Kelly Rowland Hits The Studio With Ne-Yo

Published: Tuesday 9th Feb 2010 by Sam
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Global star Kelly Rowland is currently wrapping up the recording process of her hotly anticipated third studio album; and That Grape Juice can EXCLUSIVELY confirm that the 28 year old singer has recently enlisted hit-maker Ne-Yo for the project. The ‘Miss Independent’ singer/songwriter joins the likes of Brian Kennedy, Jermaine Dupri, Bangladesh, Baby Face, Toby Gad, David Guetta, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Eric Hudson, and The Stereotypes, all of whom Rowland has worked with on the album.

As previously reported, the Destiny’s Child alumni is preparing to formally announce her new record deal with Universal Motown, home to the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Young Money, Akon, and Nelly.

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Granted the work of above-mentioned list of producers may not all make it onto the final tracklist, it certainly makes for ย an exciting read as well as awesome prospects for the sound of Ms. Kelly’s record. Now that Ne-Yo is on board, things are looking even better. With Kelly looking to fuse Urban and Dance this go round, I’d certainly welcome Ne-Yo serving up something in the vein of ‘Closer’ and/or ‘Miss Independent’ for our girl. I guess time will tell. One thing is for sure….we can’t wait to hear it!

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  1. Sibel February 9, 2010

    I can’t friggin waaaaaait. Kelly’s gonna rock this year that’s for sure. GO KELLS!

  2. LEA February 9, 2010

    hold up did U call her a global star?? Kelly didn’t interesting me when she was in DC, and she does not interest me now

  3. meechy05 February 9, 2010

    Do y’all realize that kellz is about to snatch wigs , she’s not playing at all I’m proud of u kellz your Number One fan.

  4. Ms. CLaY February 9, 2010

    I’M STILL TRYNA FIGURE OUT WHY KELLY IS BEING CALLED A “GLOBAL STAR”……… MAYBE A [UK STAR] BUT GLOBAL???? EH….NO!

    ANYWAYS…….

  5. Ashley February 9, 2010

    this album is going to be so hot…I can’t wait..Kelly is going to do her d**n thing this year.

  6. meechy05 February 9, 2010

    @ LEA GO SIT YOUR ASS DOWN, NICE TRY BUT EPIC FAIL…

  7. meechy05 February 9, 2010

    @ Ms clay its not for u to understand hunty just read more clearly and look at billboard charts then maybe you’ll have a understanding of why she’s a global superstar. .

  8. BEYONCEITIS February 9, 2010

    AND THE BEYAKI STANS COME AND HATE IN………5432………………….

  9. David February 9, 2010

    will be the album of the year.
    GO KELLY>
    i love you.

  10. aline February 9, 2010

    @ MS. CLAY be quiet you just talking nonsense.
    @ LEA shut up.
    Ms. Kelly will make a lot of success this year.
    GO KELLY>
    i love youuuuuuuuuu.;)

  11. brazil i love kelly. February 9, 2010

    hot.will be one of the biggest success of the year.
    Kelly Rowland i love you.
    to anxious for this album.
    go kelly.

  12. GaGa Is The Messi February 9, 2010

    GOoooOOOOoo Kel’s We love U!!!! The New Donna Summer… Kelly Will Kills this Year With Gaga….. Everybody Know true talent are coming soo To make History in music!!!! I’m ready for this album

  13. Kikyo Fierce February 9, 2010

    yessssssssssssssssssssssss bitchhhhhhhhhhhhhh u betta f****** werk! I can’t wait for this album. . .. & I know that 1st single is coming. . Im so ready chile. . .let the baddest b**** come back because its dry out here. . Alicia nor Mary J delivered so I need the REAL QUEEN to return!

