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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 721 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 >

- 750 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 >

- 789 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 >

- 795 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 >

- 808 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 >

- 983 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 >

- 984 days ago
Lawsuit: R. Kelly Stiffed Rep to Pay Off Sex Accusers

R. Kelly Stiffed Rep to
Pay Off Sex Accusers

R. Kelly's ex-manager claims the singer refused to pay him more than $1 million in hard-earned commissions ... insisting Kelly instead used the money to pay off people who accused him of sexual… READ MORE >

- 1168 days ago
R. Kelly Pee'd Off over Scam Allegations

R. Kelly Pee'd Off over Scam Allegations

R. Kelly has been dragged into a massive investigation in South Africa -- but the singer claims he's the victim of a grifter gone mad.It all started when a woman accused of scamming more than 50… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago

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