David Becker/Getty Images via ABCKelly Rowland sang with Stevie Wonder during his birthday celebration in Los Angeles in May, and she would love to record a duet with him.
“If the opportunity presented itself, it would be very cool,” Rowland tells Vogue Australia. “Especially given what he was talking about that night and the world, that’s what brought us all together, to celebrate love and push it back into the air, because there is so much going on in the world, so much that’s disappointing.”
Rowland joined Childish Gambino, Luke James and Jessie J in singing with Wonder at The Peppermint Club in L.A. She was in the audience enjoying his birthday party, and she was pleasantly surprised when he invited her to come on stage and sing with him.
“Oh my gosh. I was like cheesing out on stage with him and I don’t know if I got any notes out,” Rowland remembers. “He asked for me to come and I was like, ‘What?!’ We played until 2 a.m. He was still going and, of course, I stayed and sang with him.”
“It was an awesome moment, all these musician friends that’s he’s been playing with for years were there,” Rowland says. “There was so much incredible history in the room.”
The former Destiny’s Child member is currently serving as a coach on The Voice Australia. After marrying her husband Tim Weatherspoon in 2014, and taking time off to raise their son Titan, Rowland is now working on her first new album since 2013’s Talk a Good Game.
“It’s about love, loss and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest,” Rowland says. “I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”
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