R. Kelly News

  • Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
    Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:38am
    In weeks past, we've chosen to dedicate editions of Samples Of The Week to new albums by J. Cole, Fabolous and Joey Bada$$, which were all chock full of beats that utilized samples. This week, it's Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth that gets the nod, thanks to three particularly noticeable samples/interpolations. Read on to see where Lupe found the sounds to make his dope new album. 
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Dec 17, 2014 at 07:01pm
    Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info. In an interview with Rap-Up, Ty Dolla reveals some big-name features that will be on the album. 
  • A History Of RnBeef
    A History Of RnBeef
    Oct 16, 2014 at 01:05pm
    Hey, Hip-Hop heads, enthusiasts, casual observers, etc.; ever wonder about the great feuds betwixt R&B legends? If you weren’t, that might be due to the fact that there aren't very many. However, as dedicated to the collection and compilation of all things vaguely urban as we are, we’ve spawned a list with what we’ve found. As R. Kelly once said, "You don't want R&B singers to get into beef; leave that to the rappers."
  • BTS Photos: Rick Ross & R. Kelly's "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" Video Shoot
    BTS Photos: Rick Ross & R. Kelly's "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" Video Shoot
    Oct 1, 2014 at 02:43pm
    With the announcement of Rick Ross' new album, Hood Billionaire, also came the news of a single set to feature R. Kelly. We don't know when "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)" will be released, but today we got some behind the scenes photos from the video shoot, which you can view in the gallery above.
  • Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
    Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
    Sep 17, 2014 at 04:08pm
    Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting back into the studio following the release of Mastermind, he's already got an entire album complete and he's starting to promote it hard. Today Rozay reveals he's locked down a release date of November 24th for Hood Billionaire, choosing the same day as Eminem's SHADY XV compilation.
  • Stream Jennifer Hudson's "JHUD"
    Stream Jennifer Hudson's "JHUD"
    Sep 16, 2014 at 03:12pm
    A week from today, on September 23rd, Jennifer Hudson will release JHUD, the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me. It features contributions from R. Kelly, Pharrell, T.I., Timbaland and Iggy Azalea. Ahead of that, she's teamed up with VH1 to bring you a stream of the album. Check it out below.
  • Jennifer Hudson Shares Artwork And Release Date For "JHUD" [Update: Tracklist Available]
    Jennifer Hudson Shares Artwork And Release Date For "JHUD" [Update: Tracklist Available]
    Aug 24, 2014 at 06:30pm
    Actor and singer Jennifer Hudson hasn't released a new album since 2011's I Remember Me, but that will all change on September 23rd when she drops the nickname-inspired JHUD. Along with the due date, she's shared artwork that shows her in front of her native Chicago skyline, emblazoned with the album's name.
  • R. Kelly Sued By Former Manager
    R. Kelly Sued By Former Manager
    Aug 18, 2014 at 07:44pm
    Last year, R. Kelly parted ways with his manager, Derrel McDavid, who had been with him for decades. Now TMZ says McDavid is suing Kellz for some money owed to him at the time they "parted company."
  • R. Kelly Is Working On A House Music Album
    R. Kelly Is Working On A House Music Album
    Jul 14, 2014 at 01:52pm
    On recent singles with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson ("Do What U Want" and "It's Your World," respectively), R. Kelly showed that he was more than able to hold his own over dance music-influenced production, and now it seems like we'll be hearing more of that side of Kellz very soon. A few days ago while performing at the Chosen Few DJ’s picnic in Chicago, the crooner announced to the crowd that he was working on an album of house music.
  • R. Kelly Responds To Claims That He "Refuses To Accept" His Transgender Child
    R. Kelly Responds To Claims That He "Refuses To Accept" His Transgender Child
    Jun 28, 2014 at 05:31pm
    Earlier this month, R. Kelly's 13-year-old daughter Jaya announced via social media that she was transgender, saying that she would now like to be called "Jay" and that she was "eager to undergo gender reassignment surgery." Since then, Kellz has not spoken about the matter in public, and his ex-wife (Jay's mother) recently told TMZ that he "refuses to accept his daughter is now his son."
  • R. Kelly Announces "White Panties" Album, Possible Joint Project With Mary J. Blige
    R. Kelly Announces "White Panties" Album, Possible Joint Project With Mary J. Blige
    Mar 3, 2014 at 08:04pm
    R. Kelly isn't known for his subtlety, and despite many criticisms this year, the follow up to his over-the-top 2013 album, Black Panties, will likely not find Kells taking a more reserved approach. The album, which he revealed in an interview with V magazine will be called White Panties, has been promised to be on a "whole other level".
