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Biography by MacKenzie Wilson
Kelly Rowland rose to fame with the success of Destiny's Child during the late '90s. During that time, Destiny's Child catapulted into the new millennium as one of the best-selling female musical groups in history. Rowland, who was barely in her twenties, had been imagining such stardom for a long time. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Rowland began ... Read more in Amazon's Kelly Rowland Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B0062WTX80
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,413 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. I'm Dat Chick (Album Version)Kelly Rowland 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Work It Man (Album Version) [feat. Lil Playy]Kelly Rowland 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Motivation (Album Version) [feat. Lil Wayne]Kelly Rowland 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lay It On Me (Album Version) [feat. Big Sean]Kelly Rowland 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Feelin' Me Right NowKelly Rowland 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Turn It Up (Album Version)Kelly Rowland 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. All Of The Night (Album Version) [feat. Rico Love]Kelly Rowland 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Keep It Between Us (Album Version)Kelly Rowland 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Commander (Album Version) [feat. David Guetta]Kelly Rowland 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Down For Whatever (Album Version) [feat. The WAV.s]Kelly Rowland 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Heaven & Earth (Album Version)Kelly Rowland 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Each Other (Album Version)Kelly Rowland 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. When Love Takes Over [feat. Kelly Rowland]David Guetta 3:09Album Only
Listen14. Rose Colored GlassesKelly Rowland 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Motivation (Diplo Remix) [feat. Lil Wayne]Kelly Rowland 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Forever And A DayKelly Rowland 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. What A Feeling (Radio Edit) [feat. Kelly Rowland]Alex Gaudino 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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Here I am is the third studio album from former Destiny's Child and now X Factor judge, Kelly Rowland. The album includes dancefloor tunes "Down For Whatever" and "Commander" alongside ballads like "All Of The Night" and also sees former Destiny’s Child star Kelly working with an all-star cast of songwriters and producers including Darkchild (Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, The Black Eyed Peas, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson), Tricky Stewart (Beyonce, Rihanna), Rico Love (Usher, Nelly, Beyonce, Chris Brown), RedOne (Lady Gaga) and guest stars Lil Wayne and Big Sean.

BBC Review

No, she's not Beyoncé. Then again, her BFF and former bandmate has the market cornered when it comes to Glasto-stealing, Obama-charming, baby-bump-baring RnB divas. But even if these days her pop career seems to proceed on a single-by-single basis, Kelly Rowland hasn't had a bad run since Destiny's Child disbanded. In fact, she's racked up eight UK top 10 hits either on her lonesome or as a pretty flashy featured artist. And if there must be talent show judges with catchphrases, K-Ro and "put it down" are infinitely preferable to Alexandra Burke's recent attempt to make "OK dot com" happen.

Sadly, much of Here I Am lacks the sass that Rowland displays on The X Factor. The album's first half is a succession of synthy mid-tempo tracks helmed by the sort of expensive RnB producers whose studio doors are always open: Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart, Rico Love, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins. Admittedly, some of it is pretty decent – particularly the Lil Wayne-assisted Motivation and the Rihanna-aping I'm Dat Chick – but personality is lacking.

Thankfully, like a football team given a half-time ear-bashing by the guv'nor, Here I Am steps up in the second half. It's all a bit scrappy though, as this 17-song ‘International Edition’ of the album grabs pretty much whatever it can to maximise its appeal. Rowland's summer house hit, What a Feeling? Check. The Diplo remix of Motivation? Check. A couple of David Guetta collaborations? Check – and who cares that When Love Takes Over is now two-and-a-half years old?

Inevitably, this turns Here I Am into a bit of a grab-bag in its latter stages, but it's a grab-bag that only Tulisa Contostavlos could claim not to find some pleasure in. Clubbier cuts like Forever and a Day and current single Down for Whatever suggest that Rowland's future could lie as a kind of dance diva with street cred. If she's quick, she can crack on while B's under doctor's orders to keep her feet up.

--Nick Levine

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miss C on 14 Jan 2012
Format: Audio CD
As a fan of Kelly Rowland I've got her two first albums and while I have enjooyed them both I have to say that Here I Am is her best album to date. OK, so some of the songs on the album are few years old, such as When Love Takes Over and Commander but that aside it's still a great album with lots of catchy songs.

