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R. Kelly

Born: January 8, 1967 (age 52) in Chicago

R. Kelly

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Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R.

Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement.

In 1993, Kelly went solo 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", "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".

In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly".

His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists.

Kelly became the first music star to play professional basketball, when he got signed in 1997.

Kelly has written, produced, and remixed songs and albums for many artists, including Aaliyah's 1994 debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number.

In 1996, Kelly was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael Jackson's song "You Are Not Alone".


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Erykah Badu Gets Slammed by 'Surviving R. Kelly' Producer for Apology Demand

The online feud between the Bag Lady singer and Dream Hampton began when the former told her Twitter follower she was never asked to participate in the controversial documentary.
AceShowbiz - Published

Taraji P. Henson’s R. Kelly Remarks Make Empire Of Fans Explode

taraji p. henson’s r. kelly remarks make empire of fans explode
Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson might want to go offline for a few days. Everyone’s favorite “Empire” star is catching serious heat after comparing disgraced singer R. Kelly to controversial..
SOHH - Published

Videos for R. Kelly

Bryan Singer Responds To Sexual Abuse Allegations [Video]Bryan Singer Responds To Sexual Abuse Allegations  00:37

(CNN) Director Bryan Singer has responded to new allegations of sexual assault and misconduct with a statement attacking the people and publication behind the latest report, which was published in The..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Sony Music Says Bye Bye To R. Kelly [Video]Sony Music Says Bye Bye To R. Kelly  01:11

The only one not surviving R. Kelly is R.Kelly. Here's the story.

Celebrity Wire - Published

Taraji P. Henson Clarifies Her Comments On R. Kelly [Video]Taraji P. Henson Clarifies Her Comments On R. Kelly  00:43

Taraji P. Henson is speaking out after critics suggested she supports embattled singer R. Kelly. On Tuesday, Henson faced backlash for a now deleted Instagram story. CNN reports that Henson compared..

Wochit - Published

Singer Faces New Accusations Of Underage Sex [Video]Singer Faces New Accusations Of Underage Sex  00:32

On Wednesday, The Atlantic published a report that alleges years of sexual abuse by director Bryan Singer of underage boys. Business Insider reports that four new accusers spoke to The Atlantic..

Wochit News - Published

Taraji P. Henson faces backlash after comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein [Video]Taraji P. Henson faces backlash after comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein  00:46

Taraji P Henson has faced some backlash after seeming comparing R Kelly to Harvey Weinstein.

Cover Video - Published

R. Kelly's West Town Studio Still Occupied After Judge's Order To Only Be Used 9 A.M.-5 P.M. [Video]R. Kelly's West Town Studio Still Occupied After Judge's Order To Only Be Used 9 A.M.-5 P.M.  02:26

Tuesday a judge ordered that nobody is allowed to use the second floor of R. Kelly’s warehouse, and the recording studio on the bottom floor can only be used during normal business hours, 9-5, but..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

Inside R. Kelly's Studio [Video]Inside R. Kelly's Studio  01:01

CPD released photographs of the studio used by R. Kelly where inspectors found numerous code violations. A documentary which aired recently alleged the singer used the space to keep young girls as part..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

R. Kelly's Attorney Denies Recording Studio Used As Residence [Video]R. Kelly's Attorney Denies Recording Studio Used As Residence  02:05

R. Kelly's attorney, Melvin Sims, says the singer's recording studio has not been used as a residence, even though city inspectors say they found bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, a full bar, and..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

City Inspectors Reveal Code Violations At R. Kelly Recording Studio [Video]City Inspectors Reveal Code Violations At R. Kelly Recording Studio  05:22

Chicago deputy corporation counsel Kimberly Roberts says, during an inspection last week, city inspectors found the second floor of R. Kelly's recording studio was being used as a living space, even..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

Color of Change is Fighting to Mute R. Kelly [Video]Color of Change is Fighting to Mute R. Kelly  05:51

'R. Kelly is a serial abuser. And it's impossible to separate the man from the art.' — Here's why organizations like Color of Change won't rest until the..

Rumble - Published

R. Kelly has been dropped by Sony Music [Video]R. Kelly has been dropped by Sony Music  01:14

About time.

Mashable Studio - Published

The R. Kelly Non-Disclosure Agreement: See the Doc He Allegedly Made the Women Sign [Video]The R. Kelly Non-Disclosure Agreement: See the Doc He Allegedly Made the Women Sign  01:57

R. Kelly is known to have made the women in his alleged sex cult sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep them from talking about what happened and now we have our first look at just what it is these..

Rumble - Published

Spotify May Be Testing Out New Feature [Video]Spotify May Be Testing Out New Feature  00:35

a new “Don’t play this artist” option is now showing up when you tap the three dots on a artist’s page. Strangely, when asked directly by a user on Twitter yesterday, whether this feature was..

Wochit - Published

Sparkle, First Woman To Publicly Accuse R. Kelly: 'I Was Kind Of Ostracized' [Video]Sparkle, First Woman To Publicly Accuse R. Kelly: 'I Was Kind Of Ostracized'  03:46

In 2002, the singer Sparkle, whose real name is Stephanie Edwards, claimed her niece was the underage girl in an infamous sex video featuring R. Kelly. Although a jury acquitted R. Kelly, the Lifetime..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

Erykah Badu Clarifies Comments On R. Kelly [Video]Erykah Badu Clarifies Comments On R. Kelly  01:36

Singer Erykah Badu is clarifying comments she made during a Chicago concert, which many interpreted as support for R. Kelly, amid the fallout from a documentary detailing widespread allegations of..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

Breaking: R. Kelly Threatened Dave Chappelle [Video]Breaking: R. Kelly Threatened Dave Chappelle  01:20

Dave Chappelle did a sketch that R. Kelly couldn't get over. Here's what happened.

Celebrity Wire - Published

Post Malone Slams R. Kelly & Says He Did Post Malone Slams R. Kelly & Says He Did "A Lot Of F*CKED Up Sh*t"  01:36

Post Malone is the latest artist to publicly condemn R. Kelly following Lifetime’s airing of its scathing docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly and he applauses the artists who have made the executive..

HipHopDX - Published

DMX Recalls Going To Record W/ R. Kelly & He Was Locked In A Room With A Minor [Video]DMX Recalls Going To Record W/ R. Kelly & He Was Locked In A Room With A Minor  01:34

Subscribe to HipHopDX on Youtube: http://bit.ly/dxsubscribe Check out more of DX..

HipHopDX - Published

Dame Dash Explains Why He Ended Up In R. Kelly's Dame Dash Explains Why He Ended Up In R. Kelly's "Fiesta" Video  02:32

Dame Dash and his former Roc-A-Fella days have been a consistent topic of discussion this week in the wake of his interview with Nick Cannon. It stirred up a lot of memories involving the late Aaliyah,..

HipHopDX - Published

Sony Music Officially Drops R. Kelly From The Record Label Following “Surviving R.Kelly” Documentary [Video]Sony Music Officially Drops R. Kelly From The Record Label Following “Surviving R.Kelly” Documentary  01:18

R. Kelly is feeling the heat in the wake of Surviving R. Kelly. According to TMZ, Kellz’s longtime label Sony Music has parted ways with the R&B superstar. Sources close to Kelly revealed both..

HipHopDX - Published

Nas Says Jay-Z Knew About R.Kelly Having 14 Year Old Girls In His Studio On Wendy Williams Interview [Video]Nas Says Jay-Z Knew About R.Kelly Having 14 Year Old Girls In His Studio On Wendy Williams Interview  02:20

An interview Nas did with Wendy Williams in 2002 has resurfaced in the wake of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly six-part docu-series. The interview was conducted shortly after the infamous video showing..

HipHopDX - Published

Kanye West Says We Can Still Enjoy All Of R. Kelly’s Music & Kim Defends Him [Video]Kanye West Says We Can Still Enjoy All Of R. Kelly’s Music & Kim Defends Him  01:50

Kanye West can’t seem to avoid controversy. His wife, Kim Kardashian-West, is doing some damage control after the polarizing artist caused a stir with comments made at the January 13 edition of his..

HipHopDX - Published

RCA Records Stops All R. Kelly Music Following “Surviving R.Kelly” Documentary Effective Immediately [Video]RCA Records Stops All R. Kelly Music Following “Surviving R.Kelly” Documentary Effective Immediately  01:10

R. Kelly’s is likely experiencing one of the roughest months of his life in the wake of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series — and it’s not over. According to TMZ, RCA Records (a..

