Kelly Rowland’s ‘Motivation’ Certified Double Platinum

Published: Friday 17th May 2013 by Sam

Kelly Rowland is riding high these days. Indeed, with countless cuts in rotation on Urban radio and a rumored X Factor USA judging spot, the Destiny’s Child diva’s stock is on a ten.

Most would agree that 2011’s ‘Motivation’ set the wheels in motion for her present-day success; as such the timing of the track’s latest achievement couldn’t be anymore apt.

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According to the RIAA, the Lil Wayne assisted is – as of this month – certified double Platinum after selling more than two-million copies.

An impressive feat on many a front, the length and breadth of the achievement is best understood when considering the commercial plight of R&B in an EDM dominated music world.

Needless to say, this certainly gives Ms. Kelly added momentum heading into the release window for her fourth studio album ‘Talk A Good Game’. Due on June 18th, the LP’s current single ‘Dirty Laundryhas garnered praise aplenty since being rolled out on radio this week. It’s accompanying video, so we’re told, is set to shoot imminently.

For now, though, congrats are certainly in order!

Tidbit: Peep this snap of Kelly posing it up with our very own Patrick at The-Dream’s album playback yesterday in LA…

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  1. KRowlandStone May 17, 2013

    *claps* It’s only the beginning for you Kel!!! 🙂 xoxo

    • LUCYSIN33 May 18, 2013

      Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~ MìxedŚìngle.Çoм ~ ~~Serious interracial dating is an ideal platform for afro romance for black & white singles. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)perhaps you can have a try.

  2. EdwardPonton May 17, 2013

    Good s***! Everyone rooting for Kelly, if she promote and do her part she gone be straight. She look tired AF in that picture though.

    • KRowlandStone May 17, 2013

      rehearsals…Her schedule is gonna be PACKED…….

  3. Alex May 17, 2013

    That’s fabulous! Also, ‘Dirty Laundry’ has already entered the Top 50 Urban Airplay chart 2 days after debuting :O Motivation didn’t even take off as fast as this!!!!!!! #TalkAGoodGame

  4. DOSSOME May 17, 2013

    Congrats Ms.Kelly…This song deserved a grammy

    • MARK May 17, 2013

      It did, she was robbed of that grammy last year.

  5. Monstarebel May 17, 2013

    That’s wassup Congrats gurl xoxo.

  6. Monstarebel May 17, 2013

    Patrick is cute

  7. Rosie May 17, 2013

    Great song, I just wished all of her singles sans “Dirty Laundry” didn’t sound like this.

    • WE LOVE YOU KELLY!!! May 17, 2013

      they don’t though….i grant you that sometimes the subject matter may be similar, but sonically there’s really no comparison between any of her singles.

  8. Cornell_Antwoin May 17, 2013

    Man, I cannot wait to meet her in Orlando..my heart is racing. I am so glad that things are finally looking up for my Kelz

  9. DayDreamin May 17, 2013

    Go Kelly!

    • YessKelly May 17, 2013

      is that Ariana in your avi? I love that chic.

      • DayDreamin May 17, 2013

        Yes it is 🙂

      • YessKelly May 17, 2013

        i thought so… 🙂

  10. KEY May 17, 2013

    Nice 🙂

  11. HoneychildPlease May 17, 2013

    Well ummmmm congrats…* plays Laundromat by Nivea*

    • Beauty Queen May 18, 2013

      lol….ch…

  12. Miguel May 17, 2013

    Yess

  13. Speakinthetruth May 17, 2013

    Now whos the flop now????? For a woman that many said could never have solo success outside of DC! F’c u & tht nicca tht put his wack ass hands on my fav! I’m so happy for Kelly! I’m proud of Bey & Michelle as well! Mannn…. I luv these women! (teary eyes)

  14. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare May 17, 2013

    “Motivation” is, indeed, the shyt! So congrats!

    As always, I’m anticipating her new album but, to be honest, I really don’t want to be let down like I was with “Here I Am.” <<<<<< THAT album was supposed to be the album where Kelly was making a particular statement about arrival (hence the title). Yet, the album fell short minus a few gems. Most notably, "Keep It Between Us." Brilliant and best song on "Here I Am."

    I'm always here for Kelly but I want a masterpiece dammit. I want a Kelly album I can BRAG about. 🙂

  15. Shawn152 May 17, 2013

    Get It Kelly!!!

    • HoneychildPlease May 18, 2013

      LMFAOOOooooo she is so fcking dumb!

      • Lovebird May 18, 2013

        LMAO TRUE

  16. MISHKA May 18, 2013

    A very well deserved Grammy coming your way, Kelly Row!

    “Dirty laundry” is such an amazing song.

  17. MariahIsMusic1 May 18, 2013

    I’m here for kelly!! Unlike this W**** rihanna she actually has talent

  18. You Mad? May 18, 2013

    I love my Kelly! Good work. This is only the beginning.

  19. DIGGER BEY May 18, 2013

    Co Sign @ B**** I can’t even. HIA was an great album. That album had plenty of hidden gems, like Keep It Between Us! Also Ms. Kelly was an great album! The bad thing about Kelly past albums, was there wasn’t promotion. And they would only release two songs and b done with the album. I’m definitely glad that’s over with. Kelly has the talent to Run This Sh*t! She has Diva Stage Presence, can sing and dance. That right there puts her ahead of every b**** n the game, except for Gaga and KING B. I think this Era will b an award winning era! The best is yet to come! I know what my b**** is capable of. #DESTROYING BISHES

    • HOWYOULIKEIT May 18, 2013

      I still can’t believe turn it up didnt receive the single treatment. What a mess. She definitely needs to upgrade her promo strategy

    • KEY May 18, 2013

      YES!

