R. Kelly

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/08/1967, Capricorn
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; record producer
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R. Kelly Fast Facts:
  • Was inspired to pursue a career in singing by his high school music teacher.
  • Made his recording debut with 1992's Born into the '90s, released under the name R. Kelly and Public Announcement.
  • Solo debut came the following year with the multi-platinum 12 Play, which featured signature single "Bump & Grind."
  • Collaborated with rapper Jay-Z on two albums, The Best of Both Worlds (2002) and Unfinished Business (2004).
  • Began the multi-part "hip-hopera" "Trapped in the Closet" with 2005 album TP-3: Reloaded; later chapters of the popular saga were released on DVD and aired on the Independent Film Channel.
  • Has sold more than 35 million albums and contributed to the soundtracks of more than 20 films.
  • R. Kelly Relationships:
  • Jaya Kelly - Daughter
  • Robert Kelly Jr. - Son
  • Joanne Kelly - Mother
  • Andrea Lee Kelly - Ex-wife
  • Carey Kelly - Brother
  • Joann Kelly - Daughter
  • R. Kelly Awards:
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television - Winner

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