Kelly has an older brother named Orlando. When she was six, her mother took her and left her father, who was an abusive alcoholic. That same year, Destiny's Child recorded their major label debut song "Killing Time", for the soundtrack to the film, Men in Black.
And Lovin' It Along with their commercial successes, the group became entangled in much-publicized turmoil involving the filing of a lawsuit by Luckett and Roberson for breach of contract. The issue was heightened after Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin appeared in the video of "Say My Name", implying that Luckett and Roberson had already been replaced.
Franklin would eventually fade from the group after five months,  as evidenced by her absences during promotional appearances and concerts. She attributed her departure to negative vibes in the group resulting from the departure. It became their best-charting single, topping the Billboard Hot for eleven consecutive weeks.
Survivor, which channeled the turmoil the band underwent, spawned its lead single of the same name , which was a response to the experience. After releasing their remix album This Is the Remix in , the group announced their temporary break-up to pursue solo projects. Featuring production contributions by Mark J. Feist , Big Bert , Rich Harrison , and singers Brandy and Solange Knowles providing background vocals, the album took Rowland's solo work further into an alternative music mixture, which Rowland described as a "weird fusion [of] a little bit of Sade and a little bit of rock.
Rowland transitioned into acting in , playing the recurring role of Carly in the fourth season of UPN sitcom The Hughleys. During the last stop of the European tour in Barcelona , Spain on June 11, Rowland announced that they would disband following the North American leg of the tour.
Rowland initially hoped her three-episode stint would expand to a larger recurring role, but as the show was moved to The CW Television Network the following year plans for a return eventually went nowhere. Kelly, new management and label[ edit ] Rowland performing during the Ms. Kelly Tour to promote her second solo album Ms. Kelly was released on July 3, in the United States.
Originally entitled My Story, the album's first version was actually scheduled for a June release, but Rowland, her management and Columbia Records decided to shelve the album at the last minute to re-work a version with a different vibe as the singer considered the final track listing "too full of midtempos and ballads.
Kelly and features an interview with Rowland about the album's production, footage of her time with Destiny's Child , live performances and music videos.
Diva Deluxe , on March 25, The part eventually went to Jennifer Hudson. Rowland's choir finished fifth in the competition,  and Clash of the Choirs did not return for a second season. From battling homelessness to beautifying impoverished neighborhoods to saving whales, Rowland was joined by the likes of Cameron Diaz , will.
Knowles stressed that no animosity was involved in the decision and acknowledged that Rowland will always be a part of the Knowles family. Kelly was not commercially successful. In , Kelly Rowland launched I Heart My Girlfriends, a charity that focuses on self-esteem, date violence prevention, community service, abstinence, sports, drugs and alcohol and smoking avoidance, obesity, disabilities, and education. The Best of Kelly Rowland, was released on October 25, but failed to impact the charts.
Rowland and German production team Project B reworked the Bacardi song, " Bacardi Feeling Summer Dreamin' ", and released an accompanying music video to help promote the brand. Talk a Good Game sold 68, copies in its first week and debuted at number four on the Billboard , becoming Rowland's third top-ten album in the US. The second and final single was " Dirty Laundry ". She played Leah Walker, Lucious Lyon 's mother, in flashbacks and starred in five episodes.
Music from "Be True", released on October 21, Rowland's new record does not have a release date yet. The song was created to raise funds and awareness towards Obama's "Let Girls Learn" initiative — aimed at boosting education rates amongst adolescent girls around the world who are denied the right to an education  The iTunes -exclusive record was used to both coincide with Obama's Texan SXSW speech and to promote the "Let Girls Learn" initiative.
Rowland played the role of Margot Scotts in the television film Love By the 10th Date, which premiered on Lifetime on January 28, Hudson supported Rowland, a coach on the Australian version, as her advisor.