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Jennifer Hudson releases snippet of new album featuring R. Kelly, TI

Jennifer Hudson releases snippet of new album featuring R. Kelly, TI

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Jennifer Hudson has released a snippet of her new single "It's Your World" and several others from her upcoming album.
Veronica Linares
Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' music video shelved over sex assault controversy

Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' music video shelved over sex assault controversy

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want" music video with R. Kelly and Terry Richardson was scrapped due to questionable sexual content and controversy surrounding the men.
Annie Martin
Mariah Carey unveils new album: 'Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse'

Mariah Carey unveils new album: 'Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse'

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey has revealed the title, track list and cover art of her new album, "Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse."
Annie Martin
Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
Kate Stanton
'Frozen' is No. 1 album in the U.S. for a second week

'Frozen' is No. 1 album in the U.S. for a second week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The soundtrack to the animated movie musical "Frozen" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Beyonce' tops the U.S. album chart

'Beyonce' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled album, which was released last week with no advance notice, is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com announced Wednesday.
Miley Cyrus introduced by Lindsay Lohan at Z100’s Jingle Ball

Miley Cyrus introduced by Lindsay Lohan at Z100’s Jingle Ball

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- After an introductory boost from another former Disney Channel star, a post-rehab Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus rocked Z100's annual Jingle Ball.
Kate Stanton
R. Kelly compares Muhammed Ali to Chris Brown (and it has nothing to do with punching)

R. Kelly compares Muhammed Ali to Chris Brown (and it has nothing to do with punching)

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- R. Kelly says Chris Brown reminds him of Muhammed Ali during Guardian interview, because "he got knocked down a little bit and he climbed up."
Evan Bleier
R. Kelly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on 'Arsenio'

R. Kelly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on 'Arsenio'

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- R. Kelly sang "Soldier's Heart" on Thursday night's episode of "Arsenio."
Kate Stanton
Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of R. Kelly lyrics is just what you need

Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of R. Kelly lyrics is just what you need

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Benedict Cumberbatch, whose devilishly high cheekbones and sultry British voice has made him one of the Internet's favorite actors, was the perfect person to perform a dramatic reading of R. Kelley's track "Genius."
Kate Stanton
Whitney Houston's 50th birthday marked by Sirius XM Radio tribute

Whitney Houston's 50th birthday marked by Sirius XM Radio tribute

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Sirius XM Radio has kicked off its "Celebration of a Lifetime" tribute marking what would have been U.S. pop star Whitney Houston's 50th birthday Friday.
'Killing Lindsay Lohan' record released by Australian singer

'Killing Lindsay Lohan' record released by Australian singer

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Australian-born recording artist Steph Sexton released her debut single "Killing Lindsay Lohan" and posted a video for it on YouTube Wednesday.
Obama apparently considering NYC's top cop for Homeland Security

Obama apparently considering NYC's top cop for Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- President Obama suggested Tuesday he is considering New York's police commissioner for homeland security secretary.

BET Experience draws thousands across LA

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Beyonce launched her "Mrs. Carter Show" tour on the first day of the BET Experience, a three-day music festival leading up to the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Passengers on delayed flight sing 'I Believe I Can Fly'

LAS VEGAS, June 11 (UPI) -- A video posted to YouTube depicts passengers on a long-delayed Allegiant Air flight in Las Vegas singing R. Kelly's 1996 hit "I Believe I Can Fly."
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R. Kelly performs in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on October 16, 2009. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), better known by his stage name R. Kelly, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, performer and record producer. Debuting in 1992 with the group Public Announcement, Kelly went solo in 1993 with the album 12 Play. He is known for a collection of major hit singles including "Bump N' Grind", "Your Body's Callin'", "I Believe I Can Fly", "Gotham City", "Ignition (Remix)", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World's Greatest", "I'm a Flirt", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly".

Kelly has also written, produced and remixed songs for many artists including Ronald Isley and The Isley Brothers, The Winans, Charlie Wilson, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Vanessa L. Williams, N-Phase, Changing Faces (group), Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, gospel group Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Hi-Five, 112 (band), K-Ci & JoJo of Jodeci, Gerald Levert, Michael Jackson, Maxwell (musician), Syleena Johnson, Kelly Price, Brian McKnight, Trisha Yearwood, Tamia, Nivea, Britney Spears, Usher, Ray J, Mary J. Blige, Joe (singer), Ginuwine, Tyrese, Twista, Cassidy, Ciara, DJ Quik, B2K, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Lopez, and Marques Houston among others.

Born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly was the third of four children. Kelly's single mother, Joanne, was a singer and a Baptist. Kelly's father was absent throughout most of Kelly's life. Kelly began singing in church at age eight. In Chicago, Kelly's family lived in the projects at 63rd Street before relocating to a small house at 107th and Parnell Streets. Kelly entered Kenwood Academy in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in the fall of 1980 where he met his music teacher Lena McLin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic Ribbon in the Sky in a highschool talent show. As a teenager, Kelly began street performing (or busking) under the Chicago 'L' trains before he eventually formed a group with his friend Marc McWilliams. In 1989, Kelly and McWilliams formed the group MGM (Musically Gifted Men). Along with Vincent Corey Walker and Shawnth Brooks, Kelly performed on the TV talent show Big Break, hosted by Natalie Cole, and went on to win the $100,000 grand prize.

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