ABC RadioKelly Rowland is fulfilling her ten-year dream to create a new girl group with her BET series, Chasing Destiny.
“I wanted this show to be organic — not a cattle call,” she tells Parade. “I wanted to find the girls. That’s the way it used to be with A&R [artist and repertoire departments], and that’s what Frank Gatson and I have done.”
Rowland is teamed with veteran choreographer Gaston who guided her in Destiny’s Child, and has also worked with Michael Jackson, Usher and Jennifer Lopez. The ladies they select will be rewarded with a recording contract. She explains that the significance of the show’s title goes beyond the famous group she created with Beyonce.
“Destiny is a very big thing for me,” she says. “When you think about your dreams, you have to chase them. You have to know that they’re there; you have to know that it’s possible, and that’s what destiny is.”She continues. “You constantly want that goal to come true, so you’re chasing after it.”
At 35 years old, Rowland is busier than ever, with a recurring role on Empire, launching a makeup and skincare line, recording her fifth solo album and being a mother to her 17-month-old son, Titan.
Chasing Destiny consists of ten episodes airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Central, on BET.
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