R. Kelly News

  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
    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.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    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.
  • Cover of Jennifer Hudson Shares Artwork And Release Date For "JHUD" [Update: Tracklist Available]
    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.
  • Cover of R. Kelly Sued By Former Manager
    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."
  • Cover of R. Kelly Is Working On A House Music Album
    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.
  • Cover of R. Kelly Responds To Claims That He "Refuses To Accept" His Transgender Child
  • Cover of R. Kelly Announces "White Panties" Album, Possible Joint Project With Mary J. Blige
    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.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 23
    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.
  • Cover of Pharrell, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly And More Party It Up With Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMYs
    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.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: January 19
    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.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 29
    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.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 22
    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.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Numbers For Beyoncé, Childish Gambino & R. Kelly Are In
    It was already projected to be a big week for Beyonce, and now the final sales figures have been revealed.
  • Cover of Review: R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    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”.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Childish Gambino's "Because The Internet" & R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
     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.
  • Cover of R. Kelly Announces Christmas Album For 2014
     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.
  • Cover of R. Kelly Compares Chris Brown To Martin Luther King & Jesus
    R. Kelly has seen his share of controversy. After several accusations of sexual relations with minors (as well as a couple of lawsuits), Kells has been subject to a lot of media scrutiny. In a recent interview with the Guardian, the singer spoke about another controversial figure in the R&B world-- Chris Brown.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, & R. Kelly May Be On The New Justin Bieber Track [Update: Actually, It's A Compilation]
    Justin Bieber earned himself a bit of cred with his latest #MusicMondays series, which found the teen sensation venturing in a more mature, R&B-infused direction. The Biebz then surprised us with an R.
  • Cover of New Chapters Of R. Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" To Air On IFC
    R. Kelly's absurdist masterpiece Trapped In The Closet has been collecting new chapters intermittently since 2005, but we haven't heard about it in a minute. Now, the man behind unforgettable characters like Pimp Lucius, Sylvester, and 'Twan, has announced plans to bring the series back from its hiatus.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 25- Dec. 1
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features J.
  • Cover of Full Album Stream For R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    We've heard several singles and we've also received a stream of the album snippets, but today we're granted a full album stream for R. Kelly's Black Panties.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Will Appear On Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" Remix
    Lady Gaga has been invading the hip hop world lately. Between featuring Too Short, Twista, and T.I. on her new album, and her recent flirtations with Chief Keef, she's just about pulled a Miley.
  • Cover of Listen To Snippets Of R. Kelly's New "Black Panties" Album
    R. Kelly's latest oeuvre is due on December 10th, and to continue building anticipation, he's made snippets of the whole thing available two weeks ahead of time. We've already heard several of these tracks, but this'll give you an idea of the bigger picture. 
  • Cover of R.Kelly Rocks Terrible All Neon Outfit
    R. Kelly performed at the 10th anniversary for Rehab Las Vegas donning the typical ridiculous attire we've seen from artists anywhere near a red carper.
  • Cover of R. Kelly Announces Release Date For New "Black Panties" Album
    During a recent Black Panties listening session in Atlanta, R. Kelly revealed the release date for his twelfth solo album, that being in two months' time, on November 11th.
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