Kelly Rowland Named As Sean John’s ‘Empress’

Published: Sunday 31st Jul 2011 by Sam

Life after Mathew Knowles seems to be treating a certain Kelly Rowland increasingly well.

For, after notching up her biggest solo hit to date, and landing a spot on the X Factor judging table, the 30 year old has scored a major endorsement deal – courtesy of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs .

All the details after the jump…

The ‘Motivation’ singer has joined forces with Hip-Hop mogul to serve as the face of his new ‘Empress’ fragrance. Launching exclusively in Macy‘s stores next month, the perfume is the female compeer to Combs’ ‘I Am King’ line.

Of the fruity fragrance, its press release read: “The woman who wears Empress is a force of nature, powerful, enchanting and uniquely feminine. Her presence captivates and her words inspire, compelling those around her to her cause. Men long to be by her side, women want to know her secrets.”

In her role as brand ambassador, the Destiny’s Child alumni will also star in ‘Empress’ print and television campaigns. More power to her!

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  1. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    LATE NEWS AS USUAL…..BUT I DON’T WANT KELLY TO WORK WITH DIDDY….AT ALL

  2. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    BUT ON THE GOOD SIDE….SHE’S GETTING THEM ENDORSMENTS…I SEE HER ON THE FORBES LIST IN THE NEAR FUTURE IF SHE KEEPS THIS UP… 😉

  3. KingBreezy July 31, 2011

    this woman is slaying my life

  4. Ant July 31, 2011

    Damn she look good as hell. Great job Kelly!!!! Congrats

  5. KingBreezy July 31, 2011

    this woman is slaying my life……………….beautifull

  6. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @YEABEY
    WHY DO PPL ARE SO PRESSED OVER THIS FORBES THING?

    I THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT MUSIC..NEVERMIND

    MORE POWER TO HER/CONGRATS !!

    PS:STOP WITH THE MATTHEW SHADE,KELLY & B PROMOS ARE JUST A MESS AFTER HIS DEPARTURE.LET BE HONEST!!

  7. CeCe July 31, 2011

    Yesssss!!!! She deserves it all! I am so happy for her, and for myself because I’ll be rocking some new perfume next month! LOL Diddy definitely knows how to pick them. =)

  8. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @KAT DELUNA FAN
    Of course its about the music…but This endorsement is not about music ..its about Business..and being on the Forbes list will give her alot of exposure!!!

  9. lax July 31, 2011

    This is great news for her, and grab some more kelly
    why not???

  10. Classy Diva July 31, 2011

    My girrll!!!!

  11. EMPRESS KELLY July 31, 2011

    GO GO GO GO KELLY! Im so happy for her……….like she said….ITS HER TIME! I luv HERE I AM and i know KELLY will be snatching wigs all year long…..like she did on Jay Leno HA HA HA

  12. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @YEABEY
    I GET YOUR POINT BUT PPL ARE WAY TO FOCUS ON THINGS OTHER THAN PERFORMANCES,VOCALS,MUSIC AND ALBUMS.

    THAT’S SAD

  13. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @KAT DELUNA FAN
    I disagree… an artist is a product and whatever they make or participate in making is a product also…There are times when you have to separate your views on an artist’s music and Business…This is just strictly business…Of course people Focus on performances and vocals and albums (YOU KNOW I DO) But without these deals and announcements, The biggest stars of today wouldn’t have been successful…

    I see your point though…

  14. Nikki July 31, 2011

    Kudos to Puffy for this, this is how we should support each other. Great for Kelly Ro Ro. Its a shame when your own management just holds you back for their own selfish reasons.

  15. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    correction :But without these deals and announcements, The biggest stars of today wouldn’t have been VERY successful…Maybe just half the way

  16. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @YEABEY
    ADELE IS A SHING EXAMPLE OF MY POINT.

    MY PROBLEM IS PPL SEEMS TO MAKE THOSE ARTISTS BIGGER THAT WHAT THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY GOT ENDORSMENT DEALS.IT’S LIKE THE PROOF THAT YOU ARE BIG AND STUFF.IN REALITY YOU ARE JUST SELLING YOURSELF LIKE A PRODUCT.NOT YOU!!!

    THE SPICE GIRLS HAD MANY ENDORSEMENTS BUT THEY WERE S***.

    I AM JUST ARE CONFUSED NOW:
    #1 SINGLES=ICON
    SELLING ALBUM=LEGEND IN THE MAKING
    ENDORSMENT DEALS=HEAVYWEIGHT
    FORBES PLACEMENT=KING
    A MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. DanityKiWi July 31, 2011

    Thank God it is just the perfume. I thought that Diddy was gonna be her manager and I was going to cry.

