KELLY ROWLAND Scores the Top 10 Hit “Motivation” Featuring Lil Wayne


Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-actress-dancer KELLY ROWLAND has scored a Top 10 hit with her scorching new single “Motivation,”featuring Lil Wayne, which has soared to No. 6 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with more than 123,000 units sold in just three weeks. Produced by Jim Jonsin and written by Rico Love, “Motivation”is the lead single from ROWLAND’s upcoming third solo album, to be released by Universal Motown in Fall 2011.

“Motivation” was made available for purchase at iTunes on April 12 and immediately became the No. 1 most-added single at urban radio. It is currently the No. 1 Greatest Gainer on the BDS Urban Chart for its fourth consecutive week as well as the No. 1 Greatest Gainer on the Mediabase Urban Published Chart for its second consecutive week, in addition to holding the No. 4 spot on iTunes’ Top R&B/Soul Songs chart.“Motivation” is also climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, its Digital Songs chart, and its Ringtones chart. Directed by Sarah Chatfield, choreographed by Frank Gatson, and styled by Lysa Cooper, the seductive music video for “Motivation” has topped iTunes’ Top R&B/Soul Videos chart, ranked in the Top 10 of iTunes’ overall Top Music Videos Chart, and is quickly approaching 10 million views on VEVO.

In addition to making a huge impact on the charts, “Motivation” is winning praise from the media. People magazine recently spotlighted “Motivation” in its Hot Singles column and describes it as a “hypnotic grinder.” Perez Hilton calls the track “VERY impressive!” and TheFader.com writes, “[‘Motivation’] may prove to be the most ‘emotionally supportive sex song’ of 2011.”

KELLY ROWLAND achieved global pop stardom as a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling groups of all time. She first stepped out on her own in 2002 with the release of her RIAA gold-certified solo debut album, Simply Deep, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2007, ROWLAND’s second solo album, Ms. Kelly, hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. Scheduled to be released in Fall 2011, her hotly anticipated upcoming third solo album features a host of A-list producers and songwriters, including Dr. Luke, Stargate, Salaam Remi, Ne-Yo, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, RedOne, Tricky Stewart, Esther Dean, Rodney Jerkins, and David Guetta, among others.
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