Kelly Rowland’s ‘Motivation’ Named Top Urban Radio Song of 2011

Published: Saturday 31st Dec 2011 by Sam

“Whoa lover” were lyrics fixed on the lips of many this summer. Indeed, escaping Kelly Rowland‘s run-away hit ‘Motivation’ during its impressive run would have been quite the feat.

Much of song’s success is attributable to its heavy radio rotation. Rotation which has seen Rowland spin her way to the top of the Urban radio year end tally.

Details after the jump…

Figures tallying up the most spun Urban radio records reveal Rowland sits on top of the pack:

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Congrats!

Needless to say (as an artist who is still establishing herself as a solo force), the success of ‘Motivation’ is an indicator of what lane she should vest herself in most.

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  1. muni December 31, 2011

    You deserve it babe Kelz we love you all the best for 2012!!

  2. Phittedphilly December 31, 2011

    Yessss, for Princess Kelly!!!

  3. Chelle December 31, 2011

    GOOO KELLY…….the radio ate that sing up … my only worry is when your going to gat another hit……..i still cant believe what happened between her and chris at http://bit.ly/otCOIh

  4. YOOSONDALOOSE December 31, 2011

    Well done Kelly, good work.
    A great song, it deserves it! 91000+ is good!

  5. Trisha24 December 31, 2011

    Congrats to Chris for having 4 songs in rotation on the radio. Also congrats to everyone else.

  6. Alex Thomas December 31, 2011

    Kelly wins easy!

  7. NICK December 31, 2011

    Kelly is so talented, BUT her production team SUCKS, clearly they have no idea what to do, she needs me on her team- MOTIVATION SLAYED THIS YEAR & they kept it so simple, 1 song really?? that album should have been more banging!!!! HOW IS MIGUEL SURE THING ON THIS LIST?? that song is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. mhud December 31, 2011

    im so happy for queen kelly rowland…you deserv all the good thinz in the world..queen kelly rowland4eva

  9. Laurie December 31, 2011

    So why the hell did she sold since july only 200K of Here I am ??? Her promo and timing sucked really bad it’s a failure ! Keep it between us video where is it she shot it but still no sign of it on TV she might want to release this in 2013 ! I’m so mad Kelly you need to get it together Motivation was your chance to blow out

  10. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) December 31, 2011

    C O N G R A T Z.

    we know she slayed with this song ! but she didn’t with the other 13 tracks in her damn album which sold … how many copies WW again ?!!!! 😯

    oh well … ❗ ❗ 😥 😥

    let’s forget about WW , what about UK , where she has a show in there ?! 😡

    oh well …. ❓ ❗ ❓

    so how about in US , she’s there for 15 years and was a part of top-selling girl band ..

    oh well …. ❗

    where are her URBAN fans when HIA flopped ?!

    where’s the effect of those urban radio plays ?!!

    someone answer me … ❗

    U C @sam ?!

    stop putting so much air into that balloon @sam , cuz it may blow after all ” if it didn’t already” 😡 !!!!!!

    let’s C if her URBAN fans will help her and support her financially ! cuz i know they do support her ONLY by words , no actions to back up their stanning 4 HA !

    and we all know TALK IS CHEAP , especially in a blog like TGJ !!! 😡

    oh and sorry , but that line gave me the best LAUGH OF THE YEAR :
    “Needless to say (as an artist who is still establishing herself as a solo force), the success of ‘Motivation’ is an indicator of what lane she should vest herself in most. ”

    establishing herself as a solo ===> force<====

    GURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLL , let me just be lil KIND on the girl ! but just to keep things in her right place :

    1. that b****'s greatest hits ( if she has any ) are always tracks in which she is always and forever FEATURED IN … so where's her supposedly-solo force ?!!!! where 🙄 #LIES (1)
    2. WHAT FORCE IS THAT if u can't establish yourself after 15 years ?! i can establish a f*****' pyramid in 15 years ! and it will last forever as u know @sam ! so plz , no more excuses 4 this chick . she's damn 30 Y O , when she is gonna finish this process of " establishing" herself ?! when she's 50 ?!!! 😯
    3. what lane exactly "kelly" rowland is on ?!
    the basic b**** LANE who's after 15 years in the game still can't control anything in her career , even her singles release dates ?! still an opening act for a kid who's half her age ?!!!!!!!!! 😯
    yeah , right , what a force !!!!!! 😆
    KR is on the lane of " i need beyonce's name for publicity" ?!!!
    or the lane of " ppl do not buy my music cuz i'm black" ?!!

