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R. Kelly

voc, str, *1967 US, Chicago
Songwriter / Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Robert Sylvester Kelly Robert Kelly (8) The Pied Piper (2)

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo 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 (Remix)", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly". His distinctive sound and style has in

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Strings
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Ignition - Remix on Chocolate Factory by R. Kelly
I Believe I Can Fly on R. by R. Kelly
I'm a Flirt Remix (feat. T.I. & T-Pain) on The Essential R. Kelly by R. Kelly
Bump n' Grind on 12 Play by R. Kelly
Same Girl (with Usher) on Double Up by R. Kelly
Cookie on Black Panties by R. Kelly
Burn It Up (feat. Wysin & Yandell) on Tp.3 Reloaded by R. Kelly
The World's Greatest on R&B - 100 Hits - The Greatest R n B album - 100 R & B Classics featuring Usher, Pitbull and Justin Timberlake by Various Artists
Fiesta (feat. Jay-Z, Boo & Gotti) - Remix on The R. In R&B Collection: Volume 1 by R. Kelly
Bump & Grind 2014 - Radio Edit on Bump & Grind 2014 by Waze & Odyssey & R. Kelly

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
7 SquidsSahBabii Feat. R. Kelly2018Single
It's Your World (The First Take)R. Kelly2017Album
Put The Guns DownR. Kelly2016Album
12 Nights Of ChristmasR. Kelly2016Album
Wanna KnowDigital Farm Animals x Yøuthønix Feat. R. Kelly2016Single
Wake Up EverybodyR. Kelly2015Single
The BuffetR. Kelly2015Album
Switch UpR. Kelly Feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih2015Single
Backyard PartyR. Kelly2015Single
Marching BandR. Kelly Feat. Juicy J2015Single
Bump & Grind 2014 (Remixes)Waze & Odyssey Vs R. Kelly2014Album
It's Your WorldJennifer Hudson Feat. R. Kelly2014Album
Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)Rick Ross Feat. R. Kelly2014Single
The Essential R. KellyR. Kelly2014Compil.
Make The World Go RoundDJ Cassidy Feat. R. Kelly2014Album
Black PantiesR. Kelly2013Album
MilestonesR. Kelly2013Compil.
Trapped In The Closet Chapters 23-33R. Kelly2013Single
Original Album ClassicsR. Kelly2012Compil.
Share My LoveR. Kelly2012Album
Write Me BackR. Kelly2012Album
R&B Legends: R. Kelly & UsherR. Kelly, Usher2012Album
R. / TP-2.comR. Kelly2011Album
Radio MessageR. Kelly2011Album
The World's GreatestR. Kelly2011Compil.
EpicR. Kelly2010Compil.
Essential MixesR. Kelly2010Compil.
Whip My Hair / Love LetterWillow Smith / R. Kelly2010Album
Playlist: The Very Best Of R. KellyR. Kelly2010Compil.
I Believe I Can Fly - The Best of R. KellyR. Kelly2010Compil.
I´m Alive / Around The WorldCéline Dion / Ja Rule Feat. R. Kelly2010Single
Love LetterR. Kelly2010Album
Crazy Night/Be My #2R. Kelly2010Album
The R. in R&B Collection: The Video Collection (Greatest Hits)R. Kelly2010Album
Sign Of A Victory (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Anthem)R. Kelly2010Album
When A Woman LovesR. Kelly2010Album
Love Letter Christmas RemixR. Kelly2010Album
Supaman HighR. Kelly Featuring OJ Da Juiceman2009Single
Number One (B1G R3M1X)R. Kelly Ft. Keri Hilson2009Single
The LowdownR. Kelly2009Album
Number OneR. Kelly Ft. Keri Hilson2009Album
EchoR. Kelly2009Album
Ms. ChocolateLil' Jon feat. R. Kelly & Mario2009Single
ReligiousR. Kelly2009Album
She's Got That VibeR. Kelly2009Single
UntitledR. Kelly2009Album
UntitledR. Kelly2009Album
I BelieveR. Kelly2008Album
Hair BraiderR. Kelly2008Single
Ignition Re-Mix / Who's That GirlR. Kelly feat. Fat Joe2007Single
Live - The Light It Up TourR. Kelly2007Album
Rise UpR. Kelly2007Single
I'm A Flirt / Sweetest GirlR. Kelly Feat. T.I., T-Pain / Wyclef Jean Feat. Akon2007Single
Live - The Light It Up TourR. Kelly2007Album
Double UpR. Kelly2007Album
Double Up - Key CutsR. Kelly2007Album
Коллекционное Музыкальное Издание 8 В 1Rihanna, Akon, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé2007Album
Speedin'Rick Ross Feat. R. Kelly2007Album
Dirty R&B: The Best Of R. KellyR. Kelly Mixed By Matthew Africa2007Album
Live - The Light It Up TourR. Kelly2007Album
Same GirlR. Kelly Duet With Usher2007Single
BET Official Presents R. KellyR. Kelly2007Album
Rock StarR. Kelly Featuring Ludacris & Kid Rock2007Album
Trapped In The Closet Chapters 13-22R. Kelly2007Album
Hook It UpR. Kelly2007Album
Trapped In The Closet Chapters 1-22 - The BIG PackageR. Kelly2007Album
All The AboveBeanie Sigel Featuring R. Kelly2007Single
She's Got That VibeR. Kelly2007Album
I'm A Flirt (Remix)R. Kelly2007Album
Fiesta / Straight UpR. Kelly / Chanté Moore2007Single
Real TalkR. Kelly2007Single
Go GettaYoung Jeezy Featuring R. Kelly2006Single
That’s ThatSnoop Dogg Feat. R. Kelly2006Single
TP-2.COM // Chocolate FactoryR. Kelly2005Album
Maximum R. Kelly: The Unauthorised Biography of R. KellyR. Kelly2005Album
Remix City Volume 1R. Kelly2005Compil.
