Occupation: Musician
Biggest accomplishment this yearThe June 18 release of her fourth solo album, Talk a Good Game

Let's get this straight: Kelly Rowland didn't need the Super Bowl XLVII reunion of Destiny's Child to stay relevant. Rowland has done incredibly well outside of the girl group, involving herself in a number of projects going forward. She'll be joining the cast of The X-Factor this season as a judge, replacing Britney Spears. She's also released several new songs with Destiny's Child, embarked on a national tour, and will be releasing her fourth studio album Talk a Good Game in late June.