Kelly Rowland Announces Album Title

Published: Thursday 12th May 2011 by Sam

After much delay, Kelly Rowland has finally lifted the lid on the title of her hotly anticipated new album.

Find out what the LP will officially be christened after the jump!

Speaking exclusively to Billboard, the 30 year old revealed her third studio LP is called…

‘Here I Am’

Recounting her reasons for naming it as such, the singer said:

“I was talking to my product manager; I I wanted people to know that this is the record, the sound I¹ve been working toward… that here I am. And she said,that’s the title. It just connected with my heart and the music as well. It stands for everything I’ve gone through and thought about for this record as a woman. It’s very strong.”

The project’s lead single ‘Motivation’ is currently riding high on the charts – sitting at #3 and #31 on the Billboard R&B & Hot 100 tally’s. And its success has spurred Rowland on to pinpoint a date for the album – which has been almost 3 years in the making – by the end of this week. Although, her label Universal Motown, have confirmed Fall to be the release window.

Producers and writers featured on the set include Dr. Luke, Stargate, RedOne, Tricky Stewart and Rodney Jerkins, Jim Jonsin and Rico Love.

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Needless to say, yours truly is ecstatic that everything is finally coming together for the ever-deserving Ms. Rowland. That said, surely, I speak for most, when I say – whatever the title – bring on that album! {Hits ‘play’ on ‘Motivation’}

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  1. Taylor swifts number 1 fan May 12, 2011

    I see you

  2. quanberg May 12, 2011

    Yasssssssssssss Kelly we have been waiting I love the title it is everything and more !!! You are truly here Miss.Kelly all the way 2011 is your year !!! New Management, New Label, New Songs … nttn absolutely nttn is gonna hold u back !!!

  3. Poisonous May 12, 2011

    RedOne is on the record? This is just F*****’ AWESOME… 4? Lol

  4. treeeey May 12, 2011

    Well….i just heard her version of Favor (chris brown, lonny, ester dean)…… Just for this song this album is gonna work
    ..one of the best rnb track i’ve ever hatd

  5. DGRATEN8 May 12, 2011

    THEY SAID MOTIVATION WOULD FLOP…BUT JOKES ON THE HATERS….

    MOTIVATION IS MY ISH

  6. Kyria May 12, 2011

    Who cares !I predict 65 000 copies lol in the World LMAO !

  7. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 12, 2011

    Haven’t we heard this story before?

  8. MadMuScientist May 12, 2011

    SLAY KELLY SLAY!!!!

  9. KAT DELUNA FAN May 12, 2011

    JNO’s DESTINY

    *sips tea*

  10. THANK GOD QUEEN BEY IS BACK I MISSED U BOO May 12, 2011

    flop b**** will flop. queen bee will overshadow her a** once again.

  11. Kerry Johnson May 12, 2011

    I swear she looks like Brandy in this picture!!!

  12. pat May 12, 2011

    i cant WAIT to buy this album….MOTIVATION >>>> GIRLS WHO RUN THE WORLD

  13. Justathought May 12, 2011

    @Kyria I could give a damn how much she sells as long as the album is tight I’m copping. #qualityoverquantity

  14. Puhlease May 12, 2011

    I luv kelly.. I really do.. But this project is over! Motivation is my s*** tho.. Sidenote: her stans have gotten a little bold.. 31on BB? Try again

  15. Radio May 12, 2011

    Here I am>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.4 blah!

  16. Radio May 12, 2011

    puhlease where is Beyaki, ill wait, no i wont rtg is ova, try again.

  17. Born with a D*** May 12, 2011

    For some reason I’m not believing these “billboard exclusives” but whatever ill just be glad when the albums drop both bey and kelly.. Ill be glad when kelly drops another single

  18. C May 12, 2011

    If I can cop it with the left over change from 4 i’ll get it. strike that i’ll give it a whirl 🙂

  19. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 12, 2011

    Please Kelly fans don’t do it to yourselves. Yes, Motivation is better record than RTW, but LET’S NOT!

