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New Music: Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne – “Ice” [Full]

After giving us “Motivation” last summer, Kelly Rowland reunites with Lil Wayne on “Ice,” the lead single from her upcoming fourth solo album, due later this year.

Kelendria turns up the heat on the steamy Sean Garrett-penned cut, cooing, ”Sit it right below my navel and watch what I do/That’s my favorite angle.”

Listen to the full version below.

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Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne perform ‘Motivation’ at Hot 107 Birthday Bash

Kelly Rowland was one of the surprise guests during T.I.’s set at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash in Atlanta yesterday. The Destiny’s Child diva hit the stage to perform her smash “Motivation” with Lil Wayne for the first time live.

Backstage, Kelly revealed that she’s putting the finishing touches on her fourth album, and that she’ll be releasing music in the next “couple of weeks.”

Watch Kelendria and Weezy rock the stage below.

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Video: Rita Ora Covers Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’

With Blue Ivy’s mother in the audience, Rita Ora put her spin on Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” during her set at the Cartier Juste un Clou after-party in New York City on Thursday.

The Roc Nation singer, whose debut album is due later this year, has received a significant amount of buzz as late, thanks to blogs and other media websites. Online praise aside, the fans, haters, and newfound stans have already dubbed her “Rihanna’s Replacement” — citing an alleged fallout between the “We Found Love” singer and her boss Jay-Z.  Hell, I compared her single, R.I.P.” featuring Tinie Tempah, to Rihanna’s work from the Rated R era.

“Rihanna’s Replacement” or not, the sky is the limit with what Rita Ora can accomplish. As we’ve seen in the past, Roc Nation KNOWS what it takes to turn an artist that the world doesn’t care about into an international superstar — lightning can strike twice.

Watch Rita’s cover of “Say My Name” below and share your thoughts.

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GRAMMYs Rewind: Beyoncé Sets GRAMMYs Record

With 16 wins and 44 nominations, Beyoncé is the third most honored woman in GRAMMYs history.  After winning three with Destiny’s ChildBeyoncé tied the record for most wins (five) in a single night by a female artist in 2004. In 2010, she surpassed the record when she won six awards, including Song of the Year and Best R&B Female Vocal Performance for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for “Halo.

At just 30-years old, she ranks third for most honored female performers behind Alison Krauss (26) and Aretha Franklin (18), and ties second for most-nominated female artist in Grammy history with 44, behind Dolly Parton, with 45 nominations.

In addition to a trio of solo performances, Knowles has also graced the GRAMMYs stage with Prince and Tina Turner.  In 2004, she performed a ‘Purple Rain‘ Medley with Prince, which incorporated her hit single “Crazy In Love.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GRAMMYs, she joined forces with the legendary Tina Turner, performing Turner’s classic “Proud Mary.”

Watch Beyoncé perform the “Purple Rain” Medley with Prince at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004 below.

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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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LeToya Luckett – ‘Life, Love & Music’ (Episode 1)

As she records her third album, LeToya Luckett is taking fans behind the scenes of the recording process in a new web series called “Life, Love & Music.” The Grammy-winner singer also shares clips as she’s on the road promoting From the Rough, a Lifetime film she starred in alongside Taraji P. Henson. Check out the first episode of “Life, Love & Music” above.

New Music: Sean Paul featuring Kelly Rowland – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Is it just me or has Kelly been a little too available for these collaborations? 

Sean Paul snags Kelly Rowland for “How Deep Is Your Love,” a new Stargate-produced track from his new album Tomahawk Technique.  With Kelly handling the hook, “How Deep Is Your Love” could be a sleeper hit. Tomahawk Technique arrives in stores on Valentine’s Day. Side note: Sean Paul can miss me with this album title and cover.  

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Kelly Rowland – “Keep It Between Us” (Official Music Video)

Black love is a beautiful thing. Black love in Paris is even better. Kelly Rowland snags Lance Gross for music video for “Keep It Between Us,” the latest single from Here I Am.  Watch below.

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