After giving birth to the harmonious girl group June’s Diary, Kelly Rowland is stepping back into the spotlight with a new album along with an expansion of her acting in TV and film.
While Kelly has managed to executive produce the BET hit docu-series Chasing Destiny, she’s sort of dimmed her light to push her lady quintet to the forefront. Although she spent this year behind the scenes for the most part, Rowland still succeeded in juggling a reoccurring role on Empire, recording for Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn anthem and being a mother to her adorable two-year-old son. But in order for June’s Diary to truly shine, Kelly acknowledges that she must take a step back and allow them to carve their own path.
“I don’t want to hold their hand,” she tells Billboard. “Me and Frank Gatson noticed that we can’t do that. They’re grown women. The same way that me, Michellle and Bey had to fight our way through, they need to fight. And you appreciate it more when you pull your own outfits together, when you handle situations where you only have one mic or when you get through a 20-city radio tour and didn’t kill each other.
June’s Diary is well-appreciated, and they also express a beautiful gift to fans of true vocal talent, Kelly’s smooth-sensual vocals definitely fills a void in the current state of R&B music. And since the birth of her son, the singer-songwriter has been cooking up her fifth album for her loyal fans.
“… I definitely am finishing up this record and I’m releasing it next year. I’m even tired of waiting on it myself, I want him [her son] to witness that whole feeling. He saw me at rehearsal a couple months back when I did a video and he was so excited. So the fact that he likes it, I need him to see that again.”
Amidst being a mother and working on a new album, Rowland will star in the Lifetime film “The 10th Date” in 2017. Already in production, the movie will also star Meagan Good, Keri Hilson, Cat Deeley and Brandon T. Jackson.
“I can’t say too much, but The 10th Date is necessary for all ladies to experience.”
With all the big moves she’s making, it appears that 2017 may be the biggest year for Mrs. Rowland. Let’s pray for it. Although unappreciated at times, Kelly is the music industry’s most underrated gems. Her vocals, stage presence and long resume makes this child of Destiny a clear contender as one of the premiere acts in the music game.