The BET Awards 2016 are set to air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A Live on Sunday June 26th.
As always, all eyes are on who’ll be up for nominations at Urban music’s biggest calendar night.
Well, wonder no more. For, the nominees list has been revealed. Drake – whose ‘VIEWS’ era has been all sorts of a win – leads with a mighty nine, Beyonce and Rihanna lead with five apiece and Adele even earned an honor.
When not helping newcomers chase their destiny, Kelly Rowland has carved out quite the solo career of her own comprised of R&B bops.
Today we salute one of the star’s most underrated gems ‘Comeback’ inthis week’s From The Vault.
Featured on the diva’s 2007 sophomore effort ‘Ms. Kelly’, Scott Storch and Pooh Bear produced the track with Rowland lending a helping hand with the lyrics.
Though lined-up to follow the album’s lead single ‘Like This’, it was scrapped and replaced by global smash ‘Work (Put It In).’
Still a visual was shot and quietly surfaced online.
Lensed by Philip Andelman, the visual didn’t quite capture the ferociousness of the song – but made a commendable attempt.
Oozing all sorts of swagu, Rowland showcased arresting sass and proved herself a magnetising performer. Our only gripe is the glaring lack of “proper” choreography, which for a dance jam like this is both criminal and a clear case of corner-cutting.
The obvious politics at play in Kelly’s career at the time continues to irk us til this day – especially lack of push for ‘Comeback.’ It fit like a glove into the mix of what was musically dominating at the time (ie: Justin Timberlake’s ‘My Love’) and presented her as the solo force she is. Again, irksome.
That said, with a new album on the way, we hope this child of Destiny continues to up the ante on the performance front. Because in today’s visual age, artists have become more empowered than ever to swing the pendulum in their favour by delivering captivating output that can’t be denied.