MediaTakeOut.com recently released an article exposing how Kelly's management (aka Mathew Knowles) kept pushing back her album's release date. It looks like that article embarrassed enough people over at Knowles Inc. that they finally put Kelly's album on the fast track.
Yesterday Columbia Records announced that Kelly's sophomore album is going to be released this June.
No need to thank us Kelly, really - it's all in a days work. You see guys, we don't always use our power for evil...
Here's the official press release:
NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Music World/Columbia Records will release Ms. Kelly, the avidly-awaited sophomore album from the Grammy-winning pop-urban musical superstar Kelly Rowland, on Tuesday, June 26.
"Like This," the first single from Ms. Kelly, is an infectious pulsating hip-hop groove featuring the Grammy-winning rap artist Eve. After a mere week at radio, "Like This" is already lighting up America's radio airwaves with a nationwide listening audience of over 5 million. The single is slated to impact Urban/Rhythm radio on March 27 and Top 40 on April 17. A "Like This" ringtone was made available on March 6 with a digital download and 12 inch single being offered on March 13. The CD single will be in stores on April 17. "Like This" is currently being promoted on AOL Music's New Songs page while fans may hear a streaming version of the tune on Kelly's MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/kellyrowland).
"Ghetto," the second single from Ms. Kelly, provides a showcase for the combined talents of Kelly Rowland and guest artist Snoop Dogg.
Ms. Kelly is the long-awaited successor to Rowland's best-selling 2002 gold-certified solo debut album, Simply Deep, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Peaking at #1 in the UK, #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart, and #12 on the Billboard Top 200, Simply Deep included the smash hit, "Dilemma," Kelly's duet with the rapper Nelly, which earned the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2003 and spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.
"I have put my heart and soul into this record," said Kelly about her decision to make this record very personal. "I am excited that everyone will hear it. I am completely exposed. It's the real me."
One of the vocal superstars in Destiny's Child, the biggest selling girl group of all time, Kelly Rowland's talents proved a major contributing force as the group racked up sales of more than 60 million records worldwide while earning two Grammy Awards in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category (2000: "Say My Name"; 2001: "Survivor").
Kelly's natural charm and charisma have opened up the doors to roles in movies and on television. Her big screen acting credits include starring roles in the 2003 horror blockbuster, "Freddy vs. Jason," and 2004's comedy-romance, "The Seat Filler," executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among her television appearances, she has appeared as "Carly" in three episodes of "The Hughleys" and as "Martha Reeves" (of Martha & the Vandellas) on "American Dreams." She has performed on "Saturday Night Live" and as a guest host on "The View."
Most recently, Kelly Rowland is appearing as celebrity spokesperson for the "Dark & Lovely" hair product line from Soft Sheen-Carson (consumer products division of L'Oreal USA, Inc.).
man im not feelin dat 'All on You' track feat Lil'Weezy F.
Finally. After taking a very long ride in the backseat of Beyonce's career...I am happy for Kelly.
go kelly i am happy 4 u
ABOUT TIME THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY
YOU GO GIRL! DO YOUR THING, AND DON'T LET THOSE HATERS BRING YOU DOWN! I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU HAD THE FRIENDLIEST SMILE, AND TO STILL HAVE ONE AFTER ALL OF THE HARD WORK YOU'VE DONE SHOWS YOU HAVE A LOT OF COURAGE!
I am so happy for this beautiful lady, she has always been my favorite! One day her star will rise up and up! Still, I know she and beyonce are close and love each other very much, so this is not a negative toward Beyonce, with Kelly's album being pushed back, in a way it's good, cuz Bey's album is on the down swing now, so Kelly's can do its thing, and I will buy it! Matthew Knowles is a businessman and some of his decisions are questionable..from all accounts he loves Kelly like a daughter, she has been with them for over 20years..you develop a close bond and we know beyonce is his heart, so it's all good. CONGRADS TO KELLY!
I AM VERY GLAD FOR KELLY, SHE DESERVES IT.
BUT WHY IS HE CHOOSING TO PUT HER CD OUT SO CLOSE TO B'DAY REMIX.
about time about time about time!!!!!
OMG!!! Thank you Kelly for finally releasing this album!!! I wish her all the best. She deserves it.
Its about time she didnt deserve to be pushed back like that. I listened to the song and it sounds o.***. In my opinion not her best work but I'll see what the album is like.
SO NOW THAT BEYONCE IS OUT THE WAY.. KELLY GETS HER TURN.. TOO LITTLE 2 LATE.. WWW.PUTYOURSELFOUT.NET
im happy 4 kelly she deserves to shine
BEYONCE CD COMES OUT FIRST, THEN SOLANGE'S AND THEN KELLY'S.
