Kelly Rowland Talks ‘Here I Am’ On Access Hollywood

Published: Wednesday 1st Jun 2011 by Sam

Staying true to her stance of promoting her project on a global scale, Kelly Rowland sat down with Access Hollywood recently to talk about her hotly anticipated new album ‘Here I Am’.

The singer, who is currently a judge on the X Factor UK, was joined by hitmaker Tricky Stewart during the segment, which saw their pair dish on the direction of the LP, planned features (Nicki Minaj, among others), and more.

Check out the interview after the jump…

Kudos to Kelly and her team for continuing promo Stateside; for I doubt it’s a coincidence this aired the day she commenced work in the UK.

It’ll inevitably be a tough task, but as long as she puts in the air-miles and jets back during the X Factor’s many breaks (between this month and October), working the project on a global scale is entirely possible. With superstar status now within reach, she’ll have to show she has an equally epic work ethic to pull it all off and become the star she is so clearly equipped to be.

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  1. me June 1, 2011

    gud for kelly she deserves nuthin but the best im happy for her

  2. danny b June 1, 2011

    she’s working with all the same people that Bey’s worked with on ‘4’

    (sorry, didnt mean to bring Beyonce in this but it was just a friendly observation, no shade at all).

  3. danny b June 1, 2011

    which means this should be a really good album 😉

  4. Jarel June 1, 2011

    Its sort of interesting cuz you dont see as many darker-skinned female pop/urban stars out in America. So in that way, it helps her stand out amongst her peers.

  5. D.Strock June 1, 2011

    Kelly + Fergie = hot stuff

    Yes please

  6. MaZ June 2, 2011

    Can’t wait for her new album!

  7. JR June 2, 2011

    I cannot wait for the performances. Go Kelly!! This is her moment and I cannot wait. And to Danny B, it doesn’t matter because what I heard so far Kelly has nothing to worry about!

  8. HotMama June 2, 2011

    This is a good look for her. She is stepping into her own very nicely!!! Now if she stays on message while she promotes her own project like she did in this interview people will begin to see her individually and not as a person that was 1/3 of Destiny’s Child. I loved that she talked about herself and not Beyonce. 2011 is about Kelly “Here I am” Rowland.

  9. MusicBoyKameron June 2, 2011

    So EXCITED for this album!!!
    *Tricky Stewart seems like a nice guy*

  10. BDABOSS June 2, 2011

    So “I’m That Chick” is gonna make the album I see.

  11. Alex Grey June 2, 2011

    Fergie? She said FERGIE? omg!

  12. Go Getta June 2, 2011

    Gettem girl. Make that money. THATS WHY SHE ALWAYS GET MY RESPECT. F*** THE BROKE ASS HATERS!! GET YO MONEY KELLY

  13. ukykgbj June 2, 2011

    Life is so lonely. It’s time to renew it !

    ~~~M ixed Sin gle. C óM ~~~ which gives you a chance to make your life better, the best place to meet black & white sing les. You are surely to find your special someone among thousands of members!!

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    Give it a try, you will have a d at e soon !!! 😛 😛

  14. RIHANNA June 2, 2011

    ermmm

    rnt u sappossed twoo b washin beyuncee’s floor kelly

  15. Toya June 2, 2011

    So proud of Kelly, can’t wait! Bring it mama

  16. CURLY SUE June 2, 2011

    IM SO HAPPY FOR KELLY! I SEE HER DOING BIG NUMBERS!

  17. Part Of The Blanco Family June 2, 2011

    WORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE! s*** nicki minaj is not the only gimmick ,,

  18. Diane June 2, 2011

    hmmm. Did anyone hear an album release date? Come on now Kelly. Don’t make me invest my energy for nothing cos I am down with KRowland getting her chance. Let’s do it all the way this time. (Remember Grown Woman, Shake Them Haters Off, Commander Remix? Yep. I still can’t get over it.)

  19. ratedxxx(akaratedx) June 2, 2011

    I gonna need for Kelly to just focus on promoting her album, just her album this time around..

    cause i swear to gosh if this bish, promote somebody else album, when she should be promoting hers(like she did with her last album)
    i’m gonna give her a beat down..

    the problem with kelly is, shes promote everybody else s***, but hers, people are turn off by that

  20. ratedxxx(akaratedx) June 2, 2011

    @ermmm

    rnt u sappossed twoo b washin beyuncee’s floor kelly

    that s*** was just wrong, but i had to laugh……

  21. musik_lover June 2, 2011

    THIS IS WHY I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PPL CALL HER A FLOP!? HOW???? SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN GRINDING NON-STOP AND GETTING PAID! I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ALBUM. ALTHOUGH HER PREVIOUS SINGLES BEFORE MOTIVATION DID NOT PICK UP IN THE U.S. THEY WERE ALL GREAT SONGS AND DID WELL OVERSEAS!!!! #TEAMKELLY GO GO GO GO

