R. Kelly was born on January 8, 1967 in Chicago. R. Kelly is a singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. He has been active in the music industry since the 1980s; he began recording in his teens, and was featured on several songs with other artists before releasing his first solo album in 1993. R. Kelly’s career spans three decades and includes a number of platinum albums and singles, as well as numerous Grammy Award nominations and wins.
R Kelly is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, as well as a record producer, who has released 12 studio albums to date. He is best known for his hit singles “Ignition” and “Bump N’ Grind,” which he released in 1993 and 1994 respectively. His debut album, titled Born into the 90’s, was released in 1996 and it was certified double platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). This album spawned several other hit singles including “You Remind Me of Something” and “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know).”
Kelly has collaborated with other artists such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Ludacris, Usher and Aaliyah. He has also worked with various other artists including Celine Dion, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson. Kelly’s most recent album Black Panties was released on December 10th 2013. It debuted at number one on US Billboard 200 chart selling 197,000 copies in its first week of release.
About R. Kelly’s Life
R. Kelly is one of the most well-known and longest-performing artists in the music industry. He has sold over 85 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in history.
Despite his popularity, R. Kelly has been accused of a variety of sexual misconduct crimes. In 2008, he was charged with 21 counts of child pornography after a videotape appeared that purportedly showed him engaging in sex acts with an underage girl. He was acquitted on all counts in that case because it could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the girl was under 18 when the video was made.
In 2017, he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly abusing four girls (three of whom were under 13 at the time) between 1998 and 2010.
In 2019, he was arrested on federal charges for obstruction of justice and money laundering after failing to pay taxes owed on income earned from streaming services such as Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited (both owned by Apple).
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