Kelly Rowland’s latest single “Motivation” featuring Young Money rapper Lil Wayne entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at fifty-five, earning her the highest debut of a song in her solo career. In the past, she started at the seventy-sixth position with the single “When Love Takes Over.” Rowland’s forthcoming third and untitled effort was scheduled for release last year, but now it is tentatively schedule for 2011.
The success of “Motivation” confirms that U.S. fans likes when Rowland creates music geared towards urban R&B genre. The first song released for the album in 2010 was “Commander,” which landed on top of the dance charts throughout the world. Rico Love the songwriter of “Commander” and “Motivation” described the direction of Rowland’s album with Rap-up.com, “I think âMotivation’ speaks to her core fans. It’s soul, it’s sexual, it’s Kelly kinda taking a stance and being a lot more sexual and emotional like the Kelly [her fans] fell in love with.”
Due to the response from fans and the chart placement, the song release date on iTunes has been set for an earlier release.
In related news, a music video for the rising single has been released. Watch the music video here on Singersroom.