  22. 16 Inches of my own hair June 2, 2011

    Im glad that Kelly is finally being seen as someone who is an ndividual… She has been overlooked so many times in her solo career and im glad she came harder than ever this time around… Kelly is destine for great things as long as she keeps her head straight and her “focus” on herself… I notice she gives shine to alot of other people when asked about herself and i think its because being a member of a group where people associate the whole group to one individual “Bey”, its easy to be used to steppin down and allowing others to shine… Kelly girl you got this in the bag jus kno that your success is because of your hard work… Start thanking yourself first because that motivation song is killin any R&B song ive heard this year and yes i said this year 6 months into 2011 and Motivation is s*** my get right… And that motivation came on in the club and the whole club went wild… Kelly even your R&B s*** has the club hype… Your Hott Kelly… Love you mamas

  23. Kingtmo June 2, 2011

    Kelly is really shitting on em like I always knew she would. Damn if I had a dolla for everyone that laughed @ this girls star quality. Kanye Shrug. follow me on twitter @Kingtmo

  24. JJAMES666_ June 2, 2011

    Kelly finally got ascess to the good wig club…kudos ! Beyonce is not the only one with the good weave and lacefronts lol

  25. Kyle June 2, 2011

    I am so happy for her right now. She is definitely getting her shine and all I gotta say is IT’S ABOUT TIME. You can tell she’s excited too. Just hearing her answer the question about whether or not she’s going to tour with this album, her enthusiasm is THERE and she’s ready to roll this one out. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on this album. Hopefully a release date will be announced soon. A mid-summer release date would work best IMO.

  26. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-Bahamas♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ June 2, 2011

    Yeah Kelly!

  27. danny b June 2, 2011

    @JR

    No one said she has anything to worry about. I was simply saying that if she’s working with the same producers then her album sounds like its going to be good because Bey’s album sounds like hers is going to be good, since theyre working with the same people. Im applauding Kelly. Thanks.

    Dont create something out of nothing. Thats how stan wars get started. Bye.

  28. JBvanilla June 2, 2011

    yes yes yes……….. words can not describe how excited i am for this era….. I’ve been down with Kelly for so long im so happy and overjoyed to finally see her find true solo success…….. she has always been an inspiration and now its about time for her to get what she deserves….. GURL turn out some hot performances of I’m that chick stateside and Go Go GO…..yes…..i’ll never think of Go Go Go the same!!!!

  29. Robier June 2, 2011

    will i ever come out…. come on Kelly

  30. Robier June 2, 2011

    will it ever come out??? come on Kelly

  31. MILLHOUSE954 June 2, 2011

    I LOVE KELLY BUT THIS WILL BE A FLOP…

    1. NO REALEASE DATE YET!!! (WHICH MEANS SHE AINT GONA DROP THIS S*** TILL AUGUST OR OCTOBER)

    2. THE B**** TOOK A JOB HOSTING X FACTOR WHEN SHE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON NOTHING BUT HER ALBUM… (WHEN BEYONCE IS OR GAGA IS RELEASING AN ALBUM THEY DONT GO AND TAKE OTHER JOBS)

    3. KELLY AINT FOCUSED.. ( THIS B**** IS CHILLIN ON THE BEACH MOST OF THE DAM TIME)

    4* BEYONCE IS DROPPING HER ALBUM IN JUNE AND ONCE SHE MAKES HER ROUNDS TO ALL OF THE DAYTIME TV SHOWS, THE NIGHT TIME TALK SHOWS, AND PERFORMS AT THE BET AWARDS, NO ONE WILL BE INTERESTED IN KELLY…..(EX. BEYONCE’S GET ME BODIED OVERSHADOWED KELLY’S WEAK PERFORMANCE AT THE BET AWARDS….

    5. I DONT KNOW WHY KELLY PICKS THE MOST AWKWARD TIMES TO COME OUT…. THIS TIME U CANT BLAME BEYONCE CUZ KELLY TOOK TOO MUCH TIME LOLLYGAGGING WIT THAT COMMANDER SINGLE…. AND NOW A YEAR LATER HEAR SHE WANA POP UP AGAIN…

    6. I LOVE KELLY, BUT THAT SHAKY VOICE GOTA GO.

    7. I DONT THINK KELLY WANTS THIS AS BAD AS HER FANS WANT THIS FOR HER… WE ALL SUPPORT KELLY BUT IN THE END HER AND HER TEAM ARE WEAK…. SORRY TO SAY THIS BUT I SMELL ANOTHER CI- ERROR COMING ON!!! JUST LIKE RIDE WAS A HIT BUT THE ALBUM FLOPPED…. I THINK THE SAME WILL HAPPEN WITH KELLY….