    i think u are right @sam , she is on her own lane , the lane of " always justifying
    her failure" !!! and she's " her fans to be specific , but they are always energized by her double-meaning words " always ready to blame others !!!!

    that b****'s need to take her ass to the throne of "dance music" and put it there , cuz this is where she's going to be big. ( unless she's going to haveWW BIG big and BIG rappers in her songs and she will be FEATURED as usual in her OWN songs ) !!!

    dilemma , motivation , lay it on me , etc ………

    forever FEATURED !!! never solo force !! so stop the lies puh-leeeeeeeease @sam !

    so basically , the gurl is LOST ! and that's my opinion and it is not hate ! but keeping on kissing her ass instead of telling her what is right to do is beyond pathetic. and that is not gonna help her in her career.

    B Y E @sam 😉

  11. DEC December 31, 2011

    Amazing performance! Go Kelly!

  12. GLYNNJE December 31, 2011

    Yesssssssssssssssss Kelly Rowland ran 2011 period. Well done gurlllll

  13. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) December 31, 2011

    NOw the haters are gonna come and talk about her album , they mad kelly winning …. BAMMMM!!!! MS KELLY DID HER THING FOR 2011 … LOV ya girl, good luck on 2012 …

  14. KAT DELUNA FAN December 31, 2011

    congrats !!

    Bey is such a flop now 😯

    l wonder who the kelly fans will blame other than Matthew now this album is flopping.Bey promoted this s*** album & single all year long and she is herself flopping.l am sure you guys pray for it and are happy NOW

    HOW IS BEY SURROUNDED BY THIS JEALOUS AND BITTER ENTOURAGE IS BEYOND ME 🙄

  15. YAAAS BOO! December 31, 2011

    yall still tryna make this flop b**** happen?

  16. The bey stan December 31, 2011

    Kelly kicked ass on Urban, you b******!!!! My gaaad why da hell do all you n***** have to hate so much???

  17. Why You Mad? December 31, 2011

    Sorry for those of who can’t stand that Kelly is #winning, but numbers DO NOT lie!!! Ha Ha!

  18. Yan December 31, 2011

    Wow lover

  19. TruthTeller December 31, 2011

    LMAO
    Samantha is such a desperate h**.
    He got me to believe thatKelly actually won an award or sumthing.
    No h**, being the most play song at radio doen t name u the top song of the year.

    It is just that, the most played urban song ofthe year,

    And it is a FLOP anyay, it had 0 crossover appeal and failed misarably to catch on with other format.

    Stop the desperation h**.

    Kellt is still a basic backup singer.

  20. That’s what you call Hate. Now Turn it Up and keep it Pumping… December 31, 2011

    First let me start off by saying congrats Miss Kelly you earned this you are a Talent young woman who career is on point as usual. Keep doing you. I Love you Miss Kelly.

    Now on to this NoN Factor of the day.

    @POP ROYALTY ( THE BEYHIVE ) I guess the honey is a little bitter in that BEYHIVE this morning. You slayed Miss Kelly this morning “NOT”

    #1) I search the internet high and low by your name and the real name your mom gave you and I didn’t get any hits.

    #2) You read all of the blogs about Kelly and continue to post your negative thought which comes off as a Non factor because how many albums has you sold? How many times somebody requested you on the radio? How many time somebody turn on the TV to tune into you? I can go on and on and on. Yes Kelly promo team was off with this album but to true music lovers it not about the numbers of album an artist sales it about what sounds good to us. We can go on and on about how Beyonce is a better artist then Kelly or how Rihanna is a Better artist then Beyonce or how Mariah is better then Whitney that is an opinion. When you speak about these 2 you are forgetting that they are close friend and don’t compare each other numbers to one another at all. There is always someone else that we think might be better than the next. But the 2 of them they do this because they Love it. At the end of the day Kelly bank account is sitting pretty nice base on the different promo jobs she has so a NoN Factor as yourself don’t faze Miss Kelly at all. So sit behind your little laptop and continue to follow her every move she makes because I know she Loves it negative and all. You took the time out to read about her. And to even make a posted about it. Next time give us the website that you get your info from so we can check the credits. So take a look in the mirror and slay yourself and check your Bank of America account and wish you had money as long as Miss Kelly. She can’t be to broke for a long time her and Beyonce was signing for the same check. Now carrying on with your day. Pest control has been called and the beehive has been set on fire… Good Day

  21. TruthTeller December 31, 2011

    Motivation 91,000 spin sold 1 Million singles in the US
    LookAtMeNow 76,000 spins sold 3 Million singles in the US.

