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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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Witness -- R. Kelly Loves the Hardwood

Witness -- R. Kelly Loves the Hardwood

That bombshell witness finally took the stand in the R. Kelly kiddie-porn trial -- and she said he's a baller!Lisa Van Allen testified she and the Prince of Pee got down and dirty on film with the… READ MORE >

R. Creepy Creepiness Gets Creepier

R. Creepy
Creepiness Gets Creepier

R. Kelly just can't have a normal week -- ever! Maxine Daniels, the 21-year-old who had a four-month relationship with Kelly recently (that is, until her parents found out), says that they've… READ MORE >

- 2417 days ago
R. Kelly Snaps Back at Accusations!

R. Kelly
Snaps Back at Accusations!

An R. Kelly spokesman has issued the following exclusive statement to TMZ regarding accusations that Kelly had an inappropriate relationship with his former publicist's daughter: "It's hard to… READ MORE >

- 2421 days ago
R. Kelly: Creepiest. Man. Ever.

R. Kelly:
Creepiest. Man. Ever.

George Daniels dishes in an interview with L.A. radio station KJLH about Kelly's inappropriate relationship with Daniels' 21-year-old daughter, Maxine. And just for that extra-creepy factor --… READ MORE >

- 2421 days ago
R. Kelly to Ne-Yo -- Don't Pee on My Parade!

R. Kelly to Ne-Yo
Don't Pee on My Parade!

Fast-rising R&B star Ne-Yo is just so sick that R. Kelly tossed him from his tour, he's suing Kelly's promoter, alleging that they kicked him off the tour because he was getting more love from… READ MORE >

- 2464 days ago
R. Kelly: Take My Pic, Go to Jail!

R. Kelly: Take My Pic, Go to Jail!

In the irony to end all ironies, a woman was sentenced to five days in jail for snapping a pic of R. Kelly in court (big no-no!). Meanwhile, he hasn't even gone to trial yet over child porn… READ MORE >

- 2473 days ago
R. Kelly's Tour Bus Busted in Utah!

R. Kelly's Tour Bus Busted in Utah!

Now TMZ knows exactly why R. Kelly was a no-show for court in Chicago -- he was left on the side of a Utah highway without a ride, after his tour bus got yanked off the road by the po-po. We… READ MORE >

- 2479 days ago
Warrant Entered for R. Kelly's Arrest

Warrant Entered for
R. Kelly's Arrest

TMZ has confirmed that a judge entered a bench warrant for singer R. Kelly -- because he did not show for a court hearing today in Chicago.We're told Kelly's tour bus was delayed in Utah, so he… READ MORE >

- 2479 days ago
R. Kelly Says Ne-Yo Gotta Go

R. Kelly
Says Ne-Yo Gotta Go

"Trapped in the Closet" brainchild R. Kelly recently peed on Ne-Yo's parade -- tossing him off his tour after just two gigs. Not so irreplaceable after all! // Now, Ne-Yo's finally breaking his… READ MORE >

- 2505 days ago
R. Kelly Boots Ne-Yo from Tour

R. Kelly
Boots Ne-Yo from Tour

More drama unfolds with R. Kelly as R&B singer Ne-Yo was suddenly removed from Kelly's latest tour. Kelly's camp cited the lack of a signed contract as the reason for Ne-Yo getting dumped.… READ MORE >

- 2508 days ago

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