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R. Kelly Net Worth

How rich is Robert Sylvester Kelly?

Robert Sylvester Kelly net worth:
$150 Million

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R. Kelly Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2016

Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known by a stage name of R. Kelly, is a famous American record producer, singer, songwriter, actor, as well as music executive and rapper. R. Kelly is perhaps mostly known for his debut in 1992, when he presented himself to the public as a member of an R&B group “Public Announcement”. Soon enough, Kelly became known in the music industry for such hit songs as “The World’s Greatest”, “I Believe I Can Fly” and “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time”. Kelly then switched his career path to a record producer and helped Aaliyah, as well as Michael Jackson among many other artists with their songs. As a well-known singer and producer, how rich is R. Kelly then?

According to sources, R. Kelly’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million. In 2014, R. Kelly’s record sales from his album “Black Panties” were estimated to amount to $350,000 with 335,000 copies sold in total. The majority of R. Kelly’s wealth and net worth comes from the music industry.

R Kelly Net Worth $150 Million

R. Kelly was born in 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy where with the encouragement of his teacher he performed in a talent show hosted by his high school. Inspired to become a singer, R. Kelly used to perform on the streets. At first he joined Chicago “L” group, but eventually created his own band called “MGM” with whom he even released a single. The band’s big break came in 1989 when they participated in a television show called “Big Break”, where Kelly went on to win a grand prize. MGM disbanded soon after and Kelly continued with his solo career. R. Kelly released his debut album called “Born into the 90s” in 1992. The album produced two #1 hits, namely “Slow Dance” and “Honey Love” and was an overall success on Kelly’s part. Kelly continued working on his music, and a year later presented the public with his first solo album titled “12 Plays”. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts, and with two successful singles that sold over 500 thousand copies in the US established R. Kelly in the music industry.

In 1994, Kelly stepped down from singing and helped Aaliyah produce her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number”. At the time, Kelly also worked as a writer and mixer and helped such artists as Barry White and Toni Braxton with their songs. R. Kelly then wrote a song for Michael Jackson called “You Are Not Alone”, for which he received two Grammy nominations. R. Kelly’s fame, as well as his net worth, was on the peak at the time. Following his successful singing career, in 1996 R. Kelly released what would soon become one of his most notable songs “I Believe I Can Fly”. The song that was featured on the soundtrack of a movie “Space Jam” with Michael Jordan peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts and won three Grammy Awards as well. Throughout his singing career, R. Kelly has released fifteen studio albums and has announced the release of “White Panties” in 2014.

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