R. Kelly

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Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo 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 (Remix)", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly". His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists. Kelly became the first music star to play professional basketball, when he got signed in 1997.

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Age: 49
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Singing

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2012 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 Narrator, Sylvester, Pimp Lucius
2007 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 Narrator, Sylvester, Pimp Lucious
2005 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 Sylvester, Narrator
2012 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 -
2007 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 -
2005 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 -
2012 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 -
2007 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 -
2005 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 -
2012 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 -
2007 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 -

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People can say whatever they want about you without knowing the facts. They can criticize you without even knowing you, and hate you when they don`t even know you. All of a sudden, you`re, like, the bin Laden of America. Osama bin Laden is the only one who knows exactly what I`m going through. Interview with Blender Magazine, September 2003.

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Nominated for 13 Awards | Won 2

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