Ms. Kelly gets more "Independent"?!
Ok Guys Lots going oN today!
If you have been keeping up with the blog than you would have read a few weeks ago that Ms. Kelly has parted ways with long time manager Matthews Knowles. Knowles, the father of R&B legend Beyonce Knowles has been Kelly's manager for her entire career thus getting her to where she is today...whether or not you agree that she should be in the place that she is or not!![cuz' u know what they say lol]
But Ms. Kelly is on a role and in following this hot streak, the Grammy Award Winner has announced today that she has left her long time label Columbia Records. Columbia Records has also been her home from being a third of Destiny's Child through her solo career, and latest LP. Kelly told Billboard Magazine that she will still work with Columbia Records in collaboration with her band mates for future Destiny's Child endeavors.
Kelly also told Billboard, "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." She continued on, "As a solo artist, 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."
Columbia Records also released a statement, "Kelly Rowland is one of our finest contemporary artists and a musical force to be reckoned with," said Rob Stringer, CEO, Columbia/Epic Label Music Group. "It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with Kelly and we will continue our working relationship with her under the Destiny's Child moniker. The decision for Kelly to seek other opportunities for her solo career was agreed upon mutually, and any reports to the contrary are false."
Previously there had been rumors that the R&B beauty was dropped, but Columbia Records clearly states...it was mutual!
There has been no reports of the "Dilemma" star going to a new record label yet...but best wishes to her from the staff at "Swagg-less Concerns"