Kelly Rowland was looking for a fresh start when she parted ways with longtime manager and Beyoncé‘s father Mathew Knowles. After success with When Loves Takes Over, a reality show and other opportunities in 2009, Rowland is said to be on track for an even better 2010 thanks to a new record deal.
While it has not been confirmed, sources say the former Destiny’s Child darling met with record executive Sylvia Rhone last week with the intent of signing a deal with Universal/Motown.
If said deal goes through, Rowland will join a roster of talent that includes Ryan Leslie, Erykah Badu, Melanie Fiona, Hal Linton and Kid Cudi.
As previously reported Rowland has been busy working on a follow up to her “Like This”-led album Ms. Kelly.
David Guetta, who worked with Rowland on the hit single “When Love Takes Over,” confirmed that he has infact contributed to her as-yet-untitled third solo studio effort.
“I’m actually already working with her on her next album. We’ve just done a few songs at the moment and it’s all fairly top secret,” said Guetta. “We’ve become really close friends over time. I think she’s an amazing singer.”