Kelly Rowland Celebrates ‘Womanhood’ On New LP

As the weeks draw closer to its release, expect to see more and more of ‘Motivation’ hitmaker Kelly Rowland.  The singer most recently chatted it up with MTV News about her soon-to-be-released album ‘Here I Am’ (due in stores July 26).

See what the commanding beauty had to say about the album after the jump:

Kelly Rowland,

The promo train is gaining momentum and we at That Grape Juice are eagerly anticipating what Miss Kelly has in store on the performance front. With ‘Lay It On Me’ expecting to get the video treatment very soon, the interviews are just the beginning.  As ever, TGJ will be keeping you informed with the latest on ‘Here I Am’ and its related promo stops and appearances.

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  1. muni July 8, 2011

    first !! EH!!

  2. YeaBey July 8, 2011

    Go On Kelly! Go

  3. KENUDIGME July 8, 2011

    she sounds jus like Beyonce in this interview clip…

  4. TinaSouthAfrica July 8, 2011

    Beyonce could never!

  5. TinaSouthAfrica July 8, 2011

    BTW Mariah Carey is a FAT flop, she’s a alcoholic mother, she lost her voice Kesha holds a tune live better than she can!

  6. CRE8TIVE July 8, 2011

    CCCCC’MONNNNNN KELLLYYYY ROW…… PROMO PROMO PROMOOOOOOOO

  7. I DONT HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING TO ANYONE July 8, 2011

    SHES COMING!!!!

  8. NikkiIsChillin July 8, 2011

    Get it Kelly!!!!

  9. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    PLEASE STOP MENTIONING BEYONCE.

    THIS IS ABOUT KELLY ROWLAND

    Thank you

  10. KingBeyonce July 8, 2011

    Love Kelly. Beyonce is more respected in the industry more than Mariah will ever be! Mariah will be the next singer to pay tribute to King B! 4’s vocals> Mariah’s lip wisper singer

  11. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    HERE I AM —————————–>JULY 26

    Kelly motherf#cking Rowland slays

  12. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    @KINGBEYONCE

    Sorry but that has nothing to do with Kelly… #Random

  13. KAT DELUNA FAN July 8, 2011

    GO KELLY
    SHE IS GONNA FLOP BUT I SUPPORT MY DC GIRLS

  14. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    Who is Kat Deluna??

    Probably a broke down version of Adrienne Bailon

    LMAO

    #Don’tHate

  15. HunnyBunny July 8, 2011

    What is goin on? Its a full media blitz of Beyonce then Kelly then Beyonce then Kelly every doggone hour. Good for Kelly though!

  16. pop royalyty July 8, 2011

    kelly rowland is amaaaaaaaazing ! i love her but i need her to do the following if she want to be an international diva :
    – release a song which is so strong to reach #1 in charts ! but this song feature no one but Ms.Kelly ! Ms. kelly only !!!!! no guetta , no lil-wayne , no nelly ! NO ONE ! may-be she can do ilike waht beyonce did in DIL era : she had “CIL” with Jay-z , BB with sean Paul and ppl knew her as a solo artist and after that she released songs which feature no one but beyonce ! THAT’S WHAT KELLY NEED TO DO NOW ! she can start with “down for whatever” and release it now in the summer !
    – she must be so confident in herself and make her label respect her ! she is one of DC3 B!t!@es ! and she’s now gaining spotlight ?! after 15 years !!!!!? this is just so sad ! she’s talented after all !!!! SMDH ! she can sing , she can dance ! has a super-model type of a body ! what else they need her to do ?!!!!!! go Ms. kelly ! i love her !

  17. pop royalyty July 8, 2011

    she needs to release “down for whatever” now ! it’s summer and this song is just what we all need now !!!!!!!!!!!!! she has what it takes to be an international diva !! she just need to release a powerful single with no features ! a dance single with no features ! that what i want from her !

  18. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ July 8, 2011

    @KellyMotivation

    That Kat Deluna comment should be switched around lol.

  19. Auntie Jackie July 8, 2011

    Kelly. Rowland.

    #POW

  20. Queen Bey slays July 8, 2011

    Go Kelly Rowland I will support you and ignore your ignorant fan base. I do it only for my DC3 girls. I’d wish to see the faces of those behind these computer screens.
    I am also a loyal fan.

