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Hot Shot: Kelly Rowland Shoots New Album Cover

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Kelly Rowland has assured that her 4th studio album will arrive during the looming 4th quarter. Hence the Destiny’s Child singer is wasting no time, last night posing it up for the LP’s packaging.

Looking all sorts of “diva”, Ms. Kelly has us umped for her visuals this go round. Speaking of which, we still patiently await the video for ‘Ice’ – which is accelerating steadily on Urban radio. As Brandy’s ‘Put It Down’ has shown, a scorching visual can light the match under a should-be hit, taking it where it needs to go – even if it premiered two months ago.

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  • August 27, 2012 at 3:44 am
    Black kupid says:
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    Finally some movement in her camp! Well good luck with this one honey. Now you are running around to save ICE when it has slowly melted into a poddle of water after ur austrailia Gig flopped. Luv you to death but ur choice of materials/gigd, presentation/ promos & timing has always been kelly’s undoing

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  • August 27, 2012 at 3:48 am
    Lovely says:
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    An album for what? Do she not understand her sales? No ones buying it girl! #killyourself.

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    Matthew Charlery-Smith Replied:

    Make a joke if u want but saying “kill yourself” is going too far. What are you doing in your OWN life which makes you so bitter?

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    lostones Replied:

    i co-sign 100 % wit u

  • August 27, 2012 at 3:54 am
    Lovely says:
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    Yall ain’t right for not posting my comment it’s cool! ;) Kelly boo I love how you won’t give up on this solo thing of yours! Beyonce your girls need help all 8 of them without you they need to move on with life.

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  • August 27, 2012 at 4:10 am
    monstarebel says:
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    There’s like no type of hype behind this album…Ice was a FLOP!! Kelly you need to come better hunty….wish u the best of luck gur! xoxo

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  • August 27, 2012 at 4:24 am
    Black kupid says:
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    To the mofo hateing on kelly ! You do realise that kellys career is failing to kick off is because she has never gotten proper promo for any of her work. If u compare the tiny promo here I am got and the impact it had on her brand. The best videos of her career came from that album, and we all know the role visuals play in promoting an artist especially an urban artist.. You want her to succeed ? Give her half of the promo Bey, Rih or even cici get & when she flops after that then & only then will i accept that she is a flop.

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    benny Replied:

    no not true. her released material wasn’t good enough except for motivation. she performed at the bet awards, on x-factor and jimmy kimmel….and don’t exaggerate like you did with ciara. her promo was quasi nonexistent

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    credits Replied:

    co-sign 100% benny! Her material is what it is.

  • August 27, 2012 at 5:00 am
    Black kupif says:
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    I wouldnt count ICE out copletely it a grower imo and it would be released to itunes on tuesday in the US and it was released in UK yesterday so lets wait and see how it goesm it is already progressing on radio play. Hope it does well just hope she come up with a video immediately cos thats the only way she can bring back interest to the song

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    Matthew Charlery-Smith Replied:

    Kelly seems to be more focused on having her fingers in many pies rather than being a serious artist. If she didn’t learn from how she handled “Motivation” and “Lay It On Me” with videos debuting AGES after the singles dropped then it’s clear she has no real drive or direction.

    She’s determined to be a star, a brand NOT a successful artist/musician.

    My comments about her artistry will be proven when this album drops. Either it’ll be full of shallow lyrics with B-side songs like “Here I Am” or, as she stated, Motown will be the primary inspiration and will have lyrics and music more similar to her classic first album or the more urban/contemporary Ms. Kelly. Both albums were great examples of their respective genres.

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:04 am
    lostones says:
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    kelly looks like a boss in that picture! i was hoping she changed her hair color for the album cover tho like gettin a new look im tired of her n the long black hair on her album covers!!!!

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:06 am
    Sleazy says:
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    ICE was a flop? The f****** song had no real release or promo and the song is BANGING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she gets it together cus the train of success has been by her station 10;hdffdfdmdfd times she keeps ignoring it

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    lostones Replied:

    i said the same s*** the song just got released to radio and it will be available on itunes on TUES so let’s see how its gonna turnout for da song cux every1 said MOTIVATION was a flop then weeks later they changed their minds!!

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:06 am
    lostones says:
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    people is calling “ICE” a FLOP and the song was sent to hair 3 weeks ago and it haven’t sent to ITUNES YET! “ICE” is #64 on the R&B chart wit just airplay alone and its expecting to crack in da TOP40 this week coming up so i think its doing GUD without any PROMO Or ITUNES HELP!!

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    lostones Replied:

    i meant radio

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:07 am
    lostones says:
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    can people WAIT TILL ICE is available on ITUNES and the video get’s released before they start labeling the song a “FLOP”!!!!!

