Hot Topic: Kelly Rowland’s ‘Ice’

Published: Friday 29th Jun 2012 by David

In what might be the most exciting news to hit Pop’s shores this month, Kelly Rowland is expected to release her brand new single ‘Ice’ today, in aid of her long awaited fourth studio album.

Featuring ‘Motivation‘ maestro Lil Wayne, the cut receive somewhat of a promo boost today when Rowland tweeted some of its lyrics, enough to garner a growing buzz for the cut.

Your lovin’ be givin’ me chills, you’re like ice.

Ice, ice baby, shake that thing just like dice baby.

So, taking the success of 2011’s ‘Motivation’ into consideration, That Grape Juice wants to know:

What are you expecting from the song?


What do you think it needs to surpass sales of Rowland’s earlier hits?

Weigh in below…

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  1. Jesse June 28, 2012

    It has to be true R&B in my mind. A great hook and of course it has to be catchy and memorable.

  2. Lax June 28, 2012

    Kelly is talented and verrrrrry beautiful!!

  3. ME June 28, 2012


  4. Lax June 28, 2012

    I keep saying that there’s many beautiful stars in the sky
    and down here on earth and Kelly is one of them!!

  5. aishaaguilerakeys June 28, 2012

    What it needs: better lyrics.

    • ALready June 28, 2012

      u haven’t even heard the song thats just a quote

  6. Harry June 28, 2012

    It’s a Sean Garrett production so I expect some Upgrade U or Get Me Bodied, something Urban/R&B but so freaking addicted!
    Can’t wait 4 2morrow to hear it!

  7. YEah June 28, 2012

    It has to be AMAZING!

  8. Iamloris June 28, 2012

    Well, I’m sorta scared. I mean, J-Lo teamed up with RedOne and Pitbull in order to reach the same success that she got with ‘On the floor’ . Except it didn’t.
    And Kelly collaborating with Lil Wayne, again for her lead single, makes me feel the same way. And I’m scared cause I reaaaallly want it to be a smash lol.

  9. williNalli June 28, 2012

    Is it a weird statement to say that the new single ICE will be FIRE ! 🙂

    Weird huh

  10. Alex Thomas June 28, 2012

    I’m so excited!!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE ALBUM!

  11. lyric commander lee June 28, 2012

    all i need from ms kelly this time is a hot ass track and video ….along with 3 more hot tracks/videos – released in a timely manner ( 3 months apart) with uber promo and a clear theme along the lines of ms kelly – and a damn tour – i wanna see my mama continue to soar as high as possible – work!!! – and dont leave out the UK who should get their own album from ms kelly featuring some urban dance tracks ala “Each other”

  12. Auntie_Jackie June 28, 2012

    ……….I want her to have a smash hit song without a feature.

  13. BEYONCE’S WEAVE June 28, 2012

    I’m expecting a FLOP but we’ll see. She better bring it this time and promote promote promote.

    • monstarebel June 28, 2012

      yaaas u always speak the truth!

  14. Latrell4Bey June 28, 2012

    YES KELLY!!! Cant Wait To Hear!!!

  15. BJ June 28, 2012

    Please please please let this be a hit! If this is a hit it will definitely solidify Kelly as a powerful solo force. However latey Sean Garrett hasn’t been producing too many hits though he already has many to his name. Also Ima need this promo to be A1 on Kellys part!

    She don’t need no dancing show in Australia to stop her from selling albums in America,

  16. Jayla June 28, 2012

    SOO LATE! but i am anxious to hear what this will sound like

    • Jayla June 28, 2012

      I know right! i’m so glad that i wasn’t the only one who noticed

      • ENOUGH ONIKA June 28, 2012


  17. williNalli June 28, 2012

    I am shaking out of EXCITEMENT…
    I don’t know if I’ll sleep tonight. Scary

  18. Latrell4Bey June 28, 2012

    she should definitely perform her new song at the bet awards…if she dont her camp aint doin somethin right! please perform kelly!

    • Jayla June 28, 2012

      I said this too

  19. monstarebel June 28, 2012

    I actually like kelly so I hope this song is HOT! God knows she needs this! xo

  20. muni June 28, 2012

    Im excited thats all I can say and I love you Ms Kelly!!

