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. savanna says:

    Interview with Kelly Rowland and her father Christopher Lovett:

  2. Mixed Kidd says:

    I think the Scottish surname part should be removed, because we don’t know if she has any other ancestry from Europe

  3. Mixed Kidd says:

    I think the Scottish part should be removed from her bio, most African American have English, Irish or Scottish along the line. She’s still African American.

  4. Mixed Kidd says:

    She is married to boxer, Tim Weatherspoon and they have a child together.

  5. savanna says:

    Her bio is way too long.

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