Kelly Rowland Looks to Create Girl Group in New BET Series

Kelly Rowland
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Kelly Rowland
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Kelly Rowland's rise to fame started in Destiny's Child, but now she wants to give a new generation a chance at stardom, and BET is going to help make that happen.

Rowland's new series, Chasing Destiny, is set to premiere on BET April 5. The series will follow Rowland on her quest to make the next superstar female group.

Casting calls were recently held in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. Rowland is also joined by famed choreographer Frank Gatson, who has worked with Usher, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.


"I don't care where they are, where they live, where they're from, their background—I just want to make sure that I have girls in the group who are not afraid to work, who are excited about a great opportunity, who have goals and think, and breathe, and sleep music," Rowland told the Associated Press.

Rowland definitely does believe that the popularity of female groups stopped with Destiny's Child, and she says she knows there's always room for more.

"When Destiny's Child was around, I remember there was Xscape, there was SWV, there was En Vogue, there was the Cheetah Girls," she said. "There were all these different types of groups, and these different types of girls groups, and there's just one [now]—you're kidding me? Like, get out of here. It should definitely be more."

So far, 70 women have auditioned in each city, but neither Rowland nor Gatson knows how many women will be in the running. 

 "There has to be another Michael Jackson out there. There has to be another Supremes," Gatson stated.

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