Kelly Rowland Performs ‘Motivation’; Awarded Platinum Plaque At Essence Gala

Published: Thursday 9th Feb 2012 by Sam

As earlier reported, last night was a major one for Kelly Rowland.

The Destiny’s Child alum was not only honoured by Essence, she was also awarded a Platinum plaque for the million-plus sales of ‘Motivation’.

Peep Ms. Kelly receive the award from the song’s producer Rico Love, as well as her performance of the track and ‘When Love Takes Over’ below….

“Brand Rowland” is at the strongest it’s been yet! And while there still plenty scope to grow, the future is looking great. Here’s hoping many a Platinum plaque awaits.

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  1. Dwayne February 9, 2012

    CONGRATS to my girl Kelly! Here’s to future successes!

  2. NikkiIsChillin February 9, 2012

    Well deserved. So proud of Kelly…What haters gonna say ’bout this?

  3. x February 9, 2012

    plaques for singles now?

  4. MissImpartial February 9, 2012

    There were always plagues for singles it is not a new thing.

  5. quanberg February 9, 2012

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo PROUD of Ms.Kelly FANTASTIC job, looked great, sounded great !!!

  6. YOOSONDALOOSE February 9, 2012

    Well done Kelly!

  7. @ dumb stans February 9, 2012

    kelly is a ugly black monkey and she sucks live.

  8. myword February 9, 2012

    Im so proud of Kelly, she sung her b*** during when love takes over. She Im so happy essence did this for Kelly I hope this event is gives her the drive to continue to makes albums and push boundaries. I hope this event rings louder in her ear than any hater. And I hope that this the very beginning to many many more!

  9. o February 9, 2012

    oh well didnt keri hilson sell 1 million copies of pretty girl rock and sell more albums than kelly rowland ? pretty girl rock went platinum before motivation but somehow kelly got nominated for a grammy before keri hilson and also sold 77,000 in the first week. its such ashame how the award shows do keri hilson and its all because she hasnt joined illiminati like beyonce kelly rowland rihanna lady gaga and katy perry.

  10. pee February 9, 2012


  11. Riiight. February 9, 2012


  12. 4Dollo February 9, 2012

    CONGRAds KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  13. TRUTH February 9, 2012

    My girl doin it big. Nobody can stop her. Haters never take a vacation, Kelly shakes em off and shows em up. 2012 BABY!

  14. EdwardPonton February 9, 2012

    Congrats to Kelly Rowland man, well deserved. She looked beautiful too. However, she sounds bad. This is def not her at her best vocally and I just wish she becomes consistent in that area, then she will be a power house. I pray the BET honors performance is great ( I have faith it will be).

  15. smh! February 9, 2012

    I convinced that Whom ever is setting up these live performances wants her career to be officially 6ft under. If it is not just a laziness to learn or hone her craft, she been playing too hard or somethings majorly wrong with her vocal cords. Whatever it is she is getting progressively worse live and seems ok with putting out less than perfection. X,y,whatever maybe harsh but there’s a lot of reality in what’s written.

  16. X,Y,”and Z” February 9, 2012

    * drum roll*

    …There she is ladies, gentlemen, and “Rowdogs” of every stripe: the fluffed-up, painted-on ‘Face Of Failure’ (30-something-year-old “stress cracks” and “hair line” fractures well-hidden), the VERY “walking, talking, breathing” monument to “failing upwards”, and second ONLY to Rihanna, T-H-E most-hyped, second-most “talentless-gimmick hack” EVER to be “studio conjured” (bark, Rowdogs, bark):

    (30-something-year-old..) K-E-L-L-Y-Y-Y-Y…… R-O-O-O-O-W-L-A-A-A-N-D…!!
    (scream, gay black men, scream; scream like someone told you you’re gay by choice and not “born that way”.)

    Drink her ALL in, Rowdogs – and curious by-standers alike. Take long, almost-choking, gulps. Why?

    ..Well, because you’d all be fooling yourselves if you didn’t think folks over at Universal/Motown weren’t watching..

    DON’T think for a second that, that “less-than 350-K WW” didn’t hurt and now won’t keloid!
    DON’T think for a second they didn’t know that she had ready-weekly-access to 10-12-Million ready, able, willing, and…(yes, I know, but it never gets old, so just wait for it…)..”MOTIVATED” U.K./European cash-at-the-ready discretionary-spending consumers! It took only two “bad” albums for ‘Colombia’ to drop her. Her most-recent failure, given that once-in-a-lifetime podium, as X-Factor U.K. judge/mentor counts as a catastrophe/flop CD all-unto itself.

