Kelly Rowland (born Kelendria Trene Rowland on February 11, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B singer, actress, songwriter and one of the founding members of the successful musical group Destiny's Child. Rowland has won four Grammy Awards, three with Destiny's Child and one as a solo artist. During her formative years Rowland was raised primarily by her mother Doris Garrison in Atlanta. However, the work commitments of her mother's job as a live-in nanny led to a mutual decision between Rowland, her mother and the family of fellow group member BeyoncÃ© Knowles that Rowland should live with the Knowles family because it was difficult for Rowland's mother to travel with Rowland back and forth for rehearsals after she joined Destiny's Child. Rowland spent a great deal of nights at the Knowleses' house. Soon a month turned into a year, then years. However, Rowland's mother often visited Rowland and the Knowleses', though, and cooked dinner, and they would all eat as a family. In the May issue of Essence Magazine, Rowland is pictured with her real mother Doris Garrison and her foster mother Tina Knowles accompanying the article entitled "...
|Born||February 11, 1981|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Years active|| 1992–2005 (with Destiny's Child)|
|Associated acts||Destiny's Child|