12 Play // R. KellyR. Kelly2005Album
Trapped In The Closet Chapters 1-12R. Kelly2005Album
The Return - RemixR. Kelly2005Album
Burn It UpR. Kelly2005Single
In The Kitchen / Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 1 of 5)R. Kelly2005Single
Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 1 Of 5)R. Kelly2005Album
In Love With A ThugSharissa featuring R. Kelly2005Single
Quit Actin'Ray J, R. Kelly & Shorty Mack2005Album
Playa's OnlyR. Kelly Featuring The Game2005Single
Slow WindR. Kelly2005Single
Burn It Up / Happy SummertimeR. Kelly2005Album
TP.3 ReloadedR. Kelly2005Album
So Sexy Chapter II (Like This)Twista Feat. R. Kelly2004Single
HotelCassidy Feat. R. Kelly2004Single
Tonight (Remix) / Move BitchBounty Killer & R. Kelly / Ludacris2004Single
Happy PeopleR. Kelly2004Single
U Saved MeR. Kelly2004Single
Don't Let Me DieR. Kelly & Jay-Z2004Single
Happy People / U Saved MeR. Kelly2004Album
PeaceR. Kelly2004Single
I Can't Go For That / Happy People RemixNotorious B.I.G. / R. Kelly2004Album
R. Kelly: The Pied Piper of R&B - UnauthorizedR. Kelly2004Single
Unfinished BusinessR. Kelly & Jay-Z2004Album
Red Carpet (Pause,Flash)R. Kelly2004Single
Straight From The Heart SamplerR. Kelly2004Album
Calling All Girls (Mask 4X4 Remixes)ATL Featuring R. Kelly2004Album
Many Men / Move Your Body Like A Shaker50 Cent / R. Kelly2004Single
WonderfulJa Rule Feat. R. Kelly & Ashanti2004Single
Everywhere I Go / I WonderR. Kelly2004Album
So SexyTwista Feat. R. Kelly2004Single
Unfinished BusinessR. Kelly & Jay-Z2004Album
Big Chips / Don't Let Me DieR. Kelly & Jay-Z2004Album
U Saved MeR. Kelly2004Single
Chocolate Factory +5BonusR. Kelly2003Compil.
The Greatest SnippetsR. Kelly2003Album
Many Men / Snake50 Cent / R. Kelly & Tiger2003Single
Ya Ass On FireBusta Rhymes, R. Kelly2003Single
I'll Never LeaveR. Kelly2003Single
Toot-Toot, Beep-BeepStatic Featuring R. Kelly2003Album
Step In The Name Of Love (Remix)R. Kelly2003Single
Chocolate FactoryR. Kelly2003Album
Who's ThatR. Kelly2003Album
Baby Boy / Thoia ThoingBeyoncé Feat. Sean Paul / R. Kelly2003Single
The R. in R&B Collection: The Video Collection (Greatest Hits)R. Kelly2003Compil.
The R. in R&B Collection: Volume 1R. Kelly2003Compil.
