Born on January 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Robert Sylvester Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and convicted sex offender.
Kelly as a recording artist was credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, which earned him 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.
Kelly is the most successful male R&B artist of the 1990s and one of the world’s best-selling music artists, he has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
He won three Grammy Awards for his song “I Believe I Can Fly”.
Including Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone”, for which he was nominated for a Grammy, Kelly has written, produced, and remixed songs, singles, and albums for several artists.
On June 29, 2022, Kelly, 55, was sentenced to 30 years in prison following his conviction last year on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges stemming from his efforts over years to use his fame to ensnare victims he sexually abused.
The trial is set to start on August 15.
R. Kelly Children: Jay Kelly, Joann Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr.
R. Kelly together with his first wife Andrea Lee gave birth to three children; two sons, Jay Kelly and Robert Kelly Jr., and a daughter Joann Kelly.
Jay Kelly is a famous American singer, rapper, Starkid, and entrepreneur from the United States of America. He is well-known in the country as the transgender son of R. Kelly.
He came into the spotlight after he officially came out in 2014 as a transgender.
He was born in 2000, making him 22 years in 2022.
Joann Kelly is a singer who performs under the name Buku Abi, and is the eldest daughter of singer R Kelly and his ex-wife Andrea.
She was born on March 19, 1998, making her 24 years in 2022.
In November 2020, she shared the tragic news on Instagram that she had suffered a miscarriage on October 1, 2020.
Robert Kelly Jr.
Robert Kelly Jr. is a basketball player, Starkid, and native of the United States of America. Robert is famously known in the country as the son of R. Kelly.
He was born in 2002, making him 20 years in 2022.