Kelly Rowland Hits Studio With Calvin Harris

Published: Saturday 7th Jan 2012 by Sam

Kelly Rowland set the charts ablaze last year with ‘Motivation’, going on to earn critical acclaim with its accompanying album ‘Here I Am’.

And in looking to keep her momentum afloat, the 30 year old has hit the recording booth with the brainchild behind Rihanna‘s monster hit ‘We Found Love’ Calvin Harris. 

Details after the jump…

Confirmation of the collaboration comes via Rowland’s recent feature in This Is London magazine, which saw the her recount her storied career, as well as her future plans.

Although, it’s unknown if the pairing is for the singer’s new album (reportedly due this year) or for Harris’ project, it’s certainly a mutually good look.

An established force here in the UK, Harris’ profile shot up considerably after the mammoth success of ‘We Found Love’; success he’d love to continue and success Rowland would greatly welcome.

Bring on album album #4!

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  1. The-Truth January 7, 2012

    Kelly have a seat. She Needs a better plan of action. I bought her last album and I am disappointed with her business decisions

  2. Lax January 7, 2012

    Perhaps Calvin can lite a Fire under
    Kelly’s Ass to help her get started
    Sailing Like Rihanna’s “WFL” is
    Doing.

  3. D.Scott January 7, 2012

    Calvin Harris is the new hitmaker. I hope he cooks up something good for Ms. Rowland

  4. Lax January 7, 2012

    And i know that the
    US Radio want be
    Rejecting nothing
    Kelly drops.

  5. Lax January 7, 2012

    Let Kelly jump on every Train that Leave
    the Station With Rihanna and Let us
    See just how well she Fairs after all
    its a Open Market and the best Women
    or Winning i See.

  6. Lax January 7, 2012

    After all Kellly is 30 Something and
    Rihanna is 23, Right?

  7. Yellow Gorillah January 7, 2012

    So Miss FLOPLAND is now copying the foot steps of Queen Rihanna.. Interesting!

    So Samantha is kelly also making fast food records??

    Everybody better Follow what Queen Fenty has set for them to hit maybe then can all these lessor girls get some HITS under their belts..

  8. PedroKooR January 7, 2012

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG
    I can’t wait to hear it…. Kelly & Calvin… <33333333

  9. Licious January 7, 2012

    YES KELLY!!!!! #RoundIV
    @ YellowGorilla What? So I guess Rihanna copied Kelly for working with David Guetta? Get out of here with your nonsense.

  10. Kingphoenix January 7, 2012

    Omy Gosh, i came here to read about Kelly and these Rianna Trans are up in here giving people career advice like selling singles will get you into anybody’s Hall of Fame, they must have gotten it confused with the Hall of Shame, cause we all know their comprehension skills are lacking. Hince s** years and no #1 album for Ms. Flimsy i mean Fenty, freudian slip…i guess.

  11. OZ January 7, 2012

    No one had s*** to say when Rihanna push to the front of the line and jumped on the David Guetta train right after Kelly retired that train. Its obvious Kelly like fresh talent i.e Big Sean, Lil Playy etc

  12. YOOSONDALOOSE January 7, 2012

    Yes! That will be massive! Go Kelly!
    I think they will work together and hit it off!
    Come on Kells!

  13. bey’knight January 7, 2012

    gosh these rhitards and their deluded minds. i guess calvin harris’ solo hits did not happen before ms forehead got in the picture. dumbtards broaden your horizon, there’s a world out there outside the salvation army’s titanic sinker

  14. Girrrl January 7, 2012

    Oh please. Kelly could get in the studio with Jesus and she would still flop.

    You Da One charges higher than Motivation and Rih didn’t have to share a Bet stage.for that to happen.

  15. TruthTeller January 7, 2012

    Kelly has been copying Rihanna for a while now.
    She’s tried to alternate urban hit & dance hit the way Rihanna does… but she s been floppin’.
    She’s been tryin to build up her UK stanbase, but she s been flopping.
    She’s been tryin to be more fashin avanguardist, but she s been flopping.

    She’s basically the flop version of Rihanna.

  16. SHane ( NAVY OR DIE) January 7, 2012

    eXCUSE ME BUT DAVI GUETTA BEGGED RIHANNA TO DO WHOES THAT CHICK AND SHE RELY DIDNT LIKE THE SONG HENCE THE REASON IT DIDNT MAKE LOUD!

