THE RISE AND FALL OF R. KELLY
Robert Sylvester Kelly (Age 55. born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. As a recording artist, Kelly was credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as “the King of R&B”, “the King of Pop-Soul”, and the “Pied Piper of R&B”. He is known for his extensive discography of hits spanning three decades. He has sold over 75 million records worldwide, which made him the most successful male R&B artist of the 1990s and one of the world’s best-selling music artists. R.Kelly has a net worth of $100 million.
He won three Grammy Awards for his song “I Believe I Can Fly”. He has written, produced, and remixed songs, singles, and albums for several artists, including Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone”, for which he was nominated for a Grammy.
Throughout his career, Kelly has been repeatedly accused of sexual abuse with young adults and minors. He has faced multiple civil suits and has been indicted by criminal courts in Chicago, New York, Illinois, and Minnesota. He repeatedly denied the charges. In 1994, he illegally married his underage protégé Aaliyah. In 2002, he was indicted but eventually acquitted on 21 counts of making child pornography.
The King of R&B has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his celebrity status to sexually abuse children and women.