Kelly Rowland

(Kelendria Trene Rowland)

Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland
  • Born: February 11, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Television Personality









Kelendria Trene Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During their hiatus, Rowland released her debut solo album Simply Deep (2002), which sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and included the number-one single "Dilemma" with Nelly, as well as the UK top-ten singles "Stole" and "Can't Nobody". Rowland also ventured into acting, with guest appearances in television shows and starring roles in successful films, Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2005).

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Argh... I could be better with my time. I like to be punctual, but I could be better. Time
As women, we have to realize what we bring to the table. What do you want to do for the world? How do you want to change it? And when you know that, you don't have to compare yourself to anybody else. Women
Coming into the music industry, even when I was a kid, one thing I learned is timing is everything. You being prepared is everything. Music, Chants & Rapps
Could I see myself with a British boyfriend? Absolutely. The way they wear their pants is so cute. Guys don't do it in America. Their style is cute. I just feel like Brits are honest - period. And that's what I like.
Don't look at someone else and want to be them. Search within yourself and find out who you are and be someone positive.
Ever since we were little, we were so on fire for our dreams. We never let anyone blow our flames out.
For a long time I wasn't happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyonce. That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I'm seeing all these wonderful things happen for her, and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Life ;Time
For right now, it really is the end. Hopefully in 10 years we'll all be married and have babies.
Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy.
I actually crashed the car I learned to drive on. It was a friend of mine's car.
I actually started singing in church when I was about five years old. I remember looking at the choirs and just hearing all of those great big beautiful voices. And there was this one woman who could just wail. And I remember trying to sing like her when I was like going home.
I ain't gonna get this, it's a horror movie, it's hard to act scared.
I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Hope
I am not perfect! When I was a little girl I thought I was ugly. My nose was too big for my face.
I did live over in the U.K. for a while, so I guess I'm just naturally a Brit at heart.
I do sing in the car. I actually sing Britney Spears songs in the car - me and a close friend of mine. She lives in West Palm and I live in Miami, and when we're going back and forth to see each other, we sing: 'Oh, Baby Baby.' We sing all these 1990s songs. We're like two 14-year-old kids just having a good time. Time
I don't get hit on enough.
I just feel like Brits are honest - period. And that's what I like.
I just love clothes! I'm a girl who loves clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and jewelry. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love a nicely groomed guy who smells good. That's important. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love doing collaborations - it's always good to do something that's out the box. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love finding new talent, to be completely honest, and my opportunity that I got to do 'X Factor U.K.' was just incredible. I will never forget it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love food so much, all I have to do is look at it and I gain 5 pounds. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I made a stamp with Destiny's Child. We made a stamp together, above anything. And making a stamp on my own, I'm very proud.
I never know when chat-up lines are happening! I don't hear them enough. I don't get hit on enough.
I remember I went through a period where I didn't embrace my 'chocolatiness.' I don't know if that's a word, but I didn't embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown skin girl and being proud of that.
I saw someone the other day with yellow on their eyelids, and it looked so fresh. But I thought if I did that I'd look like a clown. So I went and I bought some yellow eye shadow from M.A.C. and I noticed that when you mix it with water it works better. So I tried it, and I looked like Big Bird. I will never do that again.
I see the beauty in boxing. It teaches me strength physically, but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.
I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing that the artist who originally did the song likes your version.
I think the most beautiful thing is that we're not parting because there were problems. We're parting because we're celebrating each others' growth.
I want to tell stories and make people feel good. That's when music is at its finest. Music, Chants & Rapps
I wear men's cologne - it gets the fellas!
I went to a predominantly white school, and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking, 'I don't want to be as dark as I am - I want to be a little fairer.' I didn't want to be me.
I would never become a size zero. I work out because I want to look good naked, simple as that. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would never go blonde. I'd look crazy.
If I think I'm going to get into trouble I always say that I'm sick.
If you don't know your worth, if you don't know your value, if you don't know how fantabulous you are - it's going to be hard for other people to see it. Being appreciative of self is beauty to me.
If you have a pair of shoes that hurt, don't wear them. The ugliest thing that I think I've seen is a woman walk like her feet hurt. It's awful, so make sure your shoes fit.
I'm careful with my heart. I don't take crap from no one these days. I put my foot down. Being a woman, you deserve heaven and earth.
I'm from the South - I love to eat, and that's why I have to exercise. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm in love with wigs. I get them custom-made, and I have my hairstylist shape them to my head. I can go from short to long in less than a minute! Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm just steadily building myself up as Kelly Rowland, not just Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, which is a blessing to be able to do that.
I'm kind of a germ freak. When I get on a plane, I spray my seat and everything with Lysol Disinfectant Spray.
It took a long while for me to know that I'm beautiful. I remember going through this phase when I was younger of wanting to pass by mirrors and not look at them. That was so ridiculous. I've learned now that beauty starts from within.
Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won't even count, 'cause the only person who can judge is God. Religion & God
My face and skin trick is to moisturise well in the winter time, because the weather eats up your skin, and I never go to sleep with make up on. Someone told me it ages you ten years. Time
Never give up on your dream... because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.
One thing that I had to remember in my personal journey in the music industry and coming up in the music industry was how many times I was told no. I was signed, I was dropped, I was signed, and I was put on a shelf. Music, Chants & Rapps
Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me - when I record the details of what I'm going through, whether it's a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I've come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation.
Sometimes dirty can come off really cute or come off 'I don't even want you to touch me.'
The only thing I really love is Fiji water. That's like the only crazy request - I don't like any other water. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
We all come to the point where it's time to get yourself straight, as a businesswoman, a mother, whatever you are in life. It's tough love but it's also being real with yourself. It's important to take those rose-coloured glasses off and see what's going on. Life ;Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
We all have different things that we go through in our everyday life, and it's really important to know just at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you face, you know, that you're going to win at the end of the day. You got to believe in yourself. You got to believe in God, know that He's going to get you through it. Life ;Religion & God
When I get married, it will be for life - divorce is not an option. Life
When it comes to racial issues, I'm very passionate about young girls just loving who they are in their own skin. Because I remember going to an all-white school and being the only black girl in an all-white school, think - looking around me, thinking there's no one else here that looks like me.
When you want something bad enough, you work your butt off for it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You know how the Beatles broke off - they all did their solo projects and they came back together and they were even stronger!