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    I think Kelly should tke a pause and stop running a race which is not her’s’by the way she should try to inovate her way of singing it’s’in no way impressive and let her try something else in music not just yhe same kind of boring songs like “keepit betweenUs” or “Ice” let her make noise for herself she is awonderdul entertainer but with monotonous songs

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:23 am
    DOSSOME says:
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    Kelly & Brandy are in the same boat when it comes to poor support from their labels but unlike kelly,brandy is really determined this go round,and it’s finally paying off…Kelly had probably the biggest RnB crossover hit last year,but her ever MISPLACED PRIORITIES showed up and messed everything UP….

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:24 am
    JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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    yeah yeah Sam lol
    Kelly and Brandy´s (all respect for them) songs are amazing and their videos are so great and they have no flops but Mariah Carey´s songs are always bad, her video is bad and she is a flop right?? haha Give me a f****** break LOL
    Kelly´s only good song was last year´s Motivation and the rest of the album was pure garbage, telling it like it is, garbage, after years of getting ready to release it. And now this one looks way worse, cos ice is boring as hell (of course you prise it like it was this mega hit in the making)
    Sam is ridiculous sorry

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:37 am
    Lela says:
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    All of the goofys posting stupid comments about Kelendria are just scared cause they know shawty coming. The chick is ready to get the album out and now the gurls are MAD.

    Ice isnt a flop because a huge group of people love the record. And for her to have a song following the same formula a the classic Motivation and not have people doggin the song but instead praising it if not more than then original formula thats a feat within itself

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    lostones Replied:

    ICE IS GEARING UP TO BE A HIT SO LET EM HATE NOW!!

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  • August 27, 2012 at 5:58 am
    stacey says:
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    What is this hot mess hating ass s*** I hear wht is this boring song you speak of? Only on this site do I hear bad s*** about this song But radio,youtube and twitter is telling me something way different . So you all tell me how is this a flop when so many people are getting their life from it. How is it a flop when it had made it up the urban charts before its release and made it to 8 on the UK Itunes. On err thang this s*** is gone be that s*** wait till its released and that video drop. So while lames be sitting there acting like yall to good to let kelly be great prepare to be shocked like last year cause people are on board the kelly train with this one .

    Flop? Ha! No not I-ce you miss rowlands all the way f***** up this go round hunty! She is shooting the album package she is prepared this year.

    Yall know yall getting yall lives too thats why u pro’s was sooo quick to comment on Ms mammm funny how people try to compare Ms rowland when in many ways she is more relevant and has had more success than a lot of gurlz.. so again whats the f****** point.

    Give it ups Ms rawlangs is here you cant stop go and read the read the reviews is that crack unlike these othrr chicks who getting their wack “music?” Slung through the muddy swamp it was made from. As up now the people are impatiently awaiting for Ice and queen is making us sqerm in our seats waiting to viewbthe video.

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    Matthew Charlery-Smith Replied:

    I don’t know if English is your first language (you seem to know where to insert swear words) but I don’t understand what you are talking about.

    Prepared? That’s not how I’d describe someone who drops a summer single in June, flies to Australia to do a dance show and then intends to start promoting their music in September. More disorganised than a plate of spaghetti!

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    lostones Replied:

    THE SONG WAS OFFICIAL SENT TO RADIO 3 WEEKS AGO SO HOW DID THE SINGLE DROP IN JUNE IM NOT UNDERSTAND..ONLY BLOGGERS HEAR MUSIC WEN IT 1ST LEAK SO TO US BLOGGERS s*** GET OLD EASY WHILE THE PUBLIC ITS NEW TO THEM !!

  • August 27, 2012 at 6:01 am
    stacey says:
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    So enjoy trying to play odd ball out but Ms rowlands have people drooling over her kinky smoothe freaky yet angelic tunes.
    So stay angry

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  • August 27, 2012 at 6:36 am
    stacey says:
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    Look up Kelly rowland ice in the twitter search bar!

    I havent heard so much love in my life for a song in these last past 3 years..more love than motivation you say? Well yes I damn the f*** do!

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    lostones Replied:

    2MAR IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES SO LET’S HOPE THE SALES ARE GREAT FOR IT TO DEBUT IN THE TOP 50 ON BILLBOARD 100

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  • August 27, 2012 at 7:28 am
    Ugh says:
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    It’s crazy that she’s managed to hold on to a record deal when her albums don’t sell…………………………………..

