Houston, Texas

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born February 11, 1981) commonly known as Kelly Rowland, is an American recording artist, actress, dancer and model who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the American girl group Destiny's Child.

In 2002 Rowland collaborated with rapper Nelly on the single "Dilemma", which reached number-one in numerous countries. Subsequently, she released her debut solo successful album Simply Deep which reached within the top 15 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and went on to be certified gold by the RIAA and a platinum certification by UK Albums Chart. it spawned four successful singles including "Stole" reached number two in UK. the album has sold two and a half million copies worldwide. Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, Rowland released her second album Ms. Kelly in 2007 which sold one and half million copies worldwide, making the album, in retrospect, unexpectedly successful. it featured the top-ten hit's "Work", "Like This" and "Daylight". In 2009 she scored her second number-one hit, with her contribution on French DJ David Guetta's single "When Love Takes Over", which earned Rowland her second Grammy Award as a solo artist. In 2010 Rowland released a single titled "Commander" which topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, making it her third number-one single on the chart.

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 4 million albums worldwide and seventeen million singles as a solo/featured artist.