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R Kelly Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is R Kelly worth? $1 Million

How did R Kelly earn his money and wealth?

R Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, was born on 8 January 1967 in Illinois, US. He has 3 siblings and was raised by a single mother, Joanne as their father remained absent throughout their life. Kelly had a rough time as his family lived in poverty and battled to meet basic needs. He began singing in the church choir at the age of eight.

He went to Kenwood Academy in near Hyde Park in Chicago. He was athletic since his school days and soon joined the high school basketball team. However, his musical skills were recognized by his music teacher Lena McLin, who later advised him to leave basketball and concentrate on music.

R Kelly is not only an American singer but is also a songwriter and record producer. He joined the group MGM (Musically Gifted Men) at a young age along with his friends Vincent Walker, Marc McWilliams as well as Shawn Brooks. In the year 1990, MGM recorded its first single ‘Why You Wanna Play Me’ that was, however, disbanded soon after its release. In the year 1992, Kelly released his debut album titled ‘Born into the 90s’ along with the group Public Announcement as a backup. The album was a hit and was certified platinum later.

Kelly released his self-titled album ‘R Kelly’ in the year 1995 which went on to become a huge hit and contained three number 1 singles, ‘Down Low (Nobody Has to Know), ‘You Remind Me of Something’ as well as ‘I Can’t Sleep Baby (If I).’ In the year 1998, Kelly released the album ‘R’ which is known to be one of the most commercially successful hits of his career. The album also received critical acclaim and garnered several nominations and awards.

Kelly released another album titled ‘Chocolate Factory’ in the year 2003 which debuted at number 1 in the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was a huge international hit and more than 3 million copies of it were sold across the globe. He released the album titled ‘TP.3 Reloaded’ which stood at number 1 position in the Billboard 200 music chart.  In the year 2007, he released the album ‘Double Up,’ which featured the hit single ‘I’m a Flirt Remix,’ stood peaked at number 1 position in the Billboard music chart. Next, in the year 2010, Kelly released the album ‘Love Letter’ which surprised his audiences as it incorporated heart-warming lyrics on love and forgiveness. His 2013 album titled ‘Black Panties’ peaked at number 4 position in the Billboard 200 chart and received mixed reviews from the fans and critics.

What are the highest grossing songs of R Kelly?

  1. R Kelly (1995): Peaked at #1
  2. Chocolate factory (2003): Peaked at #1
  3. TP-2.com (2000): Peaked at #1
  4. Double Up (2007): Peaked at #1
  5. 3 Reloaded (2005): Peaked at #1

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