  20. JJFAN1814 May 12, 2011

    EXPECTED A MORE BETTER TITLE…

    DOESN’T USHER HAVE THIS TITLE NAME OR IS IT, “HERE I STAND”

    ALICIA HAS “AS I AM”

    BEYONCE HAS “I AM….”

    WTF???

    AND WHY SHE GOT RED ONE? ALL THESE ARTISTS TRYING TO GET HIM TO PRODUCE A HIT LIKE HE DOES FOR GAGA.

    Anyways, if her 2nd single is anything or better than Motivation, I’ll probably buy the album!

  21. truciebedford May 12, 2011

    I think it’s a great title. And it does sum up all the anticipation I feel she has about finally releasing a record that’s all her after DC. You’re getting the real Kelly. I just wish the damn album would drop already.

  22. TASHA May 12, 2011

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE BEY IS FLOPPING LIKE SHE IS

    RTW # 173
    ONLY GIRL #172
    MOTIVATION #33

    THIS IS NOT LOOKING PRETTY 🙁

    TEAM RIHANNA NAVY ALL DAY EVERYDAY HAHAHAHAHAHAH BEY STANS BETTER EAT THEIR WORDS ABOUT THE COLLABO WITH RIHANNA AND BEYONCE THAT MAY BE ON THE ALBUM

  23. RoyWilliams May 12, 2011

    Here I Am more like Here I Flop #justsaying

  24. Kerry Johnson May 12, 2011

    How about a kiss from my s*** LIPS!!!!!

  25. LIFEE May 12, 2011

    can’t wait

  26. TeamKelly!!! May 12, 2011

    It could have been called “I gotta bobo” just as long as I can get it! LOL!

  27. dakkylove May 12, 2011

    i,m happy that her team is getting their act together finally, i’m excited for the album and i love how she still reps for all her sisters, Bey, Michelle, Solo, Angie show em how to be classy kels

  28. SWEET DREAMS May 12, 2011

    Why is she releasing her album way in the Fall? By that time the hype will be over. She better have an even hotter second single if that is the case. Kelly does not have an established fanbase here in the U.S. that will support her no matter what.

  29. who is beyonic May 12, 2011

    #173? Is this why everyone is having such pain to find it on main charts?

  30. THE DANCE DIVA KELLY ROWLAND May 12, 2011

    @Tasha Hun the video to RTGW will make Rihgoats discography look like childs play, so chop it up hun, because u know and i know, ITS OVA for rihgoat and the other lessers, once it premiers and the promo starts. @Roy Williams Hun u just made cause Kelly dumped ur broke ass and aint nothing flopping off HERE I AM. Once Make Believe Drops, these other bishes will be a distant memory, other than QUEEN B. You bishes dont know what KELLY MUTHA F*CKING ROWLAND is about to release on ur asses, YEAH SHE SHITTING RITE NOW, BECAUSE WITH MOTIVATION SHES COMING FOR THAT NUMBER ONE SPOT !! BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  31. QueenBey May 12, 2011

    Hopefully it will work out for her. I do love the track Motivation. I wonder whats gonna happen to all the dance pop tracks she recorded? Is this album gonna feature those songs? is she done with the dance pop direction all together? After so long cant see Kelly making it bigger then what she is now. Hopefully she will have respectable sales. I just don’t see anything big happening for her.

  32. Lostonez May 12, 2011

    i hope motivation go #1 on any charts

  33. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 12, 2011

    @TASHA- H** u must check itunes EVERY mornin………. damn do u even brush ur teeth 1st????? QUEENBEY has yet 2 say something about RTW and yet u CANT KEEP IT OUTTA UR STANK ASS MOUTH!!!!!!! #SAD

  34. Educated Diva May 12, 2011

    Congrats on your success Kelly now lets get another single & video out very soon! Kelly probably will never be as huge as Bey but that’s okay! She can definitely take Keri Hilson’s spot as the r&b “it” girl & still be successful! Leehgoooo….

