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R. Kelly
R. Kelly

Background information
Birth name Robert Sylvester Kelly
Born January 8, 1967
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Contemporary R&B
Years active 1991—present
Label(s) RCA Records
Jive Records
Associated acts Snoop Dogg
Swizz Beatz
Fat Joe
Kelly Price
Website Website

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R. Kelly Overview


Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), best known by the stage name R. Kelly, is an R&B singer, songwriter, performer and record producer. Debuting in 1992 with the group Public Announcement, Kelly went solo in 1993 with the album "12 Play". He is known for a collection of major hit singles including "Bump N' Grind", "Your Body's Callin'", "I Believe I Can Fly", "Gotham City", "Ignition (Remix)", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World's Greatest", "I'm A Flirt", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet".

Love Letter (2010) Untitled (2009) Double Up (2007) Remix City, Volume 1 (2005) TP.3 Reloaded (2005) Unfinished Business (2004) Happy People / U Saved Me (2004) The R. In R&B Collection Volume 1 (2003) Chocolate Factory (2003) The Best Of Both Worlds (2002)

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R Kelly Announces April UK Tour

March 8, 2011
R Kelly has announced details of a brief UK tour, set to take place in the spring. The US R&B star will perform at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on April 22 and Manchester Apollo on April 23.  Read more 

R Kelly Announces April 2010 UK Tour

January 22, 2010
R Kelly has announced details of his first UK tour in 8 years. The R&B singer, who was acquitted of child pornography charges in June 2008, will play three dates on these shores in April.  Read more 

R Kelly To Talk About Child Pornography Trial In Autobiography

December 10, 2009
R Kelly will discuss his 2008 child pornography trial in his forthcoming autobiography. The US R&B star was accused of filming himself having sex with an underage girl who prosecutors claimed was a young as 13.  Read more 

R Kelly Wins Huge Financial Reward From Tour Promoter

October 7, 2008
R Kelly has been awarded $3.4million from his former concert promoter, Leonard Rowe, who failed to pay the R&B star's performance fees. An arbitrator granted the award last month after R Kelly said he had not received full payments from shows in 2007 and 2008.  Read more 

R Kelly Says Child Porn Trial Was 'Like Being In Prison'

September 17, 2008
US R&B star R Kelly has described the build up to his recent child porn trial as “like being in prison”. Kelly, who was acquitted of all charges by a Chicago jury in June, said in his first television appearance since the trial that he wanted to move on.  Read more 

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