For years, many doubted Kelly Rowland. Indeed, for some, allowing the 30 year old to emerge from the shadows of bandmate Beyonce was just too tough a task.
However, with her latest single ‘Motivation’ fast approaching ‘smash’ status, the Stateside masses are seemingly welcoming the Pop star back – and are this time ready to see her as a solo force in her own right.
One man who long saw the potential in Rowland is producer Rico Love. Tapping into that potential, he and the singer churned out her biggest hits in recent memory – Europe’s ‘Commander’ and, of course, ‘Motivation’.
Speaking to our friends over at Singers Room, Love shares his thoughts on Rowland’s resurgence and why she’s making it big this go round.
His comments after the jump…
Of Rowland, Love said:
“I’m excited for her because she deserves it. She’s a superstar. Sometimes you have to let people know how much of a star they are; you have to remind them how great they are because being in a situation where she was number two for so long and not in a bad way because that was her role, it’s kinda hard to step outside of that. So to be able to help her step outside of that and realize that she’s a leading lady and make her command her own presence in the studio and fighting with her and her fighting back and us just meeting in the middle and saying ‘this is what we’re going to do;’ we gonna make history. It’s exciting to see the numbers and I’m proud of her.”
As regular visitors will know, we’ve long shared Love’s sentiments and are glad to see everything come together for Ms. Kelly. With their undeniable musical chemistry, Rowland’s forthcoming ‘Here I Am’ LP looks set to please. Love, according to sources, has 3-4 placements on the record, and joins an all-star cast of hitmakers already on board, which include Jim Jonsin, Dr. Luke, Stargate, RedOne, Tricky Stewart and Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins.
‘Here I Am’ hits stores late Summer/Early Fall.
Tidbit: I say, drop a new uptempo Urban/Pop cut, promote the still-growing ‘Motivation’ at the same time, and bump that release date up! Got to ‘get it’ while it it’s hot!