Sa single ladies public announcement worked with kelly during his debut at the tail-end of the new jack swing era, as they managed to further sustain its sound. he sang his classic hit "i believe i can fly" with finalist melanie amaro and received positive reviews from critics. during late 1992, kelly and public announcement embarked on a tour called "60653", whose title was the zip code of kelly's neighborhood. kelly announced with rap-up tv that he was planning to release the sequel to the album black panties for the summer of 2014, white panties. later that year kelly followed that success by releasing his first greatest hits collection the r in r&b collection volume 1, the album as well as a dvd collection. in 2000, sparkle went platinum due to the success of the first single,"be careful", a duet featuring r. on july 21, 2011, in a video message to fans, kelly spoke out for the first time since throat surgery and reassured his fans that he's doing well. may 24, 1994, kelly's protégé aaliyah released her debut album titled age ain't nothing but a number which was entirely written and produced by r." kelly's usbl contract contained a clause that would allow him to fulfill a music obligation when necessary. kelly played high school basketball with the late basketball player ben wilson. a native of chicago, illinois, kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group public announcement. another hit on the album, "same girl", was a collaboration between kelly and usher. in january 2000, kelly had won favorite male soul/r&b artist at the american music awards, and in february, was nominated for several grammy awards, including best male r&b vocal performance ("when a woman's fed up"), best r&b album (r. july 19, 2011, kelly was rushed to the northwestern memorial hospital in chicago to undergo emergency throat surgery." music executive barry weiss described kelly as "the modern-day prince, although there's a bit of marvin gaye in him, and a bit of irving berlin. just want to say thanks to my fans for supporting me. april 8, 1998, kelly was arrested on three misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, including one charge on violating noise ordinance for playing his music extremely loud from his car. 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. in reference to hathaway, kelly declared: "a guy like donny hathaway had a focused, sexual texture in his voice that i always wanted in mine," kelly said. kelly as one of the best-selling music artists in the united states with 40 million albums sold as well as only the fifth black artist to crack the top 50 of the same list. december 2009, kelly teamed up with biographer david ritz and tavis smiley's smileybooks publications to write his memoirs entitled soulacoaster. in 1995, kelly donated £20,000 to ex-footballer garth crooks representative for a uk charity." the next single, "love letter" and "a love letter christmas", the christmas remix to "love letter", were released as singles on november 22, 2010. 2008, billboard reported that kelly had plans to release his newest album titled 12 play: fourth quarter in the summer of that year but the album was postponed.
SABC News - R Kelly promises not to disappoint fans:Thursday 8 mclin encouraged a young kelly to leave the basketball team." and after letting a female audience member wipe down his sweaty head, he sang back to her, "can i get my towel back? tickets for the moses mabhida stadium concert will go on sale friday 1 february 2013 @ 09h00 at computicket or shoprite checkers stores priced from r477 – r901. other singles such as "rock star" featuring ludacris and kid rock, "sex planet" and "freaky in the club" were r&b charters, although the latter two were not officially released as singles, nor was the title track featuring snoop dogg. during "heaven i need hug," he sang gospel just as authentically as he had recited the chorus from "sex in the kitchen" only shortly before. a july 1996 brawl at a lafayette, louisiana health club involving kelly and his entourage, kelly was placed on a year's unsupervised probation starting august 13, 1997, after being found guilty of battery. slated to be released in late 2014, kelly presented his first christmas album, and fourteenth studio album, 12 nights of christmas, on october 21, 2016. kelly's first single from double up was "i'm a flirt (remix)", bow wow was not featured on this version of the song. in 2003, kelly donated ,000 to the texas military family foundation after the fund raising gig he staged for them. it was not immediately clear when kelly might be well enough to resume performing. 