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R. Kelly

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known by his stage name R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly is recognized as one of the most successful R&B artists of all-time. A native of Chicago, Illinois, 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 (Remix)", "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". Kelly has written, produced, and remixed songs for many artists including The Winans, The Isley Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Quincy Jones, K-Ci & JoJo, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Hi-Five, Nivea, Ciara, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Gerald LeVert, Raheem DeVaughn, Ruben Studdard, Jaheim, Kelly Price, Tamia, Maxwell, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Usher, B2K, Twista, Tyrese,

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R. Kelly Slums It With Cell Phone Music Video

R. Kelly
Slums It With Cell Phone Music Video

R. Kelly hijacked a random dude's cell phone this weekend in New York -- then recorded a XMAS music video for the guy ... and we got the footage.It all went down Friday night at Papa Juan Cigar… READ MORE >

R. Kelly -- I DID Pay Child Support ... Someone Set Me Up

R. Kelly
I DID Pay Child Support ... Someone Set Me Up

R. Kelly is not a child support dodging jerk ... so says R. Kelly AND his ex-wife Andrea Kelly -- and now the company who put him on blast for allegedly falling behind is backtracking.Earlier… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
R. Kelly's DRUNKEN CONFESSION -- Lady Gaga DOMINATED Me at the AMAs

R. Kelly's
DRUNKEN CONFESSION Gaga DOMINATED Me at the AMAs

R. Kelly got straight up out-crazied by Lady Gaga at the AMAs Sunday night -- and after the show, he was man (and drunk) enough to admit it to TMZ.The R&B legend was admittedly sauced before… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago
R. Kelly Pool Party -- Urine Trouble Now

R. Kelly Pool Party
Urine Trouble Now

A famous Las Vegas pool party must have a very relaxed no-pee policy ... because R. Kelly was invited to perform there over the weekend.Wearing a Jesus piece that would make Flo Rida jealous, the… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
Jimmy Iovine -- Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party

Jimmy Iovine
Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party

Jimmy Iovine threw the dopest party ever at his house in L.A. last night -- and here's the thing ... Oprah wasn't the big star there.A star struck Oprah gushed that she got to meet Mick Jagger for… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
R. Kelly -- New 'Trapped In the Closet' Is Only 'Couple Months' Away

R. Kelly
New 'Trapped In the Closet' 'Couple Months' Away

WE CAN'T WAIT! WE CAN'T WAIT! WE CAN'T WAIT! WE CAN'T WAIT! WE CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!R. Kelly just told us the new chapter in his incredible "Trapped in the Closet" saga is only a "couple months"… READ MORE >

- 260 days ago
R. Kelly Takes DEVASTATING Loss on Mansion Auction

R. Kelly
Takes DEVASTATING Loss on Mansion Auction

This has gotta hurt ... R. Kelly's Illinois mansion was auctioned off Monday for $950,000 -- waaaay less than the $3.5-million-mortgage the singer took out to the build the place. Kelly built the… READ MORE >

- 400 days ago
R. Kelly -- Boots Rowdy Fan from Concert ... By Singing!

R. Kelly
Boots Rowdy Fan from Show ... BY SINGING!

When R. Kelly saw two ladies fighting over a seat at one of his concerts ... he didn't scream for security -- he SANG for security ... and it was all caught on tape. Kelly was in the middle of his… READ MORE >

- 534 days ago
R. Kelly -- What's Another MILLION in Unpaid Taxes?

R. Kelly
What's Another MILLION in Unpaid Taxes?

R. Kelly has a "put it on my tab" approach to his taxes ... because TMZ has learned his ever-expanding tax bill has just increased by more than a million bucks.According to documents filed in… READ MORE >

- 591 days ago
R. Kelly -- Cancels Concert Cruise ... I Don't Sing For Free!

R. Kelly
Cancels Concert Cruise ... I Don't Sing For FREE!

R. Kelly just pulled out ... of his highly anticipated act aboard a cruise ship ... telling TMZ it's all because the company couldn't cough up the cash they originally promised. If you didn't know… READ MORE >

- 620 days ago

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