What Would You Do / How You Gonna Act Like ThatR. Kelly & Ronald Isley / Tyrese2003Single
Thoia Thoing / SnakeR. Kelly2003Single
GigoloNick Cannon Featuring R. Kelly2003Album
Chocolate Factory Interview CDR. Kelly2003Album
The "R." In Dj Collection Vol. 1R. Kelly2003Album
I'll Never LeaveR. Kelly2003Single
Gangsta GirlBig Tymers Featuring R. Kelly2003Single
SnakeR. Kelly Ft. Big Tigger2003Single
IgnitionR. Kelly2003Single
Take You Home With Me a.k.a. Body / Get This MoneyR. Kelly & Jay-Z2002Album
The Best Of Both WorldsR. Kelly & Jay-Z2002Album
IgnitionR. Kelly2002Album
Solder's HeartR. Kelly2002Single
The World's GreatestR. Kelly2002Single
Ignition (Remix)R. Kelly2002Album
HoneyR. Kelly & Jay-Z2002Album
UntitledJay-Z & R. Kelly / No Doubt2002Compil.
Love LandR. Kelly2002Compil.
The StreetsR. Kelly2002Single
Best Of Both Worlds Open Ended InterviewR. Kelly, Jay-Z2002Album
Take You Home With Me / If I Woulda KnewR. Kelly, Jay-Z / Musiq2002Album
The Best Of Both WorldsR. Kelly & Jay-Z2002Album
Heaven I Need A HugR. Kelly2002Single
In ConversationR. Kelly2001Album
TP-2.com The VideosR. Kelly2001Album
Gotham CityR. Kelly2001Compil.
Ultimate CollectionR. Kelly2001Compil.
The Storm Is OverR. Kelly2001Single
A Woman's ThreatR. Kelly2001Single
The Storm Is Over NowR. Kelly2001Single
TP-2.com The VideosR. Kelly2001Album
Feelin' On Yo BootyR. Kelly2001Single
The World's Greatest (W/Ali Ending)R. Kelly2001Single
FiestaR. Kelly2001Single
Snippet Street SamplerR. Kelly2000Album
Greatest Hits' 2000R. Kelly2000Compil.
Bad ManR. Kelly2000Single
Only The Loot Can Make Me Happy / When A Woman's Fed Up / I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)R. Kelly2000Single
I WishR. Kelly2000Single
TP-2.comR. Kelly2000Album
Open Ended InterviewR. Kelly2000Album
Snippet Street SamplerR. Kelly2000Album
The World Greatest / Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against The Wall)R. Kelly, Mystikal1999Single
Did You Ever Think / YouR. Kelly / Jesse Powell1999Single
Satisfy YouPuff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly1999Single
If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of TimeR. Kelly1999Single
Did You Ever ThinkR. Kelly1999Single
If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time / Northern StarR. Kelly / Melanie C1999Single
The World Greatest / Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against The Wall)R. Kelly / Mystikal1999Single
R.R. Kelly1998Album
R.R. Kelly1998Album
Lean On MeKirk Franklin With Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Bono, Crystal Lewis And The Family1998Single
I'm Your AngelCéline Dion & R. Kelly1998Single
R. Kelly's Remix LibraryR. Kelly1998Album
Be CarefulSparkle Featuring R. Kelly1998Single
When A Woman's Fed UpR. Kelly1998Single
Half On A BabyR. Kelly1998Single
Half On A BabyR. Kelly1998Single
"R." EPR. Kelly1998Album
Open Ended Interview CD 1998R. Kelly1998Album
Home AloneR. Kelly Featuring Keith Murray1997Single
I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)R. Kelly1997Single
The Best Of R. KellyR. Kelly1997Compil.
Lovin' You TonightNotorious B.I.G. Featuring R. Kelly1997Album
Home AloneR. Kelly, Black Rob1997Single
From This Moment / If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of TimeShania Twain / R. Kelly1997Single
Che Male C'È / I Believe I Can Fly (Space Jam O.s.t.)Pino Daniele / R. Kelly1997Single
Gotham CityR. Kelly1997Album
I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) / Thank God It's FridayR. Kelly1996Album
Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)R. Kelly1996Album
I Believe I Can FlyR. Kelly1996Single
Thank God It's FridayR. Kelly1996Single
KellyR. Kelly1995Album
The 4 Play EPR. Kelly1995Album
R. KellyR. Kelly1995Album
Most Requested HitsR. Kelly1995Compil.
