Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, lyricist, music producer, and convicted rapist. For his donations to the evolution of R&B and hip hop, he has been dubbed “the Leader of R&B,” “the King of Pop-Soul,” and the “Pied Piper of R&B.”
Kelly is very well for music like “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Bump N’ Grind,” “Your Body’s Callin’,” “Gotham City,” “Ignition (Remix),” “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time,” “The World’s Greatest,” “I’m a Flirt (Remix),” and the hip hop hopeful “Trapped in the Closet.” In 1998, Kelly received three Grammy Awards for her song “I Believe I Can Fly.” Kelly is mainly a lyricist, but he has written, generated, and reimagined music, solo artists, and album covers for other artists. In 1996, he was shortlisted for a Grammy Award for his job on Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone.”
Kelly has sold more than 75 million songs worldwide, making him the most successful R&B male musician of the 1990’s and one of the world’s best-selling musicians.
R Kelly’s net worth is unknown.
Kelly is an American singer, lyricist, actor, and music producer. R Kelly has an estimated worth of -$2 million. During his peak, Kelly’s net worth was easily in the tens of millions, if not as high as $100 million. Kelly revealed to an arbitrator in April 2020, while arguing for his release from prison, that he owes the IRS nearly $1.9 million alone.
Early Days and the Start of a Career
Robert Sylvester Kelly was birthed on Chicago’s south side on January 8, 1967. He dropped out of high school in torque his ambition to become a subway musician. He got his big break when he won a $100,000 prize on the television talent shows Big shows. Kelly signed to Jive Records in 1991, and his band Public Announcement released “Born into to the 90s” in 1993.
“12 Play,” R. Kyle’s solo debut, was launched in November 1993. The soundtrack was afterward accredited six occasions platinum, largely due to the hit “Bump n’ Grind.”
Personal Relationships and Disputes
Kelly marries Aaliyah in 1994, but the marriage was later annulled. He married dancer Andrea Lee in 1996, with and with who he had 3 children before divorcing in 2009.
R Kelly’s profession has indeed been riddled with issues over the years. He was arrested and accused of raping a child. He was later acquitted on all 14 counts brought against him.
If R. Kelly had not been involved in any legal issues, his net worth could have easily surpassed $50-100 million. Kelly is also said to have expended tens of millions of dollars settling a slew of lawsuits have been filed by women who claimed she sexually abused them. Kelly supposedly lost a significant portion of his wealth within a week of getting divorced Andrea Lee, his wife from 1996 to 2009, in his most profitable years in business.
Financial and legal concerns
In July 2018, R. Kelly released a 19-minute piece of music on Spotify wherein he discussed several of his charges. Kelly stated in this melody that she is broke and must tour “just to pay the rent.” He also admits that he once owed the IRS $20 million and had to loan huge amounts of money from his label to cover expenses. His financial woes are compounded by the fact that he will be unable to undertake in many countries as a result of his controversies, and his US tours are frequently thwarted by protesters.