R. Kelly

Wildly imaginative and undeniably talented, R. Kelly stormed the charts in the early 1990s with a string of hits that blended R&B, hip-hop and New Jack Swing. He overcame an impoverished upbringing through his love of ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1967 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Music (58)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

("Bump N' Grind") (Song)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

("Bump N' Grind") (Song Performer)

Chi-raq 2015 (Movie)

("Put The Guns Down") (Song Performer)

Chi-raq 2015 (Movie)

("Put The Guns Down") (Song)

Magic Mike XXL 2015 (Movie)

("Cookie") (Song)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

("Don't Let Me Die") (Song)

Saturday Night Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Christmas, I'll Be Steppin") (Song)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Christmas, I'll Be Steppin") (Song Performer)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

"Bump N' Grind" (Song)

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

"Bump N' Grind" (Song Performer)

Project X 2012 (Movie)

"Bump N' Grind" (Song)

Project X 2012 (Movie)

"Bump N' Grind" (Song Performer)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Music Consultant (Music)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

("One Wing") (Song)

30 Minutes or Less 2011 (Movie)

("Ignition (Remix)") (Song)

30 Minutes or Less 2011 (Movie)

("Ignition (Remix)") (Song Performer)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

"Lovin' You Tonight" (Song)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

("Unbeliveable") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("Bump N' Grind") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("Bump N' Grind") (Song Performer)

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

("Go Getta") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls 2007 (Movie)

"Don't Let Go" (Song)

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls 2007 (Movie)

"Don't Let Go" (Song Performer)

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

("Bump, Bump, Bump") (Song)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

("From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace" Original Unit: `) (Song)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

("Ignition") (Song)

Without a Paddle 2004 (Movie)

("Bump N' Grind") (Song)

Without a Paddle 2004 (Movie)

("Bump N' Grind") (Song Performer)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Pick Up The Phone") (Music Producer)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Pick Up The Phone") (Song)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Pick Up The Phone") (Song Performer)

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Ignition (Remix)") (Song)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Ignition (Remix)") (Song Performer)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

("From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace") (Song)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

("Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)") (Song)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

("Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)") (Song Performer)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Unbelievable") (Song)

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

("Up and Outta Here" "Bad Man") (Song Performer)

Life 1999 (Movie)

song/song producer("Life" "Fortunate") (Song)

Life 1999 (Movie)

("Stimulate Me") (Song Performer)

Belly 1998 (Movie)

songs("No Way In, No Way Out" "What About") (Song)

The Players Club 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

The Players Club 1998 (Movie)

("It Seems Like You're Ready") (Song Performer)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

song performer and producer("Gotham City") (Music)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Booty Call 1997 (Movie)

song producer/performer("Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby") (Song)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

song producer and performer("I Believe I Can Fly") (Song)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

songs perfomer("Slow Dance (Hey Mr Dj) Instrumental" "Honey Love" "Dedicated") (Song Performer)
Actor (29)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Trapped in the Closet: Part Three 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Walk of Fame: Smokey Robinson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Fade to Black 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2002 Olympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Billboard Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Grammy Countdown 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 Billboard Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer
Director (1)

Trapped in the Closet: Part Three 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Trapped in the Closet: Part Three 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (1)

Trapped in the Closet: Part Three 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Wildly imaginative and undeniably talented, R. Kelly stormed the charts in the early 1990s with a string of hits that blended R&B, hip-hop and New Jack Swing. He overcame an impoverished upbringing through his love of music and emerged as a successful solo artist with his 1993 debut 12 Play. His innuendo-laded slow jams "Bump N' Grind" and "Your Body's Callin'" from the album seemingly turned Kelly into a modern master of R&B overnight. His ubiquitous, Grammy Award-winning single "I Believe I Can Fly" (1996) remained the artist's most successful record as well as his signature hit. He also established a successful track record as a songwriter and producer who collaborated with artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Jay-Z. Kelly's secret marriage to protégé Aaliyah, underage at the time of their marital union, hampered his reputation and foretold more legal troubles later in his career involving an alleged predilection for underage girls. He managed to bounce back from serious controversy with the 2003 party anthem "Ignition (Remix)." In 2005, Kelly released his most ambitious project, a multi-chapter song and music video series titled "Trapped in the Closet," which gained a cult-like following and established his wild reputation as an all-around entertainer who was never less than fascinating.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Chocolate Factory" and "TP-2.COM"

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