Kelly Rowland is officially part of the Roc.
For, the GRAMMY-winning songbird has revealed that she has signed to Jay-Z‘s entertainment juggernaut Roc Nation.
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Eagle-eyed fans noticed that the firm have been actively plugging Kelly’s single ‘Coffee’ – leading to murmurs about a partnership between both entities.
During a recent interview with AP, the 39-year-old confirmed the news.
On Signing To Roc Nation:
“Roc Nation is my management company. That’s new. : It’s family and it just happened. It just really happened to work and it’s working out really well so far. My team, I have a great team. It’s not to say I didn’t have a great team before, I had a great team before. You evolve, you move on and that’s really it and Roc Nation is home now.”
On Being Independent:
“Yes [I am], for now. There have been really cool calls. At the same time, it’s such a different space and time in music now. I think in my head it’s just navigating it all. I’m definitely independent. It’s something about it that I’m really, really loving and there’s something about it where you’re just like, “Oh I need a little bit more of some budget money to execute some of this.” I always say that dog’on Destiny’s Child set me up because we had visuals. People are like, “You gon’ release a song with no visuals?” Now that I released ‘Coffee’ people are like, “OK, what are we going to get next? What visual are we going to get next?” So I do feel that pressure, but I just want to take it a little easier on myself.”
On Her New Album:
“I’m very excited about this album. I’m excited for the fact that the years that it took me to find tempo. …The whole album’s not up-tempo, but I’m excited to share my tempo. I feel like I always had mids and slower records but yeah, I’m ready to dance. Especially when we come out of all this, we need to dance.”