Kelly Rowland Confirms New Album Definitely Coming ‘This Year’

Published: Thursday 17th Jan 2019 by Rashad

Nearly 6 years separate fans of Kelly Rowland, affectionately known as #RowlandStones, from a new album from the R&B songstress.  Despite building buzz along the way with isolated singles and other business ventures (see:  book, charity events, reality show singing competitions, etc.) scattered over the last half decade, promotional support for the aforementioned efforts was often accompanied with promises of ‘it’s coming’ as fans pressured for concrete news.

Now, speaking with our friends at Billboard, the 37-year-old has assured readers the wait’s nearly come to an end.  As fans continue to laud her braggadocious, eponymous single released at the tail end of 2018 (click here to listen), Rowland’s going on record to say its parent album is just about ready to come out of the oven:

Rowland on release timeline of new album:

 “This year! I said that last year. But I actually, really mean it this year,” she jokes.

Rowland on pressure to create good work:

“This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it’s supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it. And it’s the first time I’ve said it out loud. I’ve been extremely hard on myself. But it’s definitely coming, and I’m more so excited about this project than anything else,” Rowland reveals.

Rowland on rumors of a Beyonce collaboration for her new album:

“It’s so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I just see sisterhood, and that’s what we are and that’s what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I’m like, no. Just family,” Rowland says.

Rowland on wanting to work with Solange again:

“I’m a huge fan. I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it’s so complex but simple. It’s genius. It’s the genius in her genius mind that she has in there,” she says.

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  1. Ha January 17, 2019

    Yal are so late with this post lol

  2. IKNOWTHETRUTH January 17, 2019


    • 2bad2bme January 17, 2019

      No, she never takes the bait of people hinting to her that she should take a Beyonce approach to her new era. Hot song, Savage video with choreo and bomb live performances. We all want her to win but she acts as if she has not figured it out yet.

  3. DanYiel Iman January 17, 2019

    I’m excited about this because I’ve been a fan for about 20 years!!🕺🏽💃🏽

  4. Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 17, 2019

    You are some artists (albeit not commercial ones) who just say their work will come out when it’s ready and don’t expect a regular release schedule. Kelly had the platform to launch an incredible solo career and just made a mess of it. Yes label drama happens, life happens – but whenever I think of Kelly I think of an artist with great potential – but who just cannot and will never get it together. It’s a shame.

  5. #TeamTinashe Stan (New Nashe Music Coming Soon 🔥) January 17, 2019

    Kelly is a great performer just like Bey.
    She can sing, dance, control the stage and lip sync (without it being noticeable) like Bey.

  6. DC3 FOREVER January 17, 2019

    It’s been coming since 2016. She has said the same things over and over and over again. It’s gotten to the point her core fans (such as myself) can not take the lies and mistakes every era year after year. We root and Stan for her but it’s constant let down and redundancy. Just over it at this point. And she wonders why people call her the Queen or letting her fans down with something as little as “music” well actions and facts speak for themselves. Thanks Kelly for consitantly being a major let down to your fans. See you on yet another worthless judge panel this year I’m sure before we get an album.

    • Paula January 17, 2019

      No it’s her fans that let her down. Everything she has put out was very good and the sells didn’t happen. But everyone keeps saying where’s the new music

      • Keith January 17, 2019

        I think there is some truth to the idea that fan support with dollars/streams isnt there

  7. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez January 17, 2019

    That’s fine and all but what about June’s Diary!?

    • Keith January 17, 2019

      They released a great EP, toured with Jussie Smollett. Again, it seems few on the fan side cared.

  8. The Voodoo Queen January 17, 2019

    YES MS ROWLAND!!!! Would love to see her get some up and coming talent to work on her project. People that are hungry for it. Something fresh and new! Like this

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