This past weekend R&B was represented at Jamaica’s “Reggae Sumfest 2012″ as R. Kelly and Trey Songz both performed. While Kellz was one of the headliners and arrived late to the stage, according to reports he quickly won back the audience with his past hits. Trey had the ladies in the audience at his fingertips as usual, and he treated the crowd to a performance of his brand new single “Dive In” as well as “Heart Attack.”
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R. Kelly will release his much-anticipated 11th studio album, Write Me Back, on June 26. On the follow-up to 2010’s Love Letter, the R&B King visits numerous styles, including cuts inspired by ’60s and ’70’s soul, Smokey Robinson and even Elvis Presley. However, the real Kellz fans will be happy to hear this specific track — “Green Light,” which is very reminiscent of the Pied Pipers classic love makin’ anthems. Take a listen to the full song now below…
In related news Kelly will be releasing his oft-delayed memoir “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me” on June 28!
In Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, Kelly shares his life story through episodic tales and exclusive color photographs, exploring his meteoric rises and sudden falls.
From the crippling learning disorder that rendered him unable to read or write, to the teacher/mentor who prophesized that his destiny was in music, not basketball, we follow his evolution from Chicago street performer to struggling L.A. musician and beyond. Kelly reveals his hard-won ascent to superstardom and his battle to move forward after legal and personal ordeals that threatened to destroy his life.
Now back at the top, Kelly recounts the surprising twists and turns that have taken him to new heights of maturity and artistry. Part memoir, part keepsake, Soulacoaster unlocks the door to R. Kelly’s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride.
In 2005, multi-platinum recording artist R. Kelly launched a cultural phenomenon with the mega-hit urban operetta “Trapped in the Closet.” The show defies categorization. Part contemporary movie musical, part urban soap opera, part epic music video, part independent film, this groundbreaking series unfolds like a juicy tabloid story, full of suspense, mystery, drama and packed with unexpected twists and turns.
Fans and critics alike applauded the unique series filled with over-the-top characters and complex story lines, all set to a sexy R&B groove. Viewers demanded more, and R. Kelly delivered again and again with brand new characters and plot twists and 22 chapters of whatever was going on inside R. Kelly’s rich interior world.
The premiere chapters were a suspenseful, mysterious, humorous and dramatic story, packed with cliffhangers and unexpected twists and turns. Now, Sylvester, Rufus, Cathy, Gwendolyn, Bridget, Big Man, Rosie the Nosy Neighbor, Twan and Pimp Lucius are back! This year, the crew reunites on IFC in the next installments of R. Kelly’s continuing hip hopera about a group of characters interconnected by sexual exploits, little people and a mysterious package.
TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET is produced by Sylvester Films and Fuzzy Bunny Films; R. Kelly executive produces, writes, stars, and co-directs with Jim Swaffield; Ann Carli is the producer. For IFC, the show is executive produced by Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Christine Lubrano and Evan Shapiro.
Trae The Truth invades Orlando and runs into T.I., 50 Cent, R.Kelly, Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Common, Juelz Santana and more.
Exclusive footage of Trae tha truth as he invades orlando and runs into the biggest names in the industry,such as T.I,50 cent,r kelly,chris brown,Gucci man and Common,juz to name a few,and i was there to tape it all…
This past weekend R. Kelly, Jermaine Dupri and Fantasia were book for a CIAA party in Charlotte. Kelly, labeled as the host of the event, stepped on stage and sing a small part from his classic single, “Bump n’ Grind.” However, Fantasia took offense and when the Charlotte native took the stage, told the crowd, “I come to give you your money’s worth. I find that disrespect when things happen like that, especially in my city.”
Indeed, Kelly seemed offer the bump, but not so much the grind. On the other hand, on the event flier Fantasia was the only one specifically labeled as a performer at the event.