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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 806 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 >

- 940 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 >

- 997 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 >

- 1026 days ago
R. Kelly -- 'The Notebook' Inspired Me ... to Divorce My Wife

R. Kelly
'The Notebook' Inspired Me ... to Divorce My Wife

11:43 PM PT -- Kellys' ex-wife Andrea tells TMZ ... she doesn't believe "The Notebook" truly caused their split ... telling TMZ, "[The movie] came out in 2004 and we saw it together.  Our… READ MORE >

- 1065 days ago
R. Kelly Cancels Event -- 'Health Emergency'

R. Kelly
Cancels Event Over 'Health Emergency'

11:48 AM PT -- Kelly's people tell us ... "Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords."Besides the book… READ MORE >

- 1071 days ago
R. Kelly -- I Believe I Can ... Not Pay My Taxes

R. Kelly
I Believe I Can ... NOT PAY MY TAXES

The federal government is pissed at R. Kelly ... for failing to pay a whopping $4.8 million in back taxes ... TMZ has learned.According to documents filed by the IRS, Kelly owes money on his taxes… READ MORE >

- 1084 days ago
R. Kelly 'Trapped In the Closet' Actors -- We Got MARRIED After Meeting on the Set

'Trapped In the Closet' Stars
We Got MARRIED After Meeting on the Set

So, there we were ... calling actors from R. Kelly's "Trapped In the Closet" saga to see how they felt about 32 new installments ... when we found out the two main stars GOT MARRIED IN REAL… READ MORE >

- 1259 days ago
R. Kelly -- I've Written 32 NEW Chapters of 'Trapped In the Closet'

R. Kelly
I've Written 32 NEW Chapters of 'Trapped In the Closet'

R. Kelly needs funding -- AND QUICK -- because the singer tells TMZ he's ready to film THIRTY TWO new chapters of his legendary hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet" ... but he needs financial… READ MORE >

- 1260 days ago

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