Kelly Rowland Talks Tough Recording Sessions For New Album

Published: Thursday 15th Sep 2016 by Sam

When as booked as Kelly Rowland, crafting a new album isn’t as easy as it may seem.

It’s been over three years since the songstress released her last LP ‘Talk A Good Game’ and in the time after she’s gotten married, become a mother, created a girl group, and amplified her acting resume.

Hence, it’s little surprise why the songbird is putting pressure on herself to deliver a body of work that reflects the many experiences she’s been through.

The process, which seems to be “start-stop-start” has proved irksome to fans. For, they’ve been bombarding Rowland with questions about the as yet untitled set.

Speaking with Billboard, she provides an update that might appease some…

Via BB:

What new music can we expect from you?

I’m trying to close out the record by the end of this year. I told myself to stop [doing other things] and just finish it.

What’s so tough about completing this LP?

Just because I’ve been gone for so long. I wanted to take that first year to just be a mother, but I wanted to put out music at the same time. I was fighting myself. So then here’s the second year, and I’ve been recording but I’ve always had some hiccups in between it with other projects that I’m doing. I’m shooting a movie right now, but at the end of this year, I definitely am finishing up this record and I’m releasing it next year. I’m even tired of waiting on it myself, I want to get back on stage, and I want my son to see me on stage. I want him to witness that whole feeling. He saw me at rehearsal a couple months back when I did a video and he was so excited. So the fact that he likes it, I need him to see that again.

Elsewhere in the chat, Rowland revealed she’s working on a book and elaborated on her upcoming make-up line. She also expressed that she’s still hands on with June’s Diary; although she’s allowing the quintet to take the reigns of their own ship.

Fingers crossed that music is her priori as mentioned. Because successful material will help mobilise all of her other ventures.

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  1. john bieber September 15, 2016

    Love as a person but Don’t care for her musically! She can sing but the music boring

    • Beyonce you bich September 15, 2016

      I agree, kelly’s music is kind of boring. Still better than beyonce’s music though tbh

      • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

        Nowhere is Kellys music is boring
        Stop lying in these comments


      • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

        Your entire exhistance is boring

      • C-Squad September 15, 2016

        Hating ass b****

      • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

        Nowhere is Kellys music boring

      • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

        Fake ass Beyonce fan !!!!

    • BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN September 15, 2016

      I’m ready for new music, but I believe in taking your time and not rushing. When the time is right it will happen and I know it will be amazing. Loved “Talk a Good Game”

      • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

        I agree because when she comes back all these “haters” will be checking for her

      • Beyonce September 15, 2016

        They cant take Kelly tbh ???

      • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

        I agree
        Kelly can take her time

      • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016

        My fav album from her

    • Miguel September 15, 2016

      Beautiful celebrity, can sing, but her music is “simply boring”

      • Beyonce September 15, 2016

        Her music is far from boring

    • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

      Girl her music is not boring
      You can miss me with the bull s*** !!!


      • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016

        They stay trying our fav ???

    • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

      She can sing and her music is not boring

      With your lying ass !!!!
      Ppl love to hate on Kelly for no real reason

      • Beyonce September 15, 2016

        I got your back sis ???

    • Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

      Brandy slays Kelly and thats the truth.

      Brandy is the better performer and has way more “pop” appeal

      • Beyonce September 15, 2016

        The delusions
        Kelly slays Brandy

      • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016


    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016


    • Keri Hilson Fan 2016 September 15, 2016

      Meanwhile Kelly is Bookedt and you are ???

      • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016

        Kelly stays bookedt

    • C-Squad September 15, 2016

      Umm Kellys catalogue is fire ???

      She has bangers

      • Beyonce September 15, 2016

        They love to hate Kelly ?

    • Beyonce September 15, 2016

      B**** Bye
      Get out Kelly comments with that B*******

    • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016


    • Devan September 15, 2016

      The first to comment is always Kellys number 1 fan ?????????

  2. #justsayn September 15, 2016

    I just love her! She’s a baddie!

    • Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

      Brandy is better

      • Keri Hilson Fan 2016 September 15, 2016

        Didnt the Monica stans drag your ass , now you in here trying to start war with the RowlandStones

      • Keri Hilson Fan 2016 September 15, 2016

        Bish where?
        Yall letting that “Vocal Bible” title get to your heads

      • C-Squad September 15, 2016

        In what world?
        Kelly stays booked meanwhile Brandy is IG famous

    • Keri Hilson Fan 2016 September 15, 2016

      Aint she though
      Kelly is the truth

    • C-Squad September 15, 2016


    • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

      She is a Goddess

    • Devan September 15, 2016


  3. Nnanna Umahi-Briggs September 15, 2016

    I’ve been rooting for Kelly for so damn long i am honestly exhausted from all the disappointments. I wish her the best.

    • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

      Im still rooting for Kelly
      This 5th Album is going to be her best to date.

      #GetReady ?

    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

      Keep on rooting for her
      Kelly is coming to snatch wigs

      • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

        Snatched from the scalp ?

  4. Paulo September 15, 2016

    oh Kelly… how you gon so easily contradict yourself in one paragraph… “ooh I need to focus on music but I’m doing a book and this and that and June’s Diary” STOP! stop setting yourself up for failure! please fix JD’s situation first and then head back to the studio and bring us the heat we know you can deliver. THEN PROMOTE!

    is she really with Epic btw? has it been confirmed?

    • Beyonce’s a s*** September 15, 2016


      That’s the label where all the artists flop!

      • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

        And where are you signed sis?

      • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

        Where are you signed at again???

      • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

        Bye hater

    • C-Squad September 15, 2016

      That Heat ????

  5. Adrian LePier September 15, 2016

    How many times has Kelly been HANDED the ball, only to fumble it? She’s had more reprieves, do-overs and second chances than Ciara and Nicole Scherzinger.

    • Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

      Brandy slays Kelly idk why Kelly tries to rip of Brandys style

    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

      Kelly is successful and is building her brand

  6. 2bad2bme September 15, 2016

    I think she should just focus on June’s Diary at this point. She had so many opportunities to come hard with slick videos and choreography just as Bey has done (I mean come on they come from the SAME group). So many chances to take notes from Bey and serve the girls but she didn’t get what we wanted!

    • Ciara stan September 15, 2016

      Kelly is going to come HARD
      This wait is for a reason
      She is stalling!!!!

      This era is going to be her best to date !!!!

    • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

      Kelly needs to take notes from the ppl she trust and shouldnt focus on imitating other artists. She doesnt need that.

      • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

        I agree

      • Devan September 15, 2016


    • Devan September 15, 2016

      Kelly is doing just fine

      Both her and Bey need to take notes from Janet

  7. OQRAM September 15, 2016

    Kelly’s problem is that she has no organization or ground game and an extremely poor team managing her. She also doesn’t know who she is or what she wants to be: R&B…pop…Hip Hop/Hood…EDM/Euro…sexual/nasty…conservative/clean. She tries to wear all those hats and gets solid opportunities to work on all these fronts, but consistently fails to build on any of it. This is the same girl who came out swinging with “Dilemma” and had a practically starring role in Freddy vs. Jason, two things that probably even startled Beyonce, and yet 15 years later they’re still trying to ‘break’ her. Either sh*t or get off the pot.

    • RihNaj September 15, 2016

      Damn you went in!! But I ?% agree!! She needs to step up to the occasion everyone been waiting for and just drop a bomb ass single/album! There’s so many people that would work with kelly everyone loves her, I just pray all of this pays off and just slay our life’s with music, choreography and promo ?? all I’m asking for kelly?

    • GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

      Kelly is extremely successly and has many awards an accolades.

      Her true fans know this and been supporting her no matter what.

    • Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

      Brandy >>> Kelly Rowland anyday

      • K5 September 15, 2016

        Whats a Brandy??? ?????

    • K5 September 15, 2016

      Kelly is going to have the industry up in arms

      I believe this is gonna slay our lives

      • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

        I cant wait

  8. Lisa jones September 15, 2016

    I love her so beautiful. She needs a good a &r .

  9. Kelly Rowland September 15, 2016

    Kelly is doing exactly what we are wanting her to do and that is make sure that all of her sonn and videos ready for an organized promo trail

    #K5 is coming

    Cement on your wigs

    • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

      Exactly ??

  10. Beyhive September 15, 2016

    Chile Kelly is finna have the girls shook with new album trust and believe home girl has a plan.

    All we have to do is be patient.

    Talk a good Game was a master piece

    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

      Yaaasss they are not ready
      The snippets i heard are fire

    • K5 September 15, 2016

      S H O O K !!! ?

    • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016


  11. RihannonFenty September 15, 2016

    Kelly is the s***

    If she wants to take her time to release quality music then im game for it.

