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R. Kelly Tickets

R Kelly tickets - R. Kelly Tour

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By now almost everyone is familiar with R. Kelly, who has become a household name as a singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and rapper. Since 1989, this R&B artist has become a huge presence in the music and celebrity scene. While he is quite often in the news, there are less discussed aspects of his music career. R. Kelly is not simply a vocalist, he is also a talented pianist, keyboardist and guitarist that has also produced some of the most successful albums in the R&B world. He has collaborated with artists like Jive, Zomba, RCA and Rockland, which gave him the opportunity to hone his skills in producing in addition to how to put on an impressive performance on stage. R. Kelly is not shy to collaborate with other artists, having recently worked with Lady Gaga to create the hit, "Do What U Want." This collaboration was a brilliant opportunity to reestablish R. Kelly as the wonderful musician he is. R. Kelly is presently touring the United States, stopping off at places like the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California and House of Blues Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans of R. Kelly will want to keep an eye on StubHub to see when he will playing a live concert at a venue near you.


About R. Kelly

The well-known artist birth name is not simply "R. Kelly," as his full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly. He was born in Chicago, a city known for its own style of blues. R. Kelly was raised by his single mother who was adamant that her four children (including R. Kelly) received a proper upbringing by raising them in the church. It was at church where R. Kelly started to sing in the choir. While only eight years old at the time, R. Kelly showed talent. During his high school years, he was encouraged by one of his teachers to participate in a talent show. Although, it was not only in church and school where R. Kelly showcased his talent. One of the places where he would go to sing was under the Chicago L. tracks. Although, it was not long before R. Kelly started the band MGM, which released on single before the group disbanded. After the group went it separate ways, R. Kelly was offered and signed a deal with Jive Records.


R. Kelly Breakthrough

While the record deal with Jive Records was a huge accomplishment and likely seen as his first real breakthrough, it is also the case that R. Kelly broke out when he won the grand prize after performing in the Big Break talent show. The prize was $100,000 was definitely a confidence booster and a reminder to R. Kelly that he certainly has talent. The Big Break experience was two years before signing with Jive Records and the release of the album, Born into the 90s, with the band Public Announcement. The band was put together to replace MGM after its dissolution. Shortly after the release of the album, Public Announcement lost R. Kelly, who decided to separate from the band to release a solo album. After selecting the solo path, R. Kelly released the number one hit, "Bump and Grind." It was not long before a string of hits were pouring out of R. Kelly and onto the radio with "Your Body's Callin'" and "Sex Me." The last two songs were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and eventually hit platinum status.

R. Kelly was in the spotlight and quickly becoming an important figure for writing, producing and mixing music. He started to support other R&B artists like Aaliyah, Barry White and Toni Braxton. What is more, R. Kelly collaborated with Janet Jackson to remix her hit song "Any Time, Any Place." In addition to this remix, R. Kelly was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone." Over the years, R. Kelly has won the recognition of the "New King of R&B." In a New York Time's article, R. Kelly was compared to Barry White and other R&B artists like Marvin Gay and Donny Hathaway for more than simply the music. The article suggested "the reigning king of pop-soul sex {R. Kelly} talks a lot tougher than Barry White, the father of such fluffed-up pillow talk and along with Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, a major influence on Kelly." The reasoning behind this comparison is evident when comparing the lyrics of both Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On" and R. Kelly's "Bump and Grind." It has become quite clear to the world that R. Kelly is an important mover and shaker in the music world. He has often been acknowledged as such by the who's who in the music industry like Rolling Stone magazine that recognized R. Kelly as one of the key players in R&B of the 1990s and 2000s. Having been likened to legends, it is clear that R. Kelly is not an artist to miss seeing in concert. He is a performer that your grandchildren will discover and will enjoy hearing your stories about seeing him play "Bump and Grind" live.

After breaking out as an impactful artist, R. Kelly has sold over 60 million albums and received a significant amount of accolades and awards for his musical accomplishments. His music is often likened to Prince, Marvin Gaye and Irving Berlin. Since getting started in the 90s, R. Kelly has released twelve studio albums with hit songs that continued to be played. Some of those songs include: "I Believe I Can Fly", "Bump N' Grind", "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)", "I'm Your Angel", "Be Careful", "Did You Ever Think", "I Wish", "Feelin' On Your Booty", "Fiesta", "Ignition." He has created quite a profile of R&B songs. During course of his career, R. Kelly has been received three Grammy Awards. Although, he has been nominated for 24 Awards. It is clear that R. Kelly is an important figure in R&B and will not disappoint audiences who attend his concert.


R. Kelly Trivia

One of the surprising aspects of R. Kelly's life is that he has made an incredible career and life for himself without knowing how to read. During the Midwest Music Festival in 2009, R. Kelly shared his inability with the world. According to R. Kelly, "I don't even read and I'm not afraid to say that… The only reason I graduated from grammar school is because I had a great jump shot." The comment by R. Kelly speaks to his perseverance and ability to overcome what many consider an obstacle. It also says a lot about the education system in the United States.


R.Kelly Live Show Experience

The live show experience of R. Kelly is certainly a memorable one that will remind most audiences of what is what like to see some of the legendary R&B musicians perform in concert. Get your tickets to see R. Kelly in concert. You will not want to miss out on telling your kids or your grandkids that you did.

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30 Dec
Dec 30, 2014 8:30 PM
8:30 p.m. PST
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