Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Miss Kelly's revenge

After living in Beyoncé's shadow for the past 15 years, Kelly Rowland has emerged from the darkness with a freshly snatched House of Dereon wig in her back pocket. Miss Kelly is now the most successful child of destiny as her new single "Motivation" tops the US urban airplay chart this week and climbs to a new peak of number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. I'm so happy for her! When "Commander" flopped, I honestly thought Kelly's time had passed. That song was so perfect and should have been her moment to shine. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be but the stars have finally aligned for the hardest working diva in the game. And with probably the least commercial song of her career.

Don't get me wrong, "Motivation" is a smokin' hot tune but Bey's childhood friend was having no luck with the urban crowd. "Grown Ass Woman" and "Rose Coloured Glasses" were chart disasters of Ashanti-sized proportions. The dancefloor appeared to be her only salvation but Miss Kelly had other ideas. "Motivation" is like an old school 90s slow jam on steroids. It's so sleek and sexy. I can't even play it in the car when I have company because the lyrics make me blush! Kelly is basically the heterosexual equivalent of a bossy bottom in the song, telling her man where and how she wants it. Whatever happened to biting the pillow and getting on with it so you can be finished in time for Chelsea Lately? But I digress. "Motivation" is amazing and I hope K Row remembers to throw Bey a bone when she takes over the DC throne. Congrats!

4 comments:

feedlimmy said...

'Motivation' is not half the splendour of 'Commander' or even 'Rose Coloured Glasses' but you know, it is what it is.

Ms Kelly gotta make dat money any way she can and I'm surprised that it was this urban record that returned her to prominence.

Love how Michelle's between tweeting about her own studio time. She needs to get her moment. So much for that re-release of "Unexpected" with "brand new remixes"! LOL.

Nasty G said...

"chart disasters of Ashanti-sized proportions!" LOL Love it!

Me said...

Unfortunately the new X-Factor judge Smelly has excreted an absolute stinker of an aural turd in the UK with What A Feeling... which will no doubt be the feeling of FLOPPING while telling others they have no talent. So copying Dannii...

Sexbox said...

I have never given up hope on Kelly....even when the Knowles and her Columbia dumped her like diseased hooker. I think Kelly will be still making regular appearances on the dancefloor. Her recent collaboration with Gaudino is doing well in certain territories (and it's not even that great of a song). "motivation" is a good song for Kelly. I hope she doesn't mess this up now and gets the album out STAT!