With 17 songs on the CD I think it's value for money and there's only four songs on it that I'm not keen on. I think Kelly shoudl probably stick to the more up tempo songs as I think that's where her strengths lie. As for the remix of Motivation, I don't think this adds much to the album.

My favourite songs on the album are:
I'm Dat Chick
Work It Man
Motivation
Lay It On Me
Feelin Me Right Now
Turn It Up
Commander
Down For Whatever
When Love Takes Over
What A Feeling
Forever and A Day

Kelly is a great singer, it's just a shame she's not as successful as her bandmate Beyonce as she is just as talented. I have Beyonce latest album and I have to say that Kelly's is far better.

I've had this album pretty much on repeat since I bought it and I'm still not bored of it. With her judging role on the X factor I hope Kelly becomes even more successful in the UK
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas John on 27 Dec 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album has been dogged by delays and some very weird management, which has resulted in it not gaining nearly as much success as it should. It's actually a very strong album, but my only complaint is that the UK edition (this version, with the purple cover), is very much an album of two halves, with the first half being mostly R&B and the second half being mostly dance. This detracts from its cohesiveness and also means that, as the UK singles have mostly been dance ones, they're not necessarily representative of the album.

The R&B half of the album (tracks 1-8) has several quite strong midtempo tracks, particularly "Lay It On Me" and "Feelin' Me Right Now". The flagship US single "Motivation" is a bit of a grower - I didn't like it at first, as it's a bit of a slinky ballad without any of the impact of the dance singles, but it's definitely grown on me.

The dance half of the album (tracks 9-17, with a few exceptions) feels like almost a different artist, and is led by last year's David Guetta-produced hit "Commander". Even this half of the album isn't really non-stop dance, as it's interrupted by the ballad "Heaven N Earth" and the midtempo "Rose Colored Glasses" and the Diplo remix of "Motivation", but as these are all perfectly good tracks in their own right I can hardly complain. My main problem with this half is that most of the big dance tracks on it have already been released as singles ("Down For Whatever", "Commander", "When Love Takes Over", "What A Feeling" and "Forever And A Day"), which means that there's barely any new material that continues in this vein. The result is that, based on the UK singles, it's perfectly possible to pick this up expecting more pop-dance music and end up disappointed.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By W. R. Allum on 29 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
It has been a long wait, but Kelly really delivers here. The album is very consistent and it really is difficult to pick out the highlights. I'm now looking forward to the International Edition for even more treats from Kelly. The fast stuff is really very good and they are promising more of it, but the two main slowies on this album, All Of The Night and Keep It Between Us, do hint at another side to Kelly worth exploring and are also very addictive. This version is worth it for the amazingness of Each Other alone, which makes up for Heaven and Earth, which is somewhat of a letdown, I have to say, as it lacks edge. Please support Kelly, as her talent is often overlooked and she deserves much more success!

Update 09.12.2011
Although I still stand by my original review and think that the full international edition, based on the music alone, is still well worth the 5 stars I gave back then, I really must vent my disappointment at what has turned out to be the final version. It is an insult, not only to us as customers, but also to Kelly herself, that they have simply attached a few hits (or not) from the past few YEARS to fill out the album and then call it a new release. Excellent as these songs are, it is just lazy and nothing other than a grabby move by her managers. I doubt she is that happy about it herself - she must feel as if her record company has no belief in her at all. Admittedly, a new customer gets a really good, long album when they buy the new version, but most people will have bought the earlier verson and will not necessarily bother with this. As a completist and hardcore Kelly fan myself, even I am not jumping on this. Even in 2 years when this cost 1p from some merchant, I'd probably still begrudge the postage, and that is saying something.
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By robert cuthbert on 9 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Another part of my Grandaughters birthday cd's so l cannot comment on the album as no one has heard it yet but if my G/D wants it then it has to be good
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By sandra ajayi on 23 July 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed with this album! I only like one song out f the whole album, even still I wished I hadn't bought it, since I love Kelly ROwland and I still do but the album? nah!!!!!
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