  21. DC3BKM AKA XEMA, DILLA, BEYODEL & FEMMEFATALEBARBX’S OWNER July 8, 2011

    Kelly u my girl and all, but I’ma need u to burn that wig! Long and black is ur style, give this one to Brandy or Keyshia Cole. JULY 26TH!

  22. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 8, 2011

    @KELLYMOTIVATION- Funny how u say this had nothing to do with QUEENBEY, then turn around and shade her.
    U and ur fave have something in common EPIC FAILS!!!
    LMFAO
    *STAY DA F*** MAD* 🙂

  23. YeaBey July 8, 2011

    @KELLYMOTIVATION

    LOOK HERE HYPOCRITE YOU WAS ON THAT BEY POST TALKING S***!!

  24. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    @QUEEN BEY SLAYS
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that most of Kelly’s fans are normal meanwhile many of Bey’s fans are arrogant and borderline delusional

    @ QUEENBEY,
    You stay mad coz Kelly slaying and gonna keep slaying till and after the album drops

    #stay delusional LOL

  25. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 8, 2011

    Kelly promotion will consist of:
    1 WHOLE WEEK on 106&park *basic b*****
    Monique interview with a lipsyncing performance
    *basic b*****
    ^^^^^ same for George Lopez
    I dont think she will do Wendy Williams bcuz Wendy might ask her about being a backup singer for QUEENBEY, her rumor nose job and her breast implants.

  26. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    @YEABEY

    I was voicing my opinion on Bey and I didn’t start a whole conversation on Kelly. It was until Kelly was being attacked by your accomplices that I had to defend her

    Like I mentioned, the fact that I voice my opinion about Bey, doesn’t mean you gotta link it to Kelly. I am voicing my opinion as an observer and not as a representative of Kelly

    #Get It.

  27. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 8, 2011

    @KELLYMOTIVATION- Correction:
    ‘Kelly new found fans are the ones who are arrogant and delusional’
    She get 1 urban hit and yall new found fans go nuts!!!

  28. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    @QUEENBEY

    When Kelly Rowland does promotion, she does it big and internationally

    I will advice you to go on YouTube and check her promotions in Europe and USA.

    You need to stop watching BET 24/7 thinking that is the only channel available LMAO

  29. YeaBey July 8, 2011

    @KELLYMOTIVATION
    OK SO EVERYONE IS VOICING THEIR OPINION ON KELLY PROBLEM??

  30. Kellymotivation July 8, 2011

    Why do the moderators keep holding my comments…this is borderline a dictatorship site

  31. CURLY SUE July 8, 2011

    WHATS WRONG WITH BEING A NEW FAN? I LIKED KELLY, BUT I DIDN’T LIKE HER MUSIC. SHE IS FINALLY DOING IT FOR ME AND IM HAPPY FOR HER. STFU WITH THAT NEWFOUND FAN BULLS**T!

  32. YeaBey July 9, 2011

    YES YES TGJ ARE BEYONCE STANS! THEY LIKE KELLY TOO! I LIKE KELLY AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT THIS PERSON IS SAYING I WILL STILL SUPPORT HER!

  33. KAT DELUNA FAN July 9, 2011

    @KELLY MOTIVATION
    WHO IS KELLY?
    A BROKE DOWN VERSION OF ………………WHAT HER NAME AGAIN?

    KERI ROWLAND
    KELIS ROWISLAND

    LMAOO EVEN BEYONCE’S BACK UP DANCER ASHLEY EVERETT HAS MORE VISIBILITY NEXT TO HER THAN KERI ROWLAND NEVER HAD…………LMAOO

    AND I WAS TRYING TO BE NICE SMH 🙁

  34. Briannhy July 9, 2011

    LOL. You’re posting an old interview. and said promo is picking up…um where? Look at her hair and the songs she is talking about. She mentioned Rose Colores Glasses which isn’t even on the album. And she said the album was dropping later this year. All the songs on her album sound the same

  35. Get”em Cici July 9, 2011

    She mentioned Rose Colored Glasses which will not be on the album (teardrop). I wish she would get rid of the bangs…..but I love me some Ms Rowland. I wlll be copping that album fo sho!

  36. Stoney-Brie July 9, 2011

    I’m happy for her, i got feelings.. I’m not some anonymous person on the net hating on an innocent girl doing her thing..!

  37. Jay July 9, 2011

    Kelly dont listen to the haters, u will do good!

