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R. Kelly

R&B Singer R. Kelly
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Full Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Profession: R&B Singer

United States of America

Biography: He is known for a collection of major hit singles including Bump n' Grind, Your Body's Callin', and I Believe I Can Fly which won three Grammy Awards out of five nominations.

Born: January 8, 1967
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 55 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1994-08-30 American R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah (15) illegally in Rosemont, Illinois (later annulled)

Historical Events

  • 1994-01-25 "Bump n' Grind " single released by R. Kelly (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • 1999-03-25 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win
  • 2000-11-07 "TP-2.com" 4th studio album by R. Kelly is released (American Music Awards Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist, 2001; Billboard Album of the Year, 2001)
  • 2001-05-15 "Fiesta" single released by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)
  • 2004-03-20 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & BeyoncĂ© win
  • 2018-05-10 R. Kelly's songs removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations
  • 2019-01-03 "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries investigating sexual abuse by R&B singer R. Kelly premieres on Lifetime in the US
  • 2019-01-10 Lady Gaga apologises for working with R. Kelly in light of docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly"
  • 2019-02-02 American singer R. Kelly arrested after turning himself in on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, including with three minors
  • 2019-05-30 Singer R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault and abuse in Chicago
  • 2021-09-27 R&B artist R. Kelly is convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking after a six-week trial in New York

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