Home Uncategorized Kelly Rowland Talks Living in Beyoncé’s Shadow for a ‘Whole Decade’

Kelly Rowland Talks Living in Beyoncé’s Shadow for a ‘Whole Decade’

Kelly Rowland knows what its like to be compared.

While mentoring contestant Chris Sebastian on The Voice Australia this week, the singer empathized with his experience feeling overshadowed by his older brother. “I know this feeling. Can you imagine what it’s like being in a group with Beyoncé?” she told him, referring to her years in Destiny’s Child with the global star. “I would just torture myself in my head. Like, I can’t wear this dress because they’re going to say it’s like B. Or, I can’t have a song like that because it sounds too much like B. They’re gonna compare anyways.”

“I would be lying if I said ‘No, it’s never bothered me.’ That’s bull,” she continued. “There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder.”

Despite the comparisons, Rowland has certainly found success in her own right. She has released four projects as a solo artist, including 2002’s Simply Deep, 2007’s Ms. Kelly, 2011’s Here I Am and 2013’s Talk a Good Game. Most recently, she unveiled a new single “COFFEE” in April.

Must Read

Morgan Wallen Scores Record-Setting Week on Billboard Global 200

Dangerous: The Double Album has brought Morgan Wallen to a new stratosphere of chart success. The supersized LP is Wallen’s first to debut atop...

Watch JoJo Siwa Lip-Sync to Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’

JoJo Siwa can’t get enough of Lady Gaga and her 2011 hit “Born This Way” in her latest TikTok. Rainbow lights highlight the viral star’s lip-sync performance,...

XXXTentacion’s ‘SAD!’ Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” reached 1 billion views on YouTube this week. The audio for his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit featuring the ? album artwork — not...

Here Are Billie Eilish & Rosalia’s Melancholic ‘Lo Vas a Olvidar’ Lyrics Translated to English

After creating a buzz for more than a year, Billie Eilish and Rosalia dropped their much-talked-about collaboration “Lo Vas A Olvidar” on Thursday (Jan. 21). The...

Katy Perry, Demi Lovato & More: Who Had Your Favorite ‘Celebrating America’ Performance?

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday was full of music, but no event was more jam-packed with...