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Kelly Rowland scoured the country for talented young ladies to compete for a spot in a new girl group. Previously known as Chasing Destiny– the name of the BET reality series where they were formed- Rowland’s new girl group has unveiled its official name. Shyann Roberts, Kristal Lyndriette, Brienna DeVlugt, Ashly Williams and Gabrielle Carreiro are now officially called June’s Diary. Cute name.

The new group also shared its official debut single about to impact urban radio. “L.A.N.C.E.” is a sassy single where the ladies declare they deserve better. Think of it as a more ‘real’ “No Scrubs.” In case you were wondering what the acronym stands for, it’s “Lyin’ Ass N—– Cheating Everyday.” These girls aren’t playin’ 😉

Give their debut single a listen. Personally, I much prefer a buzz single they shared just a couple of weeks ago titled “All Of Us.” You can check that out as well below.

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Watch out Fifth Harmony and Little Mix! You might have some competition on your hands courtesy of Kelly Rowland. The 35-year-old former Destiny’s Child singer just released the first promo pic of her yet-unnamed girl group. And based on first impression, they look pretty fierce. At the very least, they don’t look like a trainwreck 😉

Shyann Roberts, Kristal Lyndriette, Brienna DeVlugt, Ashly Williams, and Gabrielle Carreiro were assembled by Rowland on her BET reality show Chasing Destiny. Unlike some other reality shows, Kelly appears to be invested in making the group into a success. “These ladies are very talented and they’re very, very ambitious and excited, and I’m ready for the world to hear them,” she told Chicago’s You & Me This Morning.

Their first single won’t be released by Epic Records until later this year, but you can check out their wicked harmonies on their sensational cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Give it a listen below and be sure to keep an eye out for this promising act.

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Let Girls Learn is an initiative from Michelle Obama to give access to education to 62 million girls around the world who don’t have any. FLOTUS presented the song at the opening keynote address at SXSW Music in Austin earlier today.

This is For My Girls” was penned by Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren and produced by AOL Makers. An all-star team was recruited for the empowering track. Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Jadagrace, Chloe & Halle and Missy Elliott joined forces for the movement.

Give it a listen below. It has an early 2000s R&B vibe. Think Amerie meets vintage Destiny’s Child.

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With exception to a couple of guest appearances, including a surprising one with Jacob Whitesides on “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” things on the Kelly Rowland front have been relatively quiet. After taking a couple of years off to get married and give birth to her boy Titan, the 34-year-old singer is staging a comeback.

On the heels of her recurring gig on Empire, Kelly debuts a brand new track on Soundcloud. “Dumb” is anything but what the title suggests. It’s a slick new offering with a bangin’ West coast beat that’s Rowland’s most club-ready single in years.

Though no featured artist is mentioned, there’s a rap interlude included. It could very well be Kelly herself dropping some rhymes, but it doesn’t sound like her. Who knows, she might’ve picked up some rapping skills during her hiatus.

Hopefully, this is a sign that a fifth studio album is on the horizon. Give “Dumb” a listen below and weigh in afterward.

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Who the hell is Jacob Whitesides? And more importantly, how did he snag a duet with Kelly Rowland? Someone’s got connections.

Even more random is the fact the Destiny’s Child singer is practically double his age. Who knew Kelly was such a cougar… at least vocally 😉 Girl sings about making love underwater with the twink. You go Kelly!!!

I Know What You Did Last Summer” is reportedly the lead cut off the 18-year-old’s forthcoming debut album. The mid-tempo ballad features a nice melodic beat but their pairing feels a bit awkward. Their voices complement each other fine but there’s just something a bit off. With that being said, I adore Kelly, so I’ll buy anything she’s selling. Give the track a listen below.

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Did Kelly Rowland Just Tease New Music?

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Beyonce is great and all, but Kelly Rowland has and will always be my favorite member of Destiny’s Child. Naturally, I’m eagerly awaiting for the 34-year-old diva to drop new music. It appears the “Motivation” singer is prepping a comeback after taking a break to become a mother.

While vacationing in the Middle East, Rowland shared a clip of her enjoying the sunshine. Playing in the background appears to be a snippet of new music. Fingers crossed her fifth studio album is just on the horizon. Check out the teaser below.

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Kelly Rowland Books Guest Spot On Empire Season 2

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Come September, FOX is going to have a field day promoting all the high-profile celebs stopping by Empire. Season 2 of the breakout hip-hop drama will feature plenty of guest stars including Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Magic Mike’s Adam Rodriguez and Marisa Tomei. Kelly Rowland is just the latest marquee name to join the cast. Find out what role she’s playing below.

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Michelle Williams scored her first gospel chart-topper with “Say Yes.” No doubt in part thanks to special appearances by Kelly Rowland and Beyonce. While all three joined forces to film the accompanying music video, they’ve never performed the uplifting track live. That is until now.

The trio reunited onstage at Saturday’s Stellar Gospel Music Awards held in Las Vegas. Who else finds it ironic the awards were held in Sin City? The reunion marks the first time all three ladies hit the stage together since Beyonce’s epic Super Bowl half-time show back in 2013.

Gospel isn’t a genre I typically listen to but I’ve liked the track since first hearing it. The awards show doesn’t air until April 5 on TV One, but you can get a sneak peek below thanks to some fan-captured footage.

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