Celebrity speaker for hire Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She rose to fame as one of the Destiny’s Child trio which became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time, with over 60 million records sold. Their self-titled debut album featured on the Billboard 200 and produced two major singles. However, it was their second album “The Writing’s on the Wall” (1999) that drove them to international fame. The album produced hit singles like “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” and “Say My Name”. The later became one of their breakthrough songs. To date, Rowland has scored eleven top-20 singles in the UK, Seven of those being top-10 throughout her solo career, including two number-ones and has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and seventeen million singles as a solo/featured artist. Her work has earned her several awards and nominations, including four Grammy Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards.
Rowland has represented numerous brands including watchmakers, TW Steel, rum brand Bacardi, and Diddy‘s women’s fragrance, Empress. However, Rowland will be adding entrepreneur to her already impressive CV, as she revealed plans to launch a makeup line for all women, including women of color in April 2016. Rowland said in a statement that she wants to make sure she nails “every single foundation and concealer color for women”, making such a superb choice for product endorsements targeting the diverse millennial woman.
She has also written a book titled “Whoa, Baby!”. It is a first-time parenting book that accounts for her experience raising her first son Titan born in 2014. Kelly married her manager Tim Witherspoon in 2014 after three years of dating.
Rowland went on to stage a successful solo career selling over 40 million copies of her albums. Kelly capitalized on her Destiny’s Child fame to launch a solo career in 2002 when the group was on a brief hiatus. Her first solo single “Dilemma”, a duet with rapper Nelly topped the charts for 2 weeks. Next up was “Stole” which was an international success. Following the success of the singles, Kelly released her debut album Simply Deep (2002) which peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 and later received gold certification. She has been able to boost her music income with acting gigs, judge duties on X Factor as well as branded product lines. This is just the beginning of her rise to stardom and how she built her $30 million fortune.
Celebrity speaker for hire Kelly Rowland dabbled in acting in 2003 making her debut in “Freddy vs. Jason” (2003) which grossed $114.9 million against $30 million. Her next movie “Seat Filler” (2005) earned $27.9 million from $8 million. Others include “Think Like A Man” (2012) and Lifetime’s “Love By the 10th Date” (2017) both of which feature ensemble casts. She’s also made guest appearances in sitcoms. In 2009 she was in the Season 1 of The Fashion Show. In 2011, she signed an $800,000 deal to become one of the judges on X-Factor UK. More to that, Rowland received $1 million in 2013 for her judge duties on X Factor USA.
Rowland co-founded the Survivor Foundation with Beyoncé Knowles. In March 2008, she became a Staying Alive Foundation ambassador and campaigns heavily to raise awareness about AIDS in African communities.
CHARITIES & FOUNDATIONS SUPPORTED: American Foundation for AIDS Research, Autism Speaks Baby2Baby, Caudwell Children, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Habitat For Humanity, i.am scholarship Fund, I Heart My Girlfriends, Keep Memory Alive, Miss A Meal, Muhammad Ali Center, Save the Children, Save The Music Foundation, Staying Alive Foundation, Survivor Foundation, The HollyRod Foundation, UNICEF, United Way
CAUSES SUPPORTED: Abuse, AIDS & HIV, Alzheimer’s Disease, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Autism, Children, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Education, Family/Parent Support, Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Hunger, Mental Challenges, Parkinson’s Disease, Physical Challenges, Poverty, Slavery & Human Trafficking, Sports, Substance Abuse, Women Empowerment
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