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Watch R. Kelly Sing the Story of His Life For 45 Minutes Straight

R. Kelly is no stranger to long-winded stories (see all 33 chapters of Trapped in the Closet). So it only makes sense that someone would…
Rachel Brodsky / January 26, 2016

R. Kelly Brings New Song, ‘Backyard Party,’ to ‘Good Morning America’

R. Kelly stopped by Good Morning America yesterday, amidst touring, to tout his new album, The Buffet.  The appearance went much better than the one a…
Max Cea / December 30, 2015

Chance the Rapper Releases Joyous ‘Somewhere in Paradise’ With R. Kelly, Jeremih

Chance the Rapper continued his late-night show circuit on Sunday, but rather than debuting a new song onstage — as he did with "Angels" on The…
Harley Brown / December 13, 2015

Review: R. Kelly Crowns Himself in More Than One Way on ‘The Buffet’

The Buffet, R. Kelly’s 13th album, is like the 12 before it: hard to enjoy objectively. Per usual, we’re confronted with the prospect of an allegedly…
Dan Weiss / December 10, 2015

R. Kelly and Tinashe Make Nice on Stellar New Duet, ‘Let’s Be Real Now’

R. Kelly's new record The Buffet — his Black Panties follow-up —hits shelves on Friday (via RCA), and today the R&B lothario teases its release with a…
Brennan Carley / December 9, 2015

Stream the ‘Chi-Raq’ Soundtrack, Featuring R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Tink, and More

The soundtrack from Spike Lee's latest flick, Chi-Raq (in theaters today), is now streaming. There hasn't been a full track list before this week, so in addition to listening…
James Grebey / December 4, 2015

R. Kelly Gets Lil Wayne and Jeremih to ‘Switch Up’ With Him

R. Kelly has a new album, Buffet, coming out next month, so to get things fired up, the "Ignition" singer has shared a new track from the…
James Grebey / October 28, 2015

R. Kelly Helps Chance the Rapper Close Out Lollapalooza 2014

Chance the Rapper was one of a few acts set to close out this year's Lollapalooza, and it was clear that he wanted to make…
Colin Joyce / August 4, 2014

R. Kelly Kicked Off Festival Lineup Due to Sleazy Past

Columbus, Ohio's Fashion Meets Music Festival has cancelled R. Kelly's scheduled August 29 concert after facing backlash from the community and other acts on the…
Colin Joyce / July 29, 2014

R. Kelly Moves Into House Music

R. Kelly let a whole bunch of screaming fans in on an unexpected bit of news at the Chosen Few DJs Picnic in Chicago on July…
Olivia Forman / July 15, 2014

R. Kelly Dominates Map of States’ Most Ignored Artists

UPDATE: Spotify has bought The Echo Nest, the company behind these maps.Usually we don't do this, but maps of the United States' musical preferences are…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2014

Jimmy Fallon Jumpstarts R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix),’ Barbershop-Style

Last November, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performed her ARTPOP hit "Do What U Want" at the American Music Awards, in an irreverent production nodding…
Marc Hogan / February 19, 2014

Rick Ross Enters Sexless Threesome With Lady Gaga and R. Kelly

Rick Ross once again inserts himself into a popular song that he was never invited to in the first place, this time winding up in…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2013

Beyonce Breaks All Kinds of Records With No. 1 Debut

First! Was there ever any question? Bow down, bitches, it's Beyoncé. With the stealth release of her fifth album — titled Beyoncé because duh — Queen Bey becomes…
Chris Martins / December 18, 2013

R. Kelly’s Alleged Sex Crimes Are Still Horrific 13 Years Later

R. Kelly's image as a self-parodying R&B lothario largely overshadows a very disturbing truth about the Chicago singer: He's been accused of rape several times.
Kyle McGovern / December 16, 2013

R. Kelly’s Christmas Album Will Include ‘a Lot of Love-Making’

If you too have noticed a palpable drought of Christmas-themed love-making music in your life, R. Kelly has got your back (or whichever part you…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2013

R. Kelly Sings for His Dessert in Unsettling ‘Cookie’ Video

All that's troubling about R. Kelly's intermittently entertaining return-to-raunch Black Panties is right there on "Cookie." The lurching trap production that could've gone to anybody,…
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2013

R. Kelly’s Sexy But Troubling ‘Black Panties’ Is a Throwback for Both Good and Ill

One secret to R. Kelly’s confounding stardom: his sunglasses. He wears them more often than not, sporting them on nearly each of his 12 solo-album…
Jason King / December 9, 2013

R. Kelly Improvises About Frosted Flakes, Holds ‘Shut Up’ News Conference on ‘Arsenio’

The big surprise from R. Kelly's appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show was his performance of "Soldier's Heart," a song for the late Nelson Mandela.
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

Bono, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly and More Honor Nelson Mandela

Tributes continue to pour in for Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died on December 5 at age 95. U2's Bono wrote a 1,051-word…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013
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