AND DURING THE TIME KELLY'S CD COMES OUT BEYONCE IS ON TOUR PROMOTING THE B'DAY REMIX.....
SOLANGE WILL BE PROMOTING HERS......
ONCE AGAIN SHE WILL BE OVERSHADOWED.........
AND WHO DO YOU THINK WILL GET THE MOST PROMOTION.
gurl find a new record label or u will always come *** last but i can't wait to get the cd
I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO STOP AND THINK:
HOW DO WE KNOW THE KNOWLES ARE NOT PART (OR WHOLE) OWNERSHIP OF MEDIATAKEOUT. I SAY THAT BECAUSE THIS SITE FOCUSES WAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH ON BEYONCE. MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER STAR. AND THE MORE YOU FOCUS ON ONE STAR THE MORE THE PUBLIC IS INTRIGUED WITH THEM AND WILL GO OUT AND BUY THE MUSIC OR MAGAZINES OR ANYTHING.
ONE WOULD HAVE TO ADMITT, THE KNOWLES ALONG WITH JAY-Z APPEAR TO BE BUSINESS SAVVY.
AS OF TODAY--- ON THE HOME PAGE OF MEDIA TAKEOUT, THERE ARE 11 HEADLINES THAT ARE RELATED TO BEYONCE IN SOME WAY SHAPE OR FORM.
TOMORROW MAY BE 31.
READ BETWEEN THE LINES PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm happy for Kelly...she has been on the back burner long enough, but I think she's comfortable there. Who knows what the future holds for Ms. Rowland...She should use her Destiny Child status to promote her new cd.
LOL at Supreme. But I am glad for Kel's. She is one of the nicest and most talented u'll ever meet. She has stood in the background to let B do her thing for years. She feels that beyonce's "ear" is one of the best and she has a lot of resepect for that girl. I just hope this project does well. The tracks she has done and that are suppose to make the album are HOT. Everyone at Columbia is excited, but we'll see what kind of marketing budget she ends up getting. We know not one like Beyonce's. But if anyone at Columbia wants to see this album does well, it is me.
She looks nice. Beyonce better watch out; Kelly's about to steal her shine. I wish her luck. She has a nice voice.
Matthew is a snake, it's really funny how Kelly is marketed in black mainstream media, but Beyonce is marketed in white media markets. Sad! Not hating, just speaking what I see.
ON ANOTHER NOTE!!!!!
I HAVE FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
.....I WAS WATCHING THE NEWS AND SAW THAT A WHITE MAN WON HALF OF A $370 MILLION DOLLARS JACKPOT FROM THE MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY... I BELIEVE HE WAS FROM DAYTON, GA..
MY POINT IS, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO WIN THESE JACKPOTS ARE FROM WHITE COMMUNITES.
I HAVE YET TO EVER HEAR OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN OR HISPANIC WINNING AND THE LOTTO TICKET WAS PURCHASED IN A PERDOMINITLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD... AND I'M SURE BLACKS PLAY THE LOTTO.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT THAT?
IS THE LOTTO RIGGED?
I am happy for Kelly. I hope that this album is a huge success. I need to hear a fresh voice and hopefully Kelly can provide that. I also hope that she could get out of Beyonce's shadow and let her true light shine.
No dont agree. Anyway Kelly is just grand. Even though her voice isnt that strong she still is nice to listen to. And she should focus on Black first because we matter most. Destiny's Child started like that and they excelled
kelly, has a song with tank on this album that is fire.
I'm happy that Kelly's CD is coming out. Unfortunately, she's not going to get the push B gets, because she's very talented. I would like to see her at least get as much publicity as Ashanti used to get when she was hot and had a new CD coming out. She deserves at least that much. At least she can really sing. Ooh Baby.
Congrats To Kelly I still believe she need to find new management because she will never get as much media and advertisement up under Mathew Knowles management. And if I was Mr. Knowles I would also look out for my childrens careers before an outsiders career oh (outside daughter foreplay daughter cousin qoute) she needs new management. I wish her the best.
I think that Matthew does put a lot of effort into Kelly. Who do you think got her those movie roles, that dark and lovely contract and appearances on those shows. He did. The thing is that Beyonce appeals to both black and white audiences whilst Kelly only basically appeals to the black audience. When he first album came out it was 1st and got so much promotion, even over here in the UK and it barely went platinum and Beyonce wasn't even promoting anything at the time so people need to stop acting like he only looks out for Beyonce. Also I think her live singing needs a lot of improvement but other than that I like her and her personality. Se will make it.