    KELLY WILL NOT SMASH WITH CALVIN HARRIS WHY?
    BECAUSE SHE IS NOT RIHANNA
    RIHANNA SELLS PURELY OFF HER NAME
    AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT TALENT DAY IN DAY OUT
    TALENT IS NOT THE ONLY FACTOR OF HAVING A SUCCESSFUL MUSICALL CAREER CASE AND POINT LEONA LEWIS, JENNIFER HUDSON, ALEXANDRA BURKE, JORDIN SPARKS,

    THEY JUST DONT HAVE THAT X FACTOR AND RELATABLE FACTOR THAT RIHANNA DOES SHES THE S***

    • alessandro October 25, 2012

      first of all. it’s a matter of luck. i like rihanna but she don’t write her owns songs to start with, she has the luck that jay z decided to promote her. kelly rowland is on the hall of fame she has her prints on the floor. i’m only sorry that she is not as recognized as beyonce is right now. people just sleep on her. despite of what y’all say about kelly she is still rich and famous. and i’m good with thata nd i love her songs as i like rihanna and beyonce song so you all should stop comparing them and start pay attention to kelly to see she’s great

  17. xoxo January 7, 2012

    how is Kelly copying Rihanna? Kelly has been doing dance music since 2009, while rihanna started in 2011. i

  18. Minajesty January 7, 2012

    Rihtards, i could easily say Rihanna copied Kelly by duetting with David Guetta after Kelly did.

  19. ThankMeLater January 7, 2012

    Why are the Ritards on every female post talking s***? Are you guys intimidated or what? go Kelly <3 And Kelly has been on dance music since 09 unlike Rih who just started 2011 so shut the f*** up. dumbass Rihfund navy

  20. Joan January 7, 2012

    Why can’t you just say something nice for once about Kelly Rowland. This album of Kelly will the big one. Now when she come with a first single. Now everyone if the single is good. please give her. now if it not I will understand. but to me you don’t like nothing Kelly does. I don’t understand this.

    What is it that you don’t like about Kelly Rowland.
    This song with Rick Ross is good I love ths single. Mine Games.

    • alessandro October 25, 2012

      unfor tunately people just sleep on my girl kelly and i just love her despite of what people say

  21. Jordan January 7, 2012

    Those records should be epic!

    I wanna hear Kelly collab with him, Avicii, Afrojack, Guetta, RedOne, and throw in a few urban hits too. I want a dance cd from somebody lol. Something to compare to Blackout and Femme Fatale.

    We’ll see how it pans out. She should definitely drop the album later this year though.

  22. Psychp January 7, 2012

    So these Rihanna stans gets on my nerves I love the girl but STFU Kelis worked with Calvin before rihrih and hell bounce was a hit.. And if we talking about that s*** if David worked with Kelly first so I guess rihanna jumped on her train..
    And Kelly did dance way before Rihanna .. Don’t nobody start bringing don’t stop the music that s*** was pop.

  23. JP January 7, 2012

    I honestly prefer Kelly doing pop/urban pop.

    I was disappointed in the R&B direction of her last album…but i have a biased opinion. i’m not really a fan of slow music in general.

  24. Harry January 7, 2012

    OH YAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t wait for new music Ms Rowland!
    Calvin Harris and probably David Guetta on production, thta’s will be awesome!
    Maybe Take Everything (feat. Pitbull) will be on that new album too!, I’m excited about Kelly this 2012!

  25. Aunt Jackie January 7, 2012

    ‘When Love Takes Over’ was probably her best record to date. Kelly still hasn’t found a formula that fits, and I think she should go with music that’s current but different instead of doing the predictable: one urban track and one dance.

    Boring! And she’s not a boring girl.

  26. Jazz January 7, 2012

    Bottom line is her ass is in the studio and there’s nothing y’all haters can do about it.

  27. GLYNNJE January 7, 2012

    YES KELLY GO GO GO GO!!

