April 12, 2024

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born on February 11, 1981) is a multifaceted American celebrity celebrated for her remarkable talent as a singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality, recognized professionally as Kelly Rowland. She rose to prominence in the late 1990s as one of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child founding members, which later became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. She is also a 5-time Grammy Award winner.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full Name: Kelendria Trene Rowland
  • Other Name: Kelly Rowland
  • Birth date: February 11, 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Birth State: Georgia
  • Birth City: Atlanta
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
  • Gender: Female
  • Astrological Sign: Aquarius

Early Life

Kelly Rowland was born and raised on February 11, 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She grew up in Houston, Texas, where she began singing in her church choir at a young age. 

Kelly’s mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, was a salesperson, while her father, Christopher Lovett, was a former professional boxer who was an alcohol addict, which eventually led to why Doris had to abandon him. After her parents’ separation, her mother became the primary caregiver for her and her older brother, Orlando Rowland.

Despite facing financial struggles growing up, Kelly found solace and passion in music. She formed a singing group with Beyoncé Knowles and LaTavia Roberson while they were all children attending the same elementary school. This group eventually evolved into Destiny’s Child, which launched her into international fame.

Career

Kelly Rowland’s journey in the music industry began when she auditioned for a girl group formed by Beyoncé and LaTavia Roberson in 1992. Destiny’s Child officially emerged in 1997 when they signed with Columbia Records, with Rowland joining BeyoncéRoberson, and LeToya Luckett

The group’s rise to fame was meteoric, with their second album, “The Writing’s on the Wall,” released in 1999, catapulting them to international stardom with hits like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name.” Destiny’s Child underwent lineup changes, with Michelle Williams replacing Roberson and Luckett, and continued their success with albums like “Survivor” in 2001 and “Destiny Fulfilled” in 2004 before disbanding in 2005.

Parallel to her tenure with Destiny’s Child, Kelly embarked on a solo career, collaborating with artists like Nelly on the chart-topping single “Dilemma” in 2002. Her debut solo album, “Simply Deep,” in 2002, showcased her versatility and included the international hit “Stole.” 

Kelly continued to pursue her solo career with albums like “Ms. Kelly,” released in 2007, “Here I Am,” released in 2011, and “Talk a Good Game” in 2013, showcasing her dynamic vocals and evolving musical style. Kelly has, however, worked with several other music stars in the music industry and has released several other songs, which have further solidified her as a music star in the world.

Kelly Rowland Acting Career

In addition to her music endeavors, Kelly ventured into acting, appearing in films such as “Freddy vs. Jason” in 2003 and “Think Like a Man” which was released in 2012, as well as television shows like “Empire” and “American Soul.” She also found success as a judge on reality TV competitions like “The X Factor” (UK and USA) and “The Voice Australia,” further cementing her status as a multifaceted entertainer.

In February 2023,  Kelly Rowland was said to be starring in Tyler Perry’s Netflix legal drama, “Mea Culpa.” The highly-anticipated series debuted on Netflix on February 23, 2024, marking a significant milestone in her acting career. Additionally, on February 26, Rowland graced the stage at the Domain Dance Party as part of WorldPride Sydney 2023, delivering a memorable performance that resonated with audiences worldwide.

Discography

  • Dilemma (feat. Nelly)
  • Motivation (feat. Lil Wayne)
  • Stole
  • When Love Takes Over (with David Guetta)
  • Like This (feat. Eve)
  • Commander (feat. David Guetta)
  • Kisses Down Low
  • Work
  • Dirty Laundry
  • Lay It on Me (feat. Big Sean)
  • Forever and a Day
  • ICE (feat. Lil Wayne)
  • Can’t Nobody
  • Rose Colored Glasses
  • Down for Whatever
  • Keep It Between Us
  • Grown Woman
  • Love Lies (with Khalid)
  • Coffee
  • Breathe Gentle (with Tiziano Ferro)

Filmography

  • Freddy vs. Jason
  • The Seat Filler
  • Think Like a Man
  • Think Like a Man Too
  • Love by the 10th Date
  • Merry Liddle Christmas
  • Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding
  • MeaCulpa

Personal Life

Who is Kelly Rowland’s Husband?

Kelly Rowland is happily married to Tim Weatherspoon, with whom she has shared a romantic relationship since 2009. Their journey led to a beautiful wedding ceremony held in Costa Rica on May 9, 2014. The couple’s union has been further enriched by the arrival of their two sons, bringing immense joy and fulfillment to their lives.

Moreover, in a deeply personal and significant moment, Kelly Rowland shared with the public in June 2020 that she had reconciled with her father, Christopher Lovett. 

Social Media

Net Worth

Kelly Rowland has a successful career, which has accumulated an estimated net worth of about US$12 million.


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