3. KELLY ROWLANDHometown: Atlanta
Claim to fame: Beyonce isn't the only one-third of Destiny's Child (or one-fourth, depending on personal preference) doing the sexy solo thing pretty well. Since signing to a new label, Universal Motown Records, Rowland has completed her third studio album (pushed back for release sometime this year), which will feature her hit single with David Guetta, "Commander." In the meantime, her second collaboration with Nelly, on his latest single, "Gone," is keeping her on radio rotation.