieber is doing better than kelly !

  86. D-money August 26, 2011

    @Scorpio I won’t argue with that……I agree but what I mean…When It comes to the single releases kelly Michelle and letoya has meaningful songs…….beyonce has tones of songs….but with her talent and vocals…she should be pulling a Whitney (before the crack) and stop with the kiddie music run the world/ single ladies….. I love them songs…it’s catchy…but they are not classics……but I believe with this current album….she is just getting started….and so is Kelly…what’s holding Kelly back is x-factor ….if it wasn’t for that trust me…she would’ve been on it

  87. kimberly August 26, 2011

    @ D money Well I though beyonce said before she even released her album that she cared less for singles or radio play. Her fans know that. She has been there done that. Billboard had her for artist of decade and millennium. most certifications from riaa the past decade. is there anything beyonce need to prove again? Some of you are busy calling beyonce flop. How can an icon be a flop. If so then barbara stri is a flop cause she will debut at # 3 or 4. When comes to your favorite and Bey fans go in on them then you guys turn things around and call bey fans names. What goes around comes back around.

    I cleally remember when the mess twitter was in when kelly single did better than bey single.
    Guess what the flop single gave Beyonce a performance of a lifetime on billboard, top 5 musical experience for oprah on her 25 years in service. break a youtube record and # dance charts 1 wk.

  88. Aaliyah was truly one in a million (queenbey) August 26, 2011

    Oh f***** please…..

    This is Kelly third album and her second album ‘Ms. Kelly’ debut HIGHER than ‘Here I Am’ and her second album didnt even have a #1 r&b hit…..

    Kelly’s ‘Here I Am’ has sold LESS THAN 200,000 world wide since its release….

    Dont get delusional ppl….

    Keep it Cute and Keep it Mute….

  89. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) August 26, 2011

    The news doesnt have to come out of kellys mouth for us to believe it..its obvious kelly doesnt care enough about this album..

    and everyday she stay kissing others peoples asses, she loses a lot of fans..alot of people were actually rooting for her this time around..

    this time she had a team behind her, who actually cares,..

    I dont know if jazmine is coming back to the music scene..God knows we need real singers out there..

  90. Aaliyah was truly one in a million (queenbey) August 26, 2011

    I gave Kelly too much credit ‘Here I Am’ has sold Less than 150,000 world wide since its release….


  91. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) August 26, 2011

    do u really believe that xfactor is the only thing thats holding her back from promoting her album?

    come on now, she had many chances to promote that album, she had enough time to release at least 3 singles by now..

    now answer me this question…how come she has enough time to promote beyonces album, but not enough time to promote hers?

    how many interviews have we seen kelly go on and on about beyonce..and wait till last minute to promote her s***..

    hell she had enough time to be on that party video…

  92. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) August 26, 2011

    @ the kellly’s fans/stans..

    some people on here do hate kelly, they cant wait for a kelly post just to say shes a flop..those are bitter b******…

    but there are people on here on are disappointed..because we were actually rooting for her..we thought it was mathew that was holding her a** back…

    but, come on, the only people we can blame for her lack of promotion is kelly..cause this time she has a great team behind her…
    yall cannot sit here and say, she didnt have time to promote her s***..she did…and she f***** it up

  93. Robier August 26, 2011

    We can lol and argue all day and night……. 5,000 responses won’t change the fact that ‘Where am I’ Flopped twice. No record label makes money from sales under 250k …. Artists, labels, teams, pr agents ect…. can spin it anyway they feel to save face but they only fool fools

  94. X,Y,”and Z” August 26, 2011

    Oh my..!! Poor Sam! Poor, poor, Sam!

    ..Are we “in denial”, Samuel? (Can’t see, not a single pyramid; not-a-one turban, riding-atop a camel; so..)

    Sam, your “flowery” use/mastery of the English language betrays you, and even-more-so-then highlights the obvious: “Here I Am” is an undeniable, unmitigated and absolute FAILURE…!!

    If anyone has a link showing “Motivation” now being “Platinum Certified” please post it?
    I just checked, RIAA has yet to affirm that it has indeed..”gone platinum”!

    (Makes no difference..) “Motivation”, for A-L-L “intents and purposes,” is a Lil’ Wayne song – NOT 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland’s!

    What bigger/taller/more-far reaching “bully pulpit” can you have than circa 2002: DC announced their “hiatus”, and all-manners of speculation/rumor and deeply-heart felt sentiment was lavished upon DC members. It was in this “rich and fertile” environment that “Simply Deep” was released. It then only managed to move 2-Million Worldwide units. Curious enough, its first week showed 77K Units moved. It sold 600K U.S. OTC Retail Units. This, if you’d not noticed, was almost some 10-YEARS AGO!

