Here I Am CD (2011)

Artist: Kelly Rowland

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 222327213
UPC 602527431420
UPC 14 00602527431420
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2011
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Author Kelly Rowland
Compilation Appearance Nellyville (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Maid In Manhattan (ost)
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Club Hits
Compilation Appearance Ultra 2010
Compilation Appearance 5(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultra Weekend 7
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Kelly Rowland
Compilation Appearance Think Like A Man:music/film (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Pluto 3D(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Side Effects Of You
Compilation Appearance MY NAME IS MY NAME(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance BLACK PANTIES(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Black Panties: Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Black Panties (Edit)
Compilation Appearance Black Panties: Deluxe Edition (Edit)
Compilation Appearance Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game
Compilation Appearance Bridges
Compilation Appearance Ultra 2012
Compilation Appearance Side Effects Of You(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tomahawk Technique
Compilation Appearance Planet Pit(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Strictly The Best Vol 47
Compilation Appearance Journey To Freedom
Associated Artist/Work Guetta, David
Artist Influence Beverley Knight
Artist Influence Diana Ross
Artist Influence Donna Summer (Vocals)
Artist Influence Faith Evans
Artist Influence Florence Ballard
Artist Influence Janet Jackson
Artist Influence Lauryn Hill
Artist Influence Mariah Carey
Artist Influence Mary J. Blige
Artist Influence Patti LaBelle
Artist Influence Paula Abdul
Artist Influence Tina Turner
Artist Influence Whitney Houston
Artist Contemporary Adrian Marcel
Artist Contemporary Ashanti
Artist Contemporary Aubrey O'Day
Artist Contemporary August Alsina
Artist Contemporary Blu Cantrell
Artist Contemporary Christina Milian
Artist Contemporary Craig David
Artist Contemporary Justin Timberlake
Artist Contemporary Melanie Amaro
Artist Contemporary Mila J
Artist Contemporary Shontelle
Artist Contemporary Solange (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Tiara Thomas
Artist Contemporary Toni Braxton
Artist Contemporary Wynter Gordon
Artist Follower Chelsea
Artist Follower Sevyn Streeter
Artist Follower The OMG Girlz
Technical Info
CatalogID 2743142
Lable Name Motown
Released 07/26/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 21s
UPC 00602527431420
Musical Guests
Lil Playy
Lil Wayne
Big Sean
Rico Love
The Wavs
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: 2nd Floor Studios, Hollywood, CA; Circle House Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Eyeknowasecret Studio, Brentwood, CA; Foxxhole Studios, Westlake, CA; Gum Studios, Paris, France; Hand Of God Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Henson Recording, Los Angeles, CA; KMA Studios, NY; Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Studio A Recording Inc. Dearborn Heights, MI; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Derek Blanks.
Kelly Rowland's third album, following a split with manager Mathew Knowles and label Columbia, is as much of a patchwork as 2007's Ms. Kelly. There's an extensive cast of producers and songwriters, as well as a handful of guest MCs. The set aims at the R&B, pop, and dance markets with clear distinctions, so several songs sound like isolated projects rather than pieces of a whole. That said, there is a little more focus on appealing to "hip-hop and R&B" radio. Pre-album single "Motivation" creeps and slinks so efficiently that the Lil Wayne verse and Rowland's vocal -- apart from "Go, go, go, go" -- are immaterial. The following three tracks straddle pop and R&B with appealingly busy productions, some of Rowland's most forward and energizing performances, not to mention a high level of arrogance that suits her very well. Those familiar with her guest appearances on French house producer David Guetta's One Love won't be surprised by the singer's decision to retain "modern Donna Summer" as one of her modes. "Commander," produced by Guetta with his typical thump-and-whoosh flair, was released as a single in 2010 and topped the club charts in the U.K. and U.S. The newer "Down for Whatever," produced by RedOne, Jimmy Joker, and the WAV.s, is a more frictional Euro-dance number that deserves equal attention. Although very eclectic taste is required to appreciate in full, this is clearly Rowland's brightest, most confident album yet. ~ Andy Kellman
Artist Overview
Playing Florence Ballard to Beyonce's Diana Ross (sans Ballard's tragic demise), former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland has managed to stake out a successful solo career in her own right since that group's conclusion. Working in a contemporary, hip-hop-tinged R&B mode, Rowland has scored several hits via duets with hip-hop stars including Nelly, Eve, and Joe Budden. Rowland has made several appearances in films and on television, and she released her sophomore album, MS. KELLY, in 2007.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "She's a strong, agile R&B vocalist..."
Disc 1
1 I'm Dat Chick
2 Work It Man - (featuring Lil Playy)
3 Motivation
4 Lay It on Me - (featuring Big Sean)
5 Feeling Me Right Now
6 Turn It Up
7 All of the Night
8 Keep It Between Us
9 Commander
10 Down For Whatever
Product Attributes
Artist Rowland,Kelly
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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