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Video: Rico Love Presents Kelly Rowland Platinum Plaque for “Motivation”

It was all about Kelly Rowland at the Black Women in Music event presented by Essence Magazine in Los Angeles.  Rowland, who is up for a Grammy at this weekend’s show, was honored alongside record label executive Sylvia Rhone for her success in the past year. Her third album, Here I Am, became the highest charting solo album of her career, and spawned the Grammy-nominated single,”Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne, which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. She was also presented with a platinum plaque, denoting sales of one million digital downloads, for “Motivation” by Rico Love, who co-wrote and produced the track with Jim Jonsin.


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Video: Kelly Rowland Keeps It Real on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Kelly Rowland let her guard down during an appearance on E!’s Chelsea Lately.  The Destiny’s Child album, who will go head-to-head with Beyoncé at this weekend’s GRAMMYs for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, dished to host Chelsea Handler about her workout DVD with trainer Jeanette Jenkins, turning 30, working with Lil Wayne on “Motivation,” and her relationship.  Kelly’s latest album, Here I Am, is in stores now.

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Daily Throwback: Twista featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx – “Slow Jamz”

After years of underground success, Twista broke into the mainstream with 2004’s Kamikaze.  For the album’s lead single, Twista enlisted Jamie Foxx and Kanye West for an ode to classic soul artists on the aptly titled “Slow Jamz.”  Produced by Kanye West, “Slow Jamz” topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for one week on February 10, 2004, becoming the first number one single for all three artists.

Did You Know? “Slow Jamz” was for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2005.