  35. jusnot4m33 May 12, 2011

    Good kelly

  36. X,Y,”and Z” May 12, 2011

    “HERE SHE IS” Ciara fans/supporters. Here’s the reason why “The Industry” is now trying to force Ciara out of the game: 30-something-year-old X-Beyonce Back-up Singer Kelly Rowland

    @Ciara Fans/Supporters, if you can’t “monetarily support Ciara(buying her CD),” then you do the very-next best thing: you eliminate her competition!

    *clears throat* THERE’S ABSOLUTELY ‘ZERO REASON’ FOR 30-SOMETHING-YEAR-OLD KELLY ROWLAND TO BE STILL ‘IN THE GAME’ – AND FOR CIARA TO BE HAVING THE DIFFICULTIES SHE IS..!!

    Tell y’all Ciara fans/supporters what: If y’all want to join forces, we can have a “meeting of the minds,” then formulate an attack-plan: “Take ‘Old-Ho Ki-Ro’ outta the game,” thereby forcing them to put Ciara BACK into the game!

    If y’all are serious(about bringing Ciara back), post pertinent comment(s), and we’ll take it from there..

    X,Y, “and Z” — OUT…!!!

  37. Poisonous May 12, 2011

    Bey stans are fucken narrow minded.. Nothing in this world revolves around her. You never give credit where its due, you fucken’ hate every artist who is a threat, your comments are always personal, like some h** who wished death upon someone for stating their opinion. I mean WTF?? Y’all need to sit or roll under a m0ving train.

  38. TheRowlDawg May 12, 2011

    Look you ragedy ass beyStans! Go to http://www.billboard.com you will see her perched at #31 on the HOT 100! And you will also see another song way down below 🙂

  39. Stoney-Brie May 12, 2011

    great album title! i was blown away! it’s got a strong meaning i can see that for sure!

  40. Christian May 12, 2011

    I definitely didn’t expect her to work with both RedOne & Dr.Luke. INTERESTING!!!!!

    I guess Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri and Brian C** are NO LONGER the IT producers. LMAO!!!!!

  41. SOMEBODY STOLE MY WALLET May 12, 2011

    Kelendria needs 2 hang it up & go back to the UK. she’ll never be big in the US. Here I Am = Here I FLOP YET AGAIN.

  42. sabrina May 12, 2011

    I like it.

  43. Rihstan May 12, 2011

    Like the title it’s simple but sums up everything she’s went through to get this album out but is there no David guetta productions on the album I was hoping there would be some

  44. WildChild May 12, 2011

    Kelly is a beauty. She gets better with age.

  45. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ May 12, 2011

    Good title.

  46. remmy May 12, 2011

    @ kelly fans…please STOP pitting Bey against Kelly…it will only make Kelly looks even worst when she doesn’t sell as well…yes her single is betta than “Girls” (tho I hate kelly’s song) we ALL know she can’t compete with the queen!

  47. Bdaboss May 12, 2011

    Some of you folks really need to stop comparing Kelly to B. She can stand her own and the charts don’t lie. I think her team know what they are doing. And no she’s not done with dance.

  48. CURLY SUE May 12, 2011

    KELLY NEEDS TO PROMOTE! PERFORM! GET SOME ENDORSEMENTS OR SOMETHING! YES MOTIVATION IS A HIT, BUT SHE HAS TO KEEP HER BRAND RELEVANT! I WISH HER ALL THE SUCCESS IN THE WORLD. IM HAPPY TO SEE HER FINALLY GETTING OUT OF BEYONCE’S SHADOW! YOU GO GIRL!

  49. ZANIA May 12, 2011

    I am happy for her, I love the song Motivation, it is so s*** to me. I am a huge Chris and R & Kelly, but I will be buying Kelly album just to show my support for good R & B songs. Love Motivation, I hope it hit #1 but I think Miguel will take #1 from Chris next week.

  50. diva May 12, 2011

    for the dance lovers she has a beautiful dance song out with alex gaudino so its obvious she is not ignoring her dance roots, I’m glad she has finally discovered who she is. and stop this Bey Vs Kelly nonsense they are sisters who love each other, there is enough room to support both. i can’t wait for Bey to drop the video for run the world and i definitely can’t wait for kelly,s album.

    i hope the Promo starts soon now that the momentum has started, album date to be announced before the end of the week.

  51. kaka May 12, 2011

    LMFAO to those dead people comparing ciara and keri hilson to kelly rowland !!!

    Ciara has no voice point blank period … keri hilson is just standing there looking good and thats it.

    Kelly’s vocals is beyond those chicks !!! and for those haters ….. I’ll just let you take my seat and advice you to watch >>eyes wide open ,the show as started… lets go Kelly !!!

  52. Chile Please!! May 12, 2011

    I love Kelly but i’m soooooooooo over her coming out with an album we were suppose to have an album from her for about 1 year 1/2…..WTF! This album better be fyah!!!

  53. Dave May 12, 2011

    YES KELLY I LOVE THAT TITLE. Like Chrissy says, it’s “Organic.” & I’m so happy for the success of “Motivation”, she really deserves it. My girl getting her shine. She is one of my fave artist right now. She is one of the few that can do exceptional Urban & Euro-pop, Dance music, flawlessly. #TeamKelly

  54. Dave May 12, 2011

    Ciara does have a voice, sit down & watch her Ustreams. She just doesn’t have a “Big” voice @KAKA

  55. IRememberMe May 12, 2011

    @ THANK GOD QUEEN BEY IS BACK?

    OH REALLY HONEY?

    *CHECKING ITUNES*

    WHERE IS RUN THE WORLD?

    WHERE IS MOTIVATION?

  56. Dave May 12, 2011

    REMMY
    May 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    @ kelly fans…please STOP pitting Bey against Kelly…it will only make Kelly looks even worst when she doesn’t sell as well…yes her single is betta than “Girls” (tho I hate kelly’s song) we ALL know she can’t compete with the queen!

    Umm… fail. For one you don’t know what she’s gonna sell. You’re not god, nor the whole Nation. For 2, if that was the case she couldn’t compete with the “Queen” why is the “Queen” at #65 on Hot 100, more than 2 times less placed than Kelly’s single sitting at #31 (31×2 = 62). :O. I refuse for people to shade Kelly when she’s just as talented, if not more. She deserves her success, & people should be congratulating her instead of hating. Her & Beyonce was “sisters” anyway. Why y’all mad?

  57. SHESDUMB May 12, 2011

    WOWWWW
    THAT DOESNT EVEN LOOK LIKE HER IN THE PHOTO

    NEVERTHELESS, atleast the album title is better than beyawnce’s

  58. muni May 12, 2011

    I am very excited. #thatsALL

    Oh by the way I f****** love the TITLE!!

    Oh one more thing KELLY F****** ROWLAND is coming in…………….

  59. shedaman May 12, 2011

    when is kelly going to perform this damn song? you have a hit that can easily hit the top ten on the billboard 100, but you have yet to perform this anywhere. what is the f****** hold up? love the title btw, but i have a bad feeling that this album will flop. i really hope i’m wrong.

  60. princebarbietv May 12, 2011

    Kelly is really coming this round!!

  61. VA STAND UP!! May 12, 2011

    FINALLY! Geez! I thought we were never gonna get an album from this chick. It’s about damn time! The album title is cute, but I could give a damn about the title of the album, I just want the music to be on point.

    I like ‘Motivation’ a lot, it’s really grown on me & it’s doing great on the charts, so she already has a hit on her hands leading into this album. She is getting some buzz & I think people want to see her do well so if she promotes it right and release another great single she can sell this album. Hopefully she has a lot of good material on the album and not just a few hits for radio and a bunch of album fillers.

    I am praying ‘Geronimo’ makes the cut cause I am dying to hear her version of it! I LOVE Breezy’s version but I know she can sing the hell out of that song! I just heard that ‘Favor’ song by Lonny Bereal and Kelly’s vocals on it were AMAZING so I am really looking forward to some new material.

