Active - 2000 - 2012 |
Born - Jan 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, United States |
- Was inspired to pursue a career in singing by his high school music teacher.
- Made his recording debut with 1992's Born into the '90s, released under the name R. Kelly and Public Announcement.
- Solo debut came the following year with the multi-platinum 12 Play, which featured signature single "Bump & Grind."
- Collaborated with rapper Jay-Z on two albums, The Best of Both Worlds (2002) and Unfinished Business (2004).
- Began the multi-part "hip-hopera" "Trapped in the Closet" with 2005 album TP-3: Reloaded; later chapters of the popular saga were released on DVD and aired on the Independent Film Channel.
- Has sold more than 35 million albums and contributed to the soundtracks of more than 20 films.