Kelly Rowland Announces Album Title: ‘Year Of The Woman’

Sam Lansky | October 10, 2012 10:59 am

Kelly Rowland‘s latest Lil Wayne-assisted single “Ice” may not have made much of an impact on the charts, but she’s not stopping with the promotion of her next studio album. The “Motivation” songbird took to her official website today to announce that she had selected a title for the upcoming LP, a follow-up to last year’s Here I Am. The title? Year Of The Woman.

“I’m so excited to reveal the title of my fourth solo studio album,” Rowland wrote on her official website. ‘For weeks I have been using the hashtag #YOTW which stands for my next album which is titled ‘Year Of the Woman.’ This album is one of my greatest pieces of work and I cannot wait to share it with you guys!” The title is slightly curious, given that Ne-Yo — with whom Rowland has collaborated multiple times — titled his 2008 album Year Of The Gentleman, but hey, great minds. 

As spotted by Rap-Up, Rowland told Vegas Magazine earlier this year that work on the then-untitled album was going swimmingly. “I am more excited going into it this time than last time, because I have a concept,” she said. “I’m making this album for my ladies, oh, yes, and it is strong. All of the producers I’ve been working with get the concept so much that they brought in a little more aggressive—and sometimes masculine—approach, but there is a really incredible top line: I want to tell women how incredible we are, how our intuition is so spot-on. Sometimes we don’t listen to it, but it is the thing that can actually make us happier.”

Our intuition? Rowland’s about to pump out some sexy slow burners and major club bangers for this LP. Who knows — there might even be a song or two about being grown-and-sexy and not needing a man.