  14. Denny February 9, 2010

    This is GREAT NEWS :-)!!!! Kelly is really experimenting with different writers and producers. Does anyone know when exactly is her cut off date is for recording? I bet these beat makers are all jumping on board because they’re hearing what Kelly is coming up with. This is really going to be her year. Maybe even a tour with Ne-Yo since he has a new album coming out soon.

  15. Trevor February 9, 2010

    I am very happy with Kelly. Over the past year she has made decisions that a lot of people could not make. She has jumped over huge hurdles as well. She had an international song, a Grammy award, and the hype around here 3rd studio album is incredible!

  16. Mrs. Darren shellychelle Sharper February 9, 2010

    Neyo usually makes hits so……

  17. jas February 9, 2010

    WOW!!! KELLY ROWLAND is about 2 take 2010 by a storm!! I cant wait to have the album in my hands!!

  18. Dave February 9, 2010

    Can’t f***** wait. Kelly will SLAY!

  19. Muni February 9, 2010

    Hey haters keep talking as she says, she is an international star, u should follow her if u want to know. 2010 LET’S GET, LOVE YOU KELLY

  20. February 9, 2010

    “closer” is easily ne-yo’s best song, IMO, so if he comes up with something half as brilliant, it should be pretty damn good.

    and yeah, global star is a bit of an odd term. maybe international star or something, but to be global, you have to have broad appeal and be able to conquer the US market. kelly’s talented but she’s not done that yet.

  21. Shamn February 9, 2010

    I am so excited for this album! This is the type of music I’ve always thought would suit her voice so happy that she can finally voice how she wants her project to be. Matthew really did her wrong but he will get whats coming for him! I love this woman because nobody has a heart like her and I know she will come with new hot and fierce beats!

  22. rickiej@live.nl February 9, 2010

    So this was the “big” exclusive you promised us?
    It was to expect she would work with NeYo on this album

  23. Ms. CLaY February 9, 2010

    LMAO @ YOU KELLY STANS (I’VE NEVER SAID KELLY STANS BEFORE BECUZ SHE DOESN’T HAVE MANY)

    I’M NOT DISSING THE GIRL. I LIKE KELLY BUT MAINLY IN DESTINY’S CHILD. SORRY SHE IS NOT A GLOBAL STAR AS A SOLO ARTIST. SHE MAY BE AS FAR AS DESTINY’S CHILD BUT SOLO CAREER.EH, NO! I DID LIKE HER SONGS “STOLE” AND THE OTHER FAST SONG (CAN’T REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT) I ALSO LIKED THE DILEMMA SONG WITH NELLY. BUT AS FAR AS KELLY ROWLAND BEING A GREAT SUCCESS OUTSIDE OF THE UK, PLEASE!

  24. Andre Le Dale February 9, 2010

    Waitng………………… I won’t say a word until I here music from her so……………

  25. 12345 February 9, 2010

    LOOOOL @ KELLY F****** ROWLAND BEING CALLED GLOBAL STAR, THE YEAR HAS JUST STARTED AND YOU ARE ALREADY TRYING TO GET THE AWARD OF THE BIGGEST JOKE OF THE YEAR? YOU ARE DELUSIONAL

  26. PhittedPhilly February 9, 2010

    work kelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Sierra February 9, 2010

    OMG I can not wait! I’m so ready for Ms. Kelly to take over. Yall betta watch out! Much love Kelly!

  28. Stan for Kelly! February 9, 2010

    Get iittt Kelly!!!!!!!!

  29. yamaha February 9, 2010

    WHO CARES ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    FLOP FLOP FLOP

  30. E11 February 9, 2010

    Kelly better bring it this time round.
    She’s no Beyonce, but lets just pray she better than Michelle

  31. meechy05 February 9, 2010

    @Ms. Clay and 123456 dummies I just can’t wait you’ll be eating your words…

  32. GeeMan February 9, 2010

    Glad to see Kelly working hard and putting her best foot forward hopefully she and her team can create a gem and Kelly can finally get her shine and get out from Beyonce”s shadow. Wishing you all the best Kelly.

