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Kelly Rowland

The Destiny's Child alumna may only be a visitor at the top of the U.S. charts, but overseas she calls it home. Her first solo album was certified gold in the U.S. but sold 2.5 million worldwide. The album topped the chart in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Her second album sold 1.2 million worldwide with two of the singles breaking the Top 10 in France, Italy and the UK. Also, her 2009 collaboration with French DJ David Guetta yielded a #1 hit in several countries. And to top it all off, she is on the cover of the July 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan South Africa.