R. Kelly News

  • 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.
  • Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, & R. Kelly May Be On The New Justin Bieber Track [Update: Actually, It's A Compilation]
    Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, & R. Kelly May Be On The New Justin Bieber Track [Update: Actually, It's A Compilation]
    Dec 9, 2013 at 12:36pm
    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. Kelly collaboration on one of his latest offerings, but apparently he's still got a couple of big features up his sleeve.
  • R. Kelly Announces Release Date For New "Black Panties" Album
    R. Kelly Announces Release Date For New "Black Panties" Album
    Sep 8, 2013 at 05:30pm
    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. The follow-up to 2012′s Write Me Back as so far been led by the single "My Story", which features 2 Chainz and was recently given the visual treatment. Kelly assured those present at the listening session that they wouldn't be disappointed by his new project. 
  • 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”.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trey Songz Discusses Why He Beefed With R. Kelly
    Trey Songz Discusses Why He Beefed With R. Kelly
    Jan 31, 2013 at 06:51pm
    Not only an artist, but a true fan of the genre, Trey Songz is open about his love of R&B, and has had tumultuous relationships with other notable artists like Ne-Yo, and perhaps the biggest in the game, R. Kelly.  While
  • Listen To Snippets Of R. Kelly's New "Black Panties" Album
    Listen To Snippets Of R. Kelly's New "Black Panties" Album
    Nov 24, 2013 at 03:11pm
    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.  The standard edition of the 13-track project includes guest features from 2 Chainz, Kelly Rowland, Ludacris and Young Jeezy (over production from DJ Mustard), and a deluxe edition is rumored to be in the works. The project is sexually charged, to say the least, which comes as no surprise from Kells. 
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Full Album Stream For R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    Full Album Stream For R. Kelly's "Black Panties"
    Dec 2, 2013 at 12:26pm
    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. The album is set to hit stores and the internet on December 10th, with appearances from Kelly Rowland, Jeezy, Ludacris and 2 Chainz. Future, Migos and Juicy J. A full stream has been released via itemvn, which you can listen to below. How's it sound?
  • 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".
  • 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 Will Appear On Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" Remix
    Rick Ross Will Appear On Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" Remix
    Nov 29, 2013 at 06:11pm
    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.
  • 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."
  • Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang & More To Headline Bonnaroo Music Festival
    Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang & More To Headline Bonnaroo Music Festival
    Feb 19, 2013 at 03:40pm
    Bannaroo, with some assistance from Weird Al Yankovic, announced the lineup for their upcoming Spring music festival. 
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