2009, after separating in fall of 2005, kelly finalized divorce to ex-wife andrea kelly. larry khan, senior vp of jive's urban marketing/promotion has said that kelly's musical compass is second to none. kelly has been resurrected and is on full display on love letter" the first single "when a woman loves" was nominated for a grammy for best traditional r&b vocal performance at the 53rd annual grammy awards." according to the chicago sun-times, the girl in the images obtained from kelly's florida home also appears in the videotape which got kelly indicted in chicago." johnny gourzong, sumfest productions executive director, also commented, saying, "we are truly going to miss his presence on the festival. kelly continues 'trapped in the closet' with new chapters | music news"." kelly was heavily influenced by marvin gaye's r&b lothario image. as a young child, he was influenced by the work of musicians such as stevie wonder, marvin gaye, al green, donny hathaway, sam cooke and the isley brothers. however, kelly never gave the rights for the song to be released as a formal single, although it was played by many radio stations before the remix version. kelly1967 birthsmale actors from chicagoafrican-american christiansafrican-american male actorsafrican-american male singersafrican-american singer-songwritersafrican-american record producersamerican hip hop record producersamerican hip hop singersamerican male film actorsamerican music arrangersamerican music industry executivesamerican music video directorsamerican rhythm and blues singer-songwritersamerican soul musiciansamerican tenorsafrican-american basketball playersatlantic city seagulls playersguards (basketball)basketball players from illinoisgrammy award winnersjive records artistsliving peoplesingers from chicagomusic video codirectorspeople acquitted of sex crimesrca records artistssongwriters from illinoiswriters from chicagopeople from olympia fields, illinoishidden categories: pages with citations lacking titlespages with citations having bare urlsall articles with dead external linksarticles with dead external links from may 2016webarchive template wayback linkswikipedia pages semi-protected against vandalismuse mdy dates from december 2015articles which use infobox templates with no data rowspages which use embedded infobox templates with the title parameterarticles with hcardspages using infobox person with unknown parametersinfobox person using religionall articles with unsourced statementsarticles with unsourced statements from april 2017articles with haudio microformatswikipedia articles with viaf identifierswikipedia articles with lccn identifierswikipedia articles with isni identifierswikipedia articles with gnd identifierswikipedia articles with bnf identifierswikipedia articles with musicbrainz identifierswikipedia articles with nla identifiers. with the shutdown, kelly (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release his future material on the rca records brand. both singles sold 500,000 copies in the united states and were certified gold by the riaa. ann powers of the los angeles times wrote "kelly is a single-bound kind of leaper who dips into everything from soft porn to opera in his music. he`s no stranger to sa and his hardcore fans will be eager to get their hands on his concert tickets.
he remixed his own songs, bump n' grind, sex me and "homie lover friend", a remix featured on the a low down dirty shame (soundtrack) along with aaliyah's song, "the thing i like" which was written and produced by kelly, as well. kelly requested a towel, he didn't stop the show, singing: "can i get a towel? september 13, 2010, kelly released one of his three new albums, epic. 2006, kelly started the light it up tour, it later became his first concert dvd.. r&b: #1); blocked kelly's "your body's callin' from the top spot and "at your best (you are love)" (u. kelly, born robert sylvester kelly, brought his 'single ladies' tour to the theater at madison square garden. kelly promoted the album with a 50-city "down low top secret tour" with ll cool j, xscape, and solo.