Kelly Rowland, John Legend Lend Their Talents To Tribute Muhammad Ali

With fans already anticipating her forthcoming tribute to Billboard champion Mariah Carey, knockout beauty Kelly Rowland is reportedly one of many tapped to honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali at the 16th Annual Power of Love Gala.  The event, which will double as Ali’s 70th birthday celebration, has assembled some of music’s finest to pay homage to the prized fighter including John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green, and more.

The annual affair aims to bring awareness to causes like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, and Parkinson’s (which Ali presently suffers from).  Hosted by the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, all proceeds from the event will fund Louisville, Kentucky’s ‘Muhammad Ali Center’ and Cleveland, Ohio’s ‘Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’.

Fans who are unable to attend the February 18th event should not fret as it will be televised on ABC Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m.


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  1. TrucieBedford January 13, 2012

    glad to see her ppl are finally hooking her up with some good gigs! 2012 year of KR! b**** bet not disappoint.

  2. melon January 13, 2012

    Ok Kelly I see you. The media respect you this is why they want you around important people. You like Beyonce have class. Soon you will perform at the White House. You go girllllllll

  3. queenposh January 13, 2012

    miss kelly doin her thing

  4. Independent Thinker January 13, 2012

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. People underestimate Kelly and compare her to that other girl from Destiny’s Child, but up until now, Kelly wasn’t getting the opportunity to show the world what she’s really capable of. Now that she is finally getting more televised gigs (in the U.S.) and more platforms on which to showcase the one thing that really matters, her voice; I think a lot of people are going to have to eat their words.
    All this talk about Kelly not being able to pull off a Mariah Carey song. Why can’t she? Kelly has a powerful voice. She has a wide range (just because she’s not screaming or hitting stratospheric notes every two minutes doesn’t mean she can’t. We’ve all heard her do it before). Kelly also has amazing tonal quality. There’s no denying Kelly has a great voice; she does. The question is, can Kelly become a more CONSISTENTLY great live performer? I believe she can. I’m just happy she’s FINALLY getting opportunities to showcase herself. She’s a vocal force to be reckoned with, and it’s about time people began realizing and respecting her for that.

  5. larain January 13, 2012

    Im so proud to hear this so going in February kelly should have been doing gigs honoring people I hope her team keeps this up

  6. larain January 13, 2012

    Im so proud to hear this so going in February kelly should have been doing gigs honoring people I hope her team keeps this up..

  7. williNalli January 13, 2012

    DAMN!!! She’s already murdering the scene, and it’s only January!!!

  8. lee January 13, 2012

    Kelly 4eva!

  9. angela wesley January 14, 2012

    If Keely sing a kinda jazz duet wit Micheal Buble, and rap song wirh
    Rick Ross she can do a Mairiah Carey song. Ihope Kelly well
    dogoogat both events.

  10. Licious January 14, 2012

    That’s right Kelly, get that spotlight!!! We ready for #RoundIV

  11. Collegegirl January 14, 2012

    #excited about Kelly performances! Grammys, BET Honors, Muhammad Ali Tribute, I hope she’s working on a new album as well. Crossfingers. No wonder she kept mentioning that 2012 has alot in store for her. Congrats!

  12. angela wesley January 14, 2012

    I was supose to say that I hope Kelly will do good at both events. It
    is getting lat in Houston, TX

  13. Arie January 14, 2012

    I’ve always loved her, there’s something special about this underated beauty. I believe this year we will see what Kelly Rowland can do on the mic. I love what her team is doing at the moment, they need to just keep the momentum going it makes sense for her to do more things on tv and combine it with her first love which is music. I need to hear that big anouncement for the Xfactor switch. Now its time to sit back and watch Kelly take her place next to greats.

  14. molie January 14, 2012

    am very happy for you kelly rowland,love keep it up for the 2013

  15. said so January 14, 2012

    Go Kelly. Its your time to shine! God bless you forever.

  16. YOOSONDALOOSE January 14, 2012

    At least she is getting everywhere.
    Go Kelly, she needs to keep promoting, promoting, promoting!

  17. said so January 14, 2012

    Kill em Kelly!!!! She deserves this

  18. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) January 14, 2012


  19. wow January 14, 2012

    Finally a REAL sister (brown-blackblue) getting some shine! I’m tired of seeing all of these successful light skinned light haired “black girls” getting all the shine! Next…Lauryn Hill, Brandy, India Irie, and Azealia Banks. Only then can America and young black girls get a TRUE REAL representation of black talent!

  20. swagg January 14, 2012

    hold up wait im just now seeing this…pause……….really kelly? im in no way a hater or a fan of kells but i did want to see her succeed with this last point is that no way in hell is Kelly gonna pull of Mariah which is one of the best singers to ever grace this if this was tribute to janet then kelly keri ciara ppl like that can tribute but for mariah u have to have the best singers which even the best cant touch mimi sorry it just is what it is

  21. Steph January 14, 2012

    Goooo Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Julia January 14, 2012

    Kelly Rowland should perform “UNITY” as a tribute to the great Muhammad Ali ~ a beautiful song that deserves global attention !

  23. lyric commander lee January 14, 2012

    ms kelly better work and swagg this isnt even the post about mariah so get it together – its gonna happen regardless so deal with it

  24. k-row supporter January 18, 2012

    @x y and z it is painfully obvious that kelly rowland doesnt have good album sales and her live performances still need work however constantly pointing out her failure and weaknesses is getting old. personally i respect kelly for trying i can see all she wants is some recognition. if you took some time out just to be positive itll go a long way. you come across as bitter. call it being truthful if u want. i find it to be a lil disturbing you dnt have spread ur negativity on here. im not lookin for an online arguement i just thought id address that u can reply if youd like. just b respectful thank u

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