R. Kelly: Check His Salary, House, Albums, Book & Wiki-Bio
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Grammy-winning American singer and record producer, R. Kelly is known for his se*ualized themes. He was named the most successful R&B artists from 1985 to 2010 by Billboard as well as the best-selling music artists of all time.
Although, Kelly is highly popular for illegal marriage with the late singer, Aaliyah. His personal life is full of controversial se* scandals including the child-pornography charges that were dropped. Let's dig in Kelly's life to know the unknown facts about including his married life and net worth.
R. Kelly earns tremendous success on both the pop and R&B charts. His massive wealth comes from the album sales, concerts and touring across the worldwide. Throughout his career, the singer has sold over 60 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.
Talking about his properties, the Grammy Award-winning R.K sold his mansion for $1.595 million but failed to make mortgage payments on the property at 2945 Maros Ln. The beautiful mansion 20,000 square has 16-rooms, eight full bathrooms, six half bathrooms, four fireplaces, and an indoor pool.
Married to wife, Aaliyah
The shocking news of the marriage and se*ual relationship between the Switch UP singer and singer Aaliyah were brought to light in the Lifetime's new documentary which was at the of the controversy.
R. Kelly and Aaliyah The star, then aged 27 got married to 15 years old singer Aaliyah secretly in Chicago, Illinois in February 1995.
At the time, Aaliyah claimed that she was 18 even when she was not. Kelly and Aaliyah were romantically involved, despite his wife was 12 years junior than him and briefly married. According to their marriage certificate, she lied on her wedding and was officiated on n August 31, 1994, by Elder Nathan J.
Edmond during a religious ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois. After Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the year 2001, he rarely talked about her in the media. However, their marriage was lasted for only six months and got divorced in on Febrarury7, 1995, calling the marriage was annulled by her parents.
Later they stated that they were never married.
Married to second wife, Andrea Lee
Not after long, the R singer married for the second time with a dancer and actress, Andrea Lee in 1996. The year after, he built a house in Olympia Fields and moved in with his wife.
His marriage with Andrea also didn't last forever and officially separated in 2009. R.
Kelly and Andrea In 2005, Lee separated from the R. Kelly and filed a divorce in 2006 and finalized after three years and ended their 13 years of marriage. His ex-wife, Andrea Lee opened about alleged domestic abuse in 2018 daytime talk show 'Sister Circle.'
You might be thinking that is he has any children or not? Yes! He is the father of three children. Lee and Kelly welcomed their first child named Joann, born in 1998 and his son second, Ray was born in 2000 and the youngest son, born in 2000.
No they all have grown up.
Career in the music industry
American singer and songwriter, R. Kelly started his career as a street performer at his teenage and got his first big break after he signed a contract with Jive Records in 1990.
Subsequently, Kelly released his first debut Born into the '90s which became an R&B hit, featuring its top singles Honey Love and Slow Dance. In 1993, R. Kelly released his first solo album 12 Play, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and his first single Bump N Grind at No.
on the Pop Charts. The same year, he lost his mother and had gone through a hard time. However, his album earned Kelly the title "King of R&B" and was certified Gold by RIAA, eventually going six times platinum. R.
Kelly, solo album, 12 Play Kelly dropped his second self-titled album which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with three platinum singles You Remind Me of Something, I Can't Sleep, and Down Low, selling over four million copies and was certified four-times platinum by RIAA.
In 1996, he released a single I Believe I Can Fly which appeared on the track for the soundtrack for Michael Jordan's movie Spam Jam and received three Grammy Awards the following year. https://youtu.be/GIQn8pab8Vc
Albums and Collaborations
In addition, Kelly worked with famous artists such as Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, and Whitney Houston and in 1998, he came back with another album R which became the most commercially successful one till to date.
The album received positive critical reviews and earned several awards and nominations. In 2004, his fourth album topped at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 including singles; In the Kitchen, Reggae Bump Bump, Slow Wind, and Happy Summertime.
His album Double Up include the single I'm a Flirt Remix which spotted top on the Rap Tracks chart.
The singer birth name; Robert Sylvester Kelly, born on January 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was raised by his single mother, Joanne in Chicago housing project.
He has three siblings and his childhood life was not normal like other ordinary children. When he was just 11, he was shot in the shoulder while he was riding way to home. At the time, he was abused by his own family relatives and other women.
Robert has a keen interest in music from an early age and started singing in the church choir at the age of eight. He attended the Kenwood Academy where he was persuaded by his music teacher, Lena McLin, that he truly had a gift for performing.
"She's my second mother," told to Ebon magazine. During his school days, Kelly played basketball for his high school team and was also an athletic young boy.