HipHopDX - Published

R. Kelly Was Reportedly Hospitalized For Panic Attacks After R. Kelly Was Reportedly Hospitalized For Panic Attacks After "Surviving R. Kelly" Aired  01:30

R. Kelly was reportedly experiencing panic attacks both before and after Lifetime aired the six-part Surviving R. Kelly documentary. According to TMZ, Kelly’s anxiety levels were so intense, he had..

HipHopDX - Published

R. Kelly reportedly dropped from Sony's slate of artists [Video]R. Kelly reportedly dropped from Sony's slate of artists  00:29

The departure agreement between Sony and R. Kelly followed the airing of a Lifetime documentary called "Surviving R. Kelly" which includes sexual misconduct allegations against the singer.

Rumble - Published

 

Photos show code violations in R. Kelly's studio

The City of Chicago has released photographs taken by building inspectors during an inspection inside R. Kelly's Chicago music studio that they say show code violations. (Jan. 23)
USATODAY.com - Published

Inside R. Kelly's Alleged 'Sex Cult' Studio in Chicago

Photos from inside R. Kelly's alleged "sex cult" recording studio in Chicago have just been released ... showing proof of code violations and plenty of evidence someone may have been living there. The..
TMZ.com - Published

Inside R. Kelly's studio where there is a massage table, wet bar, sauna and mattresses on the floor

inside r. kelly's studio where there is a massage table, wet bar, sauna and mattresses  on the floor
The property is an old warehouse and photography studio which has been modified by Kelly and his team on its second floor to include living quarters.
MailOnline - Published

Taraji P. Henson Clarifies Stance on R. Kelly After Sparking Backlash Over Post

Taraji P. Henson wants to clarify her opinion about R&B star R. Kelly after comparing boycotts of him and disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. Since-deleted Instagram Story videos the...
E! Online - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Snoop Dogg Roasts R. Kelly At The Toughest Span Of His Career

snoop dogg roasts r. kelly at the toughest span of his career
West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg isn’t cutting R. Kelly any slack. The hip-hop veteran went to social media this week to throw some hard-hitting shade at the disgraced crooner. Snoop Dizzle went to..
SOHH - Published

Judge limits access to R. Kelly's Chicago recording studio following numerous code violations

A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Billboard.comNew Zealand HeraldSeattle Times

Taraji Henson denies defending R. Kelly in Weinstein post

taraji henson denies defending r. kelly in weinstein post
The actor made an Instagram story comparing the number of posts on #MuteRKelly with #MuteWeinstein.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •AceShowbiz

Erykah Badu Feuds With 'Surviving R. Kelly' Producer, Denies She Was Approached For Docuseries

Just days after taking heat for seemingly sympathizing with R. Kelly, Erykah Badu is talking about the disgraced R&B star once more, this time in...
Billboard.com - Published

Erykah Badu Demands Apology From "Surviving R. Kelly" Producer

"It's simple."
HipHopDX - Published

R. Kelly to Perform Repairs to Rented Chicago Studio in Response to Building Violations

Facing a total of 66 total violations following visit from building inspectors , the 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker is ordered to limit the use of the space as well as to remove his personal items.
AceShowbiz - Published

Taraji P. Henson Faces Backlash After Comparing R. Kelly Response to Harvey Weinstein

Taraji P. Henson faced some kickback on social media following an Instagram story Tuesday (Jan. 22) comparing the negative response to R. Kelly...
Billboard.com - Published

'My abusive relationship with R. Kelly'

'my abusive relationship with r. kelly'
For two years Asante McGee was R. Kelly's girlfriend. Then she went to live in his house in Georgia. She lasted three weeks.
BBC News - Published

Pete Davidson says R. Kelly is evil and the singer 'should get shot in the face'

pete davidson says r. kelly is evil and the singer 'should get shot in the face'
The 25-year-old funnyman quipped that he had watched the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and remarked, 'I thought I was having a bad year.'
MailOnline - Published

R. Kelly’s Chicago Studio Hit W/ Insane Fines Over Violations

r. kelly’s chicago studio hit w/ insane fines over violations
Chicago singer R. Kelly has his city going at him. New reports claim the veteran crooner’s Chi-Town recording studio has received nearly 70 violations. According to reports, Robert’s spot is now a..
SOHH - Published

R. Kelly's Chicago Studio Hit With 66 Building Violations, Possible Fines

R. Kelly is in serious trouble with Chicago officials because the city is going after him for a laundry list of building violations at his studio ... and it could end up costing the singer a ton of..
TMZ.com - Published

