Kelly Rowland On Her New Album & Being The Face of EMPRESS


From UPTOWN–2011 is Kelly Rowland‘s year. In the wake of her smash hit single “Motivation”, the release of her newest solo album Here I Am, and the buzz she’s generated blazing ahead of her former bandmate Beyonce on the Billboard charts, Kelly Rowland’s career is in overtime and showing no signs of slowing down.

With her recent VIBE Magazine cover proudly displaying her newfound sense of sex appeal and entitlement in the industry, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Diddy tapped the It-girl to be the face of Sean John’s newest fragrance Empress.

“She is such a beautiful woman. Her spirit is so genuine. She’s so feminine. Sean was adamant about Kelly being the Empress,” said an enthusiastic Ericka Pittman of Blue Flame Agency, the marketing group behind all things Diddy.

Yesterday at the exclusive premiere of Empress, guests sampled the fragrance poolside at the Ciroc Cabana Club in Southampton, NY. Kelly explained the importance of women’s empowerment and how it connects to the fragrance.

“…the fact that I’ve been a part of Destiny’s Child and we’ve always been about women’s empowerment, [I feel] it’s so important for women to empower each other. And for this scent to make you feel so inspired and empowered and embrace all of your idiosyncrasies, is just amazing,” gushed Kelly.

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