Here is the full video of The-Dream and Kelly Rowland on BET’s 106 & Park, from Thurs. May 30, 2013. See the live interview of the Grammy-winning music artists and surprise announcement and get more details below, after the jump.
Full episode replay video is posted above. The-Dream made an appearance on the show, which was co-hosted by Angela Simmons, in support of his newly released 5th studio album, “IV Play.” He was accompanied by up-and-coming music artist August Alsina.
As a surprise to him, Kelly Rowland made an appearance on the program, and presented him with a plaque which commemorates the more than 50 million singles he has sold thus far; for the numerous hit songs he has written or co-written for a variety of top music artists such as Beyonce [Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’], Mariah Carey (‘Touch My Body’), Britney Spears, (‘Me Against the Music’) and Justin Bieber (‘Baby’), among many others.
It was an emotionally touching moment for The-Dream, as Rap-Up.com notes:
“I’m here to give this incredible genius man this plaque because he has worked so hard and has worked with so many artists,” said Kelly, who shared the stage with Dream during the “Lights Out” tour in NYC.
The-Dream was overcome with emotion and teared up. “I call him a brother now. He’s one of the most special people in my life,” said Kelly, who reflected on her own emotional performance of “Dirty Laundry.”
“The song has really been therapeutic for me,” she said of The-Dream-penned record, which will appear on her upcoming album Talk a Good Game. “It’s a place where I was. I’m of course in a different place now and it’s just very emotional for me, just actually going back to that place mentally and being there. But it’s fine, I’m a big girl now. I’ve grown and learnt from it.”
The-Dream’s new album, VI Play features several guest artists including Kelly Roland (‘Where Have You Been’) as well as Beyonce, Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Gary Clark Jr. among others.
- The-Dream ‘Turnt’ New Song ft. Beyonce, 2 Chainz (Audio) from ‘IV Play’ Album
- The-Dream ‘Where Have You Been’ New Song ft. Kelly Rowland (Audio) from ‘IV Play’ Album
- The-Dream, Kelly Rowland: Tonight Show with Jay Leno Video: May 20, 2013 ‘Where Have You Been’ Performance
- Kelly Rowland ‘Dirty Laundry’ New Single: Audio, Lyrics, Review Round-up (from ‘Talk a Good Game’ Album)
- Kelly Rowland ‘You’ve Changed’ ft. Beyonce, Michelle Williams: New Song (Audio) from ‘Talk a Good Game’ Album