"Robert Sylvester Kelly" (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois), who goes by the stage name of "R. Kelly", is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer who first burst out of the music scene as the founder and lead singer of Public Announcement and later became one of the most successful male artists of the 1990s. Kelly is renowned for hits such as "Bump & Grind" (1994), "I Believe I Can Fly" (1996), "Ignition (Remix)" (2003) and his mini-opera "Trapped In The Closet" (2005). He is also notable for a current case against him that has him up for charges of child pornography after allegedly performing sex acts on an underage girl on tape.
Born in Chicago's Southside Projects as the eldest of four children born to Joanne Kelly, his father has remained unknown. As a teenager, Kelly used his love for basketball and music to get away from the grimy streets he was living in. While in high school, Kelly began participating in talent shows and was told by one of his music teachers that he was going to be a star at singing. Upon graduating, however, Kelly allegedly tried to make ends meet by being a stripper. When that failed, he decided to follow his dream of si...
|Born||January 8, 1967|
|Origin|| Chicago, Illinois|