Blah, Blah, Blah.i.m tired of Beyonce which makes me tired of Kelly by default. Sorry Kelly.
Treesha, sometimes I think that you are in my head. Thank you for saying what you said.
Marketing Kelly to a white audience is like marketing Kelly Clarkston to a Black audience. It's not going to happen and it's not going to work. MTO, you left out one of Kelly's credits, she was on Girlfriends as well.
But anyway, I hope that this album is better than Simply Deep. I only liked 3 songs on that one. Her voice is okay and I hope she has worked on her live vocals. I want to see her dance more. I want to see her come out more. I want to see her perform like she did when she was in DC, but now just by herself. I hope she's comfortable with being by herself this time around cause I think with Simply Deep she was afraid at competing cause she wasn't the lead singer in the group. Letoya did well, so I hope she will as well.
I wish she would drop the album in June and get to open at the BET awards. That would be fire!!!!!!
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOMETHING------
WHERE IS MICHELLE FROM DESTINY CHILD???????
YOU ALWAYS SEE BEYONCE AND KELLEY AT A BALL GAME, AT NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND AND YOU WILL EVEN SEE KELLEY WITH BEYONCE, TINA AND GRANDSON OUT SOMEWHERE EATING.
okay, so I went to her website and checked out tracks. I'm gonna buy it. I'm feelin' it. It's pretty hot. I can't wait for the video. i hope that on the Eve spitfire that she's getting off on the dancefloor. She needs to create a dance for the song.
Supreme, Michelle is starring in Oprah's play The Color Purple playing the role of Shug Avery.
Also, black people have won the lottery, they just aren't that stupid to get on tv to display it to the world.
Kelly has a beautiful voice, but comin from a group that had one megastar has hurt her chances of becomin a *** herself.
I'M TALKING ABOUT SEEING MICHELLE WITH BEYONCE AND FAMILY JUST IN GENERAL, LIKE YOU SEE KELLEY WITH THEM...
I AM NOT SPEAKING OF RECENT EVENTS - SEE ONLY GOT THAT PART IN THE COLOR PURPLE RECENTLY.
WHY DO YOU THINK BLACK PEOPLE CHOOSE NOT TO BE ON DISPLAY WHEN THEY WIN THE LOTTO AND WHITE PEOPLE WANT THE PUBLICITY?????
I like Kelly. She is so cute. I really want her to win something for this album.
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THAT SONG DESTINYS CHILD SUNG WAS PERTAINING TO KELLEY AND HER MARRIAGE THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN.
THE LYRICS SAID SOMETHING LIKE::::
GIIIIRL , I'M YOUR GIRL, WE'RE YOUR GIRL.
THAT'S MY POINT ---- ABOUT THE LOTTERY.
HER HAIR STAYS SO CUTE. U GO GIRL. I JUST CANT UNDERSTAND WHY BEYONCE'S HAIR STAYS JACKED UP. LOL
BEYONCE'S DO GIRL FINALLY DOIN' SOMETHIN' FOR HERSELF. YES KELLY! YOU CAN DO IT! GET OUT THE MIST OF BEYONCE'S WEAVE AND YOU WILL SEE THE WAY! LOL!
ANBODY who signs w/ Matthew Knowles and thinks he's going to promote them as much as or more than Beyonc is a fool.
Mathhew is a jealous and vendictive man. I found out A LOT of the "Beyonce sound" is actually Kelly on a lot of Destiny's Child's hits.
She's a cute girl and I'm sure she's talented, but ummm, no thanks.
Kelly is cute, got all the right connections and have finally done her thang! OOOps! Her ten minutes are up. Solange and B got them ten too. Move on to another label Kelly and get yours!
Who knows, modeling might really be your thang!
First of all it is not all Matthew Knowles or Beyonce's fault if her album kept getting pushed back matthew is not the only person she has to deal with she is on a major label so she has to deal with alot of people not just matthew you hating *** idiots and Kelly is not in beyonces shadow she has always been in her own shadow she had a solo song before Bee remeber her song with Avant the "separated remix"so there *** and let her do her thang
Darn Supreme, you on here too taking up space? I'm reading through the threads and here you go again, spewing all over. Why would you ask about the lottery? This was not the forum for it. Don't you have some friends to talk about your views on life? Enchanting just blew you up on the Beyonce tights thread! Get a clue! Better yet, get a life!
Come on... let's get serious, she's on here asking the same ridiculous questions that has absolutely nothing to do with with topic because she doesn't have any friends. Would you pleaase befriend her??? Exchange numbers with her!!! I work 12 hours at *** and find MTO entertaining... but when you have idiots like Supreme who comment on EVERYONE'S post and then attempt to start a new discussion as if this were a live chat room then this site becomes wack. Honestly I am thinking about nominating her for her own website: clueless...need answers well click here www.asksupreme.com.
