R. Kelly 
R. Kelly
R. Kelly

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

R. Kelly

Rhythm and blues Artist

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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".

R. Kelly News


TMZ Live R. Kelly Hell-Bent On Suing Lifetime

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Post Malone Supports Pulling R. Kelly Collabs Because He Did 'F'd Up S***'

R. Kelly deserves what he's getting -- especially with artists pulling their collabs from streaming services -- because he's done a lot of "f**ked up s***" ... so says Post Malone. We got rapper.. - Published

Videos for R. Kelly

Kanye Supports R. Kelly Until Kim Steps In And Says No [Video]Kanye Supports R. Kelly Until Kim Steps In And Says No  01:30

Kanye steps into 2019 with another controversy.

Celebrity Wire - Published

History of R. Kelly Lawsuits By Several Former Employees [Video]History of R. Kelly Lawsuits By Several Former Employees  02:09

He made million and was loved by fans, but super star R. Kelly had legal troubles long before that explosive documentary detailed serious sex assault allegations. 

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

R. Kelly Faces Eviction From Studio [Video]R. Kelly Faces Eviction From Studio  00:45

Among his many legal troubles, singer R. Kelly owes tens of thousands of dollars in back rent to his recording studio and faces eviction if it's not paid.

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

Alicia Keys Signs On To Host 2019 Grammy Awards [Video]Alicia Keys Signs On To Host 2019 Grammy Awards  00:32

CNN reports that musician Alicia Keys will host the upcoming Grammy Awards Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award winner. ---I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music.--- This..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

R. Kelly's Record Label Puts His Music on Hold [Video]R. Kelly's Record Label Puts His Music on Hold  01:03

R. Kelly's Record Label Puts His Music on Hold RCA/Sony says they will not produce, put money behind or release any of Kelly's music until the allegations against him are resolved. Lifetime's..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Did R. Kelly Threaten One Of His Alleged Victims? [Video]Did R. Kelly Threaten One Of His Alleged Victims?  00:33

CNN reports that one of R. Kelly's alleged victims says he is trying to retaliate against her for speaking out against him. Faith Rodgers talked about Kelly in the Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R...

Wochit - Published

Jada Pinkett Smith Cries With R. Kelly Accuser Lisa Van Allen as She Shares Her Story [Video]Jada Pinkett Smith Cries With R. Kelly Accuser Lisa Van Allen as She Shares Her Story  03:04

Jada Pinkett Smith expressed her empathy during the most recent episode of her series, 'Red Table Talk.'

Entertainment Tonight - Published

Beyonce Was Protected From R. Kelly From The Beginning [Video]Beyonce Was Protected From R. Kelly From The Beginning  01:51

These parents knew about R. Kelly before anyone else.

Celebrity Wire - Published

R. Kelly Accused Of Threats Against Faith Rodgers, Who Says She Was Abused By Singer [Video]R. Kelly Accused Of Threats Against Faith Rodgers, Who Says She Was Abused By Singer  01:01

Attorney Gloria Allred says a woman accusing R. Kelly of sexual abuse has been threatened by the singer to get her to drop a lawsuit that claims Kelly abused her and gave her a sexually transmitted..

CBS 2 Chicago - Published

New Accusations Facing Singer R. Kelly [Video]New Accusations Facing Singer R. Kelly  01:57

CBS2's Alice Gainer has the latest on the new sexual abuse accusations facing singer R. Kelly.

CBS 2 New York - Published


R. Kelly Focused on Lifetime Lawsuit, Not Concerned with Artists Pulling His Songs

R. Kelly might take a financial hit as more of his hit songs get pulled from streaming services, but he's more concerned with filing a fat lawsuit against Lifetime over its docuseries ... TMZ has.. - Published

Pussycat Dolls Line Up to Pull R. Kelly Song from Streaming Services

The Pussycat Dolls are working on kicking R. Kelly to the curb ... digitally, and financially, speaking. Our sources say the group's label, Interscope, is currently working behind the scenes to get.. - Published Also reported by •ContactMusic

R. Kelly's songs with other artists being taken down

[U.S.A.], Jan 15 (ANI): Taking cue from Lady Gaga, a number of artists are taking down collaborations with R. Kelly from streaming services.
Sify - Published

TMZ Live R. Kelly Alleged Sex Slave's Family Demands Meeting

ON TODAY'S SHOW Kanye West: Seemingly Hints You Don't Need To Mute R. Kelly  Khloe Kardashian: Cavs Good Luck Charm  Rae Sremmurd Breaking Up? Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin: Plumbing Problems - Published

Jada Pinkett Smith's Glad She Protected Willow in Light of 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Jada Pinkett Smith says she fended off potential creepers from Willow at a young age -- and in light of "Surviving R. Kelly" ... she seems grateful she did. Jada released another episode of "Red.. - Published

Kanye West Compares R. Kelly to Michael Jackson, Says It's Okay to Support Their Music

Kanye West says it's still okay to play R. Kelly or Michael Jackson's music -- or so it seemed after Kanye's Sunday service, but Kim Kardashian says that's not what her husband meant to say.  Kanye.. - Published

Most R. Kelly Collabs Untouched on Streaming Services, Including 2 Jay-Z Albums

R. Kelly's vast catalog of duets and collaborations remains mostly available to the public, as most artists are not pulling them -- most notably Jay-Z, who has 2 full albums with Kelly. Out of 50-plus.. - Published

Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West Amid Alleged R. Kelly Comments

Kim Kardashian is defending Kanye West on Twitter after many were slamming him over some comments he made during a live stream captured by Kris Jenner. During the live stream, Kanye was talking about..
Just Jared - Published

Celine Dion Pulling Her Song with R. Kelly From Streaming Services

Celine Dion is reportedly removing 1998′s “I’m Your Angel” from streaming services – TMZ Millie Bobby Brown is slamming the haters – Just Jared Jr See which 2 legends tied at Hollywood’s..
Just Jared - Published Also reported by •

R. Kelly's Alleged Victim to Respond to Threats, Retaliation

One of R. Kelly's alleged victims is coming forward to talk about the singer's threat and retaliation against her at an 8:30 AM PT news conference ... and TMZ will be streaming live. The alleged.. - Published

DJ Paul Says R. Kelly's Music Legacy Won't Be Tarnished by Sex Abuse Scandal

DJ Paul says R. Kelly will continue being a musical legend despite what happens with the fallout from Lifetime's docuseries -- even if the guy gets charged and convicted. We got the Three 6 Mafia.. - Published

R. Kelly's Record Label RCA Releasing No New Music in Wake of 'Surviving' Documentary

R. Kelly might as well be record label-less right now -- because his current one has frozen him out ... putting new music on ice until the dust settles in his latest scandal ... TMZ has learned... - Published

Old R. Kelly Clip Debunks Lawyer's Claim About Aaliyah's Age and Marriage

R. Kelly knew good and well that his one-time protege (and future wife) Aaliyah was a 14-year-old child the same year he married her -- which debunks a claim put forth by his lawyer that the singer was.. - Published

French Montana Defends R. Kelly: 'Let Somebody Enjoy Their Legacy'

French Montana is taking an unexpected stance and defending R. Kelly amid new sexual misconduct allegations. The 34-year-old musician recently spoke out about R. Kelly, saying that he has a right to..
Just Jared - Published Also reported by •

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson Catches Backlash for Singing to R. Kelly Song

Little Mix member Jesy Nelson is catching tremendous backlash for playfully singing along to one of R. Kelly's most famous songs in the wake of Lifetime's docuseries. The British singer was at a dinner.. - Published

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Amara La Negra Unloads on R. Kelly, Says He Belongs in Jail

"Love & Hip Hop Miami" star Amara La Negra tried to compose herself before addressing allegations against R. Kelly ... and then she ferociously unleashed. The up-and-coming musical artist was leaving.. - Published

R. Kelly Concert Shut Down By Illinois Officials Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

One of R. Kelly‘s upcoming concerts has been shut down by Illinois officials in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him. The 52-year-old musician was set to perform at Spring Break Jam..
Just Jared - Published

Jada Pinkett Smith Cries with Alleged R. Kelly Victim Lisa Van Allen as She Opens Up

Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, had a heart-to-heart with one of R. Kelly's alleged victims ... and things got very emotional. Jada had Lisa Van.. - Published

R. Kelly Thinks His Ex-Wife Turned Their Daughter, Joann, Against Him

R. Kelly is rationalizing his daughter's powerful condemnation of his behavior -- he believes his ex-wife cooked it all up, despite the fact he's been estranged from their child for years. Sources.. - Published

Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

"Surviving R. Kelly" has made a lot of people think about what was right in front of them for years, and Jeff Bezos can kiss the title "Richest Man in the World" goodbye. So, we gotta ask ... - Published

Christina Aguilera lauds Lady Gaga for speaking out against R. Kelly

[USA], Jan 12 (ANI): Christina Aguilera has praised Lady Gaga "for doing the right thing" by speaking out against disgraced musician R. Kelly and removing their duet from streaming platforms amid
Sify - Published

R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary

An attorney for R&B singer R. Kelly on Friday called a new Lifetime documentary series a "for-profit hit piece," and said allegations of abuse by the Grammy-winning musician were a "complete..
Reuters India - Published

Cops Confront R. Kelly at Trump Tower to Check on 2 Women Allegedly Being Held Hostage

R. Kelly came face-to-face with cops in Chicago after an anonymous caller stated the singer was holding two women hostage ... a claim that turned out to be false. The Cook County State Attorney's.. - Published

R. Kelly Airplane Banner Flies Over Sony Music HQ, Urging RCA Records to Drop Him

R. Kelly and his record label are now being attacked by ground AND air, because a women's rights group flew a banner over the record label's owner, calling him a "sexual predator." UltraViolet is the.. - Published

TMZ Live R. Kelly Panic Attacks After TV Special

ON TODAY'S SHOW The Rock Rips Generation Snowflake  Aretha Franklin: Cash Stolen Before Death  Pablo Escobar: Brother Raises $10 Million To Impeach Trump  Megyn Kelly: I'll Be Back On TV This Year - Published

R. Kelly accuser tried to 'save' him because she "loved him'

[USA], Jan 11 (ANI): One of the accusers of R. Kelly, Lisa Van Allen, opened up about her heartbreaking experience on the explosive abuse claims.
Sify - Published

Christina Aguilera praises Lady Gaga for R. Kelly comments

ContactMusic - Published

Nick Cannon apologises to women for R. Kelly collaboration

ContactMusic - Published

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