R. Kelly

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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


1980

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


1989

Williams formed the group MGM. add something


1991

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


1992

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.


1993

Kelly separated from Public Announcement in January 1993. add something


1994

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


1995

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


1996

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


1997

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


1998

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


1999

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


2000

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


2001

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"


2002

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


2003

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"


2004

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


2005

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.


2006

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


2007

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


2008

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


2009

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


2010

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


2011

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


2012

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


2013

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


2014

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


2015

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


2016

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


2017

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


2018

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


2019

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