Kelly Rowland Net Worth – $12 Million
Kelly Rowland has a $12 million net worth as an American singer, songwriter, actor, and TV personality. She is most known for being a part of the Destiny’s Child female group, which was one of the most successful girl groups of all time.
Kelendria Trene Rowland, better known as Kelly Rowland, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 11, 1981. Doris Rowland Garrison is her mother, Christopher Lovett. Her mother left her violent alcoholic father, who suffered from PTSD when she was six years old. Her mother and brother Orlando, as well as herself, relocated to Houston. Rowland moved in with Beyonce Knowles and her family in 1995, as a friend and potential bandmate.
Child of Destiny
Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles were members of the Girl’s Tyme band in the early 1990s, and they even participated in the national talent program Star Search. Despite their defeat, they continued to play at local schools, childcare centers, and other events in Houston, gradually acquiring notoriety for their singing and dancing abilities. They auditioned for record labels and were signed by Elektra Records for a month before being dumped.
By 1997, the trio had acquired a record deal with Columbia under the name Destiny’s Child and was managed by Beyoncé Knowles’ father, Matthew Knowles. With the release of their multi-platinum second album The Writing’s on the Wall in 1999, the band finally achieved mainstream success. “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Jumpin Jumpin,” and “Say My Name” were among the album’s many well-known singles. The latter went on to become their most popular song at the time, winning Grammy honors.
The group’s song “Independent Women Part 1” was included on the Charlie’s Angels album in 2000. The song’s success propelled the women to stardom almost overnight. Survivor, their third album, arrived at number one on the Billboard charts in May 2001. The number one instant smash “Bootylicious” was born from this album. Over 12 million copies of Survivor have been sold globally to date.
Career as an Individual
Rowland’s second album, Ms. Kelly (2007), was released following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2005, and featured worldwide singles “Like This” and “Work.” Rowland was on DJ David Guetta’s No. 1 dance single “When Love Takes Over” in 2009 and was a host on the inaugural season of The Fashion Show. Rowland’s third album, Here I Am (2011), featured the worldwide top-ten smash “Commander” and the US R&B/Hip-Hop No. 1 “Motivation,” as well as the international top-ten hit “Commander.” After a wardrobe malfunction during a concert in New Jersey in 2011, the singer received widespread media attention. During the incident, the singer’s chest was visible for a short moment.
She was a judge on The X Factor UK’s eighth season in 2011 and the third and final season of The X Factor in the United States in 2013. Rowland returned to her R&B roots with her fourth album, Talk a Good Game (2013), which received excellent reviews and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rowland has also worked with a number of musicians on songs, including Nelly’s smash “Dilemma,” as well as Lil Wayne and Big Sean. Rowland’s major influences are Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston. Sade, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce have all been mentioned as musical influences. Rowland had a number of number-one hits in the United States and nine top-ten singles in the United Kingdom as a solo artist.
Career in Acting
Kelly made her acting debut in the sitcom The Hughleys in 2002, playing a cameo role. She went on to guest star on several UPN sitcoms, including Eve and Girlfriends for a few episodes. She was cast as Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas in the NBC miniseries American Dreams in 2003. She sang “Nowhere to Run,” a cover of the band’s classic song.
Kelly first appeared in cinema in the horror thriller Freddy vs. Jason in 2004. Kia Waterson, one of the main characters, was one of the actresses that played her. The picture received negative reviews, but it topped the U.S. box office with $36.4 million in its opening weekend, bringing the worldwide total to $114 million. In 2005, she starred alongside Duane Martin and Shemar Moore in the film The Seat Filler. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith co-produced the film.
Only a few festivals saw The Seat Filler before it was released on DVD in 2006. Rowland also performed on the soundtrack, singing two songs. In 2008, Rowland auditioned for the character of Louise in the Sex and the City film, but Jennifer Hudson won the part. Kelly co-starred alongside Chris Brown and Gabrielle Union in the 2012 film Think Like a Man. Rowland received the 2011 Cosmo Ultimate Women of the Year awards for her participation on The X-Factor, and she was named Ultimate TV Personality. During the Glamour Women of the Year awards, she has also selected as TV Personality of the Year.
Rowland co-founded the Survivor Foundation with the Knowles family to help Hurricane Katrina victims and evacuees find temporary accommodation. They also established Houston’s multi-purpose community outreach facility, the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth. Kelly starred in advertising for the ALDO Fights AIDS campaign in 2006 among other celebrities. She collaborated on a Nike shoe with Kanye West and other artists for an eBay sale, with all revenues benefiting AIDS Awareness.
Life in General
In 2011, Rowland began dating her manager, Tim Weatherspoon. During a 2013 visit to The Queen Latifah Show, she confirmed the couple’s engagement. On May 9, 2014, they tied the knot in Costa Rica. Her former Destiny’s Child band members were among the guests. Titan Jewell Weatherspoon was born in November 2014 to Rowland and her husband.