In a recent interview, Kelly re-confirmed what she confirmed months ago, which is that she has started recording new music and is possibly thinking of re-releasing “Talk a Good Game” with several unreleased tracks.
So why cover this story again? Well, because I think Kelly is crazy in the head if she thinks what few loyal fans she has left will continue to support album after album that she abandons after it’s released.
“Talk a Good Game” is only six months old and yet Kelly stopped all promo within days of the album’s release. I haven’t seen Kelly give one single performance of any song on ‘TAGG’ since June.
As much as I root for Kelly, it cannot be denied that she is a lazy artist. She hardly does any promo before her albums are released, and does even less after they’re released. Kelly signs on to judge these fledgling TV competitions thinking they will give her a boost, but all they do is take her away from her main job: singing.
Kelly abandoned promo for “Here I Am” back in 2011 to be a judge on the UK version of X Factor- and this year she did the same with ‘TAGG’ to be a judge on the US version.
With less than 5 million viewers tuning in weekly, it’s safe to say X Factor may not return to the air next year and if it does it probably will not be with Kelly as a judge.
So where does that leave Kelly in the realm of relevant singers? Nowhere. She has twice thrown away her opportunity to become a true R&B diva by putting her music second and one of Simon Cowell’s failing talent competitions first.
“Commander,” “Motivation” and “Dirty Laundry” were all opportunities Kelly wasted to become the break-out star we know she has the potential to be.
With music labels becoming ever more fickle, Kelly better hurry up and pop or she will find herself having to release her music independently like Ashanti; and we all know how well that has worked out.