    I will keep my fingers crossed and I am wishing Kelly luck. If it is gonna be released in the fall she is gonna have to keep the hype up throughout the summer and be steady with her singles. I hope she doesn’t pulla Ciara and have a hit and release the album like 6 months later. SMH! Come on Kelly! Don’t disappoint!

  62. KEECackle! May 12, 2011

    LMMFAO @ Usher’s “More” charting higher than RTW and its over a year old! Poor gerl….

  63. harlem May 12, 2011

    LMAO……….This btich album is still going to flop…..lol

  64. Kingofleon May 12, 2011

    sounds like every other album title released over the last couple years. Here i am, remeber me, i am, here i stand, a different me……. Anyways im looking foward to the new material but i would question her lables decision to release Motivation this early if the album isnt hitting till fall.

  65. JonathanGardnerTV May 12, 2011

    YAAAASSS! LOVE THE TITLE!

    KELLY IS SLAYING

    US HOT 100: #31
    US R&B/HIP-HOP: #3

    This could become her biggest solo hit (excluding features) in the US! Stole reached #27 and Like This reached #30

    All she needs is for radio to keep increasing – as it is – and some big tv performances could really propel this comfortably into the top 20 if not the top 10!!!

  66. DC_Diva May 12, 2011

    I’m buying.

  67. magic May 12, 2011

    yall keep talking s*** about her as if yall were God and knew what was going to happen trust me no one knew motivation would hit and look at it now!..
    and yeah she does need a promo for this song and maybe push forward the album release but falls aint that far 3months away.. anyway kelly perform this song and in a month drop some club banga like i’m that chick with a killa video you will be good
    and for the people asking if there will be dance tracks on the album she said yes there will be a couple of dance track on it.. and u know she will kill those. for her dance fans
    oh as for the album tittle i like it simple but meaningful

  68. Licious May 12, 2011

    Atta girl!!!! @ All These Bey Stans: You wanna compare? Let’s compare their two very first solo singles.
    Amil featuring Beyonce: Bubbling Under Hot 100 – 1
    Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland: Top Ten in 22 Countries
    The only reason she wasn’t more successful after Beyonce after that was because of Matthew! What happened after she left him? When Love Takes Over. And where did that take her?
    Seriously I love Beyonce but some of ya’ll are delusional!! Support both!! This album is gonna be HOTTTT. Urban, Dance, and Pop!! I’m having an eargasm just thinking about it!!! BTW Simply Deep sold over 3 million and Ms. Kelly sold over 1 million. How are those flops???

  69. X,Y,”and Z” May 12, 2011

    @Ciara fans/supporters —

    30-something-year-old X-Back-up singer Kelly Rowland is the reason Ciara is NOW having the difficult time SHE is, regarding her music career, that is.

    (again, to restate…) “The Industry” is trying to replace 24-year-old SUPER-Talented Ciara with “Old-Hoing Photoshopped-to-death European-bed warming 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland”..!!

    Here’s how we “handle the likes of a 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland” (while putting Ciara BACK INTO the game…)

    1.) Request by writing-calling-texting in, Facebook page-posting the different radio stations for her music to be played.
    2.) Go to the different Blogs and Go At/Go-in on 30-something “Ho Ro..!!”
    3.) (and absolutely-most important…) The weak leading-up to, and then just after, the release of “Here I am”, you REALLY then force her off playlists by, at that EXACT time, calling-into the different radio stations, there-then forcing them to play Ciara’s music and NOT hers.

    If you can’t buy Ciara’s music, then you eliminate her competition! And this is how you “get Ciara back into the game..!!”

    They’re OVER 1-Million (of you) ‘Ciara Twitter Followers,’ if they’re just only a fraction of y’all who are serious, say 1,000 WE should be able to do some REAL damage – WHILE BRINGING CIARA BACK INTO THE GAME..!!

    X,Y “and Z” — OUT..!!

