Kelly Rowland is a founding member of Destiny's Child, the top-selling female recording group of all-time, and a best-selling Grammy-winning solo artist. She proved a major contributing force to the group's record-breaking global popularity as Destiny's Child racked up sales of more than 100 million records worldwide while earning two Grammy Awards in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category (2000: "Say My Name"; 2001: "Survivor").
By 2006, Destiny's Child wrapped the group's "Destiny Fulfilled" farewell tour and Rowland -- who'd successfully debuted as a solo artist in 2002 with a global smash album, Simply Deep, and a chart-topping Grammy-winning hit single, "Dilemma" -- decided to record her second solo album, a collection of new songs reflecting who she was and where she was going as a woman and as an artist.
The result, Ms. Kelly, is the long-awaited successor to Rowland's best-selling 2002 solo debut album, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, debut at #1 in the UK and Australia. Simply Deep showcased the smash hit, "Dilemma," Kelly's duet with the rapper Nelly, which earned the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2003 and spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.
Rowland's natural charm and charisma have opened up the doors to roles in movies and on television. Her big screen acting credits include starring roles in the 2003 horror blockbuster, "Freddy vs. Jason," and 2004's comedy-romance, "The Seat Filler," executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among her television roles, she has appeared as "Carly" in three episodes of "The Hughleys" and as "Martha Reeves" (of Martha & the Vandellas) on "American Dreams." She has performed on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and as a guest host on "The View."
Most recently, Kelly Rowland may be seen as celebrity spokesperson for the "Dark & Lovely" hair product line from Soft Sheen-Carson (consumer products division of L'Oreal USA, Inc.).