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Hot Shot: Kelly Rowland Shoots New Album Cover

Published: Monday 27th Aug 2012 by Sam

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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  1. Black kupid August 27, 2012

    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

  2. Lovely August 27, 2012

    An album for what? Do she not understand her sales? No ones buying it girl! #killyourself.

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith August 27, 2012

      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?

      • lostones August 27, 2012

        i co-sign 100 % wit u

  3. Lovely August 27, 2012

    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.

  4. monstarebel August 27, 2012

    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

  5. Black kupid August 27, 2012

    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.

    • benny August 27, 2012

      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

      • credits August 27, 2012

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

  6. Black kupif August 27, 2012

    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

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith August 27, 2012

      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.

  7. lostones August 27, 2012

    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!!!!

  8. Sleazy August 27, 2012

    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

    • lostones August 27, 2012

      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!!

  9. lostones August 27, 2012

    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!!

    • lostones August 27, 2012

      i meant radio

  10. lostones August 27, 2012

    can people WAIT TILL ICE is available on ITUNES and the video get’s released before they start labeling the song a “FLOP”!!!!!

  11. she definitly needs some change this Girl look for yourself again August 27, 2012

    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

  12. DOSSOME August 27, 2012

    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….

  13. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) August 27, 2012

    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

  14. Lela August 27, 2012

    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

    • lostones August 27, 2012

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

  15. stacey August 27, 2012

    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.

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith August 27, 2012

      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!

      • lostones August 27, 2012

        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 !!

  16. stacey August 27, 2012

    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

  17. stacey August 27, 2012

    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!

    • lostones August 27, 2012

      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

  18. Ugh August 27, 2012

    It’s crazy that she’s managed to hold on to a record deal when her albums don’t sell…………………………………..

    • lostones August 27, 2012

      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!!

  19. mkigz August 27, 2012

    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….

    • lostones August 27, 2012

      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!!

  20. fan of music August 27, 2012

    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………

    • lostones August 27, 2012

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

  21. Black kupid August 27, 2012

    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

    • Öz Firdevs August 27, 2012

      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

  22. Black kupid August 27, 2012

    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

    • lostones August 27, 2012

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

      • shyVocalist August 28, 2012

        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.

  23. ILOVEKELLY August 27, 2012

    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

    • lostones August 27, 2012

      I HOPE U BUYING UR COPY TOMORROW LOL

  24. Alex August 27, 2012

    ‘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!!

    • lostones August 27, 2012

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

  25. williNalli August 27, 2012

    LAWD Jesus it’s a FIRE…Yessssssss Kelly, YESSSSSS

  26. I’m not throwing shade, but… August 27, 2012

    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

  27. Öz Firdevs August 27, 2012

    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

  28. Credits August 27, 2012

    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.

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith August 28, 2012

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

  29. Aaron August 27, 2012

    Yessss Kelly

  30. Black kupid August 27, 2012

    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

  31. Elvis Madore August 27, 2012

    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!

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith August 28, 2012

      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

  32. Chachanana12 August 27, 2012

    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.

  33. Aaron August 27, 2012

    Yessss Kelly you is giving me what I need in here.. can’t wait tell the video comes out…

  34. Aaron August 27, 2012

    Hope when you get back to the state, you push 2 songs with 2 videos at the same time..

  35. Trav August 27, 2012

    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!!”

  36. ILOVEKELLY August 27, 2012

    she looking like a boss

  37. YourLikeIce August 27, 2012

    ICE IS COMING FOR THAT NUMBER 1 SPOT…BRANDY & KELLY AINT PLAYING

  38. Black kupid August 27, 2012

    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

  39. CzarM August 27, 2012

    I’m just glad she’s done with dance/pop.

  40. JER August 27, 2012

    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.

  41. shyVocalist August 28, 2012

    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.

  42. iluvmusic August 31, 2012

    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.

  43. ILOVEKELLY September 1, 2012

    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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