  33. Olli February 9, 2010

    Go Kelly ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Shamn February 9, 2010

    @meechy05

    EXACTLY! Kelly will make a lot of Beyonce’s stans eat their words!

  35. 12345 February 9, 2010

    @meechy
    funny how you go to every Rihanna topic and talk s*** about her and when it is your beloved Kelly Rowland you say that, back off f*****

  36. TheSkorpionShow February 9, 2010

    @yamaha

    obviously somebody cares or she wouldnt be on Entertainment Weekly’s albums to look out for. . .b**** u fail! Bye Girl Fly Girl!

    Anyway Im glad that Kelly is coming back stronger and better than ever! Haters & flops take your note pads out especially Ms. Ciara!

  37. lostonez February 9, 2010

    i cant wait to cop the album yo

  38. Joe Sullivan February 9, 2010

    THIS IS TAKING TOO LONG!!!! at least release the nelly duet! i NEED SOMETHING, ANYTHING!!!

  39. Julia February 9, 2010

    Just heard ” UNITY ” by Kelly Rowland on the radio … LOVE this song ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait to hear this one live when Ms. Kelly goes on tour ! The new album is certain to be a chart-topper for 2010 ~ Jules

  40. loso February 9, 2010

    this is great Kelly has haters that means she has arrived because you only have haters when you are doing something right so Kelly is definitely on the right track. Sorry haters but Kelly is determined this time and she won’t let nothing hold her back. This song with Ne Yo I know is going to be a certified banger trust and believe. I am just ready for this first single because the shyt gone be fire. Kelly I am waiting hurry up I love you. You are in inspiration on how to be a true survivor without the help of yo family. And for everybody who thinks Kelly is just big in the UK why is it that her song went number 1 in 11 countries please people give Kelly the credit she deserves especially if you don’t research on her.

  41. sugar February 9, 2010

    Go Kelly go you will also win your own grammy soon, haters will always hate.
    go kelly

  42. LMAO February 9, 2010

    This s*** is gonna be blazing hot.

    @ the trolls
    Kelly IS a global star.
    She has sold over 4 million albums internationally with 2 albums. She is also a member in the biggest selling group and has 5 Grammys under her belt with gold and platinum certifications. Get mad.

  43. RANDOM February 9, 2010

    thats a lot a friggin people for one album but neyo’s great i want it to work for kelly.

  44. Aunt Jackie February 9, 2010

    Go Kelly!

    I want to see her shine, because I do think has a star-quality. I think most people in American aren’t interested because she’s not very flamboyant, and does not show much skin. She’s also not had the chance to shine she deserves.

    I want to see her with a better stylist, some hot videos and songs similar to her world-wide hit ‘when love takes over’!

  45. meechy05 February 9, 2010

    @12345678 um I love Rihanna I defend her too when u crazy. Lunatics come on here trying to knock their hustle, I love that word f***** keep it up follow me on twitter too Meechy05…

  46. Greg February 9, 2010

    My girl is gonna shot this down. Pleazeeeeee…. betta warn the other female artist

  47. Princess February 9, 2010

    Oh! I can’t wait for this album. The anticipation is killing me ! I love you Kelly

  48. GLYNNIEE February 9, 2010

    welldone Kelly! am proud of you… hurry now and drop a single,.. plsssssssss and as for all the haters. KEEP HATING ALL YOU WANT watch this Space!!!!!!!!!

  49. Nieveld February 9, 2010

    Wow Luv this page. Alots of stuff here off my girl Ms.Kelly
    Silence ya’ll she gonna shot these other females downnnnnnnnn

  50. love this woman February 9, 2010

    I can’t wait to hear some new music from her. I dont understand why anyone can question what type of star she is. Does it really matter? Is it really hurting you that she is being called a global star? It makes no sense to just continue to sit and hate on someone. Get a life.