  38. Angela Wesley July 9, 2011

    Kat Deluna fan , Kelly is know broke down backup singer. Do you think Beyonce would
    have ask Kelly to be a part of DC if she didn’t have any talent. I can’t help it if you don’t
    like but I both girls. Maybe you are just trying to get some attention or you are a
    Crazy Beyonce stans.

  39. Kevin July 9, 2011

    TINASOUTHAFRICA IDGAF WHO YOUR FAVE IS BECAUSE THEY WILL ENVER COME CLOSE TO GETTING HALF OF MARIAH’S SUCCESS SO GTFO AND CRY IN A CORNER.

  40. GREG July 9, 2011

    i like kelly….hope she does well…..Queenbey sit yo a** down….always cheerleading for beyonce, do you have a job?????

  41. GREG July 9, 2011

    Im just happy she got away from Matthew Knowles and music world and doing her own thing now….new label, new management =sucess…..

  42. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 9, 2011

    @GREG- The question is do u have a job??? Ur always here hatin on my comments!!
    *STAY DA F*** MAD*

  43. nice_gurl July 9, 2011

    She talks the same way as Bey does, just a little faster. I liked a few of the songs on the album, but not enough for me to buy it. Love Motivation though. I keep on playing that.

  44. Tiff July 9, 2011

    Kelly, keep it going! Don’t stop at one single! Your respect as an artist depends on it.

  45. Bdaboss July 9, 2011

    This interviews is very old!

  46. scorpio July 9, 2011

    Kelly better start that promo, time’s running OUT! lol

  47. that_lala July 9, 2011

    cnt wait to get this album!!!

  48. Kellymotivation July 9, 2011

    @KAT DELUNA FAN

    That was the lamest post I have read all day.

    Sweetie, Kelly is ORIGINAL and AUTHENTIC. She is not someone’s broke version.

    Stay mad that CAT DELUSIONAL looks like a freaking cat and is flopping on the charts

    Since when did delusional cats equate with Rawl Dogs ????? LOL

    Keep it moving girlfriend, and worry more about CAT DELUSIONAL’S flopping career

  49. Ghetto Fab July 9, 2011

    I know Kat Deluna fans (As if this b**** even has any) ain’t trying to drag?!? LMAO Sit the f*** down! Instead of concentrating on Kelly you need to be focused on Kat’s failed career. B**** has flopped in America, flopped in Europe, and has flopped in Latin America. Face it that b**** is a flop everywhere. She needs to take her floppin ass back to the Dominican Republic. She could never see Kelly. Hell b**** could never even see Cedric or Stanky Hilson. So let’s not! *sips tea*

    As for Kelly this is just the beginning. She’ll be back in the US after July 14th which is the last X Factor audition. After that she’ll switch to heavy promo mode. So prepare for La Rowland to take OVA! The year of Miss Kelly! The original of the Misses. Stanky Hilson could never!

  50. Ghetto Fab July 9, 2011

    Lastly everyone with a Bey avatar needs to keep it all the way cute.

  51. Musictologist July 9, 2011

    I love that some of the Beyonce stans are supporting Kelly this go round!! I support each and every Destiny’s Child girl even though I love Kelly the most..

    I just always thought it would be nice to brag that hey Destiny’s Child is the first girl group in history to produce MORE THAN ONE BIG NAMED superstar and it looks like I may get my wish..

    HERE I AM in stores and online JULY 26th.. Let’s Go, Go, Gooo!!!

  52. The Reaper July 9, 2011

    Yall stay hating on Kelly like someone is paying yall to do that s***. You basic b****** could never be on stage and even in the recording studio doing the s*** she does. That is why you are classified as a basic b****. You deadass log on to sign up to talk s***. Go raise your damn crack head kids and decide who you gonna f*** to pay next months rent. You guys are the f****** flops because you could never walk a f****** second in her shoes.

    And stop comparing her to f****** beyonce. Yall already know Matthew Knowles was holding her back. Common sense, she let him go and immeadiately her next attempt is better the other efforts. Yes Beyonce does her thing but who the guck cares when this is a Kelly post. I’m not going in Beyonce post sayin look as dis b**** still robbin the forest of horses of their hair. Bouncin from side to side like a fat ass pokemon. I dont be sayin dat s***. So cut that s***. Yall got more s*** your mouth that a whole pool fool of dirty asses.

