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R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners. He started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. R. Kelly a master producer, composer, and performer and is often ... See full bio »

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Space Jam Soundtrack
(1996)
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  GoGoManTV (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- 5 najpálivejsích CHILLI papriciek na svete - Halloween speciál 2017 #2 (2017) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
  MenT (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Shakira nebo menopauza - Co je více vyhledávané? (2017) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- MenT: The Best of Me(nT) - To nejlepsí za rok 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (performer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (music - 2 episodes, 2017)
- Adam Sandler & Dustin Hoffman/Miley Cyrus (2017) ... (writer: "Ignition (Remix)")
- Ray Romano/Ruth Negga/Camila Cabello (2017) ... (music: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Bob Odenkirk/Lucy Hale/Robert Irwin/Brad Paisley (2017) ... (music: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Adam Driver/Rhett & Link/R. Kelly (2016) ... (performer: "Step in the Name of Love", "Home for Christmas") / (writer: "Step in the Name of Love", "Home for Christmas")
- Ricky Gervais/Ariana Grande (2016) ... (performer: "Ignition (Remix)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ignition (Remix)" - uncredited)
  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.11 (2017) ... (performer: "Bump n' Grind") / (writer: "Bump n' Grind")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014)
- Chris Pine/LCD Soundsystem (2017) ... (performer: "Bump and Grind" - uncredited)
- Charlize Theron/The Black Keys (2014) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Lady Gaga (2013) ... (performer: "Do What U Want" - uncredited) / (writer: "Do What U Want" - uncredited)
 2017 Get Your Decades Party On! 90's vs 00's vs 10's (TV Special) (performer: "Ignition (Remix)" - as R Kelly)
  Kovy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- USA Trip #2 - Umím létat! (2016) ... (performer: "I Belive I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Belive I Can Fly")
 2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady! (2016) ... (writer: "I'm Convinced I Can Swim" - uncredited)
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2016)
- 2016: Auditions 1 (2016) ... (performer: "The World's Greatest" - uncredited) / (writer: "The World's Greatest" - uncredited)
- 2015: The Live Final (2015) ... (performer: "She's Got That Vibe" - uncredited)
- 2013: Auditions 2 (2013) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 1 (2012) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes, 2004 - 2015) (performer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008)
- Auditions 1 (2015) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (writer: "I Look to You" - uncredited)
- Auditions 1 (2010) ... (writer: "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.13 (2008) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.7 (2008) ... (performer: "The World's Greatest" - uncredited) / (writer: "The World's Greatest" - uncredited)
 2015 Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s (TV Movie) (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
  Car Share (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (performer: "Bump n' Grind") / (writer: "Bump n' Grind")
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (performer: "Ignition") / (writer: "Ignition")
 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Word Up! By Cameo (2015) ... (writer: "Back and Forth")
 2015 The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "You Are Not Alone" (1995))
 2015 Workaholics (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Speedo Racer (2015) ... (performer: "Same Girl" - uncredited)
 2015 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Gang Group Dates (2015) ... (performer: "Ignition (Remix)" - uncredited)
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "You Remind Me of Something") / (writer: "You Remind Me of Something")
- The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (performer: "Do What U Want") / (writer: "Do What U Want", "Do What U Want (Remix)")
 2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Results (2014) ... (writer: "It's Your World")
  Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2014)
- Fearless & Foolish (2014) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Rude'lympics (2013) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Love Bytes (2011) ... (performer: "Real Talk" - uncredited)
- Heroes & Villains (2009) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El mejor plan (2014) ... (writer: "The World's Greatest" - uncredited)
 2014 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Look To You")
 2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.16 (2014) ... (writer: "Do What U Want")
  Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013)
- Episode #7.180 (2013) ... (performer: "Sex Dolphin" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sex Dolphin" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.178 (2013) ... (performer: "Do What U Want" - uncredited) / (writer: "Do What U Want" - uncredited)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) (performer: "Do What U Want") / (writer: "Do What U Want")
 2013 HaKochav HaBa (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.24 (2013) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2013 The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Bump n' Grind") / (writer: "Bump n' Grind")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Craig Ferguson/Vera Farmiga/Harper Simon (2013) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.116 (2011) ... (writer: "Where You At")
  American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Less Money, Mo' Problems (2012) ... (performer: "Bump 'n' Grind") / (writer: "Bump 'n' Grind")
 2010-2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- On My Way (2012) ... (writer: "Fly / I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
- Grilled Cheesus (2010) ... (writer: "I Look to You" - uncredited)
  Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part Three (2012) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Captain EO Part Two (2011) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
  Tosh.0 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Hurdle Fail Girls (Rematch) (2011) ... (performer: " I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: " I Believe I Can Fly")
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Bump N' Grind", "Medley: Your Body's Callin', When a Woman's Fed Up, Happy People, When a Woman Loves, When a Woman Loves (Remix)", "Contagious") / (writer: "Bump N' Grind", "Medley: Your Body's Callin', When a Woman's Fed Up, Happy People, When a Woman Loves, When a Woman Loves (Remix)", "Contagious")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Episode #2.184 (2010) ... (performer: "Number One Hit") / (writer: "Number One Hit")
- Episode #2.183 (2010) ... (performer: "When a Woman Loves") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly", "When a Woman Loves")
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 7. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Game Night 5 (2010) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
