kids encyclopedia robot

Kelly Rowland facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland 11, 2012.jpg
Rowland in April 2012
Born
Kelendria Trene Rowland

February 11, 1981 (1981-02-11) (age 39)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s)
Tim Weatherspoon (m. 2014)
Children 1
Musical career
Genres
Signature
Kelly Rowland signature, Billboard Open Letter 2016.png

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born February 11, 1981) 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. Rowland released her debut solo album in 2002, which sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and included the number-one single "Dilemma" with Nelly. Rowland also ventured into acting, with guest appearances in television shows and starring roles in successful films.

Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second album 'in 2007. In 2009, Rowland hosted the first season of The Fashion Show, and was featured on David Guetta's number-one dance hit "When Love Takes Over". The song's global success influenced Rowland to explore dance music on her third album in 2011.

In 2011, she returned to television as a judge on the eighth season of The X Factor UK, and in 2013, became a judge on the third and final season of The X Factor USA.

Following the release of her fourth album in 2013, she married her manager, Tim Weatherspoon, and gave birth to their son in 2014. Since then, Rowland has continued her television career by hosting Chasing Destiny in 2016 and starring as a coach on The Voice Australia since 2017.

Throughout her career, Rowland has sold over 30 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million records with Destiny's Child. Her work has earned her several awards and nominations, including four Grammy Awards, one Billboard Music Awards, and two Soul Train Music Awards.

Rowland has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of Destiny's Child, and as a solo artist she has been honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Essence for her contributions to music.

Discography

Studio albums
  • Simply Deep (2002)
  • Ms. Kelly (2007)
  • Here I Am (2011)
  • Talk a Good Game (2013)

Images for kids

kids search engine
Kelly Rowland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.