16 "R Kelly" Quotes And Sayings

R. Kelly is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Chicago, Illinois. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with his R&B-influenced solo debut album 12 Play. The album was a crossover success and has been credited with inspiring a generation of hopefuls to enter the industry Read more

His second album, Chocolate Factory, released in 1998, was his international breakthrough and included the hits "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Bump N' Grind." The next year he achieved even greater success with his greatest hits compilation R. Kelly's Best of Both Worlds. That same year he released his first greatest hits album Love Letter to You under the name Robert Sylvester Kelly.

After another hiatus of over six years he returned with "I'm Your Angel" in early 2002. This was followed by "She's Got That Vibe" in May 2002 which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, making him the only artist to have three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart consecutively since Lauryn Hill first did so on May 9, 1998. Kelly then released his third studio album TP-2.com in 2003 which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spawned two more top 10 singles.

In 2006 he released his eighth studio album Double Up, which became his first number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart after debuting at number two on the week of its release. The album's lead single "You Remind Me of Something" became an international hit reaching top 10 status on charts around Europe and Asia as well as reaching platinum status in South Africa and peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for seven nonconsecutive weeks beginning February 9, 2006.

The song also earned Kelly a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.

I belive I can fly, I believe I can touch...
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I belive I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky. R. Kelly
Jigga, Kells, Not Guilty
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Jigga, Kells, Not Guilty R. Kelly
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I am very conscious of who I am as an artist and as an inspirational person. R. Kelly
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Once I started singing, I didn't have to try to be cool. I was just one of the coolest guys around. R. Kelly
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I gave a Christmas party last year - well, two Christmases ago - where I did a Sam Cooke show. I didn't perform as R. Kelly. I performed the Sam Cooke show from 1964, when he performed at the Copacabana. R. Kelly
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I've programmed myself musically to come up with love-feeling tracks that are romantic, sexy, but classy, all in one. And that's the challenge. Once I create that music, then the lyrical content starts to come - you know, the stories and things like that. R. Kelly
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Music is very powerful and can make you feel whatever it is. If you listen to gospel, you're going to feel thankful, and you're going to want to call up people that you hate and tell them that you love them. When you listen to sexual music, it gets you in the mood. R. Kelly
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They say marriage will change you but it didn't change me. Being in love changed me. R. Kelly
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You're younger, you might want to go to clubs and kick it, but as you get older, you start seeing that life has more meaning to it. The people that you love are the people you want to start trusting and start wanting them to trust you and start respecting them. R. Kelly
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There's a time and place for everything. You're younger, you might want to go to clubs and kick it, but as you get older, you start seeing that life has more meaning to it. The people that you love are the people you want to start trusting and start wanting them to trust you and start respecting them. R. Kelly
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I'm not gonna be broke, like my mom was broke, my uncles were broke, my sisters didn't have money, my cousins on down. R. Kelly
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I've always wanted to write movies - I always used to tell my mom that I wanted to be a director. R. Kelly
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My mom actually had a band called Six Pack - even though there were seven of them - who went around Chicago performing popular songs. Her voice was like Gladys Knight mixed with Aretha Franklin. R. Kelly
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When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk. R. Kelly
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'Love Letter' reminds me of 'Chocolate Factory' and 'Happy People.' It's a little bit of both of those, yeah. I just wanted it to be classy, man. And romantic. And maybe 10 percent sexy. R. Kelly