    Rumor has is the delay is because she is putting together a world tour

    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

      Speak on it

    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

      OkAaay ??????

    • K5 September 15, 2016

      I dont want a rushed album with no direction
      So she can take her time.

      • kb3ee September 16, 2016

        im A major Kelly Fan and I will buy her CD when it comes out..but as 1 of her songs says ” i cant take another brocken promise,why do things the hard way” if she pushes it out again to spring…my love for her stays ..but my interest will shrink

    • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

      Cmon world tour
      Thatll be epic

    • Devan September 15, 2016

      She mentioned a World Tour in an interview. Praying thats what shes working on

  12. GodivaGoddess September 15, 2016

    Take your time Kelly
    Im still jamming to TAGG

    • Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

      2/11 on itunes now

      • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

        You better promote Brandy on a Kelly Rowland post sis ???

      • K5 September 15, 2016

        Lmfao now sis

  13. GagaLovesKelz September 15, 2016

    I have no doubt in my mind that Kellys 5th album is going to earn her the recognition she deserves.

    Bring on Billboard , VMAs, and Grammys 2017

    • Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

      Kelly wants to be Brandy so bad

      • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016

        Bye Brandy stan

    • K5 September 15, 2016

      Say that again ???

  14. Brandy Starz September 15, 2016

    F*** Kelly Rowland
    She will never be Brandy or as beautiful

    • KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

      Not the Brandy stan in these comments ?

    • K5 September 15, 2016

      R E A C H ?

    • BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

      Anything to promote Brandy


  15. KTRrowlandStones September 15, 2016

    Rumor has it Kelly is working on a World Tour
    This takes time and planning.

    She wants to warn Grammys and recogniztion for this album.
    Im here for her taking her time

    • Beyonce September 15, 2016

      Kelly can eadily do a World Tour
      #iseeit ?

  16. K5 September 15, 2016

    #NoPressure ?

  17. Keri Hilson Fan 2016 September 15, 2016

    Yaas Kelly i cant wait to hear this album. It is going to be her best.
    As for the wait
    Perfection takes times

  18. C-Squad September 15, 2016

    C-Squad loves you Kelly
    We cant wait ?

    • KellySlayLand September 15, 2016


  19. Beyonce September 15, 2016

    Kelly finna Scalp

    I dont mind waiting

  20. BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

    Put Your Name On it

    Are this my most play Kelly songs

  21. Alana surebucks September 15, 2016

    I am tired of waiting on this album. She had my attention at first but now I have moved on. The first single will have to be mind blowing with a epic music video for me to care about her again. And I am not buying this tour rumor Kelly has nothing up her sleeve but plans for pedicures and lunch dates with La La Anthony.

    • Oh Girl !!! September 15, 2016

      Alana sis shes coming…
      You will see

  22. BeyHiveForever September 15, 2016

    I need new music from Kelly like asap
    But i can wait if i have to ???

  23. KellySlayLand September 15, 2016

    Kelly is coming….

  24. @KellyRowlandarmy on IG September 15, 2016


    • Oh Girl !!! September 15, 2016


  25. Oh Girl !!! September 15, 2016

    Where is this lead single????

  26. Tyler September 15, 2016

    Where is No Pressure Kelly?? ?

  27. Girl im done September 15, 2016

    Kelly thinks this wait is cute ?

    She gone drop 4 fire ass snippets ans have us still waiting for them a year later.

    What is she doing “planning a family”
    Girl drop this s*** and slay us properfly for an entire era.

    • Gaga September 15, 2016

      The 3 snippets she dropped last year were ???

    • Devan September 15, 2016

      This wait has been loooooooong ?

  28. Gaga September 15, 2016

    Im tired of this wait ?

  29. Devan September 15, 2016

    That Dumb video snippet is what had me GAGGING !!!!!

  30. GEEZUS September 15, 2016

    I just want a Nicki Minaj collar maybe then she’ll gain a couple thousand sales and a few million streams

    • KellyRowlandArmy September 15, 2016


    • GEEZUS September 16, 2016


  31. Avi September 16, 2016

    😀 The lone person here, posing as multiple aliases, desperately trying to start a Brandy/Kelly stan-war in an attempt to boost general interest of them both is so frickin’ adorable, but woefully misguided. You’ve been doing this here for years, to no avail. You need to branch out. I know articles about Brandy and Kelly are scaresly found anywhere else but here, but still..

  32. Nowqd Reddish trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 19, 2016

    Nice of her

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