R. Kelly is an American R&B singer-songwriter, producer, and former professional basketball player. Referred to as the King of R&B and King of Pop-Soul, Kelly is best known for his many hit singles, including “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Bump N’ Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin'”, “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”. He won three Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly” in 1998. He sold more albums than any other male R&B musician in the 1990s. Born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 Chicago, Illinois, he is the third of four children. His father was absent throughout his son’s life, and he was raised by his mother. Kelly attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners, and started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. He participated on a televised talent show called Big Break, hosted by Natalie Cole, which awarded him a $100,000 prize. He signed with Jive Records in 1991. He was married to R&B Singer/actress Aaliyah from August 30, 1994 to February 7, 1995 and Andrea Lee from 1996 to 2009. He has two daughters Jaya and Joann and a son Robert Jr.
R. Kelly Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 8 January 1967
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Nicknames: The Pied Piper, Kells, King of R&B, King of Pop-Soul
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record producer, Basketball player
Race/Ethnicity: Black (African-American)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
R. Kelly Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 200 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 91 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
Height in Meters: 1.85 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Chest: 44 in (112 cm)
Biceps: 14 in (35.5 cm)
Waist: 35 in (89 cm)
Shoe Size: Unknown
R. Kelly Family Details:
Mother: Joanne Kelly (Singer) (Died in 1993)
Spouse/Wife: Andrea Lee (m. 1996–2009), Aaliyah (m. 1994–1995)
Children: Jay Kelly (Daughter), Joann Kelly (Daughter), Robert Kelly Jr. (Son)
Siblings: Bruce Kelly (Older Brother), Carey Kelly (Brother)
R. Kelly Education:
Kenwood Academy High School, Chicago
Genres: R&B, Soul, Gospel, Hip hop
Instruments: Vocals, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar
Labels: Rockland, RCA, Jive Label Group
Associated Acts: Aaliyah, Ludacris, Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Twista, N.O.R.E., Kelly Price, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, The Notorious B.I.G.
R. Kelly Facts:
*He was born on January 8, 1967 Chicago, Illinois.
*He was raised Baptist.
*He lost his mother, Joanne Kelly, in 1993
*He’s represented by Red Light Management.
*He was nominated for a Grammy Award for writing Michael Jackson’s song “You Are Not Alone” in 1996.
*Visit his official website: www.r-kelly.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.