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ATTENTION: ENCHANTING ? STOP TRIPPIN WITH HELLOKITTY..... THERE ARE ALL TYPES OF PERSONALITYS ON THIS SITE.. YOU TOO ARE FOCUSING ON OTHER THAN THE SUBJECT IF YOU COMMENTING ON HERS..?? GO FIGURE?????????????
WHY DONT YOU BEFRIEND HER... I HATE PEOPLE WHO., THINK CAUSE THEY POPULAR AND HAVE A FEW FRIENDS THAT...EVERY BODY ELSE IS LONELY AND FRIENDLESS.. I DONT HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS.. BUT YOU WOULDNT KNOW IT....MAYBE SHE DONT MAYBE SHE DO....MAYBE SHE JUST DONT KNOW HOW TO TALK ON A LINE LIKE THIS.....LOTS OF PEOPLE ON HER SAY STUPID ***....
I think that her and Beyonce should not have the same manager. If she is still with him. She needs a different style. Something that really stands out.
CALLING ALL SCHMUCKS:
Mathew nor Beyonce nor Solange holds Kelly back. Kelly wanted to redo her album because it wasn't up-tempo enough and so she re-did the album. Kelly, Michelle or any other celeb that's not BIG can only be marketed but so far no matter who their management is. It's up to the people to not talk about them, not download their work and actually buy it - that's what makes the person progress to get more marketability.
ALSO, TO THE SITE OWNER OF MTO:
IF YA'LL THINK YA'LL DON KINGED KELLY'S ALBUM COMING OUT THINK AGAIN. IT WAS ALREADY A PLANNED ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WHEN SHE FINISHED THE ALBUM.
YOU GUYS NEVER BREAK ANY "NEW" NEWS. YOU PICK UP GOSSIP AND RUMORS AND POST "DEVELOPING", WHILE YOU WAIT FOR MORE INFO THAT ALWAYS TURNS OUT WRONG. THE ONLY NEWS THAT IS ORIGINAL ON THIS SITE IS YOUR GOSSIP/RUMORS AND THEY NEVER HAVE FACTS OR PROOF.
THE STUFF YOU DO WIND UP GETTING RIGHT, HAS ALREADY BEEN POSTED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND YOU DO A CUT AND PASTE. FOR INSTANCE, THIS STORY.
YOU GUYS WISH YOU WERE THAT MUCH IN THE FORE-FRONT. THIS SITE IS VIEWED FOR WHAT IT IS - A GOSSIP, RUMOR, NON-FACTUAL SITE THAT'S FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY.
MTO their yall go taking credit where it is not due......Another site posted that story wayyyyyy before ya'll did so blow it out yall ***
I always thought she was the prettiest of the three ladies. She is a natural beauty. No need fro weave/makeup or whatever. God bless her and I hope her album is a success. On another note...man...didn't realize how many people disliked her sister Beyonce! You folks are brutal! But funny!
BOUT TIME... I LIKE BEYONCE, BUT I SEE HER TO MUCH... WHY WOULD THEY PUT A SOLANGE ALBUM OUT, AIN'T NOBODY CHECKIN FOR HER.... KELLY ROWLAND DESERVES HER TIME TO SHINE.
Kelly, hurry up and release this now, and YOU COULD BE A STAR!
Michelle Williams, LeToya, the other one? ...
YAWN!!!!! I love Kelly and all but she needs a new manager. Mathew don't give a f.u.c.***. about her. I hope she does well but I don't know...
ABOUT FREAKIN TIME! I LOVE HER NEW JOINT WITH EVE... SHE DOES NEED A NEW MANAGER CUZ MATTHEW IS ONLY DEDICATED TO HIS DAUGHTER...
kelly really looks beautiful in that pic
i like that dress
--They call me JB cuz i flow deadly rhyme so slick like a female Jay Z"(jordan.blaze)
Kelly is so dumb, when is she going to learn that the Knowles does not have her best interest at heart. He probably pushed her album back because of Beyonce's promotions. That's why Beyonce was snubbed this year, she is very arrogant and selfish.
SHE NEED TO GET A NEW PRODUCER, SHE AIN'T NOTHING BUT SLOPPY SECONDS TO THE KNOWLES. BUT I AM GLAD THAT HER ALBUM IS OUT
yes kelly show beyonce's how to sing and act cause you going to go far and good luck i will buy the album not the fake one. cause you the girl