    2007 saw her move even less Worldwide Units: 1.2-Worldwide and moved 86.7K first week. To date, “Ms. Kelly sold 222,000 U.S. OTC Retail Units!

    (Again..) Does anyone NOT see a pattern here? There is NOTHING, short of turning water into wine, or raising Aliyah from the dead, that 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland can do to garner that “warm, endearing circa 2002 sentiment”!

    How are YOU supposed to mentor/judge up-and-coming talent, when your better days are some 10-LONG-AGO YEARS BEHIND YOU (and even then, you failed to meet expectations)?

    30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland is FINISHED! How is she going to become a “singles artist”, much like Rihanna is? Her label MUST be repaid (at least). But, there’s no CD sales to repay them with.
    ..Will she do as Rihanna had, and finance her music career out of HER own pocket? She’s NO Jay-Lo who can command Tens-of-Millions – that’s for sure.
    ..So, she’ll do as Rihanna is now doing: “360-contract” with Universal/Republic (whoever)! But wait! In Rihanna’s case, she has multiple revenue streams for Def Jam to tap, no? ..Where-then are 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland’s such income?

    (Sidenote: In Rihanna’s case, once Nicki Minaj starts to tour “the world” she’ll cut into Rihanna’s demo “something deep”! And, I think it’s safe to say, Kelly Rowland is looking to “cut-into” Rihanna’s European/Worldwide demo. The plot thickens..)

    So, do you understand/follow me? The money/revenue stream(s) isn’t there for 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland to be a “singles artist”.

    30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland is…F-I-N-I-S-H-E-D..!!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  95. Robier August 26, 2011

    Less than 150,000 ww since its release…… yet u accept that and claim Brit, Bey and Gaga are Flops…. GTFOH ok I get it… It is not about truth online. Truth>>>> Delusions

  96. #TeamKelly August 26, 2011

    Yess!!! Smart move Kelly!!! I left this exact message and idea on her website the day her album Here I Am was released about her putting out another album next year why she is still hott! I wonder did she read my comment! Glad she is taking note from Rhianna & Trey Songz….

  97. 4FlopStayInYourLaneBiotch August 26, 2011

    @XYZ Please explain to me how Motivation is a Lil Wayne song. I feel that Kelly has potential but she has just been promoted so horribly. I don’t understand why you had to come on here ranting and raving about Kelly being a flop while throwing Rihanna’s name around like she’s so much better (and I love Rih by the way). Rihanna has a proper team and record label support behind her. You don’t know a thing about Kelly’s finances. Even if she isn’t making as much money compared to other artists she’s still making more than your desperate sitting behind a computer in someone’s basement trying to start s*** ass. And how tacky is it to make light of Aaliyah’s death a DAY after the 10th anniversary of her death. Please go sit your negative wanna “drag” but don’t know how ass down somewhere #BYEHOE

  98. Yellow Gorillah August 26, 2011

    Damn Kelly, this album isn’t even finished flopping yet


    If I ever see a Kelly Rowland fan Throw shade at Rihanna releasing multiple albums they will get Vodooed

    and X V W Y G Is the Most delusional person on this site LOOOOOOOOOL These long essay’s always end up being about NOTHING just Pure rubbish Hahahah I swear he makes @s*** look normal =D

  99. CURLY SUE August 26, 2011


  100. D-money August 26, 2011

    Well either way….. I must say, Kelly is doing her….at the end of the day she is still paid…..and w.e she is taking in from her album sale is more than what me make in a year….here I am will do fine….if she starts doing what she has to do……..but one thing I want to say……WHAT DESCRIPTION SAYS ” Kelly readying new album” and there’s only a statement from Rico love Kelly didn’t issue a statement yet….so let’s all just support good music……and stop bashing people…..we don’t know her…..she didn’t do anything to us, and she is a human being………this industry is like an monopoly ……and like I said….everybody cannot be #1.

    Kelly motiavation #1
    Michelle we break the dawn #1
    at least they got something to be proud of

    Beyonce is blessed and I wish all of them the best

  101. FlopJuice August 26, 2011

    HERE I AM is one of the finest albums of the year. It’s amazing.

    She should’ve released WORK IT MAN instead of Lay it Down… (it has KILLER beats)
    Also single materials:
    – Turn It Up (“I can tear the whole world down” is in my ears for weeks)
    – I’m Dat Chick
    – Down For Whatever

    Lay It Down has more Big Sean than Kelly…

  102. YEABEY LOVES AALIYAH! August 26, 2011

    You know what SAM…You shade Rihanna an awful lot! You say Its Ok for Kelly to release albums without 1 year or so in between each but its a crime when Rihanna does it?


    I don’t approve of either girls doing it but stop being BIASED!