  21. K ANDB4EVER June 28, 2012

    yessssss i can wait.. and yes she really should perform this at the bet awards..

  22. monstarebel June 28, 2012

    OH OK?

  23. NIKKO June 28, 2012


    • williNalli June 28, 2012

      HAHA…there goes one person saying that #KellyRowlandICE will be FIRE…lol

      Is that a normal statement? I guess we’ll see if #ICE can be FIRE at the same time…Only one artist can produce that! 😛

  24. musik_lover June 28, 2012

    By far the best thing I heard all day! Let’s Go Kelly…I’m going to be awaiting this track to drop. But I’m scared because I hope its something fresh and not Motivation-esque…This will either be a hit or miss! I’m praying for FIRE on ICE!

  25. Jayla June 28, 2012

    If her team was smart they would push her to perform at the BET Awards… Same with Brandy

  26. stony June 28, 2012


    • bips June 28, 2012

      puuuuuuuleeeeeeeeeze don’t!!!! that s*** is just unlistenable!!!and i said it i create that word just cause what i’ve heard if from another universe !!!!

  27. Jayla June 28, 2012

    WOW, Truth hurts! lol

    • ENOUGH ONIKA June 28, 2012

      Hahaha!!! Do you see this!! Samantha is PRESSED about that comment!! Lawd, have a sense of HUMOR!! You can shade every artist in the book but can’t take what you dish out. Seriously? Delete if you feel it makes you feel better lol!

  28. POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 28, 2012

    i want proper promotion and organized schedule and to see her perform , “here i am” was a good album , don’t get me wrong , it still a flop , but she could have did wonders with songs like “each other” and maybe ” i’m dat check” !!

    i want her lead single to be a dance song , just to gain attention to her project , or a Monster R&Flop song like ” motivation” , but iDK man , she’s recycling her formula for the 1232434 time. what’s next ?! a song with “nelly” ?!!

    but i’m XD still.
    her problem is the promotion. that’s it. and the fact that she promoted almost everything but her album in the “here i am” era is sad itself.

  29. curtis June 28, 2012

    Can’t wait for the song and the album. hope she perform at BET Awards….

  30. Benron June 28, 2012

    She has never had a top ten hit, (Actually she had one, but it was a song she featured on>) Since Beyawnce went these other h*** were left in the dust, sorry Kelly.

    Anyone notice how skinny she is? #UnHealthy

    • ty June 28, 2012

      u need to stop riding beyonce d*** this hard for someone who dnt like her u sure like talking bout her a lot

      • Lax June 28, 2012

        @TY you stfu no one is telling you and yo goons to stop riding others d**** you or always comparing beyonce and pitting her aganist every dam artist in the book, like this…and you already know beyonce always come out on top.

      • Lax June 28, 2012

        And to tell the truth kelly would have had a number
        one her and michelle if beyonce had used them as her back up dancers on Single Ladies.

  31. Steph June 28, 2012


  32. Alex Thomas June 28, 2012


  33. Lifestyle Magazine June 28, 2012

    OMG I love Kelly!

  34. Tee June 28, 2012

    This needs to have a thump, be hella catchy and different from what everyone else has out right now. I cant wait!!!!

  35. mzsugar June 28, 2012

    Can’t wait!

  36. williNalli June 28, 2012

    Like seriously…I am starting to shake…
    I can feel the shivers down my spine and I ain’t even heard it yet.

    My body be yearning for that #ICE, that #KellyRowlandICE

  37. Virtuoso Intellect June 28, 2012

    Smh kelly just doesnt have the drive for success. Yall want it for her more than she does for herself. I think as long as some residuals is making it into her back account every month, she’s relaxed. She’s a complacent artist and its time to put out the pity party. Just when she made the dumb move to take up a tv gig right around the start of a new era, she’s teasing a single that not only seems like motivation but also features the same rapper. Meh, this era is gonna go like the typical kelly era. Thumbs down all u want. I’ll say i told u so.

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      Speaking of drive perhaps kelly can learn some things from her ex-group mate by out sing even Whitney Houston, Damm, beyonce is compared to them all like i said dead
      and alive. Beyonce has to be on top or else, yall
      goodness its almost scary to me!!

