R. Kelly

Born Jan 8, 1967
Age 48
Hometown Chicago
Religion Christian
Genres Contemporary R&B ...
Performed With Sean Paul + Whitn...
Record Label RCA Music Group
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)

Robert Sylvester Kelly, better 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of R. Kelly.


1967 Birth Born on January 8, 1967.


1980 13 Years Old Kelly entered Kenwood Academy in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in the fall of 1980 where he met his music teacher Lena McLin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic Ribbon in the Sky in a highschool talent show.


1989 - 1991 2 More Events
…  A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. … Read More
1993 - 1994 4 More Events
In 1995, Kelly garnered his first-ever Grammy nominations; two nominations for writing, producing and composing Michael Jackson's last number one hit "You Are Not Alone". … Read More
In 1996, Kelly released one of his most successful singles with "I Believe I Can Fly", an inspirational song originally released on the soundtrack for the film Space Jam. "I Believe I Can Fly" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the UK charts for three weeks and won three Grammy Awards in 1998. … Read More


1997 30 Years Old In 1997, Kelly fulfilled a longtime dream of his and signed a contract to play basketball with the Atlantic City Seagulls of the USBL. … Read More
In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly". … Read More
1999 32 Years Old In 1999, Kelly wrote and produced, along with contribution from Wyclef Jean, the majority of the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence film Life. … Read More
As the year 2000 commenced, Kelly racked up a slew of new awards reflecting his status as an established R&B superstar.
In 2001, Kelly won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards and Billboard magazine ranked at number 94 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade.


2007 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 29, 2007, R Kelly released his eighth studio album Double Up, which included the hit single "I'm a Flirt (Remix)", featuring T.I. and T-Pain. … Read More
2008 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Kelly released a rap track titled "I'm a Beast" in which he coarsely attacked his detractors, though Kelly himself never mentioned by name whom the song was directed to.
While at the Velvet Room in Atlanta in February 2009, Kelly announced that he was out there working on the album and that it would be called Untitled. … Read More
Kelly performed the inspirational song "Sign of a Victory" at the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony on June 11, 2010.
On February 12 at the 2011 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angeles, Kelly performed a medley of hits including Happy People, When a Woman's Fed Up and Bump N' Grind, which brought Usher, Mary J. Blige and Katy Perry to their feet. … Read More
His memoir entitled Soulacoaster was released in the Summer of 2012.
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