  103. Malibu Barbie August 26, 2011


  104. YEABEY LOVES AALIYAH! August 26, 2011

    LAY IT ON ME SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED RIGHT AFTER THE BET AWARDS! She should have performed it. That song would have been smashing LEFT RIGHT AND CENTER! I just don’t understand! Motivation is a GREAT song but it’s not one of those songs you can ride off of. They keep changing the Lay It On Me radio adds date and that’s causing airplay to fall all the way down!

    Hopefully, when the video is released, the single can gain some momentum. It has #1 written all over it!


  105. YEABEY LOVES AALIYAH! August 26, 2011

    “Work It Man” sounds more Urban than Pop….It’s a definite Urban #1 but only HOT 100 #1’s can give her massive exposure. She needs “Lay It On Me” for that.

  106. DcFan4lyfe August 26, 2011

    Here I Am is just an mediocre album in the first place.
    If she was going to release another album so soon.
    Here I Am should’ve been an mixtape.
    I keep hoping kelly will get it together but I don’t think she will.
    Here I Am should’ve been a masterpiece considering how long
    it actually took to create. Instead we got an genre confused mess of an album.
    Plus kelly hasn’t been able to sing(Live) since the destiny’s fulfilled era.
    4 is an much better album period.
    Hence,4 is still top 10,and here I am is in the 20’s or 30’s on The Billboard 200

  107. NikkiIsChillin August 26, 2011

    I’m still listening to Here I Am. I think its a great album. Do you Kelly. Proud of ya!!!

  108. pop royalty (MUSIC OF THE SUN) August 26, 2011

    so she knew that “HERE i am” flopped ?!

    didn’t she knew why ?! IT’S BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T GIVE A F*** ABOUT HER ALBUM , WHY WILL WE ?!

    this will happen again !

    once a flop , always a flop ! and this is BECAUSE OF HER ! SHE CAN BLAME THE WORLD ! BUT IT’S HER FAULT NOW ! i was a fan ! now I AM NOT !

    @SAM :
    don’t ever mention Rihanna’s name ! RIHANNA is a WW Superstar ! this Kelly isn’t even known in US ! her damn country 😯 ! she do everything BUT SUPPORTING HER ALBUM !


  109. Kisses August 26, 2011

    For the people in here talking s***, you all want to rant and rave about her promotion and her management team and how whack it is…..are you going to pay for her promotion? Are you going to invest time from your life and search for her a better team? If all the answers to my question are no then shut the hell up, please.

  110. Lola August 26, 2011

    I’m Buying Her Next Album For Sure. I Will Always Be A Fan No Matter What!!!

  111. thereallola August 26, 2011

    SMH at this news. Kelly is one of the most articulate people in the entertainment business, yet, she can be so naive. I HATE HER LABEL! WTF are they doing? Why wouldn’t you want to promote the hell out of an artist that has a HUGE urban smash on his/her hands? “Motivation” even reached the Top 20 on the BB charts which is VERY HARD TO DO NOW-A-DAYS! OMG, why does she have bad luck? We all know or all should know Matthew never promoted the hell out of Kelly like he did Beyonce and never hired the right publicist or worked with Columbia’s marketing team to make sure that she was promoted correctly. This really makes me mad. Where’s LeToya, Latavia, Farrah, and Michelle? Why the f*** couldn’t he make all of the girls solo stars? It’s because of him that Kelly and the other DC members don’t have the right people around them or major success! Columbia was an excellent label for Kelly but they had to drop her since her singles were flopping and selling 1.2 million of Ms Kelly wasn’t good enough. And Beyonce’s cocky, stank stans have the nerve to say that Kelly doesn’t have what it takes to be a star and say Beyonce’s better… no, Beyonce actually had someone who worked his ass off to make sure she became a huge star! It’s hard as hell for singers to make it big. Ciara, Teairra, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Teyana Taylor, Cassie, and a bunch more aint s*** because they don’t have the right management and right producing team!

  112. williNalli August 26, 2011

    I ‘on know about y’all but I can’t wait for anything this woman comes out with…This piece of news doesn’t mean she’s not ‘gon promote “Here I Am”…I think a lot of you have forgotten that THE ALBUM HASN’T BEEN RELEASED IN THE UK YET….Hello, that’s where she judges the XFactor…Everything is on track people…This is just the icing on the cake, telling us that SHE’S HERE…AND HERE TO STAY this time around. 🙂

  113. nice_gurl August 27, 2011

    She should wait a little, release three more singles and promote like crazy. Just because Here I Am is not doing too well on the charts, she still needs to release and promote because it will look bad for the album and her too.

  114. aisha aguilera keys August 27, 2011

    Let’s hope she promotes this one.

  115. butterfly August 28, 2011

    @ the real lola: veeeery interesting point, never thought about it that way…very interesting.

  116. Taylor August 29, 2011

    “UNITY” is the answer … best song by Kelly Rowland (amazing ballad) !!!

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