      • Virtuoso Intellect June 29, 2012

        As for u @LAX, Chile just take your meds. You are always on some delirious sh*t

    • K ANDB4EVER June 28, 2012

      shut the hell up and stop hating all the f****** time.. How would you say that she dont have the drive when she had a album come out last year and one coming out this year.. If your slow as dont no, that means she been hard at work. she have been but the whole 2011 and the same goes for 2012 and she hasnt stop even if you dont like the music… not everybody going to like the same s*** anyway… she have been in the game for over 15yrs and thats all the drive she needs.. she’s already a star and made her mark so she can so what she’s want if you like it or not…

      • Virtuoso Intellect June 29, 2012

        When u started with shut up, i thought u had some relevant points to make. Out of all that poorly thought-out b*******, all u can come up with is
        -she released an album last year, releasing one this year
        -she’s been in the game 15 years

        If u think those two things imply drive then you’re very very stupid thus u and I have nothing to debate about. Good day

  38. christinastherealtalent June 28, 2012

    I’m really hoping this isn’t another Motivation. That song was hot but she should’ve picked a better collaborator if she wants people to take her more serious this time around. Granted I’m very excited to hear what it sounds like, I just have doubts because this is their second collaboration for her lead single and I just don’t want people to only get hooked onto this song and forget about the rest of the album like they did with here I am.

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      Beyonce & Christina,,,,dammmm beyonce you or compared to many other artist you go girl.

  39. Mk June 28, 2012

    Oh lover. Ain’t sleepin tonight. The fellas at 97.9 the box are already kraaaaazy bout the song. ICE ICE ICE BABY

    • Alex Thomas June 28, 2012

      What time will it premiere tomorrow?

  40. Hesings June 28, 2012

    I think if Kelly wants to be a successful singer she needs a “it factor” which she does not have. Her voice is as heavy as Waffer and when she tries to go farther she pushes the voice into a yell/yodel. And while she had some great songs on her last cd (it was a great cd) but because she sang the songs no one listened because her voice does not capture any attention. If someone else sang that cd it would have been a hit but her and voice and those songs just won’t work. She needs to manage/train artists.

    • sweetdiva June 28, 2012

      Who are you to give an opinion about who has the “it factor” and who doesn’t??? Many ppl thought she would never have a hit record nor any type of success outside of DC and she proved all the nay sayers wrong! Ima need you to sit your hateful a** down!!! You say the samething under every Kelly post! You’ve been saying the samething for a year now! Clearly she has the “It factor” and has your interest bcuz you wouldn’t be here and you listened to her album. Stop fooling yourself! You just mad bcuz your fav is not slaying! Don’t get mad cause Ciara, Brandy, Monica, Keyshia Cole or whoever your fav artist is not bringing it!

      • Hesings June 29, 2012

        Correction she had 1 hit, 1 and it wasnt even her song. I like Kelly but as a cunsumer I wouldnt throw her $1 for that voice. She managed to go Flexiglass in the States which is her home front. And for all you saying Motivation was a hit, (o_O) chile boo, a baby crying can do the samthing on a R+B charts now a days. R+B is dead and has been for years. So until she manages to top the billboard 100/200 by herself she gets no love!!! and if u can find 3 post where I post about Kelly show em to me.

  41. bips June 28, 2012

    wish it sounds good wish her the best

  42. williNalli June 28, 2012

    OMG I am literally getting SICK…I am starting to shiver…fever gon hit me soon 🙁

    Too excited…this is not good for my health…I need to calm down


  43. Alex Thomas June 28, 2012

    Any idea what time ‘Ice’ will premiere tomorrow? 😀

  44. TK June 28, 2012

    Amazinng news.

  45. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) June 28, 2012

    CAN”T WAIT !!!!!

    EXCITED AS F$#% …….. #ICE

  46. THE LEGENDARY LAX June 28, 2012

    its gonna be hot….single will go to #1 and single will sell but her album will FLOP just like here i flop

  47. 80sBaby June 28, 2012

    I like the title! I hope it sounds fresh, not like every other song on the radio. Also, I want a really innovative, blazing, swagged out video from her for once!

