Last week when the tracklist to Kelly Rowland's upcoming album, Talk A Good Game, was revealed, one track that surely caught even the most casual observer's eye was the collaboration with Beyonce & Michelle Williams, "You Changed". We didn't have to wait too long to hear what Destiny's Child sounds like together again in the studio. Remember, at the top of the year we had "Nuclear", but that was never really pushed as a single. "You Changed", on the other hand, may get those legs as it's a relatable jam that does take you back to when the ladies were an official trio. Listen to a rip of the track below, that I liken to ACQ, instead of CDQ — alarm clock quality.
Yessssssssss Kelly! This cover > Okay back to the actual story. Today Kelly Rowland released the artwork for her fourth solo studio album, Talk A Good Game. The album is set to drop June 18th featuring collaborations from band matesBeyoncé and Michelle Williams, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, The-Dream, Mike Will Made It, and more. “Kisses Down Low” serves as the lead from the new album. Also Kelly along side with The-Dream will kick off their tour “Lights Out” on May 23rd in Minneapolis. You can get your tickets now here. I can’t wait till this drops!
"Nuclear" is produced by Pharrell and recorded by the final trio of Destiny's Child - Beyonce, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland. It will be featured on the group's collection of "romantic, passionate and sensual selections" recorded between 1997 and 2004 entitled Love Songs, as the one new track. The compilation hits stores later this month, January 29th.
Below is the tracklist, and if you missed Beyonce's jaw-dropping new GQ photos (the cover from the other night and the full photoshoot today)... umm... click here.
In some not so shocking news reported by Us WeeklyDestiny’s Child will indeed join Beyoncé on stage during her Super Bowl halftime performance. The best selling girl group of all time will perform a medley of their biggest hits and will also be singing their new song, “Nuclear” produced by hit maker Pharrell. The song is lifted off their new album Love Songs, which was reported earlier today.
After Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams exit the stage Beyoncé will then debut her lead single from her extremely highly anticipated fifth album. One can only imagine the magnitude of a show Beyoncé is going to put on at the Super Bowl. I expect to get every bit of my life from this performance. Check out Destiny’s Child last performance together at the BET Awards below:
And now... the photos! Closing out August every year in Chicago, Dwyane Wade returns to his hometown for a weekend of charity events raising money and awareness for Wade's World Foundation. One of the main events is the Chicago Has Talent Showcase - a talent show displaying the variety of talents the Chicago youth has to offer.
Last week, we brought you the video (which includes words from Wade himself, judge Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child), and co-host Tika Sumpter), and now in the slideshow above, we have some cool photos from the Chicago Theatre. In addition to the big-name celebs on hand, also see photos of featured performer Jacob Latimore, judges Billy Dec, David Silbaugh, and Kim Tyler, and last but certainly not least - the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners - Maeya Ryan, Jake Julian, and Kristen Lowe.
I can't emphasize enough how talented not only those three, but all of the performers. Once again, catch the video below in case you missed it and see for yourselves!
Last Saturday, we were on hand for Dwyane Wade's annual Chicago Has Talent Showcase - a talent show for Chicago's youth to express their skills in music, rapping, singing, dancing, spoken word, and more. I love going to the show every year to take in a variety of heartwarming performances that really illustrate an astonishing amount of talent from kids and teenagers of the area. Case in point: 1st place winner Maeya Ryan is an 11-year old pianist who could belt the high notes where if you had your eyes closed, you would think you're listening to Adele. She was amazing. The video above spotlights all of the performers so you can really get a sense of the types of talents on display!
But that's not all! Julian also chatted with one of the judges of the Talent Showcase - former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams - and one of the co-hosts of the evening, actress Tika Sumpter. Also performing at the Chicago Theatre was Jacob Latimore (who really had the young crowd going crazy) and Coco Jones, and you can see snippets of their performances too. All in all, it was an entertaining show and all for a great cause! Watch all the highlights and interviews above and remember to check out Wade's World Foundation for more!