The holiday set, which Kelly says will feature 'a lot of lovemaking,' is scheduled to be released before Christmas next year.
R. Kelly's new album is currently on the way. Just a few days after releasing his twelfth studio set "Black Panties", the singer announced that he's working on a holiday album called "12 Nights of Christmas". Kelly started working on the album last year and plans to release it next year.
"It's gonna be a lot of lovemaking," he said of what to expect form his new project in an interview with Rap-Up. "I come with that bearing gifts. I started it last Christmas actually, but I don't believe in just putting out a Christmas album just to sell records."
He continued, "It has to be the next ['This Christmas']. In order to get that and capture that moment, you have to take a couple of Christmases and then you come with it."
Kelly also talked about the follow-up to his newly-released "Black Panties", which is set to debut on Billboard 200's top 10 next week. "My next album is halfway written already," the 46-year-old musician added. "It's gonna be another 12 Play album. It's gonna be that type of album because there's been a lovemaking album drought... and I've come to save the day."