  48. sweetdiva June 28, 2012

    I’m excited about the release of the new single im just a little nervous bcuz I want it to be a great track and do well and I’m praying it’s not another Motivation single. Beyonce did the samething w/ Run The World. She thought she would get the success she did with Single Ladies and it didn’t happen…. Whatever you do just bring it with this 1st single/video Kelly!!!

  49. Girrrl June 28, 2012

    When is Kelly gonna stand on her own? The only time she had successful albums was with Beyonce. She only performs at big events ie BET with someone else. She only has hit songs with someone else. And this is the girl y’all stan for?

    • timbucktwo June 29, 2012

      She can stand on her own if she wants too. Most of her BEST songs are with her only. Only a fan would know that though. 🙂 Since you are obviously not one why dont you go stalk your fave.

      • Hesings June 29, 2012

        Actually all her successful songs has a feature somewhere in there (Nelly, Eve, Lil Wayne) just saying!!!!

      • Girrrl June 29, 2012

        If only her fans know her solo songs, that’s a problem. I’m not stalking her. I’m asking questions Kelly needs to ask herself about her career, which is on life support.

  50. cayenpvil June 28, 2012

    why y’all haters always talkin nonsense about Kelly wait till tomorrow or get the hell of the blog if u don’t like her why u guy come with so much hate on this lovely Kelly remember she said ‘ she shake them haters off already, and she such a grown ass woman

  51. ILOVEKELLY June 28, 2012

    i love it already..i know it going to be a good song..i hope it be a big club bangger

  52. ILOVEKELLY June 28, 2012

    i hope its taken higer vocally as well

  53. K ANDB4EVER June 28, 2012

    shut the hell up and stop hating all the f****** time.. How would you say that she dont have the drive when she had a album come out last year and one coming out this year.. If your slow as dont no, that means she been hard at work. she have been but the whole 2011 and the same goes for 2012 and she hasnt stop even if you dont like the music… not everybody going to like the same s*** anyway… she have been in the game for over 15yrs and thats all the drive she needs.. she’s already a star and made her mark so she can so what she’s want if you like it or not… Anyway again cant wait to hear the new song you got my support…

    • Virtuoso Intellect June 29, 2012

      Dude hush u are dense

  54. you mad? June 28, 2012

    This was the best news that I’ve heard all day!

  55. Gees June 28, 2012

    1. Lol @ the commenter who said ” here I flop
    2. Kelly I love you but it’s time to sing about something a 31 year old would sing about … Love like ice? Shake like a dice? Really? @ 31 you need to be somewhere stable
    3. Y’all are too thirsty too soon… As the saying goes ” don’t count your eggs before they hatch
    That’s all I got for now

    • timbucktwo June 29, 2012

      Wow….i guess you have HEARD the song since you are already dogging the content…..

    • coco June 29, 2012

      i bet u and every woman in ur family is stable by age 30..not

  56. KD June 29, 2012

    Do we really need another Motivation? What happened to innovating?

    • timbucktwo June 29, 2012

      yeah….have fun with that.

    • Hesings June 29, 2012

      she about as innovating as buying a new pair of blue jean, everybody got one.

  57. cassandra Varell June 29, 2012

    I looove beyonce but if your a fan then please dont f****** speak on Kelly. Dont be a hypocrite beyonce first single had a feauture crazy in love and so did baby boy and so did de ja vu so lets not pull the feature card and don’t meantion the innovating s*** because beyonce and jay-z became the the best r&b hiphop duo in music. Why cant kelly and wayne try and build that chemistry yall let ja and jlo and so on let her do her feature then when get her name solidified then let her go at it alone!! Damn yall find any b******* hypocrite thing to say if it works then let her do her.

    Judge the song not all this petty s*** like it factor because if Kelly Rowland didnt truelly have it factor she would have faded away after destinys child last album just like that but years and years later she’s still here and she has always been relevant if not in america she was relevant in the UK with songs like Work, when love takes over , commander.. then came Motivation.

    My how we forget huh? Dont act brand new.