  28. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) January 7, 2012

    i’m HERE for her DANCE MUSIC. XD XD XD

    but kelly said Rihanna’s LOUD is an INSPIRATION to her *looks at @lax*

    and she even WEAR the same dress as RIHANNA in that photoshoot. coincidence ?!

    but @sam : this post show how BIASED and such an ass-kisser 😡

    RANDOM :

    that is THE SAME dress PETA tried to drag rihanna’s ASS because of it. 😡

    KELLY , gurl ! GET A CLUE 😡

  29. Liam January 7, 2012

    TGJ is full of s*** Calvin Harris was always popular and more American artists start to demand for him after his #1 hit feat Kelis “Bounce” destroy European charts! Stop making it look like people wanted to work wid Calvin because of Rihanna and this coming from a Rihanna fan!

  30. Lioha January 7, 2012

    whatta stupid copycat

    • alessandro October 25, 2012

      first of all he invited kelly rowland to work with him

  31. Ghetto Fab January 7, 2012

    Chile please! Calvin Harris is BIG in Europe and has been long before Rihanna begged him to get in the studio with her. If anything Rihanna has swagger jacked Kelly Rowland and Kelis style. They were the black girls that were making Dance hits long before Miss Fenty came along SO LET”S NOT! This song is most likely for Calvin Harris’s project which will feature both Kelly Rowland and Kelis on the album.

    The Rihtards need to stop and realize that Miss Rowland isn’t going anywhere. The Dance DJs keep knocking at her door and that’s why you’re really mad.

    • alessandro October 25, 2012

      all of the feats kelly is on at this year, she was invited

  32. number1k9 January 7, 2012

    That could be amazing! Of course you know him for “We Found Love” by now…
    But if you haven’t check out hios own tune “Feel So Close” it’s a banger as well.

    He also had a song with Kelis prior to Rihanna called “Bounce.” Iwas too big a fan of it, but you may like that too. IDK, I love “Feel So Close.”

  33. commanderofthedancefloor January 7, 2012

    haha please tell me how rihanna just started doind dance music? dont stop the music 2007

    lol @pop royalty

    i do remember kelly saying she was inspired by rihannas loud so @sam doesnt that make kelly rowlands music generic and fast food?

    and rihanna didnt make calvin harris big in europe but she established his name in the US and pushed his name even further in europe countries.

    but just to make this clear generic by definition is having no brand name, basically off brand products so exactly how is any particular song generic?? i really makes no sense

  34. commanderofthedancefloor January 7, 2012

    lol someone said the navy is mad at kelly. umm tell me who was inspired by who? and who is copying whos style? that outfit is familiar oh yeah like pop royalty said it was first done by rihanna so all these kelly stans need to stand down.

  35. TruthTeller January 7, 2012

    @XOXO

    U’re so ignorant.
    Rihanna started doing dance music since S.O.S & Please Dont Stop The Music.

    Don’t speak if u don’t know s***.

  36. pop royalty ( The BeyHive ) January 7, 2012

    @Commander :

    YUP , had to put some b****** in their right places , u know me 😉

  37. xoxo January 7, 2012

    dont stop the music and sos are pop songs, not electronic dance songs like “we found love”. anyway i can EASILY say that rihanna copied kelly by working with david guetta after kelly did. but i wont because im not petty like the Navy

  38. JER January 7, 2012

    Leave it to the girls of Destiny’s Child to keep on that swaggerjackin! flawless!

  39. poliana January 7, 2012

    Yep Rihanna was indeed doing the euro sound before Kelly. SOS and please don’t stop the music were major hits. That’s when Kelly jumped on the euro bandwagon because she wasn’t making it in r and b. Its clear to see who is following who, since Rihanna was a hit from the time her solo career begun while Kelly was a flop from jump. Pon de replay _ Hit. SOS _Hit. Please don’t stop the music-hit. Unfaithful- Hit and the list goes on. Kelly is hungry for Rihannas success not the other way around.

  40. commanderofthedancefloor January 7, 2012

    Rihanna did euro pop first. She went for that sound and the copycats followed.

  41. williNalli January 7, 2012

    Big Ups to Kelly!!! Every track she touches turns into gold these days. Her new feature on the Rick Ross mixtape is FIYAH!!!

  42. lyric commander lee January 7, 2012

    bring on round 4 – here i am served it purpose and now round 4 will further cement ms kelly as a solo force outside of dc – work!

