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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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)
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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
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
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
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.com •New Zealand Herald •Seattle Times
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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