Happy birthday to sisters from another mister, Kelly Rowland (40) and Brandy (42). The soulful singers who started their careers in their teens are now grown moms in their early 40s — and looking every bit of fabulous, might we add.
In true Aquarius style, their charm defines their personality. We’ll always love Kelly’s impromptu throwback performance singing Brandy’s classic song, I Wanna Be Down.
1. More Than Friends, They’ve Collaborated on MusicSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland’s debut album, Simply Deep, features Brandy’s writing credits on the song Love/Hate.
2. They’re Multi-talented Singers AND ActorsSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland had multiple reccuring roles in some of our favorite hit series from starring as Tammy Hamilton on Girlfriends, Gladys Knight on American Soul and as Leah Walker on Empire.
3. They’re Multi-talented Singers AND ActorsSource:Getty
Meanwhile, Brandy starred first in Thea and then on Moesha.
4. They’ve Been in Some of Our Favorite Scary Movie FranchisesSource:Getty
Brandy was one of few characters not to get killed off in the horror flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Here she is at the premiere of the film.
5. They’ve Been in Some of Our Favorite Scary Movie FranchisesSource:Getty
Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland brought energy to her role of Kia Waterson in Freddy vs. Jason. Spoiler alert, her character died. She was Jason’s 151st and last victim.
6. Their Prom Dates Became Celebrities TooSource:Getty
While it wasn’t Brandy’s prom, per se, she attended late NBA baller Kobe Bryant’s prom. “He asked me to go to the prom with him, and since he was a nice guy … I asked my mom, and she said yes,” she said in an interview with New York Daily News in 1996.
7. Their Prom Dates Became Celebrities TooSource:Twitter
Believe it or not, the former Destiny’s Child singer also went to prom – though it wasn’t talked about as much as Brandy’s prom date. Kelly Rowland went to prom with her high school sweetheart, now ABC reporter Foti Kallergis.
8. They Were Engaged to BallersSource:Getty
Brandy was engaged to former NBA star Quentin Richardson in 2005.
9. They Were Engaged to BallersSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland was engaged to former Dallas Cowboys NFL star Roy Williams in 2005. Coincidently, the pair met for the first time at an NBA All-Star basketball game in 2002.
10. Their Moms Are Divas – on TV That IsSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland covered Patti Labelle’s Love, Need, and Want You chorus on Nelly’s Dilemma song, while Ms. Labelle made a special appearance as Rowland’s mom in the video.
11. Their Moms Are Divas – on TV That IsSource:Getty
Brandy acted alongside Diana Ross in the movie Double Platinum. Kayla Harris (Brandy) learned that the Olivia King (Ross), a singer she idolized, was her long-lost mother.
12. Their Moms Are Divas – on TV That IsSource:Getty
Brandy also starred in Cinderella alongside Whitney Houston who didn’t play her mom but was her fairy godmother. Close enough, right?
13. They’ve Had Hit Solo CareersSource:Getty
I Wanna Be Down, Sitting Up In My Room, The Boy Is Mine, Brokenhearted — you get it, right? Brandy has had hit after hit for over two decades and counting.
14. They’ve Had Hit Solo CareersSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland experienced major success as a member of Destiny’s Child, but sis also made a hit-making career as a solo artist…
15. They’ve Had Hit Solo CareersSource:Getty
From Motivation to Kisses Down Low, Dirty Laundry, and COFFEE, Kelly has proven to be capable of holding her own.
16. They Rock Braids and We Love ItSource:Getty
We all know that Brandy is known for her braids but Kelly Rowland wears them well too.
17. They Rock Braids and We Love ItSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland wears braids well. Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling…
18. They Rock Braids and We Love ItSource:Getty
She knows how to dress up her braids.
19. They Rock Braids and We Love ItSource:Getty
And, we love this braided back cornrows look.
20. They Rock Braids and We Love ItSource:Getty
Kelly was glowing with this chunky braided cornrow framing the side of her face with her baby bump in tow.
21. They’re Judging YouSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland was a judge on the UK’s X Factor.
22. They’re Judging YouSource:Getty
Brandy was a judge on America’s Got Talent.
23. From Child Stars to MomsSource:Getty
Brandy’s a mother to one daughter, Sy’rai.
24. From Child Stars to MomsSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland is the mom to two boys, her first son, Titan, and her newborn son, Noah.
25. Their Best Friends Are Pretty Cool TooSource:Getty
Outside of being friends with each other, we love their celeb besties.
26. Their Best Friends Are Pretty Cool TooSource:Getty
Brandy has made it known that her bestie is her famous singer and actor brother Ray J. She even wrote a song about their tight bond in Best Friend.
27. Their Best Friends Are Pretty Cool TooSource:Getty
What’s cooler than being besties with Queen Bey?