The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter will host Up Close & Personal With Kelly Rowland, a GRAMMY Professional Development Event, on Sept. 27. The event is now available as video on demand exclusively at GRAMMY365, The Academy's member-only website.
Taking place at The Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., the event will feature an in-depth discussion with the four-time GRAMMY-winning R&B artist, moderated by GRAMMY-nominated artist and Chapter President MC Lyte. Topics will include the evolution of Rowland's career since Destiny's Child, songwriting and her most recent release, Here I Am.
Hailing from Atlanta, Rowland first gained fame as a member of GRAMMY-winning R&B group Destiny's Child. Following the release of the group's third album, 2001's Survivor, Rowland began writing material for her debut solo album, Simply Deep, which was released the following year. The album's first single, "Dilemma," which features GRAMMY-winning rapper Nelly, earned Rowland her first GRAMMY as a solo artist for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. In 2004 Rowland reunited with Destiny's Child for a new album, Destiny Fulfilled, and embarked on the group's final world tour. Rowland's sophomore effort, 2007's Ms. Kelly, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. Released in July, Here I Am reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit "Motivation."
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