    • timbucktwo June 29, 2012


    • Hesings June 29, 2012

      yes Beyonce had songs with features but she also had hits by herself. Kelly no so much

  58. iluvmusic June 29, 2012

    I’m amped. She held her own last yr & wit one song. Imagine if the album had proper promo & single release. She would’ve really shut it down. I kinda wish she had waited & debuted it at the BET Awards & did a hott show … basically as a f*** u to the show for shuttin her out of nominations even tho her performance last yr was one of the best & her song was one of the most played.

  59. DIGGER BEY June 29, 2012

    OH SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The SLAYING AND WIG SNATCHING BEGINS TODAY! I didnt know it would come this early! KELLY MUTHA F**KING ROWLAND GOT.SOMETHING FOR YALL MAD AND PRESSED ONES A*** bwahahahahahaha @ Hesings B**** Please. If Kelly didnt have the “it” factor, she wouldnt have been voted as having the best performance last year. @ Virtuso Um… Kelly isnt going anywhere no time soon. Might of fact. Shes just getting started! #NEXT GREAT DIVA

    • virtuoso intellect June 29, 2012

      mmmkay i hear ya

  60. HitsMan June 29, 2012


    Cant wait for Miss Kelly to make a return to the top of the charts!!!

    ICE BABY!!

  61. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) June 29, 2012

    Where is #ICE I’m so impatient … Love me some Ms Kelly

  62. williNalli June 29, 2012

    DAMN the wait be killing me #KellyRowlandICE

  63. Traviie June 29, 2012


  64. ILOVEKELLY June 29, 2012

    Why am i so excited to hear this song, i mean the name and all is so refreshing..Why everyone so like hate on Kelly she is doing her thing and deserve all the success that is coming to her because its long over due..Its time someone of color dominate the charts and instead us colored stick together we hate..

  65. ILOVEKELLY June 29, 2012

    its time some chocolate dominate the charts im ready Kelly

  66. GAJE June 29, 2012

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss can’t wait!!! #KellyRowlandICE

  67. pat June 29, 2012

    smh at the bey stans hating on kelly…..clearly people are excited about her single dropping…..she has no competition in R and B right now..and can own the field if this is a hit… im hoping the single is fire……i feel this is a career defining single for her….can’t wait…

    • Virtuoso Intellect June 29, 2012

      What has being a Bey fan got to do with it ? Are we supposed to walk on eggshells around Kelly ? No hating here, some ppl dont care for d wayne repeatition, some are. Just difference of opinion, no hating. Grow up.

      • pat June 29, 2012

        y are you adressing me then. If the shoe does not fit then don’t wear it, but if you’ve read most of the comments and have an ounce of rationality then you’ll see that I didn’t type that just to see my name on a screen today.

    • Hesings June 29, 2012

      Chile you gon keep hoping for career defining song cause it will never come.

  68. luv music June 29, 2012

    yesssss..cant wait..count down…..

  69. Conrad Haynes June 29, 2012

    Kelly has really been on her grind say wat u want but this woman has to be the hardest working woman in the music industry for 2012…….single is sure to be fire #cantwait

  70. cdawg June 29, 2012

    YES!! CANT F***** WAIT!!

  71. Alex Thomas June 29, 2012

    I want to hear it!

  72. Alex Thomas June 29, 2012


  73. said so June 29, 2012

    She is back

  74. Steph June 29, 2012

    Count down!!!!

  75. frela June 29, 2012

    I CAN’T F****** WAIT !!!!

  76. Me June 29, 2012

    Kelly baby girl, can’t wait! We need a good video ASAP! Promote the record mamma. Also, we want Kelly to have more movie roles. She is a good actress.

  77. SpeakinTheTruth June 29, 2012

    It may be another R&B hit for her, or another flop for her……. Either which one, I am looking forward to hearing the song. But I am a little disappointed that it is the same collaboration with Lil Wayne. Hopefully this isn’t Motivation 2.0 even though I do like that song.

  78. brandystan June 29, 2012

    Go Kelly GO KELLY

  79. LoDiddy June 29, 2012

    When is the damn song coming out. lawd!

  80. williNalli June 29, 2012

    People been waiting for this ISH for days lol
    Better not disappoint!

    WE LUH U KEL #KellyRowlandICE LEGGO

  81. cocodior3069 June 29, 2012

    Watch it ain’t comin to next week! All Bummed out about it 🙁

  82. coco June 29, 2012

    so kelly really i’ve been waiting the whole day for this…where is da song?????

