Today we celebrate Hip Hop mega star, American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player Robert Sylvester Kelly better known as R. Kelly!
Referred to as the King of R&B, the big time star gained popularity through hits as “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition (Remix).” With over 100 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the top-selling artists of all-time.
He created a rap opera, or hip-hopera, called Trapped in the Closet, which was released in four installments from 2005 to 2012 and was warmly received throughout the globe.
He married Aaliyah on August 30, 1994, but their marriage was annulled on February 7, 1995. He married Andrea Kelly in 1996, but they divorced in 2009. He has three children named Jaya, Joann, and Robert.
R. Kelly is the newest star of Alexander Wang‘s Spring/Summer 2017 digital campaign alongside model and brand-favorite Anna Ewers.
Here’s celebrating an icon!
Happy 50th Birthday!