R. Kelly

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Legal name: Robert Sylvester Kelly

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Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, 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 influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists. Kelly became the first musician to play professional basketball, when he was signed in 1997.

Kelly has written, produced, and remixed songs and albums for many artists, including Aaliyah's 1994 debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. In 1996, Kelly was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael Jackson's song "You Are Not Alone". In 2002 and 2004, Kelly released collaboration albums with rapper Jay-Z and has been a guest vocalist for other hip hop artists like Nas, Sean Combs, and The Notorious B.I.G.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recognized R. Kelly as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with 40 million albums sold as well as only the fifth black artist to crack the top 50 of the same list. In March 2011, R. Kelly was named the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard. Kelly has released 12 solo studio albums, and sold over 60 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide, making him the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s. He has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames "King of R&B" and "King of Pop-Soul". He is listed by Billboard as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist of the past 25 years (1985-2010) and also the most successful R&B artist in history. Throughout his career, Kelly has won numerous awards, including a Guinness World Records as well as countless other awards like Grammy, BET, Soul Train, Billboard, NAACP, and American Music Awards.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Fun Dancefloor Winter 2015 Various Artists 1
2014 90 Sweet 90s Hits! Various Artists 1
2014 A Night at the Movies Various Artists 1
2014 Love Christmas Various Artists 1
2015 The Trevor Nelson Collection 3 Various Artists 1
2015 Q-Music: Het Beste uit de Q-Music Top 500 van de 90’s: Editie 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 Forever Friends: Always & Forever Various Artists 1
2015 I Love the 90’s: The No. 1s Various Artists 1
2015 Now That’s What I Call a Song Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate Club Anthems 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate 90s Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate R&B Various Artists 1
2015 Laidback Beats 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 30 Stars: Movies Various Artists 1
2015 Straight Outta Old Skool Various Artists 1
2015 Now That’s What I Call House Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate Love Various Artists 1
2015 RnB Fridays Various Artists 1
2015 Ultimate Christmas Various Artists 1
2015 Magische Kerst Various Artists 1
2015 NOW That’s What I Call Party Anthems Various Artists 1 1
2015 Work Hard Rave Hard Various Artists 1
2016 Kuschelrock Special Edition: Lovesongs of the 90’s Various Artists 2
2016 Ballads: Let Your Heart Sing Various Artists 1
2016 Back to Bass Various Artists 2
2016 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 34 Various Artists 2
2016 Ultimate Voices Various Artists 1
2016 Ministry of Sound: I Love RnB Various Artists 1
2016 Throwback: Summer Jamz Various Artists 1
2016 Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition Various Artists 1
2016 House × Garage Various Artists 1
2016 Qmusic: Het Beste Uit De Top 1000 - 2016 Various Artists 1
2016 Nr.1 Hits der 90s Kidz Various Artists 1
2016 The Christmas Album Various Artists 1
2017 Weekend Goals Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: Car Song 2 Various Artists 1
2017 Kuschelrock - Always & Forever (Wedding Edition) Various Artists 1
2017 Big Tunes Various Artists 1
2017 Now That's What I Call Old Skool Various Artists 1
2017 90s XL Various Artists 1
2017 Now That’s What I Call a Million Various Artists 1
2017 Stripped: Acoustic R&B Various Artists 1
20 Jahre RTL: 20 Jahre Hits Various Artists 1
20 Years on MTV: 1997 Various Artists 1
40 Jahre - 40 Hits Various Artists 1
1056-3 12-01-2000 Various Artists 1
A Touch of R&B Various Artists 1
Action Pac: Most Requested, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
All the Hits Now 2004 Various Artists 1
All Time Greatest Movie Songs Various Artists 1
Best of the New Millennium Pop, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Best Swing 96 Various Artists 1
Best Swing 96, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Big Mike Presents: Lloyd Banks Versus Cassidy The Future Is Now Part II Various Artists 1
Billboard Top 100 of the 90s (1994) Various Artists 1
Billboard Top 100 of the 90s (1997) Various Artists 1
Billboard Top Hits: 1995 Various Artists 1
Black & Beautiful, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Black Summer 2006 Various Artists 1
Bling Bling Various Artists 1
Booty Time Various Artists 1
Break Ups 2 Make Ups (The Break Up session) Various Artists 1
Clubtracks Vol.1 1997 Various Artists 1
Coca Cola Hits 2005 Various Artists 1
Cool Sweat 01 Various Artists 1
Coolsweat 7 Various Artists 1
Coolsweat, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
Coolsweat, Volume 11 Various Artists 1
Coolsweat, Volume 12 Various Artists 1
DJ Cool Kev: The Best of 2003 R&B (R&B No. 44) Various Artists 1
DJ LRM - Instrumental World, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
DJ Mast Presents Do You Remember? Various Artists 1
Down & Dirty Rnb, Volume 19 DJ Envy 1
Down & Dirty, Part 6 (Mixed by DJ Envy) DJ Envy 1
Dutty Laundry: Hood Classics Radio 4 Various Artists 1
Film-Musik-Box: Die bekanntesten Film- und TV-Hits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
Funkymix 53 Various Artists 1
Funkymix 67 Various Artists 1
Funkymix 69 Various Artists 1
Funkymix 72 Various Artists 1
Funkymix 74 Various Artists 1
Funkymix 75 Various Artists 1
Funkymix 77 Various Artists 1
G-Unit Radio, Part 5: All Eyes on Us Various Artists 1
Get That Money & Run, Part 2 (Mixed by DJ Big Mike) Various Artists 1
Go Wild With the Party Animal Various Artists 1
Great Sex: 20 Sensual Grooves Various Artists 1
Greatest Hits '99 Céline Dion 1
Groove Station 2nd Stop Various Artists 1
Hartstocht 2 Various Artists 1
HeartBeat Various Artists 1
Hev. E. Components: Part 2 Various Artists 1
Hip Hop MTV2 Various Artists 1
Hit Club - Very Best Of 2003 Various Artists 1
Hit Zone 3 Various Artists 1
Hit's Virgin Now, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Hot 97: Blazin' Hip Hop & R&B, Volume 40 Various Artists 1
Hot 97: Blazing Hip-Hop and R&B, Volume 14 Various Artists 1
Hot 97: Blazing Hip-Hop and R&B, Volume 19 Various Artists 1
Hot 97: Platinum Series, Volume 9 Various Artists 1

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