Kelly Rowland Reveals Her ‘Here I Am’ Album Title

With her current single “Motivation” climbing the chart (this week it’s at #31 on the Hot 100), Kelly Rowland decided the time was right to reveal that the title of her upcoming third solo album is Here I Am. Last month the onetime Destiny’s Child singer mentioned on 106 & Park that the LP would be out in late summer, but it’s apparently now slated for a fall release (probably to allow enough time between her release and Beyonce’s 4). Find out how she came up with the title below.

Miss Kelly explained the meaning behind Here I Am to Billboard:

“I was talking to my product manager. “I said I wanted people to know that this is the record, the sound I’ve been working toward… that here I am. And she said, that’s the title. It just connected with my heart and the music as well. It stands for everything I’ve gone through and thought about for this record as a woman. It’s very strong.”

On 106 & Park last month, Rowland mentioned that the album celebrates women. “It actually starts with ‘Motivation,’ which is of course letting in on that sensual side,” Kelly said. “But the album tells the story of everything else—strength and character…friendship. It’s fantastic.”

In addition to Jim Jonsin and Rico Love, who were behind the boards for “Motivation,” Here I Am also boasts production by Dr. Luke, Stargate, RedOne, Tricky Stewart and Rodney Jerkins. We, for one, are hoping Kelly finally achieves the solo hit status she deserves with this project!

Are you looking forward to the release of her new album? Let us know.

  • Drew

    With this album I really hope Kelly surpasses Beyonce. Her voice is a little bit better than Bey’s (in my opinion) and I think her single is much better than “Girls.”

    Go get ‘em, Kelly!

  • vertigoshtick

    About damn time!

  • MysteryManBlaque

    i love the album title. i cant wait i just hope she does live shows like Good morning America, Lopez Tonight, chelsea lately, 106&park, Jimmy K, Jimmy F and etc. but i cant wait. check out my covers of Kelly rowland’s best music.

  • Taylor

    Really hope Kelly Rowland performs “UNITY” live on her next tour to support Here I Am album. Still my all-time favorite Kelly song <3 <3

    • guccimane

      add me as a friends

  • jay

    wow….i always knw kelly has a better voice than bey….kelly we r waitin 4 u…

  • joyce cunningham

    I’m looking forward to listening to her new cd, I’ve never purchase any of her music, but for the past year, I’ve been listening to her music on you-tube and it’s really good. Shes truly grown as a person, women, and she’s sound confident about herself, and that’s the most inportant thing….being confident….Plus, she has a new MANAGEMENT TEAM…which helps alot too. Congrat, kelly I will be purchasing your cd at the end of the summer….