  51. lyric_lee February 9, 2010

    ms kelly is building that anticipation and i love it – i know that therse i s a excellent team behind because if u think about it – al the talk about this album dating back to last year and the only sinppet weve heard was on the hit show “the hills” and that was “on and on” and it was for only 7 seconds – thats how u build anticipation – she leaks what she wants to leak when she wants to leak it – she is in full control – this about the ms kelly era – the whole album leaked – track after track and by the time the album officially dropped half the world already downloaded the cd and shes still at 1.2 million with only 2 official singles – just imagine where she would be if no one downloaded the songs and they all bought the cd – …..probably be over 2 million or more but i digress – truth is ms kelly is running this ship and i will patiently wait until the singleand album drops and i hope she milks the hell out of it with a release / dvd / ep whatever until the world knows who she is and what she is capable of – told yall she was gonna bump like this……MS KELLY BETTER WORKKKKKK!!!!

  52. Kelly is not consistent!! February 9, 2010

    I’m asking a very serious question!! how is Kelly going 2 promote this album when she is not consistently above average with her performances..hope she’s workin with a DAMN good vocal coach.Thats my only concern with her..PLEASE KELLY CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH YOUR VOCALS!! 2010 IS SUPPOSE 2 BE HER YEAR!! prove haters wrong! this year is going to determine if Kelly is a GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL,SOLOIST,STAR!! GOD BLESS!!

  53. MS.CLAY February 9, 2010

    LMAO! THIS IS SOOO FUNNY HOW PEOPLE GET SO DEFENSIVE OVER SOMEONE LIKE KELLY WHO HAS YET TO ESTABLISH HERSELF AS A REAL [SOLO] ARTIST. I LIKE KELLY ROWLAND AND I THINK SHE HAS TALENT. SHE CAN SING, DANCE, ACT, WRITE MUSIC AND ALL OF THE ABOVE, HOWEVER, ASIDE FROM DESTINY’S CHILD’S SUCCESS, KELLY IS NOT A GREAT SUCCESS AS A SOLO ARTIST. TWO ALBUMS AND ONLY FOUR MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE FROM NOW TO THEN IS NOT A SUCCESS. YEAH SHE HAD A FEW HIT SINGLES IN MANY COUNTRIES BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE HER A GLOBAL STAR! I DO THINK KELLY’S ALBUM WILL BE HOT IF THE PEOPLE LISTED ABOVE WILL HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT ESPECIALLY NE-YO WHO I LOVE SO DEARLY AND THE MUSIC HE WRITES AND PRODUCES FOR HISSELF AND OTHERS IS ALWAYS FIYAH!!!!!!! SO I THINK THIS ALBUM WILL BE WAAAAYYYY MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN HER LAST TWO! BUT ALL I WAS TRYING TO SAY WAS KELLY IS NOT A GLOBAL STAR AS A SOLO ARTIST. SORRY. *KANYE SHRUG*

  54. Sade February 9, 2010

    If you don’t support Kelly, GET OFF THE SITE AND STOP COMMENTING ON POSTS ABOUT HER and stop acting like your doing better in your life. Haters are mad that they flop in any and everything they do. STOP TRYING TO BRING PEOPLE DOWN. FOCUS ON PICKING YOURSELF UP. Haters have TOOOOO much time on their hands. Plus your taking up valuable space for those who support her to comment. Nothing pisses people off more than to read negative comments by illiterate animals.

  55. drowned world February 9, 2010

    This is Trent- giving credit to those ‘boring’ and ‘long-dead’ artists. Kelly is fine, but calling her a global star is as far fetched as Trelawney’s prediction in Potter books. Ne-yo is so OVER; he’s boring and uses the same sound again and again (look what he did to your dear-Mariah’s Angels Cry remix?). Next!

