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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1351 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 >

- 1352 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 >

- 1536 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 >

- 2263 days ago
PO'ed P.I. Sues R. Kelly

PO'ed P.I. Sues R. Kelly

That pesky child porno case is rearing its ugly head again for R. Kelly.Kelly is being sued by a private investigator who claims the singer stiffed him on a $300,000 bill. According to a lawsuit… READ MORE >

- 2376 days ago
R. Kelly -- Free to Pee on Whomever

R. Kelly -- Free to Pee on Whomever

Fathers, lock up your daughters: R. Kelly is now officially a free man.His lawyers announced yesterday Kells and his wife of 11 years, Andrea Lee, have split for good, and among other things, will… READ MORE >

- 2428 days ago
R. Kelly -- I'm Into Barely Legal Babes Now

R. Kelly --
I'm Into Barely Legal Babes Now

R. Kelly was put on the spot on BET last night about his affinity for underage girls -- and even though he was married to Aaliyah when she was only 15, the guy says his tastes have matured.… READ MORE >

- 2542 days ago
Kelly to Club: Don't Piss on My Image!

Kelly to Club: Don't Piss on My Image!

Exonerated urinator R. Kelly is dripping with anger after a nightclub allegedly used his name and image to promote an event -- without ever getting Kelly's Hancock on a contract! In a lawsuit… READ MORE >

- 2572 days ago
Kelly Snitch Says R.'s Peeps Wanted Her Dead

Kelly Snitch Says R.'s Peeps Wanted Her Dead

One of R. Kelly's henchmen threatened to knock off the state's star witness in his kiddie-porn trial, according to just-unsealed docs.Lisa Van Allen, the woman who said she had sex with Kelly and… READ MORE >

- 2633 days ago

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