You Remind Me Of SomethingR. Kelly1995Single
UnknownJodeci Vs R. Kelly1994Album
Your Body's Callin'R. Kelly1994Single
Bump N' GrindR. Kelly1994Album
Summer BunniesR. Kelly1994Single
Sex Me (Parts I & II)R. Kelly1993Album
12 PlayR. Kelly1993Album
Honey LoveR. Kelly & Public Announcement1992Album
Slow DanceR. Kelly And Public Announcement1992Single
Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)R. Kelly And Public Announcement1992Single
Hey Love (Can I Have A Word)Mr. Lee Featuring R. Kelly1992Single
Born Into The 90'sR. Kelly And Public Announcement1991Album
She's Got That VibeR. Kelly And Public Announcement1991Album
Why You Wanna Play MeR. Kelly & MGM1990Album
Independent Woman Part 1 / I WishDestiny's Child / R. KellySingle
Snake / Beautiful & CharmingR. Kelly, SizzlaSingle
Just A Touch / Thinkin’ Bout MeR. Kelly / Brian McKnightSingle
Slow Wind (Remix) / If It's Loving That You WantR. Kelly / RihannaSingle
Bad ManR. Kelly, Carl ThomasSingle
Take Me There / When A Woman's Fed UpBlackstreet, Mya, Mase, Blinky Blink / R. KellySingle
I'll Bee Dat! / Spending MoneyRedman / R. KellySingle
Ghetto SuperstarPras Michel, R. Kelly, SparkleSingle
I’ll Bee Dat / Spendin’ MoneyRedman / R. KellySingle
Reggae Bump Bump / Born In A SystemR. Kelly / Elephant Man / Sizzla / Mobb DeepSingle
Can't Keep Mi Down-Neva Scared / Thonga ThoingSizzla, Bone Crusher / R. Kelly, Busta RhymesSingle
Blood Out (Remix) / SingingCapleton / R. KellySingle
Pick Up The Phone / PimR. Kelly, Tyrese, Ludacris / 50 Cent & Snoop DoggSingle
Guns, Money & Pussy / Street Niggas / MurdermuzikMobb Deep / R. Kelly / Ja RuleAlbum
Hell Yeha - Remix / I Know What U WantGinuwine, R. Kelly, Baby, Clipse / Busta Rhymes, Mariah CareySingle
You Remind Me Of My Jeep / Lick That BootieR. Kelly & Baka BoyzAlbum
Snake / Been Around The WorldR. Kelly, Ja RuleSingle
Girl Friend / Crazy LoveR. Kelly & B2K / Jay-Z & BeyoncéSingle
Out Of Control / Players Only50 Cent / Mobb Deep / R. Kelly & The GameSingle
Friend Of Mine (Remix) / StrawberryKelly Price Featuring R. Kelly & Ronald Isley / Nicole RenéeSingle
Boss Man / Pick Up The PhoneBeenie Man, Sean Paul, Lady Saw / R. Kelly, Tyrese, LudacrisSingle
Ignition / OptimisticR. Kelly / Sounds Of BlacknessAlbum
Hey Ma / Somebodys GirlCam'ron / R. Kelly & Jay-ZSingle
Beware Of The Boy / Snake RemixJay-Z & Panjabi MC / R. KellySingle
Step In The Name Of Love (Remix) / CrownR. Kelly / Ja Rule & SizzlaSingle
Wine For Me / Loving That You WantR. Kelly / Sean Paul / Akon - RihannaSingle
Welcome Back / U Save Me / Bitch GirlzMase / R. Kelly / Young GunzAlbum
Reggae Bump Bump / Bad ManElephant Man, R. Kelly / Missy Elliott, Vybz KartelSingle
Big Chips / The ReturnR. Kelly & Jay-ZAlbum
Pussy Real Good / GangsterJacki-O, R. KellySingle
Tonight RemixBounty Killer & R. KellySingle
MP3R. KellyCompil.
Touched A Dream / Wanna Get To Know You / Art Of Life / You Don't Want DramaR. Kelly / G-Unit / Twista / Eightball & M.J.G.Album
The Killah KutsR. Kelly, Joe BuddenAlbum
Lean On Me / It's About TimeKirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Bono, Crystal Lewis, The Family / Public AnnouncementSingle
Money MakerVybz Kartel & R. KellySingle
Dash A Fire / Snake - RemixCapleton / R. KellySingle
Snake / Hell YeahR. Kelly, GinuwineSingle
Joe & Kelly / It's On / So WassupR. Kelly, Fat Joe / Beanie Sigel / Jonnell, RedmanAlbum
Who's That / Get BackR. Kelly / 504 BoyzAlbum
Hotel / You Don't Know My NameCassidy Feat. R. Kelly / Alicia KeysSingle
TP.3 Reloaded E.P.R. KellyAlbum
You Don't Know My Name / GidoAlicia Keys / Nick Cannon & R. KellySingle
The World's GreatestR. Kelly, Christina Milian, Ja RuleSingle
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