  20. DIGGER BEY May 18, 2013

    Turn It Up, Keep It Between Us, and Feelin Me Right Now all would’ve made great singles. And I luv Work It Man!

  21. tamartian May 18, 2013

    Yaaaasssss

  22. KEY May 18, 2013

    Here I Am was a good album. My faves were Feelin Me Right Now, Work It Man, Heaven & Earth, All Of The Night, and Motivation (duhh)

    …But whoever decided to autotune THE HELL out of her voice on some her songs should be slapped.

    • HOWYOULIKEIT May 18, 2013

      turn it up

  23. bella May 18, 2013

    Lmao only now ? I can’t stand this b**** !!! People are only talking about her bcuz she used beyonce as her chewin gum in her boring as song dirtyflop . Now beyonce can’t trust this b**** . Beyonce dnt let kelly near baby blue bcuz u dnt kno wats going on in this bitter ass b**** head .

    • KEY May 18, 2013

      Hahahah stupid troll 🙂

  24. bella May 18, 2013

    Lmao only now ? I can’t stand this b**** !!! People are only talking about her bcuz she used beyonce as her chewin gum in her boring ass song dirtyflop . Now beyonce can’t trust this b**** . Beyonce dnt let kelly near baby blue bcuz u dnt kno wats going on in this bitter ass b**** head .

  25. LUCYSIN33 May 18, 2013

    Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~ ~~InterràcìalFìshes.Çoм ~~ ~ ~~Serious interracial dating is an ideal platform for afro romance for black & white singles. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)perhaps you can have a try.

    You never know who is out there just waiting for you to make their dream lovelife a reality.Has nothing to do with age\color, You can find the man or girl of your dreams. With a brave heart to love. Love and be loved, Let’s love!

  26. X,Y,”and Z” May 18, 2013

    @Patrick – You wanna be ‘Ms. Kelly’ soooo bad, don’t you? You can practically taste all the ‘black t***** love’, can’t you, Patrick? I mean, Patrick, why not just complete the fantasy: change of wardrobe, watch your diction/tuck(safely), and get those monthly shots?

    re:’Motivation’: Now, released after some TWO YEARS, and it’s just NOW going 2x Platinum..?! Well, if anything, it just goes to show: singles/digital sales mean NOT-A-THING in the grand scheme of album sales/brand advancement.

    “..(Kelly Rowland)rumored X-Factor U.S judging spot..”

    Bwahahahahahah.. I mean, like really?! Are you serious?! Didn’t Simon Cowell learn ANYTHINTG from having her as a ‘Season 8′(2011) U.K. X-Factor judge? Doesn’t HE remember all the negative press/reviews, and that Tsunami-Fan-Backlash? Black Gay men not withstanding, Kelly Rowland has ZERO fan-base, here in the U.S., as compared to Europe. That said, what’s the rational in having her on a U.S. Prime-Time talent show?

    Wow! Just..like Wow..!!

    X,Y,”and Z” – Out..!!

    • KEY May 18, 2013

      You really are feeling some way that Kelly might actually get the recognition she deserves here in the United States.

      • X,Y,”and Z” May 18, 2013

        @Key –

        “You really are feeling some way that Kelly might actually get the recognition she deserves here in the U.S.”

        Hey Key, you, myself, and all the Intelligent Lifeforms Of Planet Earth have all been waiting for her to “get the recognition she deserves,” but yet, here we are – WELL-OVER TEN YEARS LATER..still waiting.

        Kelly Rowland IS getting all the recognition she deserves: ZERO..!!

        Europe gave Kelandria all the recognition she deserves: they gave her a weekly-10-million-watched-prime-time stage all to herself – saw her for the flat, bland, tepid, zero-talent she is, then threw her off X-Factor UK, and then ran her off the Continent..!!

        ..And here she is, like some vicious, vindictive H***** sore. And did your precious Kelly grown as an artist in the now two years since being tossed from the Continent? NO! Absolutely not – want proof? Here she is – still no talent, with yet another I-have-no-talent-so-I’ll-play-victim gimmick: “I was abused!” *sigh*

        And in ten years time, you’ll be here on TGJ, lecturing/advising/scolding us on waiting for Kelly to “be all that she can be”.

        X,Y,”and Z” – Out..!!

      • YOU FOOL May 18, 2013

        Just so you know, I stopped reading your comment upon you quoting me…

        I knew that if you felt the need to quote me, then you were only going to rant and rave. I’m not the entertaining type.

        Continue on. 🙂

  27. kelly slaying May 18, 2013

    Am happy for her.

  28. stephanie May 18, 2013

    Yessssss!!!!

  29. P.O. May 20, 2013

    Oh my gosh Bella must be like Beyonce’s assistant or something!? There’s no way she would know Beyonce and Kelly’s personal life. Smh oh my gosh you can just feel the hate in some of these posts lol. Lmao people acting like they went and had coffee with Beyonce!

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