|Born||April 8, 1986|
|Origin||New York City, United States|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, soul|
Early life and career beginnings
She is a graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan. She is signed to Roc Nation. Kelly has regularly filled in for Alicia Keys when performing the song Empire State of Mind with Jay-Z, including performances on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross as well as Later...with Jools Holland show, the Coldplay, Viva la Vida tour, and the 9/11 memorial service. Kelly also performed with Jay Z during a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. She performed at Coachella Arts & Festival with Jay-Z during Empire State of Mind, as well as Bonnaroo Music Festival in summer 2010. Kelly also performed Empire State of Mind with Jay-Z on Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010, as well as Rock am Ring on June 4 and T in the Park on June 12, 2010. She subsequently performed with Jay-Z during "Empire State of Mind" at Peace & Love in Borlänge, Sweden. Also at Summer Sonic 2010 in Chiba, Japan in August 2010 at Chiba Marine Stadium. Also at Yankee Stadium, September 13, 2010.
Kelly made her first magazine cover appearance in the September 2010 issue of Honey Magazine. In the interview to go along with the cover shoot, she describes her music as a fusion of R&B, soul and rock with influences coming from Alicia Keys, Alanis Morissette and Pink.
2010–present: First studio album
In late July, Roc Nation stated on the official site that Kelly is closing her album up and the first single will be the Frank Ocean-penned "Thinking About Forever". An acoustic video of her debut single "Thinking About Forever." was released in August 2011.
Producers such as Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Ne-Yo, Jerry Wonda, James Fauntleroy II, Ryan Leslie, and Shea Taylor have worked on the up-and-coming album. Prior to the album’s release, Bridget put out the digital EP 'Every Girl' on October 19, 2011.
In August 2012, her single "Special Delivery" was released to Urban radio stations. Her next single, "Street Dreamin" featuring Kendrick Lamar, was also a top 40 hit on the Mediabase Urban Airplay charts.
- Something Different (2013)
- "Special Delivery" (2012)
- "Street Dreamin" (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (2013)
- "Goosebumps" (2013)
|"Take The World"||2010||Tinchy Stryder||Third Strike|||
|"Gotta Get Mine"||2013||Ai||Moriagaro|||
Featured music videos
|"Take The World"||2010||Adam Powell & Kwasi Danquah III|||
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- YouTube – Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind, Live @ Wembley
- Bridget Kelly – Thinking about forever. Roc Nation.
- New music Bridget Kelly – Every girl EP. Rap-Up. October 19, 2011.
- "iTunes Preview > "Take the World" – Third Strike > Tinchy Stryder & Bridget Kelly". iTunes. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
- "MORIAGARO (初回生産限定盤:もりあがろうプライス) [Limited Edition]". Amazon Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- Tinchy Stryder’s Take The World featuring Bridget Kelly by Adam Powell. www.promonews.tv. November 22, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2011.