  56. MS.CLAY February 9, 2010

    @SADE

    IS COMMENTING ON BLOGS ONLY FOR POSITIVE FEEDBACK???? :-/

    SO IF SOMEONE DOESN’T SUPPORT KELLY THEY SHOULD GET OFF THIS SITE????

    SOMEONE NEGATIVELY COMMENTING ON HER POST IS IMPLYING THAT THEIR DOING BETTER IN THEIR LIFE????

    JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING NEGATIVE ABOUT KELLY THAT MEANS THEIR ILLITERATE ANIMALS??? SO DID U NOT JUST POST A NEGATIVE COMMENT ABOUT OTHERS???? SO THAT MAKES YOU AN ILLITERATE ANIMAL AS WELL I GUESS.

    AND I’M NOT TRYING TO BRING ANYONE DOWN. ALL I SAID WAS THAT SHE IS NOT A GLOBLAL STAR, IT’S NO HATE HONEY. I LIKE KELLY AND THIS SITE. SOOOO…………..SORRY.

  57. dakkylove February 10, 2010

    i love kelly and i cant wait for the album to drop, i love how information on this album leaks out gradually, building anticipation. i would be happier with a single though.i remember when people were quick to write kelly off when Destiny,s child wrapped and she left the Knowles camp, well a year later, with no album and no record company (then), she performed on hit shows, award ceremonies, sold out arenas in Asia and Europe and won a grammy. now she,s found a new Label and new sound i cant wait for her to come out and silence the critics.

  58. frizzybabe February 10, 2010

    kelly is ob fire, this is her year.pls all those hating on her, kindly stop, if u dont love someone’s music it doesnt mean u shd hate on her. we kelly fans love her whether her album is gud or not. trust me kelly is going to surprise people.usa dont like her music,europe, africa n asia does. kelly put the work in like a champion. when the critics critizes u just take them to be sandpaper they may scratch u in a way u dont like but in the end u will end up smooth and polished but the critics which are the sandpaper will end up torn. kelly i love u

  59. Kelly is not consistent!! February 10, 2010

    ^^^^^^
    u got that off of “fighting tempations”!! LAME

  60. chelsie February 10, 2010

    Ms Clay, 4m sold with 2 albums is a success. Thats 2m per album ..No its not amazing nor does it make her a superstar but it doesn’t make her a flop either.

    Now facts are she is a global star just not a global superstar. I can think of many artists that have ‘flopped’ like Kelly. Loads of artists would love them sales.

  61. Renae February 10, 2010

    Hope she does well, she deserves it.

  62. VLB February 10, 2010

    I hope this album goes well for Kelly she is so over looked

  63. 12345 February 10, 2010

    I loved Kelly first album and I dont see anyone here hating on Kelly, even her fans have to admit that calling her a global superstar is a big joke

  64. Sade February 10, 2010

    @CLAY Did I mention your name once in my post? Did I hate on anyone? No to both so try again and come with something better

  65. Jaimie February 10, 2010

    Kelly is a global star. Haters stay mad. Kelly drop that single after Rihanna, Gaga, Alicia, and Bee dry themselves out. March will be perfect, and I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Kelon February 10, 2010

    Im actually rooting 4 u Kelly! good luck in all u do this year!!

  67. LMAO February 10, 2010

    I will say it again Kelly Rowland is a GLOBAL STAR!!!
    Her Ms.Kelly album has sold WAY more than Keri, Letoya, JLO, and Rihanna even with 20 re-releases.KII.

  68. jay February 10, 2010

    I’m also trying figure out ya’ll callin her a glogal star too. Don’t get me wrong, I like her but let’s be real…sorry she is not the best by any means, so if she comes hard, other females in the game are only gonna come harder, which will put her right back where she started…and she can have the hottest songs in the world, but when she sings live, that’s the problem(she’s hit and miss performance wise) I’m still pulling for her, just being real…

  69. Independent Thinker February 10, 2010

    This is the the calm before the storm. Kelly is about to surprise alot of people. I can feel it in my bones. It’s hard to patiently wait for something I want NOW but I know it will be worth it. I have a feeling that certain dynamics in the music industry are about to change and Kelly will be at the forefront of it all. Basically, the girl will finally get the one thing she spent the past 8 years being denied;OPPORTUNITIES to show the world that she is so much more than 1/3 of Destiny’s Child. She’s a global star and then some. Can’t wait for her promotional performances for this new album. Can’t wait.

