Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” album wasn’t as much of a success as she and her fans had hoped for – despite the popularity of lead single “Motivation.” It debuted at the #3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart after selling 77,000 copies, but was #1 on the Billboard R&B Album chart.
However, Kelly is defending the “flop.” She told JET Magazine:
“I was very happy with the album, period. It was a long time coming and I’m proud that ‘Motivation’ was nominated for a Grammy; it’s been a really great year,” she says after a brief pause. But the writer noticed that “her tone holds a mixture of slight annoyance, understandable frustration and reasonable divatude.”