    Why is Kelly Rowland flopping so much even when she has radio support?

  22. Girrrl December 31, 2011

    Goodnight with these fake ass accolades!
    Kelly is a disgrace. How the hell is Letoya Luckett the only other chick from DC to score a #1 album that went platinum. You mean to tell me that 15 years being beys back up didn’t get her none of beys fanbase? She should’ve been the one dropped from DC because she is dead weight.

    Biggest urban hit?! We counting one chart? Motivation didn’t even crack the top 10. It peaked at 17. And u have the nerve to call you da one a flop and it peaked higher than Kelly’s biggest hit!

    Kelly doesn’t have the x factor. She lucked up on a hit thanks to lil wayne. We all know Kelly is incapable of attaining success on her own thus the here I flopped sales.

  23. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) December 31, 2011

    honey ! if i was a non factor , why u needed to respond to me ?! 😉

    you are as basic as your fav ! i will give you ( 15 years) to establish a sensible comment !

    and do NOT compare beyonce to kelly ! i did not involve beyonce in this …

    as i said in my comment , that was my opinion and u can not do anything but to deal and live with the facts i mentioned in it !!!

    good day 😉

  24. Steph December 31, 2011

    Congratssssss Kelly! Big things for 2012!!!

  25. A December 31, 2011

    glad for Kelly. Lets hope next time, she gets a big hit by her own too (no shade)

  26. osaz December 31, 2011

    If you’re going to be shady, at least be factual! To the person that said Motivation had no crossover appeal: I’m sorry but in America when a totally URBAN single peaks in the top 20 on hot100 and on the POP charts as well as getting POP airplay, WE CALL IT A FREAKIN CROSSOVER YOU IDIOT! AND to all of you beystans throwing shade, BEYONCE JUST WENT PLATINUM LAST WEEK WITH NO TOP 10 OR #1 SINGLES! IF bey is such a queen, why can’t she pull Adele numbers? RIGHT! Kelly didn’t have the same support from the label like bey had in the group. So she is building on her own. She finally got a hit song! Lets face it this has been Kellys year. An accomishment that would’ve never happened under Matthews management! CONGRATS KELLY!!

  27. Minajesty December 31, 2011

    well done kelly 🙂 the album was wack, the problem with her is her music is no different from keri hilson, ciara etc. she needs to branch off and make her own type of music!

  28. BOOGIE BEEESH December 31, 2011

    YESSSS KELLY!! LOVE HER, CONGRATS!!!

  29. Diva December 31, 2011

    The same people negatively comment on Kellys post. I wont call yall haters (specifically Pop Royalty) but yall are pointless. Like someone mentioned non of yall are making no where near as much money as Kelly is. Nor have any of you accomplished half of what she has. Notice YOU commenting on HER post 🙂 lets be real here, motivation was great give credit where it’s due. Yall come on here and write paragraphs on how Kelly is a flop but gets absolutely NO where. Opinions are opinions and everyone is entitled to them but Hate is another story. *waves at the beehive*

  30. I said it December 31, 2011

    Truthteller and Pop royalty (The Beehive), I am completely shocked at the amount of hatre you express on every Kelly Rowland blog. You sound like a very cruel person who is only full of hatred. Are you constipated? Get some laxatives, they do help a lot.

    Weldone Kelly Rowland. 2012 will be even better.

  31. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) December 31, 2011

    @I said IT :

    Facts =/= Hatred !
    less than ass-kissing =/= Hatred

    do not get confused 😉

  32. REAL December 31, 2011

    Y are some of yall mad? …(sipping tea and playing Motivation)

  33. lola December 31, 2011

    TRUTHTELLER

    You sound so stupid! “Motivation” was a TOP 20 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100! You’re so dumb that you don’t know how big that is for an URBAN SINGLE! Many urban singles are lucky to get in the Top 40 on that chart. Plus, it went platinum… it wasn’t a flop at all and it did have crossover appeal. I’m sure if she performed it more, it would have gotten in the Top 10!

    I don’t understand how Kelly could have such a huge single, and yet, only sell 200,000 copies of her album. B**** didn’t even go GOLD! I was rooting for her, but now I’m pissed. She doesn’t have the drive to be a huge star.

  34. NikkiIsChillin December 31, 2011

    Congrats Kelly!!!