  70. lyric_lee February 10, 2010

    wow id never thought id see the day where ms kelly would ganer so many haters and so much attention – 65 posts and counting – hmmmmmm her status is definently changing and i for one think its about damn time! ms kelly betta work!!!

  71. Mickael February 10, 2010

    I cant wait 4 this f****** album

  72. Rickky February 10, 2010

    Kelly is coming into 2010 with a brand new start…Haters will hate…everyone has haters so who cares about them…”Opinions are like buttholes everyone has one” in the words of Ms.Kelly herself…She has a new sound that she pretty much started…Kelly working with Guetta opened the door for other artist to work with him…She started this RnB/House mix and it is blowin up…So be on the look out 2010 got KELLY’s name all over it

  73. Independent Thinker February 10, 2010

    @ Rickky

    That is so true. Kelly set a trend that everyone else is now following. She was the FIRST to collaborate with Guetta. She turned an amazing track into an amazing(grammy winning)song and put Guetta on the map. Now everyone and their momma wants to work with Guetta(Kelis,Rihanna and many others) and major producers are giving Kelly mad props. Kelly not only has haters, she has biters. Now watch Beyonce try and find a slick way to steal Kelly’s thunder because you know that heffa is swagger jacker no.1 I’m still trying to figure out how that chick won six grammys for a video that boasted stolen(Bob Fosse)choreography she swiped off youtube herself. I’ll never understand it. At least Kelly is ORIGINAL.

  74. Rickky February 10, 2010

    @Inde. Thinker

    I agree Kelly set this trend and its a genre that is on the rise…Producer are all about Kelly…I dont understand how ppl can hate on her when all these producers hopped on her album…If she isnt a talent or will “flop” y is the list of producers and songwriters growin all the time…If they knew she wasnt gonna do well they would all be wantin to hop on her album and write “multiple” yes multiple songs for it…Rico Love wrote 4…Jim Jonsin like 2 or 3…I mean give the girl her credit…I knw again she will have haters but dont take away from her success…yes she won a grammy for WLTO…dont take that from her…she deserves everything that she has and will continue getting…She is one of the few non choreographed talents out that would rather sing live that use a backin track…Now with that said im not a Beyonce hater…She 2 me deserves everything she has also but her dad on the other hand i think has his hands in the mix too much…Beyonce is talented (i think she is choreograhed) but she is talented enough to know that thats what she does and follows…Kelly is also talented and follows what works for her…So both ladies talented women who have different visions on music and should both be recognized for their talents and not hated on…Thats all i have to say

  75. Jaimie February 10, 2010

    It’s rather sad how haters hate on her and haven’t even heard not one song from this new album. CRAZINESS and PARONOIA if you ask me. The girl is going to shine whether ya’ll like it or not. She has way too many fans to flop. Her fanbase has definitely increased since Simply Deep and is only going to become larger. Kelly’s not scared so neither am I. I am scared ya’ll haters are going to have to be hospitalized when she debuts at number one. All I have to say is, “HOLD ON TO YOUR WIGS!!!!!!”

  76. SexxyBlack February 11, 2010

    Congrats Kelly!!! I’m so happy for her, I feel like 2010/2011 is going to be all hers. I think she is talented and beautiful sista. I hope she be the one who bring brown/ dark skin women back in the industry.

  77. meafterall18 October 7, 2010

    good luck for the latest album ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. vincent October 20, 2010

    que tengas suerte ๐Ÿ™‚

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