  18. Scooter July 31, 2011

    Ok…again it must be low numbers with Kelly Rowland cd still dnt see the numbers but this is Kelly year she going too sit .B.K down & out sale but usually this site has first week sales for artist

  19. SERVING TRUTH July 31, 2011

    OK….SO WHY IS IT THAT THEY KEEP SAYING HER BIGGEST SOLO HIT TO DATE. THIS IS NOT A SOLO HIT…SORRY…LIL WAYNE (ONE OF THE BIGGEST RAPPERS IN THE WORLD) IS ON THIS TRACK TOO AND AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE APPEAL OF THE SONG IS LIL WAYNE AND HIS FAN BASE. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT FROM NELLY AND KELLY’S “DILEMMA” WHEN NELLY WAS THE BIGGEST RAPPER IN THE WORLD AT THAT TIME. KELLY ACTUALLY HAS NEVER HAD A SOLO HIT IN HER LIFE…LET’S GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT PEOPLE.

  20. Theo Huxtable July 31, 2011

    I’M SO PROUD OF KELLY SHES EVERYWHERE…I NEVER WANTED 2 BELIEVE MATTHEW WASNT WORKING HARD AS HE COULD 4 HER KNOW I KNOW…I REALLY THINK SHE GONNA GO FAR THIS TIME…SHES DEF BEEN BRINING HER A-GAME!!! GO KELLY!!!!

  21. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @KAT DELUNA FAN
    I agree about Adele…But I know that If she gets several deals tossed her way she would gladly accept them…

    #1 SINGLES=ICON (I do not agree with this at all. Many people hit No.1that I don’t consider as icons or artists for that matter ….)
    SELLING ALBUM=LEGEND IN THE MAKING (50/50 with this one. Selling alot doesn’t really make you a legend BUT selling alot of albums while putting out GREAT music does sum up to the nearing of LEGEND status…I know many underated upcoming artists that I think will be legends in the future)
    ENDORSMENT DEALS=HEAVYWEIGHT(Not necessarily but I see why you would say that)
    FORBES PLACEMENT=KING (No …I TOTALLY DISAGREE…but being on the Forbes List however will still give Kelly an advantage…even if she’s not on the top…A grammy is when you get rewarded for your contribution to music…being on the Forbes list is like being rewarded for your contribution to business…two different things!)

  22. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @SERVING TRUTH
    YOU HAVE A POINT 😉

  23. Theo Huxtable July 31, 2011

    @SERVING TRUTH….SO COULD THE SAME HAVE BEEN SAID WHEN BYONCE RELEASE “CRAZY IN LOVE” AND JAY-Z ON THE TRACK….OR WHEN SHE RELEASE “BABY BOY NEXT” FT.SEAN PAUL….SMH NEGATIVE PPL KILL ME…REGARDLESS WHT IT IS…ITS SUCCESS…I’LL TELL YA MISERY LUVVVVVS COMPANY….GET WELL SOON HOMIE!

  24. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @THEO HUXTABLE
    July 31, 2011 at 11:02 am

    @SERVING TRUTH….SO COULD THE SAME HAVE BEEN SAID WHEN BYONCE RELEASE “CRAZY IN LOVE” AND JAY-Z ON THE TRACK….OR WHEN SHE RELEASE “BABY BOY NEXT” FT.SEAN PAUL….SMH NEGATIVE PPL KILL ME…REGARDLESS WHT IT IS…ITS SUCCESS…I’LL TELL YA MISERY LUVVVVVS COMPANY….GET WELL SOON HOMIE!
    _______________________
    I agree about Beyonce’s featured hits but you are straying away from point….He/she said Kelly never had solo single success with any of her songs….Beyonce has!!

  25. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    Anyway future commenters, please keep you know who out of this….. The entire BeyHive will be attacked if the name gets involved

  26. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @YEABEY
    I AGREE WITH YOU.THE LIST WAS AN EXPLAINATION OF WHAT PPL ASSUME TO BE TRUE ON BLOGS AND FORUMS.I DONT APPROVE ALL OF THOSE POINTS EVEN IF SOME ARE CORRECT.

