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Kelly Rowland’s Highly Anticipated Album ‘Ms. Kelly’ In Stores June 26

Music World/Columbia Records will release Ms. Kelly, the avidly-awaited sophomore album from the Grammy-winning pop-urban musical superstar Kelly Rowland, on Tuesday, June 26. “Like This,” the first single from Ms. Kelly, is an infectious pulsating hip-hop groove featuring the Grammy-winning rap artist Eve. After a mere week at radio, “Like This” is already lighting up America’s radio airwaves with a nationwide listening audience of over 5 million. The single is slated to impact Urban/Rhythm radio on March 27 and Top 40 on April 17. A “Like This” ringtone was made available on March 6 with a digital download and 12 inch single being offered on March 13. The CD single will be in stores on April 17. “Like This” is currently being promoted on AOL Music’s New Songs page while fans may hear a streaming version of the tune on Kelly’s MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/kellyrowland). “Ghetto,” the second single from Ms. Kelly, provides a showcase for the combined talents of Kelly Rowland and guest artist Snoop Dogg. Ms. Kelly is the long-awaited successor to Rowland’s best-selling 2002 gold-certified solo debut album, Simply Deep, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Peaking at #1 in the UK, #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart, and #12 on the Billboard Top 200, Simply Deep included the smash hit, “Dilemma,” Kelly’s duet with the rapper Nelly, which earned the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2003 and spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100. “I have put my heart and soul into this record,” said Kelly about her decision to make this record very personal. “I am excited that everyone will hear it. I am completely exposed. It’s the real me.” One of the vocal superstars in Destiny’s Child, the biggest selling girl group of all time, Kelly Rowland’s talents proved a major contributing force as the group racked up sales of more than 60 million records worldwide while earning two Grammy Awards in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category (2000: “Say My Name”; 2001: “Survivor”). Kelly’s natural charm and charisma have opened up the doors to roles in movies and on television. Her big screen acting credits include starring roles in the 2003 horror blockbuster, “Freddy vs. Jason,” and 2004’s comedy-romance, “The Seat Filler,” executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among her television appearances, she has appeared as “Carly” in three episodes of “The Hughleys” and as “Martha Reeves” (of Martha & the Vandellas) on “American Dreams.” She has performed on “Saturday Night Live” and as a guest host on “The View.” Most recently, Kelly Rowland is appearing as celebrity spokesperson for the “Dark & Lovely” hair product line from Soft Sheen-Carson (consumer products division of L’Oreal USA, Inc.).

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