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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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NBA's JaVale McGee -- I Want R.Kelly For My Wedding Too! ... If I Ever Get Married

JaVale McGee
I Want R.Kelly For My Wedding Too! ... If I Ever Get Married

Watch out Adam Sandler ... R. Kelly might be stealing your shine as the world's most famous wedding singer ... 'cause yet another NBA star tells TMZ Sports he wants… READ MORE >

R. Kelly -- I'm Down to Sing ... At Iggy Azalea's Wedding!

R. Kelly
I'm Down to Sing At Iggy Azalea's Wedding!

Ask and you shall receive ... that's the lesson Nick Young just learned -- because R. Kelly says the NBA star formally requested that he sing at his wedding ... and… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
R. Kelly -- World's Greatest Cheapskate ... Bro Says He Got Stiffed

R. Kelly
World's Greatest Cheapskate ... Bro Says He Got Stiffed

R. Kelly worked his brother to the bone -- 144 hours/week according to Bruce Kelly ... who says he never got a dime, so now he's blowing the whistle on the singer with the State of Illinois. Bruce… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
R. Kelly Sued -- I Believe He Can Pay ... For Backing Out Of Show

R. Kelly Sued
I Believe He Can Pay For Backing Out Of Show

R. Kelly pissed off a concert promoter by pulling out of an upcoming show, and stiffing the guy on his hefty deposit ... this according to the promoter who just hit Kelly with a Texas-sized… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
R. Kelly -- Birthday Cakes in My Birthday Cake (Video)

R. Kelly
Birthday Cakes In My Birthday Cake

R. Kelly's mind ain't telling him no ... because his body likes cake -- and for the singer's birthday, he got a special double decker ... courtesy of a real bad girl.Kelly's friends hooked him up… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
R. Kelly Sued -- I Made You a Star ... and You Pissed On Me

R. Kelly Lawsuit
I Made You a Star And You Pissed on Me

R. Kelly is an ungrateful tightwad who screwed over the guy who made him a star ... at least according to a new lawsuit.Derrel McDavid says he's managed R. Kelly for decades and helped him… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago
R. Kelly -- Refuses To Accept His Daughter Is Now His Son

R. Kelly
Refuses To Accept His Daughter Is Now His Son

R. Kelly can't accept the fact he has a transgender child -- a daughter who chooses to live as a male -- and at least one very close relative is attacking the singer as heartless.Andrea Kelly says… READ MORE >

- 433 days ago
Lady Gaga Music Video Pulled -- Reportedly Because of Sexual Assault Claims

Lady Gaga
Music Video Pulled Reportedly Because of Sexual Assault Claims

TMZ has obtained the Lady Gaga music video that was SCRAPPED ... reportedly because she feared blow back since her co-star was once on trial for kiddie porn and her director is in a swirl of… READ MORE >

- 441 days ago
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 >

- 625 days ago
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 >

- 628 days ago

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