    CELEBS USE ENDORSMENT DEALS TO PROVE HOW BIG THEY ARE,THE MORE THE GOT ..THE MORE THE PUBLIC THINK THEY ARE BIG AND THE MORE POPULAR THEY BECOME:VICIOUS CIRCLE

    RIHANNA MAY HAVE MORE ENDORSMENT DEALS THAN ALICIA KEYS.ALICIA IS STILL BIGGER

    KATY PERRY VS ADELE

    PRINCE VS MJ

    THE LIST GOES ON…………………………

    I WANT THE ARTISTS TO FOCUS ON THEIR TALENTS AND IMPROVE RATHER THAN GETTING DEALS LEFT AND RIGHT.IT DOESNT IMPRESS US MUCH IF YOU SUCK ON A STAGE(kelly’s jay leno or all of rih/perry lastest perfs)

  27. Theo Huxtable July 31, 2011

    BEYONCE HAS ONLY 1 SINGLE WHERE SHE RELEASE FROM A CD…W/O A FEATURE AND DAT WAS “SINGLE LADIES” AND WAS NUMBER 1…SO LETS JUST B FAIR…I WAS JUST GIVING AN EXAMPLE…THEY BOTH CAN DO ANY WRONG 2 ME BOTH BEING FROM HOUSTON TX ANYWAY…BUT MAYBE IF BEYONCE WOULDVE HAD A FT ON THE 1ST SINGLE…IT WOULDVE HAD A DECENT SPOT ON THE BILLBOARDS….SORRY BUT I OR A LOT OF OTHER PPL WASNT FEELING “WHO RUN THE WORLD”…THERES NO NEED 2 COMPARE THESE WOMEN THEY BOTH R GREAT…BUT I JUST THINK IF WERE GONNA B FAIR…THEN LETS NOT ONLY DO IT 4 MRS.CARTER

  28. stewie July 31, 2011

    Oh my god shut up why cant people just say im happy for her ?!? Why does this have to turn into a big debateee yall argue every single day about bull crap dont yall ever get tired of it ?!?

  29. EMPRESS KELLY July 31, 2011

    @Serving Truth The only thing u are doing is SERVING LIES…….Now have several seats! This is her biggest solo hit. BB and Wikipedia is reporting it that way. Wayne doesnt make the track anyway. His verse is only 30% of the song. Somebody always got something negative to say…….when they dont know jack. @Scooter Leave KING B outta this! She and EMPRESS KELLY will do great. 4 will become KING B’s 4th multiplatinum album……..so stay MAD. HA HA HA HA

  30. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @THEO HUXTABLE
    THE DIFFERENCE IS:
    THOSE BEYONCE HITS ARE BIGGER THAN ANY JAY-Z OR SEAN PAUL SOLO SINGLES.

    HAS JAY-Z OR SEAN A SOLO SONG THAT AS SPEND 8 TO 9 WEEKS ON TOP OF THE CHARTS???

    AND AGAIN :

    BONNIE AND CLYDE-JAY FEAT B FLOPPED vs CIL-BEYONCE FEAT JAY-SMASH HIT

    BREATHE -SEAN FLOPPED ASWELL vs BABY BOY-BEY FEAT SEAN-SMASH HIT

    *COME HARDER THIS WONT BE EASY* B voice

  31. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi) July 31, 2011

    Good Look MS KELLY !!! MAke that $$$$

  32. KNUCK July 31, 2011

    good work kelly.. I also want to commend Diddy on his use of beautiful medium and chocolate sistas lately.. I bet Kelly will add some class and regal teas to this campaign!!

  33. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @KAT DELUNA FAN

    I enjoyed this debate with you…we managed to agree and disagree without going off or getting mad at each other 😉

    @THEO HUXTABLE
    I’m a Bey stan and I never Liked Run The World
    Single Ladies was A No.1 but so was Irreplaceable

    She had many songs in the Top 5 in the Hot 100 which were solo and still considered highly successful as if they were No. 1….

    I see your point though…But i I still think Crazy In Love would have done well even if it wasnt featured because that was Beyonce’s first single and she still had the destiny’s child buzz around her at that time…

  34. Just Me July 31, 2011

    Endorsement deals are great, now maybe some bigger names will notice her also. Good move Kelly.

  35. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    Please do not let this be a war between who had the most successful singles or whatever…Where did that even come from? weren’t we talking about her new Deal? Imma leave this post before it gets messy and then the “BEY STANS” get blamed…

    s/n: I’m happy for Kelly and this deal but I’m hoping Diddy doesnt screw her over…he has a reputation of doing that…

  36. Misfit July 31, 2011

    Way late on this news! Congrats to Kelly! This is a good look!

    @ YeaBey

    Hey lady!!

  37. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @MISFIT
    I was just about to leave this post when I saw this…lol
    Hey!

