Kelly Rowland

by tinasheeeee on June 14, 2014

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Birth Name: Kelendria Trene Rowland

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Birth: February 11, 1981

Ethnicity: African-American

Kelly Rowland is an American singer-songwriter, television personality, and actress. She was a member of the top-selling American R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, and also originally LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.

Along with her group mates, Rowland has won multiple Grammy Awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Rowland has recorded a number of solo albums and has starred as a judge on the UK talent show The X Factor. Before being a child of destiny, Kelly Rowland was simply Kelendria Trene Rowland, daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett, born on February 11, 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia. Rowland grew up inspired by Whitney Houston and—like her idol—sang in the church choir. At 7, Rowland’s mother left her father due to domestic abuse and moved the family to Houston, Texas. There, Kelly met another budding songstress, Beyoncé Knowles. According to reports, Doris felt it was better for her daughter to live with the Knowles, and Beyoncé’s parents Matthew and Tina agreed to provide legal guardianship over Kelly.

In the early ’90s, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles performed as part of the band Girl’s Tyme. The group even competed on the nationally televised talent show Star Search. Although they lost, they continued to perform at local schools, day-care centers and other events around Houston, slowly gaining recognition for their singing and dancing talent. By 1997, the group had signed a record deal with Columbia under the name Destiny’s Child, managed by Matthew Knowles.

Kelly’s surname, “Rowland”, is Scottish. The first Rowland was found in Ayrshire county in Scotland.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was James Rowland, Jr.


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Adamina September 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

She is very pretty. she could pass for a Nigerian.

savanna February 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Her mother Doris Rowland -Rowland is her maiden name so James Rowland is her maternal grandfather.

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I prefer her over Beyonce. Kelly is classier.

neiltennant August 19, 2015 at 8:17 am

totally agree

beyonce is a wannabe whitey

i know what I’m talking off.

Beyonce has become paler over the years. In the end 90s i saw them in a concert and obviously BEYONCE was the darkest of them

but is it mother nature or plastic surgery+ bleach procedures that she has become whiter ?

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:39 am

Maybe she tanned herself back then?

midori29 January 12, 2016 at 7:42 am

@capricious, I seriously doubt that. Beyonce is trying to be whiter not darker. Beyonces real complexion is between her parents. She tries to be so exotic and play into the Halle Berry, Mariah Carey popularity but she is not in thier category .

flo March 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Beyonce often tans. You dont remember how she looked during Dangerously In Love? She used a lot of bronzer.

flo March 26, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Beyonce hasn’t gotten lighter. Look at her childhood photos and videos, she’s always been light skinned.

neiltennant July 5, 2015 at 8:13 am

she remembers me of a girl at my school years ago she was of pure eritrean descent

SpaniardIam June 8, 2015 at 8:42 am

vaya negrata mas guapa. De las mas guapas que he visto.

ihatemostpeople June 15, 2014 at 3:29 am

What the hell??? She was just BARELY added to this site now?

I always thought she was prettier than overrated Beyonce.

neiltennant July 5, 2015 at 8:13 am

she is pretty but the site does not judge beauty or being hot

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