R Kelly began music in 1992 though not solo but with a group known as Public Announcement. A year later, in 1993, he went solo and released his debut album titled as 12 Play and is an artist renowned for hit singles such as the three Grammy Award winning I Believe I Can Fly and others including I’m a Flirt and The World’s Greatest. He has also produced for other great artists notable amongst them being Michael Jackson whose song You Are Not Alone he wrote as well as singing for artists like Fat Joe, The Notorious B.I.G and more as well as collaboration on two albums of Jay-Z. Born in Chicago, Illinois, R Kelly began singing at an age of eight in his local church followed by an enrolment in the Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park, Chicago. It was at this academy that he gained a lot of inspiration and encouragement from his music teacher, Lena McLin, to the point that R Kelly perfomed a cover of Ribbon in the Sky, a Stevie Wonder song, in his school’s talent show.
R Kelly first began performing as a street performing near the Chicago L Trains in what was known as ‘busking’ before forming MGM, Musically Gifted Men, with his friend Marc McWilliams. He then went on to perform at the talent show, Big Break hosted by Natalie Cole, and won the grand prize of $100, 000. His first solo album 12 Play had the song Bump n’ Grind which charted at number one on the Hot R&B Singles Charts and stayed on this position for a record twelve weeks. Two more singles from this album fared the same; these were Sex Me and Your Body’s Callin’. Although the album was certified gold, it later achieved a certification of six times platinum, a tremendous achievement meaning millions of sales.
R Kelly’s second album, R. Kelly, had three hit singles, Down Low, I Can't Sleep (Baby If I), and You Remind Me of Something with a four times platinum certification. He then went on tour to support this album, a tour to which fans flocked in their thousands with R Kelly tickets in hand. 1996 saw the release of one of his greatest singles, I Believe I Can Fly, a song that was initially part of movie Space Jam’s soundtrack. It ranked second on the Billboard Hot 100, first on the UK Charts but its greatest achievement was a breathtaking three Grammy Awards. Even Rolling Stone magazine honored this song by including it in its Top 500 Songs of All Time. Later on, R Kelly created a song for the movie Batman & Robin’s soundtrack, an immensely popular song titled as Gotham City.
R Kelly was also, surprisingly, a professional basketball player who played with Atlantic City Seagull, part of the USBL. He thus became the first musician to have played professional basketball, a fact numerous basketball fans out their would find as truly awesome. 1998 saw his fourth album, R., released with the number one single I’m Your Angel sung with pop icon, Celine Dion. The album sold eight million copies and is one of R Kelly’s most successful albums to date. This album also saw R Kelly allowing other producers and collaborators on his album since he had initially produced albums on his own.
He also wrote and sang the song The World’s Greatest for the movie Ali and a chart topping duet with Sparkle titled as Be Careful. He was also songwriter and producer of the Eddie Murphy movie Life’s soundtrack and two songs, Up and Outta Here, Bad Man for the Samuel Jackson movie, Shaft. He released the album TP-2.com in 2000 followed by the album Loveland. Both were highly successful and spawned singles like Fiesta and I Wish that were chart toppers. In 2003, R Kelly released the album Chocolate Factory, an immensely successful album tat sold around three million copies with the singles Snake, Step in the Name of Love and Ignition. R Kelly has pocketed around six American Music Awards, one BET Award, six Billboard Awards, one BMI Award, three Grammy Awards, one MOBO Award, two NAACP Image Awards and a staggering eight Soul Train Awards, a sky high collection for a man worth seeing live through R Kelly tickets.
Born on 8th January, 1967 R. Kelly is originally name as Robert Sylvester Kelly. Being one of the best R & B singers of the world, he is considered as an icon of modern music. R Kelly is not only a singer but also songwriter and both a record producer and performer as well. His success can be gauged by the fact that in the world of R & B music he is called the King of R & B, and this title is not challenged by anybody for a longtime. R Kelly is known for his live performances, his concerts are always full of sizzling fun and entertainment. Missing out on your share of R. Kelly tickets is something you really cannot afford to happen. If you haven’t attended any of his concert yet then you really don’t know what you are missing at. With your R. Kelly tickets you can definitely claim your rightful fun. Heating up the musical scene, R. Kelly has the secret of making a concert unforgettable for you. With all the fun and extreme dance in the air, you are certainly going to have a time of your live at his concert.
Coming to the music scene in 1992, with a group called Public Announcement¸ he went solo in the year of 1993. R. Kelly released his debut album with the title, 12 Play. Giving his best to the world of music, R. Kelly has given us amazing hits including 3 Grammy Award winning singles, I Believe I Can Fly, I’m a Flirt and The World’s Greatest. R. Kelly has also produced music for several great artists, his collaborative work involve, Michael Jackson’s song You Are Not Alone along with Fat Joe, The Notorious B.I.G and many more as well. R Kelly started his singing career at the age of eight in the local church, near the KenwoodAcademy in Hyde Park, Chicago where he used to study. His music teacher from Kenwood Academy give him a lot of encouragement and inspiration, asking R Kelly to perform a cover of Ribbon in the Sky which is a Stevie Wonder’s song, in his school’s talent show.
Before forming MGM, Musically Gifted Men, with his friend Marc McWilliams in 1989, R Kelly used to per street performances near the Chicago ‘L’ Trains. After that he went to a talent show, Big Break, which was hosted by Natalie Cole, and won a prize of $100, 000. With his first solo album titled as, 12 Play he released his song Bump n’ Grind. The song charted at No. 1 on the Hot R&B Singles Charts and remained on the list for a record of twelve weeks. Other singles of this album like Sex Me and Your Body’s Callin’ also had the same popularity. This album was certified gold, and later on it was given a certification of six times platinum album, this was fabulous achievement received by R Kelly due to the millions of sales which this album brought to him.
His self titled second album, R. Kelly, had superb hit numbers like Down Low, You Remind Me of Something and I Can't Sleep (Baby If I). This album received a four times platinum certification. R. Kelly also did a tour to support this album; the tour was a complete sold out time for R Kelly tickets. In 1996, he released his greatest singles like I Believe I Can Fly, which ranked 2nd on the Billboard Hot 100, 1st on the UK Charts and won three Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone magazine also honored this single and included it in their Top 500 Songs of All Time list. R Kelly also created the single Gotham City, which was featured in the movie Batman & Robin’s soundtrack.
Interestingly, R Kelly used to be a professional basketball player as well and used to play with Atlantic City Seagull, part of the USBL. His fourth album was released in 1998, with the title R., this album had his single I’m Your Angel which he had sung with the famous pop icon, Celine Dion. This album had sold more than eight million copies. It is considered as one of the most successful albums of R. Kelly till date. In 2000 R. Kelly released his album TP-2.com followed by his other album Loveland. Singles like Fiesta and I Wish from these albums became chart-toppers. With his other albums like Chocolate Factory of 2003 which sold more than three million copies, Untitled in 209 and Love Letter in 2010; he is still ruling the music world of the country. R Kelly has won several awards across his devoted career. Grab your R Kelly tickets to see this legend performing live.