R. Kelly

Knowledge Identifier: +R._Kelly


R. Kelly

American singer-songwriter and record produceradd

Category: Music

Born in 1967.

Countries: United States (73%), Wisconsin (6%), Illinois (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, R

Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press




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R. Kelly was born in 1967 add something


Lin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic Ribbon in the Sky in a highschool talent show. add something


Williams formed the group MGM. add something


In 1991, Along with Vincent Corey Walker and Shawnth Brooks, Kelly performed on the TV talent show Big Break, hosted by Natalie Cole, and went on to win the $100,000 grand prize. add something


Credited as R. Kelly and Public Announcement, the debut album Born into the 90's was released in early 1992, during the new jack swing period of the early nineties. add something


During late 1992, Kelly and Public Announcement embarked on a tour called "60653", whose title was the zip code of Kelly's neighborhood. add something


Halle Berry - In 1992, Berry was cast as the love interest in the video for R. Kelly's seminal single, Honey Love.


Kelly separated from Public Announcement in January 1993. add something


In 1994, 12 Play was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, eventually going six times platinum. add something


In 1995, Kelly garnered his first-ever Grammy nominations; two nominations for writing, producing and composing Michael Jackson's last number one hit "You Are Not Alone". add something


In 1996, Kelly released one of his most successful singles with "I Believe I Can Fly", an inspirational song originally released on the soundtrack for the film Space Jam. "I Believe I Can Fly" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the UK charts for three weeks and won three Grammy Awards in 1998. add something


In May 1996, Kelly was featured on the cover of Ebony Man magazine with the headline proclaiming "R. Kelly The new King of RB" where he discussed touring, working with Quincy Jones, Toni Braxton, and Janet_Jackson ("When I first met them, I could tell they liked my albums. add something


After a July 1996 brawl at a Lafayette, Louisiana health club involving bodyguard William Robert Savy, Kelly was placed on a year's unsupervised probation starting August 13, 1997. add something


In 1997, Kelly fulfilled a longtime dream of his and signed a contract to play basketball with the Atlantic City Seagulls of the USBL. Kelly wore the number 12 in honor of his album 12 Play. add something


In 1998, Kelly released R., his fourth studio album and first double album. add something


In 1998, Kelly wrote and produced the debut album of his protege Sparkle, which was released under his Rockland label and distributed through Interscope. add something


In 1999, Kelly wrote and produced, along with contribution from Wyclef Jean, the majority of the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence film Life. add something


In 2000,Sparkle went Gold due to the success of the first single, "Be Careful", a duet featuring R. Kelly. add something


During late 2001 and early 2002, Kelly began working on the follow-up to his album TP-2. add something


Angie Martinez - In 2001, she appeared in the music video for Jay-Z and R. Kelly's "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"


The album was scheduled to be released in November 2002, but as with Best of Both Worlds before it, heavy bootlegging led to its being delayed. add something


In early 2003, Chocolate Factory became a runaway success for Kelly, selling over three million copies due to the success of singles such as "Ignition". add something


Kelly was arrested in January 2003 on those charges. add something


Paul Riser - In 2003, he was a notable presence on the R. Kelly album, "Chocolate Factory", arranging many songs on the album including the top 10 hit, "Step in the Name of Love"


In 2004, Kelly released the ambitious two-disc set Happy People/U Saved Me, with the first disc including feel-good, stepping-inspired tracks, while focusing on gospel and inspirational material on the second disc. add something


In October 2004, Kelly reunited with Jay-Z to do a follow-up to their Best of Both Worlds album shortly after announcing a tour to coincide with the project after the duo performed together during Jay-Z's "farewell" concert at Madison Square Garden a year before. add something


Kelly and four of his bodyguards at Madison Square Garden in October 2004. add something


Beyonce Knowles - Knowles and Destiny's Child band mate, Kelly (R._Kelly) Rowland, along with the former's family, founded the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up to provide transitional housing for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston, Texas area.