  43. ThankMeLater January 7, 2012

    RIHANA STANS SHUT THE HELL UP. She never did dance music until recently. SOS isn’t dance music or neither is please don’t stop the music those are f****** pop. Damn everyone was right about the Rihfund navy being stupid as hell.

  44. Steph January 7, 2012

    Go Kelly!!!! Can’t wait for album #4!!! Congrats on TW Steel endorsement! 1 Love!

  45. junior seven January 7, 2012

    KELLY I BEG YOU LET DANCE MUSIC , AND PLEASE FOCUS ON URBAN.

    YOU TRY WITH DAVID GUETTA, DR LUKE , and THE DREAM but it DOES NOT WORK ( flop hard)

    PLEASE KELLY it IS NOT BECAUSE , IT WORK WITH RIHANNA ,THAT IT WILL WORK WITH YOU.

    PLEASE GIRL BACK TO DA HOOD! ( I BEG U )!

  46. NT January 7, 2012

    Most artist use the same producers , anyway hopefully she’s working on her next album which can be some sort of redemption for her and prove her talent ; hopefully she doesn’t try anything Beyonce 4esque.

  47. said so January 7, 2012

    Love kelly and she is actually brilliant. Why come on a kelly rowland site if you hate her so much? SAD, SAD, SAD!

  48. X,Y,”and Z” January 8, 2012

    (Meh.. Kelly Rowland?! ..Desperation hangs thick..!!)

    Sam,

    “We Found Love” was a hit ONLY because it was based on a ‘real and compelling time and situation’. A “time and situation” that now, some 3-years later, is still very-much the talk, and remains fresh in our minds! The obvious “staged heavy-handedness” that was the ‘run-up’ to “Rated R” gave way to a more-reasonable treatise of “Feb 8th-2009 Chrianna”: “We Found Love”. Rihanna won’t be able to “data-mine” that nerve for much longer. Exposed nerves, first-opened and raw, though initially stinging, then quickly becomes numb, and is yet-quicker ignored.

    (Sidenote..)And talking ’bout “ignored”: when time comes for Nicki Minaj to tour the U.K./Europe you’ll then see Rihanna become quickly irrelevant and passe. Neither, Chris Brown, nor Nicki Minaj have yet to tour Europe. Chris Brown has not toured Europe/U.K. for OVER 3-years now. When either artist does, rest assured their respective CDs will show an upwards spike in sales!

    Now, I say ALL of the aforementioned to give proper balance and background for my rational: NOTHING the 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland says can be AS compelling, nor will offer the slightest bit of relevance in anyone’s life! NOTHING!!
    ..Sam, you now, no doubt, cast your now easily recognizable scowl in disagreement? Sam, was not your/TGJ’s ‘favorite daughter’ given the largest, tallest, most-grandiose podium/pulpit by being a ‘sitting judge/mentor of talent’, on one of T-H-E U.K.’s most watched WEEKLY TV-shows? ..And for “Here I am” to fail so badly…?! Sam, don’t forget: It only took Colombia 2 CDs to finally drop Kelly Rowland.
    ..And, as she’s obviously a “singles” artist, if she can’t “self-finance”, as Rihanna once did, then the only other alternative is to sign a “360-Contract” with Universal. That’ll mean, whatever OTHER non-music revenue streams/monies she currently has is then redirected to Universal. That is, IF they then decided to keep, and ONLY after “viable revenue streams are identified”, and that ‘360-contract’ is signed.

    “Desperation indeed..!!” *Bark, Rowdogs, bark*

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  49. crack0back0 January 8, 2012

    hurry up….IVY BLUE CARTER IS COMING HARD….R MOMMA WILL BACK…HURRY PICKIN DOES CHECKS…LMAO

  50. Alex Thomas January 8, 2012

    I loved Here I Am’. I just hope she won’t be lazy and stick previously released songs on the international version. She should release a full on DANCE album in the UK, and an R&B album in the US, not swapping a few tracks around here and there. But nonetheless, HERE I AM is amazing and it’s achieved fair success.

  51. Julia January 9, 2012

    Best Song by Kelly Rowland is “Unity” ~ about time she supported this amazing ballad ! Is she really listening to her fans ?

  52. fearlless January 10, 2012

    go kelly go!

  53. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) January 10, 2012

    GO KELLZ !!! BRING IT ONNNNNN

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