Here I Am CD (2011)

Artist: Kelly Rowland

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 222327213
UPC 602527431420
UPC 14 00602527431420
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2011
Author Kelly Rowland
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
Kelly Rowland rose to fame with Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time, and established a successful solo career that incorporated contemporary R&B, pop, rock, and even EDM. The singer's solo debut, Simply Deep (2002), featured "Dilemma," a number one pop hit, while "Stole" -- emblematic of the album's somewhat surprising adult alternative rock sound -- reached the Top 30. Ms. Kelly (2007), more R&B-oriented than her debut, peaked at number six but didn't produce any major singles in the U.S. She collaborated with dance music star David Guetta, then moved to Universal Motown for Here I Am (2011), led by the slow, steamy hit "Motivation." Talk a Good Game (2013) featured appearances from group mates Beyonc? and Michelle Williams. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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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