  38. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @YEABEY
    Me too …. That’s why you beautiful 😉 😉

    Quote YEABEY:
    because that was Beyonce’s first single and she still had the destiny’s child buzz around her at that time…
    ———————————————

    KELLY IS STILL WAITING FOR HER DESTINY’S CHILD BUZZ AFTER MANY YEARS I SEE
    http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i447/centraljones/LOLWOW.gif

  39. Misfit July 31, 2011

    @ YeaBey

    Lol! Don’t let me stop you. I’m about to go to the next post myself. Said what I had to say here,too!

  40. Misfit July 31, 2011

    One last thought, though. That pic of Kelz is a stunner!

  41. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    @KAT DELUNA FAN
    thank you 😉

    OMG THAT GIF!!! A MESS…LOL
    Kelly could have used the Destiny’s Child Buzz as well….But she just picked all the wrong singles at the wrong times!

  42. HERE I….FLOPPED July 31, 2011

    SAM, DO YOU ONLY WORK WHEN THERE’S KELLY ROWLAND NEWS? I MEAN THATS THE ONLY POSTS YOU WRITE LOL

  43. Babygirl July 31, 2011

    Kelly can get it- I aint no lesbo but…..

  44. Yo- Mamma July 31, 2011

    As much as the broke idiots want Kelly to fail, she keeps trying. She stays workin!
    She is humbe to her religion, and thats why she comes off a genuine sweetheart.
    For that, I support her.

    Why hate on Kelly? Why wish her to “flop”? What kind of person are you?
    As she says, God gave her the gift and nobody can stop her from trying. Haters are nobodys

  45. Yo- Mamma July 31, 2011

    “Here I… Flopped” should change their screename to “THE REAL FLOP- Hater #1”

  46. NikkiIsChillin July 31, 2011

    Congrats to Kels. This endorsement is a good look. Kelly keep making rain on ’em. Do you girl!

  47. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    AMY IS #1 IN THE UK !!!

  48. JR July 31, 2011

    Congrats Kelly on your new deal! That picture is looking rather s***!

    I refuse to get a stan war with anyone today! Goes off to blast “Heaven & Earth”

    #TEAMKELLY #TEAMKELLY #TEAMKELLY #TEAMKELLY #TEAMKELLY #TEAMKELLY

    see me on twitter @motivate_me1

  49. jamir21: I STAN 4 THE BEEHIVE&THE NAVY !!!! July 31, 2011

    You know what I`m going to stop making fun of kelly !!

  50. MaZ July 31, 2011

    Work Kell’! More power to her. Happy for Ms. Kelly.

    Good choice! She’s just fine, s*** and amazingly beautiful.

  51. 4FlopStayInYourLaneBiotch July 31, 2011

    Congratulations Kelly. @TGJ y’all could be a bit faster considering people have been knowing about this for DAYS now.

  52. MisterRowland July 31, 2011

    Greaaat for her!!!!! She deserves her success!!!!!!!!!! Love You kelly!

  53. that_lala July 31, 2011

    tell me,how did Beyonce’s name manage to make it onto this message board about Kelly?Beyonce is nt a factor right now.

  54. GLYNNJE July 31, 2011

    FIRST OF, SHE LOOKS AMAZINGLY STUNNINNG. THEN WELL DONE ON THIS DEAL GET IT GET IT!!!!! I LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS YOU #TEAMKELLY

  55. BeyStan – That’s Me July 31, 2011

    Get that money gurl !

  56. pop royalty (I’m a rude Boy) July 31, 2011

    RUN KELLY RUN !!! YOUR CAREER WILL BE OVER IF U STAYED WITH HIM !

    RUNNNNNNNN !!!!! leave his perfume and RUN !!

  57. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    Deals with Diddy is like Selling your soul to the devil….He gives you what you want and then he tricks you and you end up losing rather than gaining…

  58. pop royalty (I’m a rude Boy) July 31, 2011

    @yeabey :

    i’m totally agree with u ! look at cassie for example !! she’s over.com !

    i wish kelly luck and i love her ! but i’m afraid now ! u know what i think it’s more than a perfume ! he’s nasty !

    anyway ! GO KELLY !

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  60. hood_star_06 July 31, 2011

    work it kelly – the pic is serving life!

  61. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) July 31, 2011

    some people are just plain bitter as f***, you can tell by the comments they make..and some people are just fake as f*** too…

    first of all motivation is kellys hit, lil wayne being on it had s*** to do with it being a hit..how many songs has lil wayne being ft on, did they all go to number 1? so NEXT

    now, if u dont like kelly and u think shes a flop, blah blah, why are u wasting ur time commenting on her post? do u need a hobby, do you need a hug?

    its one thing if u dont like kelly and u thing her music sucks..but every post u on here.SHES A FLOP..

