Kelly Rowland

BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America - Arrivals

Rowland in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Kelendria Trene Rowland

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1981

Ethnicity: African-American

Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She was a member of top-selling 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, Kelly has won multiple Grammy Awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. She has recorded a number of solo albums. She also starred in the films Freddy Vs. Jason, The Seat Filler, Think Like a Man, Bad Hair, Fantasy Football, and The Curse of Bridge Hollow.

Kelly is the daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett. She is married to her manager Tim Weatherspoon, with whom she has two children. An interview with Kelly and her father can be seen here.

Kelly grew up inspired by Whitney Houston and sang in the church choir. She was raised in Houston, where she met Beyoncé. Beyoncé’s parents Mathew and Tina agreed to provide legal guardianship over Kelly. In the early ’90s, Kelly and Beyoncé performed as part of the band Girl’s Tyme. By 1997, the group had signed a record deal with Columbia under the name Destiny’s Child, managed by Beyoncé’s father.

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

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was named James Rowland, Jr.


20 Responses

  1. Adamina says:

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

  2. savanna says:

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

  3. xoxo says:

    I prefer her over Beyonce. Kelly is classier.

  4. SpaniardIam says:

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

  5. ihatemostpeople says:

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

    I always thought she was prettier than overrated Beyonce.

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