After a number of delays, on October 27, 2006, a Cook County, Illinois, court hearing for pre-trial motions set the date of the actual trial to February 7, 2007. add something


Coming to America - The melody heard in the bathroom scene, where Prince Akeem is being washed by female servants, was sampled in Snoop Dogg's 2006 song "That's That" featuring R. Kelly


The song was officially released as a digital download May 15, 2007. add something


In 2008, Billboard reported that Kelly had plans to release his newest album titled 12 Play: Fourth Quarter in the summer of that year but the album was postponed. add something


In 2008, Kelly released a rap track titled "I'm a Beast" in which he coarsely attacked his detractors, though Kelly himself never mentioned by name whom the song was directed to. add something


Doll Domination - "Out of This Club", a collaboration between R. Kelly and Polow da Don, was sent to urban contemporary stations on October 12, 2008 as the third single in the United States


Kelly performed for the first time in Africa headlining the Arise African Fashion Awards in Johannesburg, South_Africa on June 20, 2009. add something


The album release was again delayed and was released under Jive Records on December 1, 2009. add something


The album was given a September 29, 2009 release date, but was delayed until October 13, 2009. add something


Kelly performed the inspirational song "Sign of a Victory" at the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony on June 11, 2010. add something


Kelly performed in Kampala, Uganda in January 2010. add something


In an interview in the September 2010 issue of XXL magazine, Kelly mentioned that he is currently working on three new albums and detailed that the new material is basically him “remixing himself. add something


In the September 2010 issue of XXL magazine, Kelly mentioned that the song Sign of Victory gave him the idea to do an international album called Epic. add something


On February 12 at the 2011 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angles, Kelly performed a medley of hits including Happy People, When a Woman’s Fed Up and Bump N’ Grind, which brought Usher, Mary J. Blige and Katy Perry to their feet. add something


In March 2011, Kelly was named the 1 RB artist of the last 25 years by Billboard. add something


On April 25, 2011, Director Salkim Akli was quoted saying, "Hopefully, R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) will come on and do some of the music for the film add something


On July 19, 2011, Kelly was rushed to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago to undergo emergency throat surgery add something


On July 20, 2011, in a press release, representatives for R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) explained that he was rushed to the hospital to drain an abscess on one of his tonsils and "will be laid up for an indefinite amount of time" add something


On July 21, 2011, Kelly's spokesman, Allan May er, reported that Kelly was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is recuperating at home add something


On July 21, 2011, in a video message to fans, Kelly spoke out for the first time since throat surgery and reassured his fans that he's doing well add something


On September 23, 2011, "Variety" confirmed that Kelly has signed on to write original music for the "Sparkle" soundtrack add something


On November 10, 2011, Kelly tweeted to fans "It's been a long time coming but I finally feel a lot better about my throat since the surgery and this is the first song I wrote add something


On December 21, 2011, Kelly made a live appearance on "The X Factor " and gave his first performance since undergoing emergency throat surgery in the summer add something


Till the World Ends - A remix featuring R. Kelly was leaked online on July 4, 2011


His memoir entitled "Soulacoaster" was released in the Summer of 2012 add something


The new chapters aired on IFC on Thanksgiving Day 2012 add something


On January 31, 2012, Kelly revealed in a radio interview that he's releasing a follow-up to the "Love Letter" album titled "Write Me Back" add something


On February 18, 2012, R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) performed at Whitney Houston's memorial add something


On March 20, 2012, IFC announced a third installment of the "Trapped in the Closet" will be coming soon add something


On June 26, 2012, Kelly released his eleventh studio album, "Write Me Back" add something


On August 31, 2012, Kelly announced The Single Ladies Tour featuring R&B singer, Tamia add something


On September 1, 2012, the Japanese branch of retail chain HMV revealed Kanye West's "Cruel Summer" track list add something


