Kelly Rowland is an American R&B singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful R&B girl group Destiny's Child, the best-selling female group of all time.
Rowland proved a major contributing force to the group's record-breaking global popularity as they racked up sales of more than 100 million records worldwide while earning three Grammy Awards.
She successfully debuted as a solo artist in 2002 with the album "Simply Deep," which sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and included the hit single "Dilemma."
The duet, with rapper Nelly, earned the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 and spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Her follow-up album, "Ms. Kelly," was released in 2007.
Rowland has appeared in a number of television and film projects including the features Freddy vs. Jason, and The Seat Filler, executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the television series The Hughleys and American Dreams.
She also served as a choir leader on NBC's creative competition series Clash of the Choirs.
She was the co-host of the reality competition television series The Fashion Show in 2009, but was replaced for the second season by supermodel Iman.
In 2013 she joined the reality competition television series The X Factor USA as a permanent judge, alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio.