Kelly Cherelle Price was born on April 04, 1973 in Queens, New York. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity. She was raised in Far Rockaway, Queens by her mother, her Father died when she was just nine years old. Kelly was inspired by her mother, Claudia, who worked as a musical director of a church. She was raised in a very religious family and her grandfather, Jerome Norman even was a pastor and bishop of the Full Gospel Church of God in Christ in Queens.
Kelly started her career in singing through her voice in the church through where she was known by her nickname “Little Mahalia Jackson”. Her first professional appearance was in the 1992 at the Madison Square Garden along with George Michael. She released her debut album in the 1998, it was titled “Soul of a Woman”.
She got her breakthrough time due to her hit single “Friend of Mine”. She reached the position of No. 1 hits on the U.S. R&B chart without any music video. Two years later, she released her second album “Mirror Mirror” under the Def Soul label. The next year, in the 2001, she got another album “One Family: A Christmas Album”. In the 2003 she showed to the world her third studio album “Priceless”.
Two years later she recorded a live gospel album, which was titled “This Is Who I Am” and was released at the end of 2006. This project reached No. 1 position on the Billboard Gospel Charts as well as No. 9 on the R&B album chart. In addition to her solo career, she was featured on Coko's gospel album entitled The Winner in Me in the 2009. In the same year she joined the super group The Queen Project along with Deborah Cox and Tamia.
In the 2011 she released her fifth album with a simple title “Kelly”. In the 2013 she appeared on reality TV show “R&B Divas” and soon release “Sing Pray Love, Vol. 1: Sing” album in the middle of the 2014. In the 2016 she was a co-writer with K. Michelle on her single “Not a Little Bit”.
During her career she was nominated for a Grammy award for seven times. In addition to her solo career, she reached her popularity being a backing singer for many famous musicians like Faith Evans, R-Kelly, Brian McKnight, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. She also is an active person in charities, like in the case, when she donated $ 250,000 to fight breast cancer.
She is married to Jeffrey Rolle. They exchanged their vows with each other in the 1992. Kelly and her husband have two children, named Jonia Rolle and Jeffrey Rolle Jr. Despite being a celebrity, she chooses not to disclose the details of her personal life to her fans. She also seems to be focusing more on her career as a singer. Her net worth is approximately 2.5 million dollars. She resides with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. She is available in the social sites like Twitter and Facebook.