Fortune (Chris Brown album) - On March 2, 2012, Brown released the first episode of his "Fortune" web series, showing him backstage at the 2012 Lo Nuestro *awards where he performed "International Love" with Pitbull, playing in a celebrity basketball game during NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando with rappers Common, 50 Cent, T.I., and singer R. Kelly, as well as partying and dancing at the club


On July 26, 2013, R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) announced he was releasing a new single with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz off his upcoming twelfth studio album "Black Panties" entitled "My Story" add something


R. Kelly performed his duet with Lady Gaga for the first time on Saturday Night Live on November 16, 2013 add something


The album itself will be officially released on December 10, 2013 add something


Rudolph Isley - Rudy and his wife were a long term residents of Otisville, New York before moving to Olympia Fields near Chicago in 2013, buying R. Kelly's former house to be near their children and grandchildren


Do What U Want - It was first announced that Gaga would perform on the fifth season finale of "The Voice" on December 12, 2013, with the assumption that R. Kelly would accompany her during a performance of "Do What U Want"


Do What U Want - The DJWS Remix of "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly and rapper Rick Ross was released on December 20, 2013


He added that he is finishing up a Christmas album for late 2014 called "The 12 Nights Of Christmas" add something


In June 2014 Kelly's second child came out as transgender add something


Hood Billionaire - On October 6, 2014, the album's second single "Keep Doin' That " featuring R. Kelly was released


Hood Billionaire - On October 26, 2014, the music video was released for "Keep Doin' That " featuring R. Kelly


On May 18, 2015, R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) announced that his new album would be titled "Buffet" and that the a new song off of the project is titled "Planet" which is inspired by the events in 2015 Baltimore protests add something


On July 14, 2015, R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) announced that "Buffet" will be released September 25, 2015 and that the first single will be "Marching Band" featuring Juicy J and Wale add something


The album's first single "Backyard Party" was released August 21, 2015 add something


The album's second single "Switch Up" was released November 5, 2015 add something


However it was later pushed back to December 11, 2015 add something


In 2016, Kelly donated cases of water to the Flint water crisis add something


Kelly announced that "12 Nights of Christmas" will be released October 21, 2016 add something


Charles Hamilton (rapper) - On April 29, 2016 Hamilton would release a new mixtape entitled "Cloud 9" the mixtape would be a dedication to artists The-Dream, Giorgio Moroder, Jazmine Sullivan, John Williams & R. Kelly, Hamilton would release a collaboration mixtape entitled "Smart Water" with fellow artist Enjetic


On July 17, 2017, Jim DeRogatis reported in BuzzFeed that Kelly was accused by three sets of parents of holding their daughters in an "abusive cult" add something


On April 17, 2018, Kelly was again accused of misconduct, by a former partner of his who claimed that Kelly "intentionally" infected her with a sexually transmitted disease add something


In May 2018 the Time's Up Women of Color movement called for a boycott of Kelly's music and performances over the many allegations against him add something


On July 23, 2018, Kelly released the 19-minute long "I Admit" on his SoundCloud as a response to his accusers add something


In 2019, "Lifetime" aired a six-part documentary series detailing sexual abuse and misconduct allegations against Kelly add something


In January 2019, a highly publicized Lifetime docuseries with multiple women detailing sexual abuse allegations aired, which spurred RCA Records to drop him from their label add something


In January 2019, following a highly publicized Lifetime docuseries with multiple women detailing sexual abuse allegations, he was dropped by RCA Records add something


On February 22, 2019, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse add something


On February 22, 2019, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse add something


On Monday, March 6, 2019, television program "CBS This Morning" broadcast an interview by Gayle King with Kelly, in which Kelly insisted on his innocence and blamed social media for the allegations add something


On March 9, 2019, he was released after someone, who didn't want to be identified, paid off the child support add something


On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice add something


Kelly faces a total of 18 federal counts including child pornography, kidnapping, and forced labor as of July 12, 2019 add something