èhالعربيةazərbaycancabislamaбългарскиbosanskibrezhonegcatalàčeštinacorsucymraegdanskdeutscheestiespañolesperantoفارسیføroysktfrançaisfryskgaeilgegalego한국어հայերենहिन्दीhornjoserbscehrvatskibahasa indonesiaisizuluíslenskaitalianoעבריתbasa jawakapampanganქართულიkiswahililatinalatviešulëtzebuergeschlietuviųmagyarмакедонскиმარგალურიbahasa melayumìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄nederlands日本語napulitanonorsk bokmålnorsk nynorskoccitanoʻzbekcha/ўзбекчаpolskiportuguêsripoarischromânăрусскийscotsshqipsimple englishslovenčinaslovenščinasoomaaligaсрпски / srpskisrpskohrvatski / српскохрватскиbasa sundasuomisvenskatagalogไทยtürkçeукраїнськаvènetotiếng việtייִדישyorùbá粵語中文. kelly's ambitious album of genre- spanning songs finds him updating the spiritually grounded r&b of such greats as al green and donny hathaway. subsequently, kelly's debut album born into the 90's was released in early 1992 (credited as r. march 2011, kelly was named the #1 r&b artist of the last 25 years by billboard. kelly has also been in charity events in efforts to bring awareness for the fight against breast cancer. july 2014, kelly announced at the chosen few djs picnic in hometown chicago that he's currently working on a house music album. november 2010, kelly collaborated with several african musicians forming a supergroup known as one8. kelly's most recent album "write me back," both its singles ("feelin' single," "share my love") were performed. the 2011 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". kelly's underage girlfriends; kelly accused of sex with teenage girls". kelly said "i love basketball enough to not totally let go of my music, but just put it to the side for a minute, and fulfill some dreams of mine that i've had for a long time. label is currently inactive but kelly still owns the rockland records imprint. in 2002 and 2004, kelly released collaboration albums with rapper jay-z and has been a guest vocalist for other hip hop artists like nas, sean combs, and the notorious b. kelly is set to tour sa this august with shows in johannesburg and durban respectively. kelly is featured alongside kanye west on the opening song entitled "to the world". kelly and four of his bodyguards at madison square garden in october 2004. dyson described kelly's growth from the 12 play album: "kelly reshapes his personal turmoil to artistic benefit" and noted that kelly is "reborn before our very own ears.
 in 2003, kelly released the single "soldier's heart" and donated all the proceeds of the song to the families of the american soldiers. album reached number one on the billboard 200 chart, becoming kelly's first number one album on the chart, and reached number one on the r&b album charts; his second. i want to say thanks to all the prayer warriors out there for supporting me. june 26, 2012, kelly released his eleventh studio album, write me back. november 10, 2011, kelly tweeted to fans "it's been a long time coming but i finally feel a lot better about my throat since the surgery and this is the first song i wrote. kelly's ambitious album of genre- spanning songs finds him updating the spiritually grounded r&b of such greats as al green and donny hathaway. kelly spawned three platinum hit singles: "you remind me of something" (u. 1996, kelly married andrea kelly, his former backup dancer and mother to his three children." it was an improvised melody creating perhaps his next single, "towel song. that same year, kelly performed the star-spangled banner during the introduction of the world championship boxing fight between bernard hopkins and jermain taylor." in december 1995, professor michael eric dyson critiqued kelly's self-titled album for vibe. may 2002, kelly's initial sixth studio album, loveland, leaked and was delayed to release in november. "if whitney houston needs a song written", gross said, "he would be able to leave the team to do that and come back". in 1989, kelly, mcwilliams, walker and brooks formed the group mgm (musically gifted men)." mtv's shaheem reid wrote: "and if jay and kelly can put their egos to the side long enough to wrap up and promote their album, then their labels — def jam and jive, respectively — can surely figure out a way to join forces and make cheddar together. critics praised kelly for his departure from salacious bedroom songs to embracing vulnerability. in kelly's video for "i'm a flirt (remix)", he encourages fans to call a number which flashes up quickly on the screen. kelly began singing in the church choir at age eight. kelly and aaliyah, however, both denied that the marriage occurred and even denied that their relationship had ever moved beyond friendship. kelly wore the number 12 in honor of his album 12 play. kelly's ambitious album of genre- spanning songs finds him updating the spiritually grounded r&b of such greats as al green and donny hathaway". on the date of the trial, kelly's lawyer informed the court that his client was unable to attend because he was "undergoing surgery for a burst appendix". in january 2009, it was reported that kelly's divorce was finalized. kelly performed live at bet awards show for the first time in many years, singing a medley of his hits as well as a snippet of his new track "my story" featuring atlanta rapper 2 chainz.