R Kelly
R Kelly

R Kelly is an American songwriter, record producer, singer basket baler, and screenwriter from Chicago.  R Kelly has been recognized to be one of the best singers of all time with hits like I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition.” His popularity started after the release of his first album titled Born into the 90’s’ which was an instant hit.

Quick Biography

Robert Sylvester Kelly was born and raised by Joanne Kelly, his mother, in Chicago alongside his siblings. R Kelly kick-started his musical career in 1991 after being prompted by his high school music teacher to do so. During his musical career, R Kelly has released numerous albums and singles which have topped musical charts earning him the title King of R & B.

Besides this, R Kelly has also collaborated with other artists in producing famed hits earning him both recognition and wealth. Though R Kelly has had an illustrious musical career, there have been scandals that have rocked his career, leading to unending court battles.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: January 8th, 1967
Birth Place: Chicago, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: Devout Baptist
Parents: Joanne Kelly
Spouse: Andrea Lee (m. 1996–2009), Aaliyah (m. 1994–1995)
Children: Jay Kelly, Joann Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr.
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 91 kg
Profession: American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player
Net Worth in 2021: $100 thousand

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

At present, R Kelly is 54 years old having been born on January 8th, 1967. R Kelly weight 91 kilograms and stands at 1.85 m tall. R Kelly has black hair with dark brown eyes.

Education, School/College University

Kelly attended Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois. It was during this time that his music teacher and mentor, Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Robert Kelly’s mother was Joanne Kelly. Joanne brought up Robert and his three siblings Carey, Theresa, and Bruce Kelly, in the absence of their father. R Kelly is an American citizen of Afro-American descent.  On matters religion, R Kelly is a staunch Baptist. On matters politics, R Kelly has shown some inclinations towards the Democratic Party.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Currently, R Kelly is single after divorcing Andrea lee in 2009. Previous to his marriage to Andrea lee, R Kelly had been married to Aaliyah, a 15-year-old musician in 1994, but the marriage was annulled by her parents in 1995. R Kelly has three children from his marriage with Andrea. The children are two sons named Jay and Robert Kelly Jr and a daughter Joann Kelly.

Relationship Statistics

marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did he get married? (married date): 31 August 1994
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is R Kelly Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Ex-wives: Aaliyah and Andrea Lee
Kids: Jay Kelly, Joann Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr.

Professional Life and career

Robert Kelly started his singing career in 1991. Kelly signed a contract with Jive Records. This was followed by the release of his debut album Born into The ’90s, which was a big success.  R Kelly released a single in 1993, which topped pop charts, namely Bump N’ Grind. In 1996, R Kelly released the single “I Believe I Can Fly,” which was a super hit earning him three Grammy awards in 1997.

During his career, R Kelly has collaborated with famed artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Gladys Knight. His album “R” was released in 1998 in which he featured with Celine Dion in a duet for the song I’m Your Angel”. This song was a hit with sales of over 7 million copies. Other notable collaborations include one with Sean “Puffy” Combs and the rap king Jay-Z to create “Satisfy You” and “Fiesta,” respectively.

Awards & Nominations

R Kelly has won several awards predominantly in R&B and hip-hop genre during his musical career. Some of his notable awards include two Grammy awards in 1998 for the song I Believe I Can Fly. R Kelly also won a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist in 2001, 1999 and 1996, a BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist in 2003, and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 1998 among others.

R Kelly Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

R Kelly Net Worth
R Kelly Net Worth

As of November 2021, His net worth is $100 thousand.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Controversies and scandals have surrounded R Kelly dating back to the start of his career. There have been numerous accusations of his alleged predatory pursuit of teenage girls. In addition, Kelly is facing lawsuits, which include those of sexual assault, abuse of a minor, making indecent images of minors, racketeering, and obstruction of justice. In his defense, R Kelly has consistently denied the claims.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

R Kelly Facebook page has around 6.9 million fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 1.1 million followers. On Instagram, R Kelly has around 1.3 million followers, while on YouTube, R Kelly has around 828,485 subscribers.

R Kelly is one of the most success full R&B artists of all time. Though R Kelly has had a successful career, negative publicity occasioned by accusations of sexual misconduct towards minors leveled against him has impacted negatively on his public image. In addition to this, the ensuing lawsuits have seriously drained R Kelly resources August


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