R. Kelly Biography, Net Worth, Spouse, Age, Height, Family & More

Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.His efforts in redefining R&B and Hip Hop earned him the title of “The King of R&B” and “The King of Pop-soul”. 

R. Kelly Age/Birthday

Kelly was born on 8 July 1967 in Chicago, Illinois and also brought up in the same city. Kelly has 3 siblings who are an elder brother & sister and a younger brother. His mother Joanne Kelly was a school teacher and a devout baptist. His family used to live in a public residential project in Chicago.

NameR Kelly
FamousAmerican Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 July 1967
Age(as in 2022)21 Years
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Current CityChicago, Illinois
SchoolKenwood Academy
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Physical Stats
HeightIn Feet/Inches- 6"1 Inches
In Meters-1.85
In Centimeters- 185
Eye ColourBlack Eyes
Hair ColourBlack
Spouse NameAaliyah, Andrea Lee
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameJoanne Kelly
ChildrenJaya Kelly, Joann Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr.
Marital StatusMarried
Favourite Things
Life JourneyShe starts his career as a singer and performed in a School Talent Show

R. Kelly Career

Kelly started singing when was of the age 8 in church choir. Kelly has even got his autobiography “Soulacoaster” published. In his autobiography, he mentions having a girlfriend at age 8 who drowned when they got into a fight with some older children at that time. She is the one which Kelly defines as her inspiration for music. A big disclosure about his childhood was that he was sexually abused by a older women when he was in the age of 8 to 14.

Kelly in 1980, took admission in Kenwood academy of Chicago where he was encouraged by his music teacher Lena McLin to perform in the School Talent Show. He was shy at that time, and to avoid eye contact with the crowd, he wore glasses and performed which made him win the first prize. This led his music teacher to inspire him to leave the school basketball team and put more effort into music. During his adolescence, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia, making him unable to read and write. 

R. Kelly Hit Songs

Kelly dropped out of his school and constituted MGM, a vocal group, in 1989. This group got famous for the release of “Why you wanna Play me” in 1990. The singles “Honey Love” and “Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)” were number one R&B/hip-hop hits, while “Dedicated” was the album’s biggest pop hit, a Top 40 single. “Bump N Grind” from “Play 12” was his solo hit in 1993. During 2003 and 2004, Kelly released the number one album Chocolate Factory and the number two double-disc Happy People/U Saved Me. With the release and hit of many music albums throughout his career, Kelly became a big name in the industry.

R. Kelly Trial

A famous statement for Kelly came was- “With a voice that easily shifts from booming baritone to seductive alto, Kelly has gained international celebrity by combining streetwise rhythms with sexually explicit lyrics.” Love and sex are the topics of the majority of Kelly’s lyrical content. Kelly expressed that he writes from everyday experiences and prides himself on being versatile.

Other than the roses of his life, Kelly has got a lot many charges and cases of sexual abuses and crimes against him throught his career. Whether it is a case of sex with an underage, iillegal marriage, child abuse, child pornography, sex cult, molestation, domestic violence or of pedophilla, Kelly has earned a lot of bad name too.

R. Kelly Sentences

A attorney tried and won a case of sex offense on 29 June 2022 against Kelly. With the jury finding Kelly guilty on a total of nine criminal counts including violations, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Kelly is such a big name in the industry that this news became viral and top trending as soon as jurisdiction came out.