  83. ILOVEKELLY June 29, 2012

    Bey i been waiting all day so where is the song..Kelly i love you but i am f****** pissed right now..if you know you wasn’t going to release it today why put your fans hopes in it

    • Angela Wesley June 29, 2012

      Because Kelly and the record label wants the fans
      recation so they can know wheater or not
      to release it or go in a diferent direction.
      I agree with Ms. Jackie Kelly frist release need
      to be a solo. The only song that Kelly did solo
      was When loves takes over and that song
      was a hit.

      • coco June 29, 2012

        no wonder she’s losing… is she not sure of herself and her fans….ugh

      • POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 30, 2012

        when Love Takes Over was a Song In Which KELLY’s Vocals Were FEATURED IN. not a solo Single. and it is a David Guetta Song and Everyone Treat It Like That.

        a Solo Single is Something Like ” Down For whatever”.

  84. Marcus June 29, 2012

    I need to hear this!

  85. NikkiIsChillin June 29, 2012

    I’m #TeamKelly all day, but wasn’t this song supposed to be released today? I don’t get it.

  86. williNalli June 30, 2012

    I know most of yall have been anxious to hear the record. Please patience it’s coming. Sean Garrett, who penned the song, confirmed it to me…The #KellyRowlandICE single will be dropping VERY SOON.


    • POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 30, 2012

      the text book definition of BLAH.

      Even Blue Ivy Got a Better Debut Single.

      seriously :

      ➡ ➡ ➡ ➡

  87. Teacher June 30, 2012

    Just listened to a snippet and I liked what I heard! Go Kelly!!!

  88. Tbozfan10 June 30, 2012

    Anyone who says with a straight face that “Motivation” was a “flop” is just an idiot. Point. Blank. Period.

    Btw I can’t believe no one has commented yet on how similar the lyrics posted are to Vanilla Ice! Lol. “ice, ice, baby.”

  89. JER June 30, 2012

    this is what’s wrong with you f** stans. Hyping s*** up you dont even f****** know about/haven’t heard/hasn’t come out yet whatever it’s always the same thing. Everything is a legendary ultra mega slaying smash snatching wigs.

  90. J June 30, 2012

    Yes….yes….yes! Don’t wanna hype it, but DAMN,that’s good. So sultry, so R&B,so right. TEAM KELLY RIGHT HERE,BABY

  91. Nn June 30, 2012

    Dated. Another epic flop

  92. DIGGER BEY June 30, 2012

    I think Kelly has something up her sleeves. It would b interesting if Kelly is performing @ BET Awards. I think shes trying to garner attention for ICE! And BAM! A surprise performance @ BET Awards. I hope thats whats going on.

  93. Trackrunner98 June 30, 2012

    I never wouldve thought id see the day that kelly rowland is being takin seriously as an artist. People like to throw shade and hate on her but even those haters are still checking for her. Shes fefinately going to be a force this year in the urban/ r snd b lane. Its time for her to take what is rightfully hers. As an artist she had grown into a solo star in her own right. I heard the snippit of the song, its definately fresh and the title is fitting for the summer. So it may end up being successful, personally i love the song but i may be biasef bcuz im a huge fan.

  94. The realist June 30, 2012

    Trackrunner i agree with you shes definately caught a lot of attention this year. They really pushed the s** angle but i have a feelingthat her next will showcase he vocals maybe a ballad. This song sounds great its different.her voice sounds a whole lot stronger and a lot less auto tune. (she doesnt need it anyeay) this era seems promising i hope that she promotes the hell out of this slbum then go on tour and yes to all the haters she got positive to miced reviews while she on tour with chris brown and at supafest. They were saying she is a beadt of a performer so inagine her on tour #absoluteslayage lol

  95. The realist June 30, 2012

    i think she might end up singing at the bet awards. I really dont think bet will pass her up especially after last years performance of motivation. I think everyone is curious as to what shell do next. Im guessing a duet with trey bcuz shes on a song on his new album plus thru hav been pared up a lot lately.

  96. #kellyRowland July 1, 2012

    Ok so when is this single going to be released im dying of excitement.

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