Kelly’s album Talk A Good Game hits stores June 18.
Kelly Rowland is gearing up for a very busy summer as one of the judges on The X Factor, but until then, she’s been getting some tour dates in as she prepares to drop her new album, Talk A Good Game.
Last night, she took to the stage in Silver Spring, MD to perform some new tracks off of the upcoming LP,but once she got to “Dirty Laundry” she couldn’t help but brake down.
I am so proud of Kelly for allowing herself to feel vulnerable in front of her fans. Letting the world know about an abusive and dysfunctional relationship takes an enormous amount of courage because of the ‘what if’ factor. When I watched the video I broke down myself and the audience was great support. I pray that Kelly had all the success in the world. I can’t wait to see the rest of the album.
Kelly Rowland is now labeled as an OnPointCeleb! MuaH!
Watch Performance Below:
Earlier this month, they announced that they would be linking up for their month-long ‘Lights Out’ U.S. tour which starts this Thursday in Minneapolis, and last week Kelly had the Internet buzzing after she dropped her emotional The Dream-produced new single “Dirty Laundry.”
Now, the two are teasing yet another track they’ve collaborated on together titled “Where Have You Been.” The record is a make-up-to-break-up song that features the two singing to each other about how they’re relationship has been going through some major problems but they still want to make it right.
The Dream’s IV Play album is due out next Tuesday, May 28. Meanwhile, Kelly has some stiff competition when her album hits stores on June 18. She is sharing her release date with Kanye West and J. Cole.
Kelly Rowland recently released a song called “Dirty Laundry”. The song talks about how Kelly had a lot going on in her life from an abusive boyfriend to not speaking to Bey as much because of her boyfriend.
In a chat with Billboard this week, Kelly expressed that the song was emotionally exhausting and extremely difficult to record, needing almost a dozen takes to get it right. She also had to walk out of the room before the song was played during a recent listening session:
It was very emotional. It took me days to record. I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me. Dream said, ‘I want to write you a record so that people will know exactly who you are, underneath it all.
The song was a result of Kelly revealing some of her personal life to The-Dream who was able to turn her words into a great record. He tells Billboard:
What unfolds on TV or on the Internet, it’s never really that. You think it is but it’s just not. When you have a stage like Kelly has, you should talk about that part of your life. I think Kelly’s way deeper than that.
Tons of celebs took to Twitter to show their support after the song was released yesterday, including Kelly’s former bandmate Letoya Luckett, Gabrielle Union, and Tika Sumpter.
@KELLYROWLAND …..You Are Great, Love You much. #DirtyLaundry
Lala: When you make pain look this good it never wears out… – Dirty Laundry by @Kellyrowland
Gabrielle Union: LOVE LOVE LOVE!
#DirtyLaundry is a game changer… Go head girl! @kellyrowland
Jackée Harry : S/O to the beautiful
@kellyrowland, who will help so many young ladies going through similar struggles referenced on #DirtyLaundry.
Letoya Luckett: #Openheart
Jeanette Jenkins: Love you!
@KELLYROWLAND #DirtyLaundry is a beautiful song! You’re so strong & I’m so proud of you! Shine Mama! Xo
#DirtyLaundry just gave me chills. Dope @KELLYROWLAND. Love. This. Record. #proud
Jordin Sparks: Dirty Laundry is so gut wrenching! I had chills up & down my entire body! Thank you for being so raw!! <3<3
This song and beat is OnPoint. This is a women’s theme song. Love it! This is song is going to be on repeat. 🙂
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