Kelly Rowland hits #1 on Billboard R&B chart; performs on "Katie"; talks about Taylor Swift


Kelly Rowland is closing out the month of June on a high note, having her latest album, "Talk A Good Game," debut atop the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

On the strength of a solid promotional campaign and singles like "Kisses Down Low" and "Dirty Laundry," Rowland's album debuted with 68,000 copies sold Wednesday.

Even though that number falls short of her last set, "Here I Am" (77k), it was strong enough to make "Talk A Good Game" her third top 10 debuting album to date.

"Kelly Rowland's fourth studio album, "Talk a Good Game," is the fourth and final arrival in the top 10. It lands at No. 4 (Billboard 200) with 68,000, marking her third stop 10 set," reports Nielsen Soundscan. "The arrival is Rowland's smallest start, dipping below the 77,000 that launched her last album, 2011's No. 3-debut "Here I Am."

In related news, Kelly Rowland is slated to appear in Los Angeles this weekend... possibly for the BET Awards. Her Destiny's Child sisters, Beyonce and Michelle, are also slated to be in town, with Beyonce performing and Michelle co-hosting red carpet festivities.

As widely reported, all three appear on Kelly Rowland's album via the song "You Changed."

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Talk A Good Game songstress/fan of nether-kissing Kelly Rowland has been making the rounds to chat about her new LP, and there’s much to discuss this era! That’s what happens when you release deeply confessional ballads about domestic violence and inter-girl group competition.

But K-Row says she isn’t angry anymore against her abusive ex-beau: “We were two different people back then,” she said. “I’m in such a different space and so is he and he’s a good guy and I’m really happy for him the way his life turned out. My life isn’t so bad either.

She also talked about the likelihood of a Destiny’s Child reunion and performed her album track “This Is Love,” which is one of my personal favorites from the album, but the only video available is dismally low-quality. Ah, well. Watch it anyway below, alongside the video of her discussion of a Destiny’s Child reunion.

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