  70. Timago May 12, 2011

    SMELLY FLOPLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. harlem May 12, 2011

    We all know Lil Wayne is what causing people to play this song…………

  72. TheCATSeries May 13, 2011

    Yes!!!
    Perfect Album Title

    Its Gonna Be Bomb Diggity
    I cant wait
    #TeamKelly

    Oh And FYI..
    For The Haters…

    If Kelly Rowland is #31In The Billboard Hot 100, #3 On The R&B / HIP-HOP Billboard Charts, And shes grammy nominated, and she got like 10 million video views for the motivation music video on youtube, probably more than a billion video views on youtube for all her music videos combined, last album certiffied platinum, & first album certified gold, then… HOW IS SHE A FLOP?!!!!

    JUST SAYING…

    Leave Haters…
    Exit >>>>>>>>

  73. TheCATSeries May 13, 2011

    Meant to say certified GOLD for the 2nd album, typo
    haha

    but she is not a flop,
    YOU just dont like her and her music

    and if its like that, then why are you reading this blog about her
    ~Looks Around~

  74. VA STAND UP!! May 13, 2011

    harlem
    May 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    We all know Lil Wayne is what causing people to play this song…………

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    Are you effing kidding me?!?! Sit all the way the f*** down & STFU! Lil Wayne did NOT carry this song, Kelly did! That man gets way to much credit & he is NOT the reason that song is successful! Honestly his verse was not even needed. Kelly’s vocals were amazing on this song and the video was very s*** and sensual. Kelly brought the fire & earned her hit!

    Bey & Rih stans need to get over themselves! Kelly has a hit on her hands point black PERIOD! You insecure b****** need to stop hatin and making up BS excuses as to why she is doing well! She CAN sing (much better than Rih) and she definitely did her thing on this song! She is doing better on thc charts than Bey right now & that’s just the truth! If you all are so secure with your faves then why take shots at Kelly someone who clearly hasn’t had as much success as Bey & Rih?! Go drool over your own faves and get off Kelly’s c***!

    Yes Bey will more than likely sell more than her and Rih is more successful (based on her looks) but that doesn’t mean that Kelly can’t have her own success! She is already doing better than anyone expected her do! You can’t see the future & no one know what’s in store for her or how this album will perform overall! No ya’ll hatin ass b****** have a seat!

    Bey stans already had to eat their words due to all the s*** they were talkin, the R****** navy is about to be next.

  75. VA STAND UP!! May 13, 2011

    shedaman
    May 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    when is kelly going to perform this damn song? you have a hit that can easily hit the top ten on the billboard 100, but you have yet to perform this anywhere. what is the f****** hold up? love the title btw, but i have a bad feeling that this album will flop. i really hope i’m wrong.

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    YESS!!!! She needs to perform it somewhere! Anywhere! I hate to say it but I can’t really see her being able to book shows like GMA, or The Today Show, plus the single is too ‘urban’ for those audiences. 106, Monique Show, Wendy Williams would be a good look for her. Maybe The George Lopez or even Ellen. But she needs to perform it somewhere. The song is a hit but a good performance is needed.

    She also HAS to come hard with her next single. Hopefully something with a pop flavor that will appeal to both audiences. I think Kelly has it in her but she has to worker harder than most artist cause a hit alone won’t sell her.

  76. KAKA May 13, 2011

    LMAO to all those haters !!! The same way people saying lil wayne made this song succesful I can say kelly made dilemma successful and when love takes over ….haters needs to shut the f*** up and watch while having a seat !!! that’s KELLY ROWLAND feat lil wayne !!! point blank period`

    STAYMAD.COM

  77. sense May 13, 2011

    HAhAHAHAHAH…I See Kelly’s haters are on their J.O.B….Please didn’t y’all say Motivation would flop? Now look at her now.. fresher than a m***********

  78. antonio May 13, 2011

    I think a few high profile performances on shows like Ellen, GMA, The Today Show, The Early Show and 106&Park, would definitely push this single into the top 10 on the Hot 100 and to #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, but she does need to come with a more uptempo 2nd single for the summer months and then release the album around September. I am pretty sure this album will go Gold in the U.S., but depending on the following singles this album could even go Platinum. And I heard Ciara maybe signing with Universal as well and Ciara and Kelly are really good friends, so hopefully Universal can really help them get back on top because they both are very talented and I miss their music.

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