I like the hair...Kelly Rowland looked like a goddess as she was honoured by Essence magazine last night.
The singer, who turns 31 on Saturday, wore a one-shouldered flowing orange gown and a curly hairdo for the annual Black Women in Music pre-Grammy event.
Kelly was recognised for her longevity in the music industry as well as for being nominated for an award at the upcoming ceremony.
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Kelly told MailOnline that she was humbled by the honour and was excited for this Sunday's award ceremony.