R. Kelly Trivia

  • R. Kelly
    • Famous as : R&B singer
    • Birth Name : Robert Sylvester Kelly
    • Birth Date : January 08, 1967
    • Birth Place : Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Spouse : Aaliyah (singer, 30-Aug-94 - 7-Feb-95) (annulled), Andrea Lee (former back-up dancer, 1996 - 2009)
    • Claim to Fame : Single "I Believe I Can Fly" (1996)


  • Composed a charity song for Virginia Tech victims' families titled "Rise Up" in May 2007.
  • Admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Feb 4, 2007 and underwent surgery to have his appendix removed.
  • Writes, arranges, and produces all of his own songs.
  • Frequently collaborates with Ronald Isley.
  • Won the Soul-R&B Male Artist Award at the 2005 American Music Awards.
  • Nabbed the Reelest Video award at the 3rd annual VIBE Awards held in November 2005 for "Trapped in the Closet" (Chapters 1-5).
  • Has been voted the 9th Celebrity with Biggest Ego in a poll conducted by Teen People in October 2005.
  • Collaborated with rapper Jay-Z on the albums "The Best of Both Worlds" (2002) and "Unfinished Business" (2004).
  • His short-time wife Aaliyah died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001.
  • Becoming the singer who had the most top ten singles in America during the 90's.
  • A children book titled "Can Fly! The R. Kelly Story," which is based on R. Kelly's tale, is being re-released after it first came out in 1998.
  • By 1994, as producer, his debut was singer Aaliyah with the songs "Back and Forth" and "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number."
  • Wrote and released an exclusive song about his court battle to a local radio station.
  • Has sold over 24 million albums worlwide.
  • Was the frontman of R&B singing group Public Announcement.
  • Started his music career as a street performer.
  • He frequently wears a "zorro" mask.
  • People usually name him The Pied Piper or Kells.
  • He's been released from prison with $750,000 bail after being charged with 21 counts of producing child pornography.
  • His mother, Joanne Kelly, died in 1993.
  • He was arrested and charged with child pornography when a tape allegedly showing him having intercourse with an under-age girl was spread on the internet.
  • He used to be the producer for Changing Faces, Sparkle and Kelly Price.
  • His marriage with the late Aaliyah was anulled considering she was only 15.
  • His music mentor, Lena McLin, has inspired him to become a singer.