Birthday: 08. 01.1967 years
Age: 49 years
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Originalnoe name: Robert Sylvester Kelli
Original name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Living legend R.KellyArtist and songwriter in the styles of R & B, soul, hip- hop, gospel; also a music producer and multi-instrumentalist, who owns a piano, keyboards, guitar. Three-time winner of the music award `Gremmi` (Grammy Award).
From 1993 to 2010, his songs are heard in the soundtrack of 46 movies and television shows.Debuting in 1992 with the group `Public Announcement`, in 1993, Kelly went on to solo projects with the album` 12 Play`. In 2010, he released his 10th official studio album `Love Letter`.Several have become hit singles, among them` Bump N` Grind`, `Your Body`s Callin``,` I Believe I Can Fly`, `Gotham City ``If ??I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time` and` I `m A Flirt`, Kelly made famous. He wrote, produced and worked on remixes of songs for artists such as Gladys Knight (Gladys Knight), `The Isley Brothers`, Whitney Houston (Whitney Houston), Toni Braxton (Toni Braxton), Janet Jackson (Janet Jackson), Michael Jackson (Michael Jackson),Celine Dion (Celine Dion), Jennifer Lopez (Jennifer Lopez) and many others.
Robert Kelly, the third of four children, was born on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, Illinois). His mother,
singer and Baptist, raised the children alone, because his father was absent much of their lives.School music teacher convinced Kelly to start a musical career. With 8 years he sang in the church choir, and the teenager began to speak in the streets until they started a band with his friend Marc McWilliams (Marc McWilliams). In 1989 -m, they founded a group called `MGM` (Musically Gifted Men).With the help of a few friends `MGM` spoke at a televised competition Talantova won a prize of 100 thousand dollars. Soon, they released their first single, and in 1991 signed a contract with `Jive Records`, and Kelly`s friends formed a R & B- team` Public Announcement`, which he left in January 1993 to start a solo career.
In autumn 1993he released his debut album ` 12 Play`, one of whose songs,` Bump n` Grind`, spent 12 weeks on the first line of the hit parade `Hot R & B Singles`. The album became a `platinovym` and made its author a significant figure in the world of R & B- music. In 1994 -m Kelly began working with well-known and beginning artists that only strengthened his position. In 1996, the actor recorded one of his most successful singles, `I Believe I Can Fly`, which became the soundtrack for the family comedy` match` Space (Space Jam, 1996). The song won the 2nd place in the chart `Billboard Hot 100` and 1st place British hit-parade` UK Charts`,a magazine `Rolling Stone` put it in a list of` top 500 songs of all vremen`.
In 1997, Kelly performed his cherished dream and signed as a professional basketball player with the club `Atlantic City Seagulls`, thus becoming the first musician, has become a professional basketball player.The contract was agreed Kelly special items that allow him to leave the team at the time, to write another song.
Assessing the prospects of hip-hop, Kelly began a collaboration with rapper Jay-Z (Jay-Z), writing in 2002 sovmestnyyalbom and went on tour to support the album. However, this resulted in a friendship is not as rosy as it began. The tour was interrupted in the middle, and Jay-Z organized a hooligan attack on Kelly, in response to which Robert gave him a claim to the tens of millions of dollars. However, this misunderstanding did not spoil the reputation of Kelly, and he ThereforeIt remains one of the most successful musicians in the United States (United States).In 2003, a scandal broke out - Kelly was accused of addiction to child pornography and sex with underage girls. The trial lasted about five years, and June 13, 2008 Chicago court recognized musician guilty on all 14 counts.