33 Facts About R Kelly

1. In 2012, Forbes reported that R Kelly owed $5 million in unpaid taxes dating back seven years.

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2. In 1995, his album R Kelly sold four million copies.

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3. In 2008, R Kelly was found not guilty on 21 counts of child pornography.

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4. In 1993, R Kelly went solo with his debut album 12 Play, which featured his lusty chart-topper "Bump N' Grind.

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5. In June 2002, R Kelly was indicted in Chicago on 21 counts of child pornography.

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6. In 2011, R Kelly performed at a charity event in Chicago benefiting Clara's House, a program designed to build employment, housing, health care, and education in the projects of Chicago.

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7. In 2010, R Kelly performed at a benefit concert for the Special Olympics of Angola and donated several specially-designed wheelchairs and the same year he penned the song "Sign of a Victory" for the FIFA World Cup and all proceeds benefited African charities.

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8. In 2007, R Kelly released the song "Rise Up" for Virginia Tech after a school shooting, and donated 100 percent of the net proceeds to the families of the massacre's victims.

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9. In 2003, R Kelly released the single "Soldier's Heart" and donated all the proceeds of the song to the families of American soldiers.

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10. In 2003, R Kelly donated $50,000 to the Texas Military Family Foundation after the fund raising gig he staged for them.

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11. In 1996, R Kelly married Andrea Lee, his former backup dancer and mother to his three children.

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12. On July 14, 2015, R Kelly announced that The Buffet will be released September 25, 2015.

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13. In July 2014, R Kelly announced at the Chosen Few DJs Picnic in hometown Chicago that he's currently working on a House music album.

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14. In late 2013, R Kelly announced with Rap-Up TV that he was planning to release the sequel to the album Black Panties for the summer of 2014, White Panties.

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15. On June 30, 2013, R Kelly performed live at BET Awards Show for the first time in many years, singing a medley of his hits as well as a snippet of his new track "My Story" featuring Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz.

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16. On June 26, 2012, R Kelly released his eleventh studio album, Write Me Back.

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17. On February 18, 2012, R Kelly performed at Whitney Houston's memorial.

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18. On December 21, 2011, R Kelly made a live appearance on The X Factor and gave his first performance since undergoing emergency throat surgery in the summer.

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19. On November 10, 2011, R Kelly tweeted to fans "It's been a long time coming but I finally feel a lot better about my throat since the surgery and this is the first song I wrote.

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20. On July 19, 2011, R Kelly was rushed to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago to undergo emergency throat surgery.

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21. In November 2010, R Kelly collaborated with several African musicians forming a supergroup known as One8.

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22. In December 2009, R Kelly teamed up with biographer David Ritz and Tavis Smiley's SmileyBooks publications to write his memoirs entitled Soulacoaster.

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23. On June 3, 2009, R Kelly released his first ever mixtape, The Demo Tape presented by DJ Skee and DJ Drama as a way to reintroduce himself to fans.

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24. In 2008, R Kelly released a rap track titled "I'm a Beast" in which he coarsely attacked his detractors, though Kelly himself never mentioned by name whom the song was directed to.

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25. In December 2007, R Kelly was showing up to another preliminary court hearing on his case due to his tour bus being held up in Utah.

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26. In 2001, R Kelly began discussing the possibility of a joint album with Jay-Z after the positive reception of Jay-Z's "Guilty Until Proven Innocent", which featured Kelly and the remix to "Fiesta" which featured Jay-Z.

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27. On November 7, 2000, R Kelly released his fifth studio album TP-2.

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28. In 1999, R Kelly wrote and produced, along with contribution from Wyclef Jean, the majority of the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence film Life.

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29. In 1998, R Kelly wrote and produced the debut album of his protege Sparkle, which was released under his Rockland label and distributed through Interscope.

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30. In 1997, R Kelly signed a contract to play professional basketball with the Atlantic City Seagulls of the USBL.

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31. On November 26, 1996, R Kelly released "I Believe I Can Fly", an inspirational song originally released on the soundtrack for the film Space Jam.

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32. In 1995, R Kelly garnered his first-ever Grammy nominations; two nominations for writing, producing and composing Michael Jackson's last number one hit "You Are Not Alone".

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33. In 1991, R Kelly signed with Jive Records and teamed with a new group from Chicago called Public Announcement.

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