    But you needn’t fret, Rowdogs. You see, your fave had her “golden” parachute long-ago at-the-ready; just remember what your fave said: “Orlando Bloom, and men who look like him are T-H-E most beautiful of all men.”

    X,Y,”and Z” – “..Every day above ground is a GOOD day..”

  17. A February 9, 2012

    Very proud of her after watching rico present her the plaque.

  18. Yes Kelly February 9, 2012

    So what I getting from you comments is that you have a major dislike for her because she likes W H I T E D U D E S? Is that it? O_O Unless she was my girl I could give a if she liked em brown, blue, grey, yell or midget.

  19. Theman February 9, 2012

    She looks beautiful, i wish her album could atleast go gold.

  20. muni February 9, 2012

    So proud Haters fall back she is not the only one having bad vocals sometimes it does happen so shut f*** up

    GO GO GO GO Kelly

  21. “IM VERY RICH B****” February 9, 2012

    whats up XYZ…its been a while….Damn she sounded Terrible…HOw in the hell is she getting honored and for WHAAAAAT…im sitting here thinking “she better be lucky she has destiny child behind her bc thats the only reason why she is still relevant…. I listen to her live and im thinking, “damn” this girl cant perform live and she is “WHACK”….I ALSO WONDER WHAT THE BLACK AUDIENCE THINK SINCE THEY ARE THE HARSHES ONES TO PLEASE WHEN IT COMES TO PERFROMING….I REALLY DONT SEE ANYONE GOING CRAZY FOR HER..WOW THAT WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL KELLY….I GUESS SOME PEOPLE DONT KNOW REAL TALENT BC SHE DEFINATELY AINT THAT

  22. X,Y,”and Z” February 9, 2012

    @Yes Kelly re: Feb 9th, 1:42 pm —

    It’s a “male thing”. You see, it’s part of the illusion. And with the now growing power of the blogs, there’s just no secrets to hide (her choice/preference in men) – at least, not for long – even though she’s made her choices/preferences, in men, very public, and well-known: “Orlando Bloom, and men who look like him, are T-H-E most beautiful and attractive of ALL men!”

    There’s no way that any black HETEROSEXUAL man can now watch the 30-something-year-old Kelly Rowland and, after knowing her said “likes and dislikes”, find her the least bit believable when she’s onstage, in a video, singing to/for a black HETEROSEXUAL man. She’s now, just NOT believable!

    As I’d said, it’s a “male/man thing”. It’s sorta-kinda like Reggie Bush, and the heat he got from black women, ’bout Kim Kardashian. And if you were paying any attention to that drama, you’d now know where I’m coming from, and what I was talking ’bout.

    (sigh..) But you wouldn’t even grant me that chance to want to see MY image – in a female performer/artist who finds my said image..”desirable” – then projected upon the pop-culture landscape, now would you? You see, 25-years of Oprah told you to brutally belittle, besmirch and ‘strike-down upon’ me: a HETEROSEXUAL black man!

    (again..) As I’d said, it’s a “male thing”. If you were a man – a black man, HETEROSEXUAL MAN – you’d understand.

    And as for your fave?! Well, as I’d said, with those “less-than 350-K WW and U.K. X-Factor dismissal” failures now firmly affixed to her brand, it’s only now a matter of time before ‘Universal/Motown’ “pulls the trigger”! But your fave has a history of “failing upwards”. I’m quite curious to see how she now tries to reincarnate herself.

    X,Y,”and Z” — “..he sank beneath your wisdom, like a stone…”

  23. Almond Joy February 9, 2012

    She sounds terrible!!!!!!

  24. muni February 9, 2012

    She might sound terrible but she can still sang, beautiful, powerful and independent. You guys need to find a JOB #thatsAll

  25. Collegegirl February 9, 2012

    Congrats Kelly! She looks great & sounded great… keep up the good work ma ma.

  26. truth teller February 9, 2012

    Welldone Kelly, you sounded well. Its live performance.

  27. Yea i said it February 9, 2012

    beyonce wasnt there to support, michelle and letoya made it but not her and dont give me that baby s*** because she was out this whole week……….sister my ass

  28. Steph February 10, 2012

    Congratssssssssssss Ms. Rowland!!! More POWER to you!

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