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UnCategorized Robert Sylvester Kelly better known by his stage name R. Kelly is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, performer and record producer. He is widely regarded as the King of R&B.Debuting in 1992 with the group Public Announcement, Kelly went solo in 1993 with the album 12 Play. Kelly is known for a collection of major hit singles including "Bump N’ Grind", "Your Body’s Callin’", "I Believe I Can Fly", "Gotham City", "Ignition (Remix)", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World’s Greatest", "I’m a Flirt", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly". Born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly was the third of four children. Kelly’s single mother, Joanne, was a singer and a Baptist. Kelly’s father was absent throughout most of Kelly’s life. Kelly began singing in church at age eight. In Chicago, Kelly’s family lived in the projects at 63rd Street before relocating to a small house at 107th and Parnell Streets. 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. As a teenager, Kelly began street performing (or busking) under the Chicago ‘L’ trains before he eventually formed a group with his friend Marc McWilliams. In 1989, Kelly and McWilliams formed the group MGM (Musically Gifted Men).Along with Vincent Corey Walker and Shawnth Brooks, Kelly performed on the TV talent show Big Break, hosted by Natalie Cole, and went on to win the $100,000 grand prize. Kelly has also produced and performed in many tracks by other R&B and hip-hop artists. In 1993, Kelly produced and wrote the debut album of singer Aaliyah and the song "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson. Kelly has sung the hooks for many notable hip-hop songs, such as "Fuckin’ You Tonight" by The Notorious B.I.G., "We Thuggin’" by Fat Joe, "Gigolo" by Nick Cannon, and "Go Getta" by Young Jeezy, and has collaborated for two albums with Jay-Z. In his personal life, Kelly has had several sex scandals. Reports surfaced that he married the then-teenaged Aaliyah, for whom he was a songwriter. Kelly and Aaliyah annulled their marriage. After a video of a man purported to be him having sex with a nine year-old girl was released, Kelly was indicted on several counts of child pornography in 2002. After several delays, his case went to trial in 2008, with the jury ruling Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts. Kelly was recently named the # 1 R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard.Kelly collaborated with several African musicians forming a supergroup known as One8. The group features 2Face from Nigeria, Alikiba from Tanzania, Congolese singer Fally Ipupa, 4X4 from Ghana, hip-hop artist Movaizhaleine from Gabon, Zambia’s JK, Ugandan hip-hop star Navio and Kenya’s Amani – the only female in the group. The first release from the group is "Hands Across the World" written and produced by Kelly. Kelly is presently working on his memoirs entitled "Soulacoaster" that will be released in the fall of 2011. The book is said to be an intimate look at the events of his life and shed some light on how he dealt with life shaping events like the child molestation charges and being blacklisted by several urban radio stations. Kelly’s next album Love Letter was released on Dec 14, 2010 worldwide. The album includes 15 songs, the latter being a bonus track which is a cover of Michael Jackson’s "You Are Not Alone," which was written and produced by Kelly as well. The next single, "Love Letter" and " A Love Letter Christmas," the Christmas remix to "Love Letter," were released as singles on Nov 22, 2010. Love Letter has been critically acclaimed by music critics and highly-praised by critics and fans alike. 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. In promotion of "Love Letter" he performed at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards and on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. All songs on the album were written & produced by Kelly. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: