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Who is R. Kelly?

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and convicted sex offender.

R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

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R Kelly

Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades.

Through tears and anger, several of Kelly’s accusers told a court in New York City, and the singer himself, that he had misled and preyed upon them.

“You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel,” said one unnamed survivor, directly addressing Kelly, who kept his hands folded and his eyes downcast.
“Do you remember that?” she asked.

Kelly, 55, didn’t give a statement and showed no reaction on hearing his penalty, which also included a $100,000 fine. He has denied wrongdoing, and he plans to appeal his conviction.

The Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling songwriter was found guilty last year of racketeering and sex trafficking at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had previously wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women.

R. Kelly Biography, Wiki

R. Kelly, in full Robert Sylvester Kelly, (born January 8, 1967, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.), American singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who became one of the best-selling rhythm-and-blues (R&B) artists of the 1990s and early 21st century. Kelly was known for his gospel-tinged vocal delivery and highly sexualized lyrics.

Kelly was raised in public-housing projects in Chicago, and he was taught to have a powerful sense of Christian faith by his mother. His singing style has been described as “church-trained,” and, though faith has been a recurring theme in his lyrics, such early singles as “Sex Me” (1993) established carnality at the centre of his music.

The tension between the sacred and the profane, along with the contrast of tough-guy persona and tender vocals, have been constants in his career. On Kelly’s debut album, Born into the ’90s (1992), he joined with the vocal group Public Announcement to deliver a smooth and melodic signature sound laced with hip-hop rhythms.

Subsequent efforts achieved ever-greater success as Kelly’s dominance of the R&B market translated into pop stardom. His inspirational ballad “I Believe I Can Fly” (1996) was a massive hit and earned three Grammy Awards, including one for best R&B song.

R. Kelly Biography Wikipedia
R. Kelly
BornRobert Sylvester Kelly
January 8, 1967 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other namesPied Piper, Kellz
OccupationSinger, songwriter, record producer
Years active1989–2019
Spouse(s)Aaliyah​​(m. 1994; ann. 1995)
​Andrea Lee​​(m. 1996; div. 2009)​
Children3
AwardsFull list

R. Kelly Career

Kelly gained recognition in 1989 when he, along with Marc McWilliams, Shawn Brooks, and Vincent Walker, participated in the TV show ‘Big Break,’ where he went on to win the $100,000 grand prize.

As a youngster, he formed the group ‘MGM’ (Musically Gifted Men) along with his friends Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker, and Shawn Brooks. In 1990, ‘MGM’ recorded and released their first single, ‘Why You Wanna Play Me’ and disbanded shortly after.

In 1992, Kelly released his debut album ‘Born into the 90’s’ along with a musical group named ‘Public Announcement.’ The album produced several hit songs and was eventually certified platinumKelly’s first solo album, ‘12 Play,’ was released in November 1993. His song ‘Bump N’ Grind’ peaked at number one for 12 weeks on the ‘Billboard Hot R&B Singles’ chart.

His self-titled album ‘R. Kelly’ was out in 1995. Featuring introspective lyrics and foot-tapping music, this album became a huge hit and spawned three number one singles – ‘You Remind Me of Something,’ ‘Down Low (Nobody Has to Know),’ and ‘I Can’t Sleep (Baby If I).

Kelly signed a contract to play professional basketball with the ‘Atlantic City Seagulls’ of the ‘United States Basketball League’ (USBL) in 1997. In 1998, he released ‘R,’ which would become one of his most commercially successful albums.

It also received highly positive critical reviews and earned many awards and nominationsKelly wrote and produced the majority of the soundtrack of the 1999 comedy-drama film ‘Life,’ starring Eddie Murphy and Martin LawrenceThe album ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ sold 285,000 copies in its opening week and debuted at number two on the ‘Billboard 200.

His album, ‘Chocolate Factory’ (2003) debuted at number one on the ‘U.S. Billboard 200’ chart. It became a huge international success and over three million copies of the album were sold worldwide. It also received rave reviews from publications, such as ‘The New York Times’ and ‘USA Today.

In 2005, he released the album ‘TP.3 Reloaded’ which became his fourth number-one hit on the ‘Billboard 200’ album chart. It featured songs like ‘In the Kitchen,’ ‘Reggae Bump Bump,’ ‘Happy Summertime,’ and ‘Slow Wind.’His 2007 album ‘Double Up’ featured the single ‘I’m a Flirt Remix’ which peaked at No. 1 on the ‘Hot Rap Tracks’ chart. The album featured prominent artists like Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Chamillionaire, T.I., T-Pain, Usher, Huey, Ludacris, and Kid Rock.

Kelly released his first-ever mixtape ‘The Demo Tape (Gangsta Grillz)’ in June 2009. In 2010, his album ‘Love Letter’ was out. Known for his sexually explicit themes, Kelly surprised his audience with this album as he had written lyrics on love and forgiveness. This album too became a big hit like his previous albums.

Kelly performed the song ‘Sign of a Victory’ at the 2010 ‘FIFA World Cup’ opening ceremony in June 2010.In March 2011, he was named the number one R&B artist of the last 25 years by ‘Billboard.’ In that same year, Kelly was rushed to the ‘Northwestern Memorial Hospital’ in Chicago to undergo throat surgery.

Kelly made a live appearance on ‘The X Factor’ and gave his first performance since undergoing throat surgery in the summer. He sang his classic hit ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ with finalist Melanie Amaro. He returned to sexually charged themes with his 2013 album, ‘Black Panties.’

The album debuted at No. four on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart and received mixed reviews from the critics. In October 2016, Kelly presented his first Christmas album and fourteenth studio album ‘12 Nights of Christmas,’ which was initially scheduled to be released in late 2014.

R. Kelly Awards and Achievements

In 1995, his song ‘You Are Not Alone’ was named the ‘First Song to Debut the US Single Chart at Number One’ in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records.’R.

Kelly is the winner of three ‘Grammy Awards’ – ‘Best Male R&B Vocal Performance,’ ‘Best R&B Song,’ ‘Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.’

He won the ‘American Music Award’ twice – ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist’ in 2000 and 2005.

R. Kelly FAQ’s

Who is R. Kelly?

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and convicted sex offender.

How old is R. Kelly?

R. Kelly is currently 55 years old.

Why is R. Kelly in prison?

Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades.

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