Kelly Rowland Biography
Kelly, after the success of Destinys Child launched her own career in her Grammy Award winning single Dilema. She released her first solo album in 2002 entitled Simply Deep. The album was an instant hit and sold millions of copies in the United States and internationally. The album featured alternative R&B music. The single Dilemma won in the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The single was a duet with Nelly and it was in the US Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks. Under the Billboard 200 charts the album reached number 12 and sold more than 590,000 copies, making it a gold record. Its single Stole reached the top 10 of the Billboard charts in the US. The follow up single Cant Nobody was not as successful, barely reaching the top 10 in charts although it did relatively well in the UK. The last single in the album Train on a Track was another failure in the charts except in the UK.
Five years later her second album Ms. Kelly was released on the 3rd of June 2007 in the United States and 25th of the same month in Europe. This second album initially entitled My Story was set for release in 2006 but Kelly and Columbia Records shelved the album and decided to do instead a rework version. The album included collaboration with Billy Mann, Polow Da Don, Sean Garrett and Scott Storch. The single Like This, featuring rapper Eve, reached the top five single in the charts. The other singles Ghetto and Work became top of the chart singles. Ghetto featured Snoop Dogg. As one of the best singers of the generation, Kelly has won four Grammy awards, three of which as a member of Destinys Child and the other one as a solo performer.
She also appeared with Trina on the single Here We Go in 2005. The song reached the top 20 charts in the US, New Zealand, the UK and Finland.
While busy with her career in recording Kelly has found time to appear in several television shows and movies. She had her starring role in the comedy romance The Seat Filler in 2004. Prior to this, in 2003, she landed the supporting role in the horror movie Freddy vs. Jason. The same year she also appeared in the television series the Girlfriends and The Hugleys.