Trivia

  • Kelly’s real name is Kelendria
  • Kelly is one of the founding members of Destiny’s Child.
  • Kelly and Beyonce Knowles grew up together in Houston.
  • Kelly appears in the horror flick ‘Freddy Vs Jason’.
  • Kelly names Whitney Houston as her biggest influence growing up.
  • As one third of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling female musical groups of all time, Kelly Rowland has brought the sound of her voice to millions of fans.
  • Rowland was made a judge for the eighth series of British television show ‘The X Factor’ in 2011.
  • The X Factor isn’t Kelly’s first experience of reality talent contests. As well as that pre-teen spot on Star Search she also co-hosted Bravo’s The Fashion Show for one season before being replaced by supermodel (and wife of David Bowie) Iman.
  • In 2008, Rowland officially became ambassador for MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation.
  • She auditioned for the role of Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant, in 2007’s ‘Sex and the City 2’ but the role went to Jennifer Hudson.
  • Rowland appeared as a choirmaster on the NBC reality show Clash of the Choirs in 2007.
  • Teamed up with Beyonce Knowles to build the “Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments” in Houston, aimed to provide permanent living accommodations for people who are trying to improve their lives after the trauma of personal & natural disasters (Sep 07)
  • Arrived at the Kenyatta Hospital in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on June 19, 2008 to undergo an HIV and AIDS test as part of her duty as MTV “Staying Alive” 2008 ambassador.