Kelly Rowland has experienced several triumphs this year but the latest development in her career was nothing short of a major upset. Despite her gig as a judge on ‘The X Factor (UK)’ and her performance at the BBC 1Xtra Live concert, the aspiring diva’s ‘Here I Am’ International Edition has bombed in the UK.
The special edition of ‘Here I Am’ entered the UK Albums Chart at #56. The original version of the set, which landed at #3 in the US, first debuted on the tally in August at #126 and was expected to have a larger impact because of the top 10 start of Rowland’s new UK single, ‘Down for Whatever’.
Although this project has thus far been poorly promoted in both the US and the UK, the performance of ‘Here I Am’ in the latter was nothing short of shocking. Rowland has always enjoyed success in that territory but it seems that her winning streak has come to an abrupt end.
Hopefully, Rowland’s performance on ‘X Factor (UK)’ will improve her sales. If not then this would be a massive upset for both her and her label team who were expecting international success to bolster her unimpressive US sales.