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 23
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 23
    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:45am
    Overall album sales are up this week by 20% according to Nielsen, and we may have Valentine's Day purchases to blame for this one. Perhaps lovers were picking up Drake's Nothing Was The Same, and some r'n'b albums for V-Day? Along with Drake seeing a rise in sales, so did Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Beyonce and John Legend-- those are all very Valentine's Day-worthy releases.
  • Pharrell, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly And More Party It Up With Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMYs
    Pharrell, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly And More Party It Up With Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMYs
    Jan 26, 2014 at 12:33pm
    Despite being over 80-years-old, Clive Davis was found at the heart of the party at an exclusive pre-GRAMMY gala at the Beverly Hilton, designed to honor Universal Music Group Chairman Lucian Grainge. The event was filled with stars and musical icons, including R. Kelly, Pharrell and even Taylor Swift and Lorde. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed, and Clive Davis led the stars in singing "Happy Birthday" to Alicia Keys. You could even see Swizz Beats and Jamie Foxx chiming in. Also, Robin Thicke sang "Blurred Lines" with the help of Pharrel, T.I. and The Neptunes.
  • Charts Don't Lie: January 19
    Charts Don't Lie: January 19
    Jan 19, 2014 at 09:00am
    This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet. The Alumni rapper is now signed to a major label, and was able to successfully release his debut album My Own Lane-- he actually surpassed the sales projections of 40-45k. Ink sold a respectable 50k, which isn't too shabby for an artist who is not quite mainstream yet, although it's only a matter of time until he gets there.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 29
    Charts Don’t Lie: December 29
    Dec 29, 2013 at 09:24am
    The past week brought Christmas, which undoubtedly brought sales in all departments, music or otherwise. However not all hip-hop artists were lucky enough to benefit from this Christmas season. Although B.o.B released his album Underground Luxury just in time to enjoy some holiday giving, his album fell completely flat, managing to debut at #22 this week on the Billboard 200, moving only 35k. Compare this to Strange Clouds which did 76k, or better yet, his debut album which moved 84k opening week, and it looks like Bobby Ray's fan base is waning.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 22
    Charts Don’t Lie: December 22
    Dec 22, 2013 at 02:41pm
    Last week we discussed the new effort from Beyonce which made waves in the internet over night, selling an astounding 80,000 units in just three hours. Apart from breaking an iTunes record, the album is well on its way to platinum, following the #newrules of her husband Jay Z. Bey surpassed her past record for first week sales, and it's possible that she'll maintain the #1 spot two weeks in a row-- a feat Jay Z accomplished with MCHG as well.
  • First Week Sales Numbers For Beyoncé, Childish Gambino & R. Kelly Are In
    First Week Sales Numbers For Beyoncé, Childish Gambino & R. Kelly Are In
    Dec 17, 2013 at 04:56pm
    It was already projected to be a big week for Beyonce, and now the final sales figures have been revealed. Not only is Beyonce the singer's biggest debut on the charts, it also set the record for most US iTunes sales in one week with 617,000 sold. Worldwide, Bey was actually able to move 828,773 copies of the album, but her US numbers are what will get the official tally. Previous to the self-titled record, Beyonce's highest first week sales were for her sophomore album, B'Day, which moved 541,000 in its first seven days.
  • Review: R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    Review: R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    Dec 17, 2013 at 12:57pm
    There has been a heavy influx of modern and neo r'n'b in the past few years, but R. Kelly will always remain an important figure in what we now consider “old school r'n'b”.
  • First Week Sales Projections For Childish Gambino's "Because The Internet" & R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    First Week Sales Projections For Childish Gambino's "Because The Internet" & R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    Dec 11, 2013 at 11:59pm
     This past Tuesday was full of major releases. Alongside Paul Wall and E-40’s new albums, Childish Gambino and R. Kelly released highly anticipated projects as well, and the early first week sales projections are in for those albums. According to HDD, R. Kelly’s Black Panties album is projected to move 90-100k units in the first week which will be good enough to land him a top 5 debut on Billboard 200.
  • R. Kelly Announces Christmas Album For 2014
    R. Kelly Announces Christmas Album For 2014
    Dec 11, 2013 at 09:18pm
     R. Kelly's new album, Black Panties, isn't quite the best Christmas present to give to your sister, therefore next year, Kellz plans to give a gift that the whole family can enjoy. The R&B icon is working on his first Christmas album. In a new interview, Kellz revealed that he’s already started recording for next year’s Christmas album. “I’m working on a Christmas album right now called the 12 Nights of Christmas and it’s gonna be a lot of lovemaking,” said Kellz. “I come with that bearing gifts.”
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