Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly to his fans, is an American singer. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the United States and the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s.
A multi-faceted personality, Kelly is a singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and former semi-professional basketball player. He has written, produced, and remixed many songs, several of which became chartbusters, earning him the nickname ‘King of R&B.’
R Kelly Wiki, Profile
|Date of birth||January 8,1967|
|Age||54 years old|
|State of Origin||United State of America|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist|
|Spouse||Aaliyah, Andrea Lee|
R Kelly Biography
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Kelly has been credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as “the King of R&B”, “the King of Pop-Soul”, and the “Pied Piper of R&B”.
Kelly is known for songs including “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Bump N’ Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin'”, “Gotham City”, “Ignition (Remix)”, “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time”, “The World’s Greatest”, “I’m a Flirt (Remix)”, and the hip hopera “Trapped in the Closet”.
R. Kelly gained national recognition in 1989 when he, along with Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker and Shawn Brooks, participated on the talent TV show Big Break, hosted by Natalie Cole, where he performed All My Love, which would become a demo for She’s Got That Vibe. Kelly went on to win the $100,000 grand prize.
R Kelly Education
Kelly entered Kenwood Academy in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood in the fall of 1981, where he met his music teacher Lena McLin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic “Ribbon in the Sky” in a high school talent show.
McLin encouraged a young Kelly to leave the basketball team. She said he was furious at first, but after his performance at the school talent show, he changed his mind.
R Kelly Personal Life
In 1996, Kelly married Andrea Kelly, his former backup dancer and mother of his three children. In 1997, he built a house in Olympia Fields and moved in. Andrea filed a restraining order against Kelly in September 2005 after a physical altercation, ultimately filing for divorce in 2006. In January 2009, it was reported that Kelly’s divorce was finalized.
R Kelly Philanthropist
Kelly has contributed to various U.S. and international charities through donations and the proceeds of special performances. In 1995, Kelly donated £20,000 to a U.K.charity, accepted by representative and former footballer Garth Crooks. In 2003, Kelly donated $50,000 to the Texas Military Family Foundation after the fund raising gig he staged for them.
Kelly has also been in charity events in efforts to bring awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
R Kelly Net Worth
R Kelly’s net worth is -$3,000,000