  62. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) July 31, 2011

    kelly is going to be fine, like I said before this is her time to shine..

    with her sweet personality, and turning every negatives s*** into positive s***, shes going to go far..

    I’m glad shes getting more paper in her pocket..

  63. can’tbelieveit July 31, 2011

    People relax, Kelly is only doing a perfume deal with him. He’s not managing her career so she will be just fine. She is just the spokewomen for his ladies cologne.

  64. iloverihanna>beyonceislame July 31, 2011

    Kelly’s promo? I think you mean bey’s. Matthew don’t have nothing to do with her success. She already has a number one hit single. Something she was never able to do when beyonce had successful album. Plz. Lol.

  65. aisha aguilera keys July 31, 2011

    Good for her! Go Kelly!

  66. Kellymotivation July 31, 2011

    GOOD NEWS and she looks STUNNING in that picture

  67. Dequan July 31, 2011

    What do y’all mean Kelly never had a solo hit??

    Work, When Love Takes Over, and Commander were all hits, albiet not in the US– but they were massive hits abroad.

  68. dblog July 31, 2011

    @YEABEY…. If you think Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” would have been a hit because she had the “Destiny’s Child buzz” going on…. Lets not forget that her actual first single was “Work it Out” which was movie soundtrack but also on her debut album and it flopped hard.

    Sometimes some of y’all don’t know what f**** your saying. If you can’t be happy for Kelly Rowland, you don’t have to comment. Its crazy how all you Destiny Child fans are so against each other… GET A LIFE!!! LOSERS!!!

  69. kels July 31, 2011

    I am really happy errfin is going on well 4 kelly ….i just hope she gets the album sales she deserves …..
    Are bow wow and omarion lovers/ find out 4 urself at http://kelsnetwork.blogspot.com/

  70. nice_gurl July 31, 2011

    Kelly looks amazing when she wears a business suit. This is great news for her, ’cause it’s going to give her more exposure.

  71. lola July 31, 2011

    OMG Kelly is gorgeous! She really has grown into such a beautiful woman. I hate the s** sells thing that many singers do, but at least she CAN SING AND DANCE HER A** OFF and does the s** sells with class. This picture is s*** and tasteful. I am ecstatic that Kelly is finally getting endorsements. She’s also going to be in the commercials as well? How wonderful? I despise Diddy’s conniving a**, but his fragrances gross a lot of damn money! Now she needs to get endorsements for skin care. She has amazing brown skin and should be in Aveen commercials or even Olay and Dove. So many people try to bring her down, but she’s proving that she’s here to stay and is making a name for herself. I understand that people don’t like it when singers “product” themselves and I feel the same, but unfortunately, so many singers get fame and success from endorsements and Kelly deserves to shine.

  72. MISHKA July 31, 2011

    Nice gesture by Diddy.

  73. 100% Real August 1, 2011

    Kelly looks beautiful! I notice things are really starting to look up for her now and I’m proud of her. Some people keep asking. “Why is everyone making a big deal out of Kelly?” “X Factor” judge Simon Cowell said it best, “It’s not just about talent when it comes to a singer, but they also have to have a likeable personality as well.” He’s right. That’s one of the important keys to a singer’s success. This in my opinion defines Kelly, and I think that’s one of the reasons why people like her. She has a cool personality. Keep doing your thing Kelly, and good things will keep coming your way.

  74. d August 1, 2011

    she can do better than shean john dang

  75. TOOOPOSH August 1, 2011

    great stuff kelly! ill buy it when it comes out!

  76. matreiya August 3, 2011

    As long as she isn’t signing onto BadBoy, that’s a blackhole.

  77. Chelsi December 21, 2011

    If inormfatoin were soccer, this would be a goooooal!

  78. Moviesfortwayne.Com May 26, 2014

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  79. Carmike theatres Fort Wayne June 5, 2014

    Oh snap, thanks so much for posting this! It is gonna help when I am thinking about going to Carmike 20 in Fort Wayne! I am from Out of town so I am not familiar with Fort Wayne. Next time I visit my family will be much better! Super Rad!

  80. dock July 31, 2014

    Oh snap, thanks so much for posting this! It is going to help when I am thinking about going to Regal Coldwater Crossing in Fort Wayne! I am from Clearwater, FL so I am not familiar with Fort Wayne. Next time I see my family will be so much better! Very Wonderful!

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