With the success of her latest single “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne, Kelly Roland will name her forthcoming album âHere I Am.’ With Motivation bowing at No. 4 this week on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the former Destiny’s Child singer believes she has finally found the sound she has been looking for.
“I was talking to my product manager,” Rowland told Billboard. “I said I wanted people to know that this is the record, the sound IÂ¹ve been working toward… that here I am. And she said, that’s the title. It just connected with my heart and the music as well. It stands for everything I’ve gone through and thought about for this record as a woman. It’s very strong.”
“Motivation” marks Rowland’s biggest solo single to date and was produced by Jim Jonsin and written by Rico Love. The single is also climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, its Digital Songs chart, and its Ringtones chart.
In related news, Rowland also voiced her support for Beyonce after learning that she will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22.
“I’m so excited for my sister. Nobody deserves it more than she does,” says Rowland. “Ever since we were kids, we’ve worked hard, and she’s carried that into her solo career.”