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    lostones Replied:

    THIS CAN GO FOR MANY ARTIST WHO NEVER SEEN A GOLD OR PLATINUM ALBUM PLAQUE !!! THE FUNNY THING IS I CAN NAME ATLEAST 10 ARTIST OR MORE WHO NEVER HAD A GOLD ALBUM BUT HAVE A RECORD DEAL!!

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  • August 27, 2012 at 7:57 am
    mkigz says:
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    Kelly is a brilliant artist and Here I am defo was a brilliant album – However it always takes her and her label ages to release stuff. Before Motivation came out didnt she have a string of songs that she released and weren’t even included in the final tracklist of the album (forever in a day, rose coloured glasses, grown ass woman etc). Ice isnt a bad song, but they should have released the song and then a video relatively soon afterwards, then a second single, possibly a third and then release the new album. I’m still baffled why more singles weren’t released from Here I am, there was a lot of potential in my opinion. Im not sure what’s going to happen with this 4th album but we will just have to see the direction it takes….

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    lostones Replied:

    ON HERE I AM SHE HAD PLENTY OF POTENTIAL SINGLES SUCH AS “IM THAT CHICK” TURN IT UP” WORK IT MAN” FEELING MYSELF WOULDA BEEN A HUGE AS SINGLE!!

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  • August 27, 2012 at 8:09 am
    fan of music says:
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    What some of y’all need to understand is, some of these songs hits blogs months/weeks before they officially go to radio…So, just because it is old to you does not mean it is old to many others………

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    lostones Replied:

    TEL EM AGAIN ICE WAS SENT TO RADIO 3 WEEKS AGO..

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  • August 27, 2012 at 8:33 am
    Black kupid says:
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    Kellys. Problem started from matthew knowles plus her bad promo, poor choice of materials/ gigs mix these with her huntry ass always trying to eat as many cookies at the same time that’s a perfect receipy for an ailling career. ICE is an okay song but truth be told this girl need to reinvent herself. Motivation owes it success to its video period cos ppl started paying attention to kelly cos 4 the 1st tym in her life she was seen as s***, edgy and not giving the girl next door image. That’s the kelly ppl love and want to see at this stage of her career. We want hot diva kelly not. In my 20s I was boring and now in my 30s am still boring

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    Öz Firdevs Replied:

    No the problem started with the begining of DC !!! She never was used to be on the front and dont know now how to so it the right way…..She could do so much more, everybody have love for miss Kelly, but she is not the one who know how to take advantage of that all…..but i love her and wish her the best

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  • August 27, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Black kupid says:
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    I am sick of this band wagon fans. They call everything within sight a flop. The only tym its not a flop is when it succeeds that when everyone jumps on the wangon and start screaming my fave. Here I am is good album & could easly ve produce a top 5 or #1 song (turn it up) if it had the right video, promo & killer performance. Kelly need focus, hotter songs, new image + serious promos to make any serious impact this go round

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    lostones Replied:

    I THINK FEELING MYSELF WOULDA BEEN A #1 HIT THAT SONG WAS A FAN FAV

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    shyVocalist Replied:

    Here I am had a lot of great material on it I think turn it io and all of the night had potential to be smash singles.

  • August 27, 2012 at 9:23 am
    ILOVEKELLY says:
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    Great!i cant wait…ice is not a flop its just getting released on itunes tomorrow and it already charted #58 from its #100 position in 4weeks on billboard charts… its already under the 40 position on r&b/hip hop billboard chart….with sales Tuesday and a video its heading to number 1 mark that…yawl know a hit when you see it not to mention a big mass of people love it which is good since motivation was such a monster hit….. MS. KELLY IS COMING! MARK THAT

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    lostones Replied:

    I HOPE U BUYING UR COPY TOMORROW LOL

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  • August 27, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Alex says:
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    ‘ICE’ is on US itunes tomorrow! #Excited!! And how are you all calling it a flop when it’s already at #58 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs Chart? And that’s with RADIO AIRPLAY alone!!

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    lostones Replied:

    LET EM KNO KELLY WILL BE IN DA TOP 40 NEXT WEEK

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  • August 27, 2012 at 9:43 am
    williNalli says:
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    LAWD Jesus it’s a FIRE…Yessssssss Kelly, YESSSSSS

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  • August 27, 2012 at 10:03 am
    I'm not throwing shade, but... says:
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    I cant see ICE doing well, it sounds like a Here I Am bonus track. Motivation may have been a stand out song last year, but i’ll be surprised if lightning strikes twice as the formula is too similar. As for the album… well

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  • August 27, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Öz Firdevs says:
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    Why cant she come out with a song which flashes us…. i m really tired of this midtempo songs . I waited so long for a singel, which make me go crazy, but its allways something like that . Why cant she, she is from the best selling groub DC, she used to know how to make it right…..she sang big hits, but i dont know what she is thinking

