Essense Set to Honor Kelly Rowland For Being a ‘Young Powerhouse’

After having a strong year in 2011, Kelly Rowland is kicking off 2012 by being honored at the upcoming 3rd annual Essence Black Women in Music Event. The invitation-only ceremony will be taking place on February 8, 2012 in Los Angeles during Grammy week.

“We’ve watched Kelly Rowland for over a decade grow from a teenage sensation into an international superstar,” said Essence editor-in-chief Constance C.R. White. “Her talent, drive and remarkable creative force show what it truly means to be a young powerhouse in an ever-changing industry.”

Constance added: “Kelly embodies the ‘soul’ of young Black women through her music and we are proud to salute her dynamic contributions.”

The event will also feature an exclusive performance from Kelly, with Grammy-winning rapper Eve joining her.

Congrats to Kelly!