Here I Am Rowland just might be the Jennifer Aniston of R&B: Years after splitting with an A-list partner (in this case, ex-groupmate Beyoncé), she's stuck with an… Here I Am Rowland just might be the Jennifer Aniston of R&B: Years after splitting with an A-list partner (in this case, ex-groupmate Beyoncé), she's stuck with an… 2011-07-26 Kelly Rowland R&B Universal Republic
Music Review

Here I Am (2011)

Kelly Rowland | BE 'HERE' NOW Rowland steps out of Beyoncé's shadow on her bumping third album
BE 'HERE' NOW Rowland steps out of Beyoncé's shadow on her bumping third album
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 26, 2011; Lead Performance: Kelly Rowland; Genre: R&B; Production: Universal Republic

Rowland just might be the Jennifer Aniston of R&B: Years after splitting with an A-list 
partner (in this case, 
ex-groupmate Beyoncé), she's stuck with an underdog rap she doesn't deserve. Her third solo album, Here I Am, proves that Ms. Rowland is doing just fine on her own, thank you; it's a solid if unambitious set of medium-hot finger snappers highlighted by the lusciously slinky top 20 hit ''Motivation'' and the robo-groove of ''I'm Dat Chick,'' on which she brags, ''Yeah, I be the one that they love to mention.'' If she learns to take a few more risks, that may just end up being true. B

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Originally posted Jul 20, 2011 Published in issue #1165 Jul 29, 2011 Order article reprints