Can you believe it? It has been officially 6 years since Kelly Rowland released her chart topping hit ‘Motivation.’
The Lil Wayne assisted track was announced to be the lead single in March of 2011 for her third LP Here I Am and released April 8 in Switzerland followed by the USA on April 9 for digital download with the video premiering days before, April 4, on BET’s 106 & Park.
Speaking of how the record came about, Rowland said “Motivation came about when I was in the studio with Jim Jonsin and Rico Love, and we kind of were just vibing. I told Rico I wanted something really sexy … and he came up with ‘Motivation’ along with Jim. It turned into this amazing record… I played ‘Motivation’ for Lil Wayne and he got on it, and it was just as simple as that.”
‘Motivation’ won Kelly an award for Song of the Year at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards, Top R&B Song at the 2012 Billboard Awards and even a GRAMMY nomination. In April of 2016 the video also became Kelendria’s second video to become VEVO certified.