|$150 Million US Dollars
|Place of Birth
|January 8, 1967
Robert Sylvester Kelly
|Andrea Kelly, Aaliyah
|R. Kelly Live! The Light It Up Tour, MORE
|53 years old
Jaah Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr., Joann Kelly
|Kenwood Academy High School
Robert Sylvester Kelly, commonly known by his professional name R. Kelly, is an American born songwriter, singer and ex-basketball player. He started performing from 1989 but debuted in 1992 with Public Announcement, an American based R&B music group. Also, we discussed R Kelly Net Worth and how to become a famous singer.
In 1993, he decided to go solo and launched his first studio album by the name of “12 Play” that went 6x platinum by RIAA. His specific style and music influenced many new coming artists in hip-hop.
He also wrote songs for another singer, produced and remix their songs as well. In his childhood, he influenced by the singers like Al Green, Sam Cook, Stevie Wonder and the Isley Brothers. Also, see Lady Gaga and Zara Larsson career life and how to start a singer career.
R. Kelly Net Worth 2022 Monthly Earnings / Salary
Kelly was born in 1967 to Joanne, who was a singer. He is at number 3 of his 4 siblings. He married Andrea Kelly in 1996 and they have 3 children. They separated and got divorced in Jan 2009. Dolly Parton and Tony Iommi start a career as a singer at an early age.
Andrea was a backup dancer in Kelly’s group. He was also very active for his contribution to charitable activities. In 2003, the single of Kelly “Soldier’s Heart” was purely for the family of American Soldiers and even he donated all the proceeds and earning of this song to the families of soldiers.
He also involved in some legal issues. In 1998 he arrested for three charges of misconducting including playing louder music in his car. Kodak Black and Ciara earn a lot of money although in his career life face a lot of problems.
In 1994 he also named in a marriage with an underage girl “Aaliyah” without permission of her parents. The girl was 15 years of age at the time of marriage.
Success in Recent Years
In his career, he earned so much fame and success. 2016 can be called a lucky year for him. He releases his fourteenth studio album and first-holiday album of his career.
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Initially, the record was about to release in 2014, but later due to some unavoidable circumstances, the release was postponed to 2016. He also has many upcoming international tours in the same years.
Awards and Achievements
From the start of his career to date Kelly has won more than 200 awards including Grammy, Guinness and mobo. He also nominated for more than 500 awards including MTV, BET and NAACP.
R. Kelly won 3 Grammys in 1998 and has been nominated for the same award 22 times till 2015. He also has won Guinness book of the world record in 1995 for his work “You are not alone”. He is the writer of this song. Apart from above he also nominated and won the following honours
- American Music
- MTV Video Music
- Much Music Video
- Soul Train Music
- NAACP Image
- Source Hip Hop
He launched his own music record label by the name of Rockland Record. The label released the first album with Sparkle in 1998.
He is one of the biggest selling male artists during the decade of 1990 to 2000. His album R. had sold around 12.4 million in worldwide. The record has been marked as 8X platinum by RIAA. In the same way, see Gwen Stefani and Mick Jagger net worth and how to choose the singer career.