But K-Row says she isn’t angry anymore against her abusive ex-beau: “We were two different people back then,” she said. “I’m in such a different space and so is he and he’s a good guy and I’m really happy for him the way his life turned out. My life isn’t so bad either.” More »
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So it was a particular pleasure to get to catch up with the songbird last week on the day of her album release, where she talked about the journey over the last few years, her deliberation over the next single choice, what inspired her to release the confessional ballad “Dirty Laundry,” and whether the erstwhile dancefloor diva is sticking with R&B or gearing up for more big house anthems. More »
In “Dirty Laundry,” the confessional ballad off her solid new album Talk a Good Game, the new X Factor judge sings of how she felt tortured by both an abusive romantic relationship and Beyonce‘s solo success. Since the release of “Dirty Laundry,” Rowland’s grown quite comfortable to talk about her past in Destiny’s Child.
On Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen challenged Rowland to a game of “Plead the Fifth.” Rowland could only abstain from answering one of his questions: What’s one thing that is annoying about Beyonce? What other girl group tried to start beef with Destiny’s Child? (It wasn’t TLC.) What’s the reason why original members Latavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett left?
Check out Rowland’s second “Dirty Laundry” video teaser up top, then her Watch What Happens Live responses after the jump. More »
With the official start of summer upon us, our staff at Idolator shared their favorite 2013 summer jams: From Avril Lavigne to Daft Punk, our writers plead their case as to why these tracks deserve a spot on your summer playlists.
Miley Cyrus continued to remind us she can’t be tamed with her exuberant interviews in Billboard and Rolling Stone, as well as the premiere of her twerktastic music video for laidback seasonal smash, “We Can’t Stop.”
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There’s sad Kelly in the water, and sad Kelly in a dark room, and sad Kelly getting wine spilled on her by the song’s antagonist. Check it out up top.
:: Is Selena Gomez now part of the A Team? According to Us Weekly, the 20-year-old is secretly dating Ed Sheeran. Apparently they met via Taylor Swift and have been an item since Memorial Day weekend. [Us Weekly]
:: A round of applause for Mike Posner. He is taking part in the Food Bank Of New York City’s food stamp challenge, spending less than $4.50 a day. [Instagram]
:: Madonna admits she was “a mess” on her MDNA world tour. No comment. [Hollywood Reporter]
After the jump, find out what music acts you can catch on TV today. More »
Perhaps that’s an unfair comparison but Talk A Good Game will, most likely, sell considerably less than recent albums by fellow R&B divas Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, who managed 91,000 and 96,000 respectively. A first week sales tally of 65,000 copies would be the lowest of Kelly’s career – even less than 2011′s Here I Am, which sold 77,000 copies. There is some good news. The underselling opus is set for a top 10 debut, Kelly’s third in a row. More »
Kelly Rowland Performs “Street Life” on ‘Good Morning America’ & Teases “Dirty Laundry” Video: Watch
But the appearance didn’t end there! Rowland also gave a little taste of her upcoming “Dirty Laundry” video, which looks fittingly emotional given the song’s subject matter. Catch the performance up top and check out the “Dirty Laundry” teaser after the jump.
As for the other critics out there, Rowland’s latest LP talked a good game to some, and a meh game to others. Head below for our roundup of reviews. More »
For an artist who’s been in the industry for the better part of two decades, it’s curious to think of how little most people really know about Kelly Rowland: The conversation about the R&B chanteuse tends to revolve more around who she isn’t than who she is. But part of that, too, is the result of how many artistic identities Rowland has worn: First as the only other member of Destiny’s Child besides Beyonce to survive the line-up changes, then as a solo artist making tepidly inspirational pop-R&B, then as a flagging solo artist, then as a global chart-conquering dancefloor diva who teamed up with DJs like David Guetta and Alex Gaudino to win over the gays and the Europeans, and finally, back to urban radio with a more aggressively rhythmic edge and a burst of success.
After so many years of standing in Beyonce’s shadow and refusing to address it — valiantly trying on different artistic identities to try and find the right fit — she finally gave it attention in two pivotal ways: She roped in her Destiny’s Child cohort (as well as Michelle Williams) on a collaboration for the first time — it’s Kelly featuring Beyonce and Michelle, y’all! — which feels like a celebration of their sisterhood, a fond homage to their legacy. Simultaneously, she addressed her resentments on “Dirty Laundry,” a confessional ballad about domestic violence and her tortured relationship with Beyonce’s success; it’s the most bracingly direct song I’ve heard since Angel Haze‘s “Cleaning Out My Closet.” Instead of pretending that Beyonce doesn’t exist, she acknowledged both the good and the bad.
Those strides do fine work to make her feel more human and relatable than she’s ever been before. Accordingly, Kelly Rowland’s Talk a Good Game , out , feels cohesive, versatile, and authentic; and most of all, it’s the first time I’ve ever felt like I know who Kelly Rowland is. More »