Thursday, January 29, 2009
Okay listen I hate reporting on things that I don't have the full story on but this was too good to let go Kelly Rowland has parted ways with Matthew Knowles managment. A show of hands to who didn't see this one coming for sometime. Here is the story from MTV News.
Destiny's Child sang on their 2000 hit "Independent Woman" that they depend on themselves to pay their own bills. Perhaps founding member Kelly Rowland is taking that motto to heart.
The singer announced in a joint statement Wednesday (January 28) with Mathew Knowles that the two are severing their working relationship. Knowles is Beyoncé's father and manages her, in addition to her sister Solange, and Destiny's Child. He also oversaw Rowland's career since she released her first solo LP, 2002's Simply Deep.
"Mathew Knowles has been a positive influence in my career," Rowland said in the statement. "I have had great success under his guidance — both as a member of Destiny's Child and with my solo projects. Although we have decided to part ways professionally, the Knowles family and the entire Music World Entertainment team will always be my family."
Destiny's Child split in 2005 but have maintained the split is not permanent.
The move comes more than a year after Rowland's last album, 2007's Ms.Kelly. The album was delayed a number of times, but upon its release, the project was received well by critics. The album, featuring the single "Like This" with Eve, however, failed to live up to the commercial success of her debut, which sold over 500,000 copies and was certified gold.
Rowland was practically raised by the Knowles family, making the split that much more surprising. The singer moved into the Knowles' Texas home during the formation of Destiny's Child and often refers to Beyoncé as her sister. Mathew Knowles acknowledged their ties, saying Rowland will always continue to be a part of the Knowles clan.
He also stressed that no animosity was involved in this business separation.
"After a very positive meeting between Kelly Rowland and myself, we have amicably agreed to end our professional relationship," he said in the statement. "My company, Music World, will continue to manage Destiny's Child as a group. As an artist Kelly has incredible talent and I only wish her the best. We will always be family first and foremost, and as a dad I only have love for Kelly."
As of press time, it is unclear if Rowland has retained new management
Jennifer Hudson Has filmed a new video "If this isn't Love" which is set to be released Febuary 9th Also don't forget JHud is singing the national Anthem at the superbowl. Good Luck Jennifer even though we know you don't need it.
Kelly Clarkson Is back on Fire. She made the biggest leap from #97 to #1 on the billboard hot 100 charts. Now people this is why we continued to watch American Idol Clarkson and Hudson are doing their things.