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Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), best known by the stage name R. Kelly, is an R&B singer, songwriter, performer and record producer. Debuting in 1992 with the group Public Announcement, Kelly went solo in 1993 with the album "12 Play". He 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".
March 8, 2011
R Kelly has announced details of a brief UK tour, set to take place in the spring. The US R&B star will perform at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on April 22 and Manchester Apollo on April 23. Read more
January 22, 2010
R Kelly has announced details of his first UK tour in 8 years. The R&B singer, who was acquitted of child pornography charges in June 2008, will play three dates on these shores in April. Read more
December 10, 2009
R Kelly will discuss his 2008 child pornography trial in his forthcoming autobiography. The US R&B star was accused of filming himself having sex with an underage girl who prosecutors claimed was a young as 13. Read more
October 7, 2008
R Kelly has been awarded $3.4million from his former concert promoter, Leonard Rowe, who failed to pay the R&B star's performance fees. An arbitrator granted the award last month after R Kelly said he had not received full payments from shows in 2007 and 2008. Read more
September 17, 2008
US R&B star R Kelly has described the build up to his recent child porn trial as “like being in prison”. Kelly, who was acquitted of all charges by a Chicago jury in June, said in his first television appearance since the trial that he wanted to move on. Read more
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