  53. The Reaper July 9, 2011

    Yall stay hating on Kelly like someone is paying yall to do that s***. You basic b****** could never be on stage and even in the recording studio doing the s*** she does. That is why you are classified as a basic b****. You deadass log on to sign up to talk s***. Go raise your damn crack head kids and decide who you gonna f*** to pay next months rent. You guys are the f****** flops because you could never walk a f****** second in her shoes.

    And stop comparing her to f****** Beyonce. Yall already know Matthew Knowles was holding her back. Common sense, she let him go and immeadiately her next attempt is better then the other efforts. Yes Beyonce does her thing but who the guck cares when this is a Kelly post. I’m not going in a Beyonce post sayin look at dis b**** still robbin the forest of horses of their hair. Bouncin from side to side like a fat ass pokemon. I dont be sayin dat s***. So cut that s***. Yall got more s*** your mouth than a whole pool full of dirty asses.

    *I was so pissed I didnt even give a f*** about typos before.

  54. JER July 9, 2011

    that same pose…

  55. VA STAND UP!! July 9, 2011

    Um….if anyone paid attention she mentioned that the album would be coming out ‘later this year’ when it actually comes out in a couple of weeks. She also mentioned ‘Rose Colored Glasses’ which is not on the album so I’m guessing this interview is quite old now. TGJ why did ya’ll pull up this old interview & try to pass it off as new?! SMH!

    Anywho, anyone who is checking for this album know it is coming out and when and people who aren’t checking for it may ‘know’ its coming out but not quite when. I can’t believe her team hasn’t kick started her promo yet!! They can’t possibly think that a No. 1 single, ONE solid performance is gonna sell this album. Her second single still hasn’t been released yet! SMH!

    I think she could possibly debut with100-150k first week on ‘Motivation’ alone but she is gonna have to really get her ass in gear. Hopefully she will stop by Monique, Wendy Williams, George Lopez , maybe Ellen & she should do 106 on the day of it’s release. Oh course a couple more performances won’t hurt either. Let’s go Kelly damn!

    I am still not thrilled about the second single being ‘Lay it on Me’. It’s cute & catchy but also repetitive and annoying after while. ‘Im that Chick’ was a much better choice. *le sigh*

  56. mhud July 9, 2011

    i love you queen kelly rowland..she is here to slay,so you haters should be ready bcos she is gonna give you more reason to hate on her when she finally take over with the release of here i am this july 26th..i love this chick die..queen kelly rowland 4eva

  57. Fantasy Ride July 9, 2011

    Kellys gonna slay!!

  58. aisha aguilera keys July 9, 2011

    I agree, stop mentioning B. Kelly should do more performances. Don’t be suprised if it doesn’t sell.

  59. brand new July 9, 2011

    Im that chick is nothing but Pretty Girl Rock part 2. So no she should not release that song. Kelly is not the original of no misses when females been putting the miss in front of their name since forever. Case and Point, Monica being Miss Thang. You stans are going to feel real low in a few months.

  60. brand new July 9, 2011

    Kelly has not dropped anything authentic or orginal yet.

  61. mhud July 9, 2011

    brand new or wateva u cal urslf,u ar vry stupid.you ar so fake,you need to sit your ugly ass down,low life human being..you will never prosper in your life,tears n sorrow shall folow u for the rest of your lyf until you stop hatin ppl for no reason..you ar an idiot,stupid useles human being.i hate u for lyf.ugly animal

  62. brand new July 9, 2011

    You don’t know me but I’m all those things, lol. Jokes on you.

  63. mhud July 9, 2011

    get a life n stop hatin on other people for no reason..we are all human,so hatin ourselves wil do us no good.queen kelly rowland forever…im gonna be buying 3 copies of here i am.

  64. Kellymotivation July 9, 2011

    @POPROYALTY

    I think Kelly releasing “DOWN FOR WHATEVER” as the second single will be a disaster. She will flop badly with that song. There are lots of artists making that style of music hence it will be more competitive and difficult to breakthrough and sell the album

    “LAY IT ON ME’ is the perfect song to be released as a second single because Kelly still needs to accumulate more of her Urban fans before she can properly crossover mainstream and she won’t have any problems. Plus, the song also features BIG SEAN. Having “Lay it on me” as the second single is the perfect choice. In addition, “Lay it on me” is simple, cute, not very the top, but a great summer song.

    @EVERYONE ELSE

    I won’t be surprised if Kelly even sells 100K 150K without promotion. I mean she didn’t do any promotion for “Motivation” but it went to the top. Kelly sold 86,000 on the first week of her previous album “Miss Kelly”. And we all know she didn’t do any promotions, neither did she have any hits on that album.

    But I do agree she needs to hit the promotion train like right now.

    “Lay it on me” video needs to be out at least 1 week before the album drops.

  65. JUICY July 9, 2011

    I love Kelly Rowland!

    Check out my new blog spot!
    http://www.JuicyBS.com! Always serving the latest Tea!
    Don’t bite my hustle! LOL!

  66. Independent Thinker July 9, 2011

    I wonder if her gig with X-Factor is the reason she’s not really promoting this album stateside. “Motivation” is a smash in the states. We all know that it spent 6 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard r&b/hiphop chart and is currently one position away from being a top twenty hit on the Billboard Hot 100. I don’t listen to radio very often and when I do I don’t listen to urban radio(I listen to adult contemporary). My musical taste is a bit too vast for the manotony of urban radio(all that hood-hop). So I have no idea how many spins “Motivation” gets in one day(although I’ve heard it gets alot). I also don’t know how “Lay It on Me” is performing. Has it even been released?

    Anyhow, the only stateside promo that I have seen from Kelly(by way of the net) was her brief appearance on 106th & Park when she premiered “Motivation” months ago, and ofcourse her more recent performance at the BET awards(which she has yet to capitalize on). I have seen the video for “Motivation” on Centric( It’s like BET, only for grown and s*** black people with dignity, class and a love for all things old school) a number of times, so people(who don’t blog) should at least be aware of Kelly and her pending album.

    But what I want to know is, where are the televised interviews? Where are the magazine covers?(Her Monarch cover isn’t even on the racks yet; still looking at Boris Kodjoe’s big, bald head. LOL). Where are her performances?

    I do believe she’s already filmed an appearance on Fuse’s Talking To Strangers, hosted by CeeLo Green, but when does it air? Is she going to wait until after the album has been released to kick her promo campaign into high gear? She’s in Europe, why not promote there with interviews and performances. She doesn’t even have to perform “Motivation”. She could perform “Commander” or “Down For Whatever” overseas if she wants to stay true to the “dance diva” image she’s garnered for herself over there.

    I’m rambling, I know. I just think that Kelly could and should be doing MORE for this album.

    Oh well, At least she’s not an over-exposed, ubiquitous media-w**** who mind warps the public into buying her music. The people who support Kelly do it because they genuinely love and appreciate the music she makes and the woman that she is. Numbers and titles aside; Kelly may not be “the hottest chick in the game”(although, she is the most beautiful) but she is certainly one of the most talented ladies in the game, and that’s enough of a reason for me to keep supporting her.

    Roll on July 26th.

  67. Malibu Barbie July 9, 2011

    kelly DO MORE. u shd b promoting the f*** outta motivation but ur not. u cant rely on the remixes and ur fans buzz.. to keep u afloat. u dnt need to be doing x factor wen u hav a freaking album coming out. J’LO truly pioneered the ” promote ur music thru a talent show” gimmick

  68. DEXTER E July 9, 2011

    She Speaks About Rose Colored Glasses Being On The Album But Isnt On The Track Listing… Maybe Theres More To Her Album Shes Keepin To Herself Im Hoping Because This Album Maybe Be Great It Needs More…. Grown Women Needs To Be Re Released With A Video and She Definetly Needs To Release EverySong On This Album As A Single lol AndGive Them Video Treatment Cause This Is Hot But Its Needing More Dawtaaa

  69. Bdaboss July 9, 2011

    Why no visible promo?! X Factor may have been a mistake.

  70. Sheree July 10, 2011

    I think she’s running into the same issue JLo had with Idol. With the scheduling of those type of shows, it is difficult to fully promo your product. Hence, why JLo is on the fence as far as returning to American Idol. Her video and on point performances helped boost her. I actually think Kelly’s team should have put her on X Factor here in the US. That would have been a more wise choice. I scratch my head at the lack of promos since the BET Awards. You would think they would release a 2nd single, push her. It’s more like ok Motivation hit #1 and she did a bomb performance, that’s it. She needs a better team of people behind her still to make the right decisions. I would really like to see her perform more. She’s very talented.

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