Erykah Badu Addresses R. Kelly Backlash: “Make Sure You Keep That Same Energy”

erykah badu addresses r. kelly backlash: “make sure you keep that same energy”
Soul singer Erykah Badu isn’t biting her tongue for anyone. The veteran musician has stepped up to address the backlash she received for appearing to show sympathy for R. Kelly. Badu hit up Twitter..
SOHH - Published

R. Kelly has been dropped by Sony Music

Sony Music has dropped R. Kelly after the artist faced a fury of backlash following a Lifetime documentary about his alleged abuse, pedophilia, and predatory behavior. Insiders say Sony has been..
Mashable - Published

Erykah Badu, Da Brat defend R. Kelly: 'Where are the parents?'

Many stars have vocally condemned the singer's alleged behavior and even pulled the music they recorded with Kelly.
USATODAY.com - Published

R. Kelly may be under fire, but Chris Brown's career is flourishing

It's a cycle that R&B fans have seen before with R. Kelly and Chris Brown. Both artists periodically make headlines with horrifying stories of their alleged behavior, only to bounce back and continue..
USATODAY.com - Published

Internet Celebrates After Spotify Introduces Mute and Block Features

Many have taken to social media to show off the musicians they block from the streaming services, with the majority of it being Tekashi69 and *R. Kelly* among others.
AceShowbiz - Published

Spotify is reportedly rolling out a feature to let you block artists

Soon, you may be able to block R. Kelly from ever appearing on your playlists. Spotify is testing an iOS feature called "don't play this artist," allowing users to block particular artists from..
Mashable - Published

Andrea Kelly describes ex-husband R. Kelly as 'broken': 'He was abusive to me'

Andrea "Drea" Kelly said ex-husband R. Kelly was 'abusive to me verbally, emotionally, physically, sexually.'
USATODAY.com - Published

TMZ Live Prince Philip Crash Victim Suggests Royal Cover-Up

ON TODAY'S SHOW MLK & JFK: Assasination Conspiracies  R. Kelly: Da Brat Calls Out Victims' Parents  Kim & Kanye: Surprise Serenade By 112  Fetty Wap: Baby Mama's Massive Brawl 
TMZ.com - Published

Spotify Makes It Easy to Mute R. Kelly (Or Any Other Artist)

Spotify is making it easier to mute R. Kelly. Or any other artist for that matter. The music streaming service has quietly gone wide with a...
Billboard.com - Published

R. Kelly's Ex-Wife and Daughter Reveal They're ''Torn'' Over Abuse Allegations

R. Kelly's family spoke out about the ongoing scandal surrounding the singer during Monday's episode of Good Morning Britain. His ex-wife Andrea "Drea" Kelly and daughter...
E! Online - Published

Erykah Badu and Da Brat defend R. Kelly amid sexual assault, domestic abuse allegations

Singer Erykah Badu and rapper Da Brat expressed support for singer R. Kelly amid a litany of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
FOXNews.com - Published

R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Claims He Was Abusive in Their Marriage

R. Kelly's ex-wife says the stories on "Surviving R. Kelly" rang true to her because of what she says she went through with the singer -- including alleged abuse in all forms.  Andrea Kelly went on..
TMZ.com - Published

R. Kelly’s Alleged NDA Surfaces

What happens at Kelly’s stays at Kelly’s — or else!
HipHopDX - Published

Sparkle, 1st woman to publicly accuse R. Kelly, speaks out on niece's alleged abuse

In 2002, the singer Sparkle, or Stephanie Edwards, claimed her niece was the underage girl in an infamous sex video featuring R. Kelly. Although a jury acquitted R. Kelly, the Lifetime docuseries..
CBS News - Published

Erykah Badu Pays Cost After Weighing-In On R. Kelly At Chicago Concert

erykah badu pays cost after weighing-in on r. kelly at chicago concert
R&B veteran Erykah Badu is catching some major backlash. The crooner has felt the Internet’s wrath after giving some support to disgraced singer R. Kelly. The controversy started over the weekend..
SOHH - Published

First woman to publicly accuse R. Kelly of misconduct: "They're believing now"

Singer Sparkle's professional relationship with the R&B legend crumbled amid accusations Kelly was sexually abusing her then 14-year-old niece
CBS News - Published

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