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Rowland Gets Rolling: R&B Singer Splits From Label

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When it rains, it pours. Just two months after firing her manager and father-figure Mathew Knowles, Kelly Rowland has been dropped from her record label, according to The Cleveland Leader. However, Rowland, who is known for her role as one-third of the super group Destiny’s Child, says the split was amicable.

"Because Columbia Records has been my home base as an artist for more than a decade, the decision to move out on my own required a lot of soul-searching," Rowland said. "I felt the need to explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms outside my comfort zone and my friends and family at Columbia have been incredibly understanding about my evolution."

Rowland has enjoyed mediocre success as a solo artist with two albums, “Simply Deep,” which was released in 2002, and 2007’s “Ms. Kelly.” She also won a Grammy for her collaboration in 2003 with Nelly for the hip-hop ballad “Dilemma.” Rowland is currently working on a nonmusic-related project, a reality TV program called “The Fashion Show,” which she will cohost. —BB and PS

 

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