You cannot mention R Kelly’s name and detach it from controversy. He is a popular American musician who has built his career over many years by producing hit songs. R Kelly is riddled with deep controversies around his life. He is currently handling a case on sex abuse and has just been released on bail. R Kelly is a master of the game, as he has learned to wade through the storms and bounce back to the music charts better than before. This time, the world is watching to see what becomes of him.
R Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on January 8, 1967, in Chicago as a third born in the family of four to mother Joanne. His mother was a singer and raised her family in the Baptist church. They lived a very modest life in Chicago. R Kelly is said to have begun singing in the church choir at a young age. His passion for music was inborn.
R Kelly net worth: $1 Million.
R Kelly has a net worth of $1 million according to celebrity net worth.
His wealth hit a downside when he divorced his wife, Andrea Lee, in 2009. They had three children with the actress cum dancer.
His past has been surrounded by many sex scandal claims that have left him with no option but to pay out huge sums of money to cover up the stories.
One of the most famous R Kelly’s scandals was the one involving his first wife and R&B singer, Aaliyah. He is reported to have had sex with her at the age of 15 years, and R Kelly was 27 years old who he later married. The many other cases of child molestation leveled against him in 2002, immensely depleted R Kelly’s net worth.
His music teacher, Lena Mclin discovered r Kelly’s musical talent. He credits his success to the teacher in his interview with Ebony magazine. He is said to have started his professional singing and songwriting career in the late 1980s. He grew his earnings by producing many different popular songs such as, “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Your Body’s Callin,” “Bump n’ Grind,” “If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time.”
R Kelly got his music break in 1990 when he was enrolled by Jive Records who helped him release “Born In The 90s” with his group, Public Announcement.
R Kelly is rated as one of the best-selling music artists in the U.S. Reports shows that he has is said to have sold more than 75 million music albums and singles across the globe earning him large amounts of income. R Kelly a super-music performer mainly makes his earnings by selling his music albums and tours across the world. In the year 1996, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for writing Michael Jackson’s song. He has collaborated in music productions with other popular musicians as, Jay Z, Nas, Sean Combs, and Notorious B.I.G.
He has performed in big events and concerts. One such event was the opening of the 2000 world cup in Brazil. He also performed the song “Sign of a Victory” at the 2010 FIFA world cup opening ceremony in Johannesburg.
R Kelly has won the hearts of R&B fans. He was once nicknamed the “The King of R&B.” R Kelly is listed as the most successful R&B and Hip Hop artist of the years 1985-2010 by Billboard. He has scooped big music awards such as American Music Awards, Billboard, Soul Train, BET, and NAAC.
R Kelly had a short stint playing professional basketball for Atlantic City Seagulls. He wore the number 12 in honor of his album 12 Play.