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  • August 27, 2012 at 10:56 am
    Credits says:
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    You cannot always call ‘lack of promo’ when someone doesn’t hit it big. Kelly Rowland was a member of the one of the biggest selling girl groups of all time, we know who she is, i just think the world has yet to grasp why she is important as solo artist. That being said, i just don’t think she found her winning formula yet. I think it is her/her teams choice in material. Motivation is a platinum selling single, i wonder why less than 10th of that bought her album during the first week….Could just be the the current state of r&b in the market. I’m a fan of kelly, so it would be nice to see her succeed more than she has already because she does have some great songs out there. “Every thought is you” “still in love with my ex” “unity” “stole” etc…. songs with a little more meaning.

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    Matthew Charlery-Smith Replied:

    “Songs with meaning” Thank you! Like albums 1 & 2. Not this!

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  • August 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    Aaron says:
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    Yessss Kelly

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  • August 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Black kupid says:
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    She simply needs to come up with something expected. S club banger without going generic on us and a massive video. I really wish she can get a performance slot on the VMA. A video 4 ICE is long overdue that’s what she needs to be shooting now and not sone album coverm her next single better ve a bumping vibe with better lyrics cos ice is nice bu 2t shallow 4 me

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  • August 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Elvis Madore says:
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    Ice is a real good R&B song!
    Here I Am was not the best Kelly album, & it should have only came out over seas! Kelly’s voice is too powerful to be a Dance artist!

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    Matthew Charlery-Smith Replied:

    Powerful voice! Exactly, which means she could sing uptempo songs more suited to Whitney/Donna Summer-type voices. She tributed Mariah Carey amazingly…then she forgot to sing on her own records…smh

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  • August 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Chachanana12 says:
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    Kels I love ya but I don’t like ice it’s eh. But motivation no hands n look at me now was my top 3 last year yeeessss!! Ice..no its not hot it’s not lukewarm n it DAM sho aint cold. Kels has yet 2 find her niche n it bugs me cause she can do better. N she went techno pop that’s selling out im sorry. I understand pop cause DC had some pop songs but euro pop no. Kels u used to have songs like stole n unity like one person said. mix that with motivations n some bangers like crazy in love or end of time something. I think that’s her weakness her instrumentals she needs a banger right now not no ice. The formula ain’t gonna work again. It will do okay if it’s a hit say her getting inspired by Motown should be interesting.

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Aaron says:
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    Yessss Kelly you is giving me what I need in here.. can’t wait tell the video comes out…

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Aaron says:
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    Hope when you get back to the state, you push 2 songs with 2 videos at the same time..

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Trav says:
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    Ya’all some dumbasses, you don’t have to have a #1 album for your album to do good. Now a days #1 singles are enough to do the job, take time out and do your study. Boww!!”

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    ILOVEKELLY says:
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    she looking like a boss

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    YourLikeIce says:
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    ICE IS COMING FOR THAT NUMBER 1 SPOT…BRANDY & KELLY AINT PLAYING

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Black kupid says:
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    All ICE needs now is a scorching video and mad promos and she will arrive safe and sound. As for her album ? A hard uptempo catchy song with gud lines will do the trick. We ve had enough breezy midtempos. Two club bangers and a solid ballad will do it 4 mem is that 2 much to ask 4 ? Don’t fail ne now luv

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  • August 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    CzarM says:
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    I’m just glad she’s done with dance/pop.

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  • August 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    JER says:
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    I’m hoping for a more relaxed, authentic down to earth cover. ALL of Kelly’s covers are overly posed for. She needs a candid shot of her laughing or having a good time, something GENUINE, not trying to do a high fashion spread.

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  • August 28, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    shyVocalist says:
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    I personally am looking very toward to her new album, I plan to actually support her, I always do. The fans need to actually. Support her. And I also agree when people say Kels team slack on promoting, and pushing her projects. She does not get the backing like other artist.

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  • August 31, 2012 at 7:25 am
    iluvmusic says:
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    Why am I reading Ice is a flop when if u check billboard its jumped 8 spots or more every week since its release. It also debuted on the charts a week before its release to radio. & now that its been released on itunes (where its already in the top 20 & it hasn’t been a week) its set to go higher. Ppl have gotten to thf point to where they down her without even checkin the facts. If she keeps handling this project like this she’ll do wit it what shf could & should have with Here I Am.

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  • September 1, 2012 at 8:08 am
    ILOVEKELLY says:
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    ice is number #55 on billboard n that’s not the real debut considering its iTunes tally into, that’s just off radio play… it also #2 on iTunes rnb charts

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