Kelly, who really came into her own last year with the release of her summer blockbuster “Motivation,” will give a special performance accompanied by rappers Eve and Mc Lyte.
“We’ve watched KELLY ROWLAND for over a decade grow from a teenage sensation into an international superstar. Her talent, drive and remarkable creative force show what it truly means to be a young powerhouse in an ever-changing industry,” said ESSENCE editor-in-chief CONSTANCE C.R. WHITE. “KELLY embodies the ‘soul’ of young Black women through her music and we are proud to salute her dynamic contributions.”
Kelly’s Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams tweeted her congrats to Kelly this morning, saying “You really deserve this mama… I will be there to support you.”