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Kelly Rowland - Natasha Bedingfi...

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Jul 21, 2012

Sat 4:42 PM

525 B Street
San Diego, CA

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Performers:

  • Natasha Bedingfield
  • Kelly Rowland

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Natasha Bedingfield: With a number 1 single in America, a number 1 UK debut album, and over 6.5 million units shifted worldwide, Natasha Bedingfield is the UK..s biggest female pop star bar none - a bold, beautiful home grown answer to US Uber-Divas Christina Aguilera and Pink.

Natasha took the US by storm last year with the first British chart topping hit by a female in almost twenty years. Vanity Fair singled her out as the spearhead of a new Britpop invasion; she became one of the faces of Gap (alongside Mia Farrow and Common); she was invited by her hero Prince to jam with him at a private party; Bono enlisted her for his (RED) campaign; and her song Unwritten proved to be the most played song on mainstream American radio in 2006.

To everyone else she is "The ..Single.. Girl" who blasted her way up the British charts in 2004 with her typically outspoken take on the lifestyles of independent young women. So her return to action this year may come as something of a surprise...

"I want to make music that matches who I am. My first album was about independence and opportunism. I..m still very independent and I find it hard to let go of that freedom, but I..m in a different place now. I..ve been dating, searching for a partner, looking for Mr Right..."

Natasha Bedingfield..s sophomore album N.B. is very much reflective of this ..different place.. that she is in now, proving that affairs of the heart, although difficult, make for excellent song-writing material. Each track on the album explores a varying stage of the ..relationship.. story, and the issues, experiences, and processes that come with these stages: from the lonely place of never feeling like you will fit with anyone (Soulmate), through the flirting, dancing stage where you feel you might (How Do You Do?), to the moment at which the game playing ends and open honesty prevails (Say It Again). Never one to mouth empty platitudes or re-hash well-worn clich..s, Natasha..s gift for creating pop music that does not sacrifice intelligence on the altar of universal appeal prevails throughout.

Recorded in Los Angeles, Natasha Bedingfield has co-written and co-produced N.B., working with a stellar team of talent including Mike Elizondo of Eminem/Dre/50 Cent fame, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Greg Kurstin (Beck, Lily Allen), previous collaborators Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins, Danielle Brisebois and Wayne Rodrigues and long time Madonna collaborator Pat Leonard.

The first cut to be taken from N.B. is forthcoming single Babies, due to be accompanied by a colourful and entertaining video from Dave Meyers (Pink, Missy Elliot, Outkast). Lyrically Babies touches on a female..s fight to reign in their natural disposition to ..rush into things.. in an effort to find that elusive ..one.., that potential father to their children. Musically it is distinctly ..Natasha Bedingfield.. .. the voice to melt radios, the beats that drop either side of the Atlantic, the arrangements that are undeniably quirky, but still, somehow, work.

Kelly Rowland: As 1/3 of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland and her girls sold tens of millions of records and toured the world several times over, winning awards and setting records along the way. As a solo star, Kelly Rowland is a Grammy Award winner and chart-topper in her own right and has scheduled tour dates throughout 2011. The R&B diva has transcended into the Euro-pop and Dance scene as of late and is prepping her third solo album, Here I Am, which is scheduled in conjunction with an international tour. Don't miss a date on the Kelly Rowland concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Kelly Rowland tour dates and tour information.

Kelly Rowland broke out big alongside superstar Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams and together became the most successful female R&B trio of all time. While on hiatus from Destiny's Child in 2002, Rowland sang the hook on the hit single, "Dilemma", a duet with Nelly on his Nellyville disc. The #1 single was the biggest hit of the summer and earned the duo a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and solidified Rowland as an independent artist. In 2003, Rowland released her debut album, Simply Deep, which earned the newly minted solo star a Gold plaque. Kelly Rowland tour dates were scheduled periodically during Destiny's Child's three year-long hiatus before the group returned to the studio in 2004. After releasing their fourth album together, Kelly Rowland tour dates were scheduled with Beyonce and Michelle on the Destiny Fulfilled…And Lovin' It Tour. Following the tour, they parted ways to focus on other projects.

Rowland turned to her burgeoning solo career and prepped material for her sophomore album. Rowland released Ms. Kelly in 2007 and received moderate success both in Europe and the US. After the release, Rowland secured a new management team and evolved towards a more dance and Euro-pop sound. In 2009, Rowland returned to the top of the charts with the international smash, "When Love Takes Over", which appeared on David Guetta's One Love album. The single was nominated for a Grammy Award and topped the charts on several European surveys. David Guetta returned the favor to Rowland and produced the lead single, "Commander", off of her upcoming album. Kelly Rowland tour dates were scheduled periodically throughout the year to create buzz for the single.

After a delayed release, Rowland's hotly anticipated third album will finally drop in July, 2011. The album, Here I Am, features the hit #1 R&B single, "Motivation", as well as "Commander". To promote the album, Kelly Rowland tour dates have been scheduled internationally at intimate venues. Rowland honed her skills on international tours with Destiny's Child and has proven that she has the chops to be a solo superstar. With #1 singles in several genres, Rowland has emerged as a diverse singer who can collaborate with acts ranging from David Guetta to Lil' Wayne. Don't miss a date on the Kelly Rowland concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Kelly Rowland tour dates and concert tour information.

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