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Kelly Rowland’s “Dirty Laundry” Video: Watch Another Teaser

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Kelly Comes Clean
Kelly Rowland teases yet again with a second preview of her “Dirty Laundry” video. While Rowland’s first clip highlighted a few dramatic moments — her lover spills wine on her at dinner, Rowland clenches her fist as she sings what he said — the second clip previews quieter, but still tortured moments. Her hair damp, she drags her hand down a foggy glass pane, as if she’s escaped to the shower.

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 »

Whatcha Say: Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, And Robin Thicke Got Our Readers Talking

This week was stacked with new album releases, giving us brand new LPs from J. Cole, Kelly Rowland, and of course, Kanye West‘s YeezusAnd if that wasn’t enough new music for you, we got brand new singles from Victoria Justice and Kelly Clarkson, too.

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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Kelly Rowland’s “Dirty Laundry” Video: Watch A Preview

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Double Dose Of Drama
Kelly Rowland has dropped a 30-second teaser for her “Dirty Laundry” video, and although the Talk A Good Game song was produced by The-Dream, don’t worry, this clip suggests the visual won’t follow his soft-core porn strategy. Like the song, it looks to be a throwback to those dramatic ’90s R&B gems, all soapy and steamy (get it, because laundry?!).

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.

Are Selena Gomez And Ed Sheeran An Item?: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: 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]

:: Miley Cyrus wants you all to know that she’s super-proud of her “We Can’t Stop” video. And so she should be. It’s not easy to twerk in a pool and keep your dignity intact. [Hollywood Life]

:: New Yorkers were treated to an in-store by Kelly Rowland, who dropped by Best Buy to sign copies of new album Talk A Good Game. Unfortunately she wasn’t giving fans kisses down low. [Just Jared]

:: 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 »

Kelly Rowland’s ‘Talk A Good Game’ Set For Lower Than Expected First-Week Sales

Sales Down Low
I hope Kelly Rowland has a warm jacket and a torch. It must be cold there in Beyonce‘s shadow and the hapless diva isn’t going anywhere soon if the predicted first week sales tally of Talk A Good Game is any indication. The deeply personal album has garnered positive reviews from critics but is still only expected to sell 60,000 – 65,000 copies this week. To put things into perspective, Queen B sold 300,000+ copies of in its first seven days of release.

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

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Street Life Swag
With her new album Talk A Good Game finally in stores, Kelly Rowland is stepping up her promo game. The singer stopped by Good Morning America today (June 19) to perform “Street Life” with Pusha T. Dressed in an all-black leather, belly-baring outfit, the singer showed off her swagged-out dance moves.

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.

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Kelly Rowland’s ‘Talk A Good Game’: Review Revue

After hanging out her dirty laundry and telling us where she wants her kisses, Kelly Rowland finally dropped Talk A Good Game, the singer’s most personal effort to date. We gave it a solid four out of five in our review, noting “Game consists of slickly produced mainstream R&B that skews provocative in its subject matter, even as ballads tend to dominate.” On her fourth studio album, the former Destiny’s Child member has found her genre niche, however, “there’s still a versatility at play that feels welcome, like she’s working quite hard to cross all her Is and dot all her Ts: The bangers are super sexy and the ballads are super soulful; there’s enough driving-through-Atlanta-with-the-top-down midtempos to satisfy.”

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 »

Kelly Rowland’s ‘Talk A Good Game’: Album Review

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 »

Kelly Rowland’s “Dirty Laundry” Remix Features R. Kelly: Listen

Power 105.1 has debuted a radio-friendly remix of Kelly Rowland‘s “Dirty Laundry,” featuring R. Kelly. While Rowland sings of an abusive relationship in the original, Talk a Good Game track, Kelly steps in to sing as the beau himself: “Let’s just get it all out, you got something to say? / Say it to my face, so silence your mouth.”

While this particular relationship inspired Destiny’s Child‘s “Girl,” a song that imagines a staged intervention, Rowland had never been this forthcoming until “Dirty Laundry” (“I was battered / He hit the window like it was me, until it shattered”). Despite his aggressive introduction though, R. Kelly’s vocals actually lighten up the mood, if only because he shifts his focus to fellow artists-turned-imitators (“See, the truth of the matter is, everybody can’t do this / and that’s why I got all these shit-talking artists, singers on my hit list”).

Hear the “Dirty Laundry” remix after the jump. More »

Whatcha Say: Fifth Harmony, Jonas Brothers, and Kelly Clarkson Got Our Readers Talking

This week’s Ibrawlator got heated when we asked our readers: Which of the up-and-coming girl groups would reign supreme in 2013, Fifth Harmony or Little Mix? Mixers and Harmonizers do not play games when it comes to defending their favorites. Who will win? We’ll find out on Monday.

Another big topic this week: Kanye West. With the release of Yeezus a few days away (err, despite the leak), the rap mogul has been making headlines all this week. whether he’s performing at Governors Ball, shooting an “American Psycho”-themed video in Brooklyn, or doing peculiar interviews with the New York Times, it’s always a G.O.O.D. time with Yeezus.

Additionally, this week was filled with new music from Jonas Brothers, Snopp Dogg, as well as some song premieres from up-and-comers Eli “Paperboy” Reed and The Dolls.

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