  35. angela wesley December 31, 2011

    Truthteller, Poproyal, Kelly might have been assisted by Lil Wayne, but she
    sold that song with her performances and musical talent. Thats right I said
    musical talent ! Ya’ll need t stop hating on Kelly and be gald that a sistera
    is on top of any chart. Kelly went up aginst a lot of Hitters Like Spears,
    GaGa, Beyonce, and still did very well to me that is agreat accomplishment.

  36. TC December 31, 2011

    Lol @ Kelly and Keri Hilson (with a song that came out over a year ago) beating out both Rihanna and Beyonce’ in radio spins!!!

  37. …………………………………… December 31, 2011

    Congrats Ms. Kelly! I am so proud of her! I wish her nothing but the best of luck next year in 2012. I want her to get her face out more and do more performances on television. Kelly would have definitely sold more albums if she performed more in america. She could have done a mini concert on 106 & Park and performed songs off her album. She also could have used BET award shows like Black Girls Rock, BET Xmas special, etc to get her face out there. She will not sell albums if she don’t ever get her face out there and let ppl know who she is. People still today do not know how Kelly Rowland look like. But they do know the song Motivation but they do not know it’s the woman from Destiny’s Child.

  38. Beyonce gives Birth to Ape Girl January 1, 2012

    Where is the Ape loving b**** who said she would be running the world? Snubbed by Grammys! What a flop! Beyonce should retire and just take care of apes!

    Beyonce at #25? hahaha! #flopqueen

  39. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) January 1, 2012

    @LOLA :

    my point exactly.

    @TC :

    that’s because BEYONCE & RIHANNA >>>> kelly and the other gurls from urban ghetto radios !! ( international-popularity wise )

    so them getting a top GHETTO song in a ghetto local radio station is expected !

    but Rihanna and beyonce are bigger stars overseas ! and that’s the difference.

    kelly had the chance to be our generation’s donna summer ( she even does look like her) , but she still in the R&B/urban/ghetto BOX after 1 years of not ” finding herself in it” ( as a SOLO- features-free-singles ARTIST ) !!
    I CALL IT STUPIDITY !
    ppl want this b**** to be ” somebody” ( hence their international non-ghetto support to WLTO , DFW , FAAD, C and other dANCEso songs of hers )

    but she just too BUSY BEING blind ! 😡

  40. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) January 1, 2012

    15*

  41. Musiqluvr January 1, 2012

    Motivation was inescapable & deserving of the #1 spot. Here I Am is solid & if promoted correctly the #’s would be better. Everything was on point. The Empress fragrance. XFactor. Her team should’ve rolled wit that. Even the accolates got such as AMA & Grammy noms & Soul Train Award win show she’s capable. She just needs to realize go for it. & the 15 yrs comment holds no relevance. Look at Octavia Spencer. Decades in the game & along came The Help. She was the star of that movie without even bein the star. Shes up for Golden Globes & s*** now & is even a potential Oscar contender. Give credit where due.

  42. lyric commander lee January 2, 2012

    my chick better work – how this album or albums shouldve been handled was with a uk only album following wlto – 3 singles and a european tour – then she shouldve hit the US with an album the only for here. 4 singles – (im dat chick/motivation/turn it up/ keep it between us) and a country side tour) both albums in a year span of each other repeating this process again solidifying her fan bases on both sides of the pond, she should then have one mega album combining her love of dance (uk) and her rnb roots (us) ala a double disc or all on one d*** with 1 worldwide tour to solidy her once and for all as a solo artist – i swear if kelly’s team here this they should def hire my ass because damn if i dont have any ideas to put ms kelly where she needs to be!

  43. lyric commander lee January 2, 2012

    my chick better work – how this album or albums shouldve been handled was with a uk only album following wlto – 3 singles and a european tour – then she shouldve hit the US with an album the only for here. 4 singles – (im dat chick/motivation/turn it up/ keep it between us) and a country side tour) both albums in a year span of each other repeating this process again solidifying her fan bases on both sides of the pond, she should then have one mega album combining her love of dance (uk) and her rnb roots (us) ala a double disc or all on one disc with 1 worldwide tour to solidy her once and for all as a solo artist – i swear if kelly’s team here this they should def hire my ass because damn if i dont have any ideas to put ms kelly where she needs to be!

  44. C.E.O. Nuff September 14, 2012

    Was up yall

  45. Ancha February 1, 2016

    Beautiful Indonesia

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