  The Joe Rogan Experience (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- John Heffron (2010) ... (performer: "Real Talk") / (writer: "Real Talk")
 2009 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (writer: "I Look to You")
 2009 Viver a Vida (TV Series) (writer: "I Look to You")
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.203 (2009) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
  America's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Audition Show #1 (2009) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
 2008 MusicalMENT (TV Movie) (writer: "No estás sol")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top Eight Perform (2008) ... (writer: "I Fell In Love With A DJ")
  Gavin & Stacey (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... (performer: "Bump 'n Grind" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bump 'n Grind" - uncredited)
  The Choir: Boys Don't Sing (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (lyrics: "You Are Not Alone" - uncredited) / (music: "You Are Not Alone" - uncredited)
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2007 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... (writer: "Don't Matter" - uncredited)
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2007) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2003-2007 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Top 20 - live: Die Männer #1 (2007) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Mottoshow #7 - Soul (2006) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Mottoshow #1 - Die größten Hits aller Zeiten (2006) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Mottoshow #2 - Rock und Popballaden (2003) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Fünfte Top 50 Show (2003) ... (writer: "U Got It Bad")
 2004-2006 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Kvalprogram 2 (2006) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Kärlek (2005) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Kvalfinalen (2005) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Kvalprogram 3 (2005) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Min Idol (2004) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2005-2006 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 3 Performance Show: Clive Davis', Judges' & Idol's Choice (2006) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Top 10 Perform (2005) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2005) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2003-2005 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Topp 50 #4 (2005) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Topp 40 #1 (2004) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Topp 10 - Ditt idol (2003) ... (writer: "I'm Your Angel")
 2005 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- První finále: Moj pop idol (2005) ... (writer: "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time")
- Ctvrté semifinále (2005) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2005 I Love the '90s: Part Deux (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1996 (2005) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - Filmmuziek (2004) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular Show 6 - R&B Hits (2004) ... (writer: "I'm Your Angel")
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final (2004) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2003-2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 11 Performance Show: Pop (2004) ... (writer: "Ignition")
- Grand Final (2003) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Top 5 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time")
- Top 5 Performance Show: RnBSoul (2003) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time")
 2004 Turkstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2004) ... (writer: "U Got It Bad")
 2004 Rock Me, Baby (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Singing for Your Supper (2004) ... (writer: "Questions")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 2 Showdown (2004) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2004 Britney Spears Live from Miami (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Outrageous" - uncredited)
 2004 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop #1 (2004) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2003) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2001-2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Heat 5 (2003) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Heat 4 (2003) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Heat 4 (2001) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2003 Nouvelle Star (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... (writer: "The World's Greatest")
  Operación triunfo (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Episode #2.1 (2002) ... (producer: "I Believe I Can Fly") / (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 2001 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Versöhnung auf bayrisch (2001) ... (performer: "I Believe I Can Fly" - uncredited)
 2001 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gefährliche Schwestern (2001) ... (performer: "I'm Your Angel")
 1996-2000 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 29 August 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 2 May 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Your Body's Callin'" - uncredited)
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series) (performer: "When a Woman's Fed Up") / (writer: "When a Woman's Fed Up")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 1994 - 2000) (performer - 4 episodes, 1994 - 1995)
- Episode dated 10 March 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Satisfy You")
- Episode dated 14 September 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Episode dated 7 September 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Episode dated 31 August 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
- Episode dated 19 January 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Bump n' Grind") / (writer: "Bump n' Grind")
 1999 Motown Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seal/Chaka Khan/The Commodores/Jon B. (1999) ... (writer: "God's Grace")
 1999 Michael Jackson & Friends (TV Movie) (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
 1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
- Episode #9.1 (1998) ... (writer: "I Believe I Can Fly")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "You Are Not Alone")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Nas video: "Street Dreams" (Remix) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 40 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Kelly and Public Announcement | R Kelly

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

You know, I love plays. I love the smell of a theater. The old rooms and the carpet and all that stuff. I love to tell stories. Even before I was doing music, I saw myself as a director. See more »

Trivia:

R. Kelly began his music career as the front man of r&b singing group Public Announcement. See more »

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Frequently wears a Zorro mask See more »

Nickname:

The Pied Piper See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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