    8. LOVE U KELLY, I SAY ALL THIS WIT LOVE ONLY CUZ I WANT TO SEE U SUCCEED AND BE THE STAR WE KNOW U ARE… BUT WE CANT FORCE U TO WORK HARD IF U DONT WANT TO….. COME ON…. EVEN MICHELLE HAD A #1 ALBUM….. AND LORD KNOWS I LOVE ME SOME MICHELLE…..

    9… ON A SIDE NOTE. BEYONCE NEEDS TO SCRAP HER SECOND SINGLE AND DROP TILL THE END OF TIME…. AS SOON AS THAT S*** LEAKED THAT B**** SHOULD HAVE PUT IT UP ON ITUNES FOR SALE…. CUZ THAT IS A HIT,,, I THINK IT WILL END UP LIKE SWEET DREAMS WHICH WAS CLEARLY THE BEST SONG ON HER LAST ALBUM… TILL THE END OF TIME WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY,,, AND IF IT DOES SHE WILL DO A CHEAP VIDEO WITH A GREEN SCREEN…… BEY, YOU R TOO RICH TO BE COMIN OUT WIT CHEAP VIDEOS THIS GO AROUND… I DONT CARE IF U GOTA PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR THAT SH%IT, ALL I KOW IS, THERE BETTER NOT BE NO MORE CHEAP ASS VIDEOS…. NOT WHEN GAGA IS EATIN UR ASS RIGHT NOW WIT HER ALBUM SALES….

    BEY SHOW THEM THAT BLK GIRLS CAN SELL A MILLI IN A WEEK TOO… AND KELLY, LET JUST HOPE WE DONT HAVE A CI-ERROR THIS SEASON…. COME CORRECT!^

    SRRY FOR THE LONG ASS COMMENT. ;?)

  32. MILLHOUSE954 June 2, 2011

    PS. IM NOT A KELLY HATER

    AFTER READING MY LONG AS POST I REALIZE I COME OFF AS A HATER BUT IM ONLY HARD ON KELLY CUZ I DO WANT HER TO BE THE BEST… THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF THAT KELLY IS LACKING IS WORK ETHIC… PERIOD!

  33. aisha June 2, 2011

    thought nicki said she wouldn’t do any more feats after Britney. good luck with the album, Kelly! i have my fingers crossed. she is destined to shine on her own, if only she can seize the opportunity to.

  34. magic June 2, 2011

    yess my queen is comming to slay! this era is for kelly and bey!!!!! well gaga already has her shine now the dc queens are coming to slay our lives!!! i am soo excited!

  35. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi) June 2, 2011

    so excited about Kelly’s “Here I AM” can’t wait to get me a copy …

  36. GLYNNTALE June 2, 2011

    BRING IT ALREADY! DAMN AM SICK OF WAITING. LOVE YOU KELLY

    #ROWLDAWGS

  37. nikki June 2, 2011

    Kelly said she can’t wait to perform song from this album and her is not performing “Motivation” , “What a feeling” and “Favor” (even though the latter are not on her album). CAN SOMEONE TELL HER TO PERFORM THE SONGS. Thanks

  38. TeamKelly!!! June 2, 2011

    #TEAMKELLY!!!

  39. Superbass June 2, 2011

    When is she gonna perform Motivation? Where is her promotion? Matthew Knowles FINALLY let you have a hit and you’re not taking advantage of it! Come on Kellz!

  40. JUDAS666 June 2, 2011

    ^^^
    GENIUS, PAPA “SWAGGERJACK” KNOWLES AINT HER MGT ANY MORE FOR AT LEAST A YR ALREADY.

  41. CURLY SUE June 2, 2011

    ^^^

    I THINK THE PERSON WAS TALKING ABOUT THE RUMOR ABOUT MATTHEW SABOTAGING KELLY AND LETOYA’S CAREERS….

  42. kekeluvsu June 2, 2011

    I truly hope Kelendria can pull all this off. Like I’ll support either way but she has to be one to really get on it. It doesn’t make any sense that she has the #1 song on the R&B charts and we have yet to see a live performance. I don’t know what she is waiting on but hopefully here soon we can get that. I thinnk we as fans deserve that much. WE helped her get that spot. So let’s get this into gear.

  43. Dave June 2, 2011

    Yess Kelly! I have a feeling her album will be EPIC! I can’t wait. Will DEFINITELY PURCHASE!

  44. JamaalRochon June 6, 2011

    I’m dat chick should be the next single…. #epic plus Fergie #bananas

  45. marcus miller June 9, 2011

    kelly i really am glad for you..you need this shine n deserve it…i am a real n**** and am gonna buy me n my girlfrien a copy of HERE I AM when it come out..motivation got the clubs going mad crazy..keep ya head up..keep focus..N CONGRATS

  46. marcus miller June 9, 2011

    N NICKI MINAJ + KELLY ROWLAND IS GOING TO BE EPIC

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