Growing up, Kelly was interested in the choir of her parents church. After listening to Whitney Houston, Kelly was convinced at the age of four that she would be a singer (askmen.com).
As a child, Kelly moved with her mother to Houston because her father was an abusive alcoholic. In Houston, Kelly Rowland befriended her cousin Beyonc and LaTavia Roberson and joined a singing group, Girls Tyme, eventually managed by Beyoncs father. They also competed on the talent show Star Search.
The group changed their name to Destinys Child and performed at local events and was eventually signed to Columbia Records and became one of the worlds best-selling girl groups of all time. By the time Kelly Rowland was 18, she was a millionaire.
Kelly Rowland has said, Dont look at someone else and want to be them. Search within yourself and find out who you are and be someone positive (askmen.com).
In October 2002 Kelly Rowland released a solo album Simply Deep, which included a number-one single, Dilemma with rapper Nelly.
Destinys Child, however, disbanded in 2005 and Kelly released her second solo album, Ms. Kelly, spawning two international top-ten singles.
Her third solo album Here I Am was released in 2011.
Aside from music, Kelly Rowland segued into acting with roles in shows like The Hughleys and Tania, and Freddy vs. Jason, among others. She was a host on Bravos The Fashion Show, as well as a judge on the U.K. version of The X Factor. After one season, her $800,000 contract was allowed to expire and Nicole Scherzinger replaced her.
Kelly Rowland, along with the Knowles family, founded the Survivor Foundation, a charity to help victims from Hurricane Katrina.
Kelly Rowland said of staying grounded, the secret is Great friends and great surroundingsif I came home with a big head, theyd tell me to get out [of] the house which has happened by the way. Thats what is so beautiful about the friendship of Destinys Child; honesty (theybf.com). She added about avoiding catfights, Listen, you cant preach about having female power, supporting each other and being a unit, if youre not oneone of the things Im most proud of in my life is the fact that we have maintained a sisterly bond.
When asked if shes dated outside of her race, Kelly Rowland said, Absolutely. Ive been down with the swirl (necolebitchie.com).