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R. Kelly Tickets

R Kelly tickets - R. Kelly Tour

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R. Kelly is a singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, rapper and an overall sensational presence in the R&B music scene since 1989. Not only is he a talented vocalist, he is also a apt pianist, keyboardist and guitarist. For over 25 years, R. Kelly has producing some of the most sought after albums in their musical genre. After having collaborated with Jive, Zomba, RCA and Rockland, R. Kelly has learned more than a thing or two about what it takes to not only produce hits, but to put on an amazing live show. In recent years, R. Kelly has collaborated with the fashion-forward and sonically evolving Lady Gaga to create the hit single, "Do What U Want." The pairing certainly helped to bring R. Kelly back into the place that suits him best—the spotlight. R. Kelly is touring, so be on the look out for tickets available through StubHub at venues in your town or a city nearby.

R. Kelly Background

Robert Sylvester Kelly, now known professionally as R. Kelly, was born and raised in the "Windy City" as the third of four children. R. Kelly's single mother made sure that her children were raised in the church, where Kelly began singing in the choir at the age of eight. It was clear at both church and in school that he had talent. One of R. Kelly's teachers encouraged him to participate in a high school talent show. It wasn't just at school where he would perform, as he started to perform under the Chicago L. tracks before starting a band MGM. The band released one single and went their separate ways. It was not long after that R. Kelly signed with Jive Records.

R. Kelly Breakthrough

In retrospect, the real break out moment took place before the signing with Jive Records. For R. Kelly it is when he and others performed in the talent show called Big Break that won R. Kelly a $100,000 grand prize. This win was just two years before signing with Jive Records. R. Kelly released the album Born into the 90s with Public Announcement, the band that replaced MGM after it disbanded. Shortly thereafter, R. Kelly separated from Public Announcement and released a solo album with the number one hit "Bump and Grind." It was followed by another hit "Your Body's Callin'" and "Sex Me." Both of the latter singles were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); thereafter, making it to platinum. Along with this success, R. Kelly was becoming a man on demand for his writing, producing and mixing capabilities. While continuing to make his own music, he supported other R&B artists like Aaliyah, Barry White and Toni Braxton. He even remixed Janet Jackson's hit "Any Time, Any Place." Speaking of Ms. Jackson, R. Kelly was nominated for two Grammy Awards for having written, produced and composed Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone."

With respect to R. Kelly's personal music style, he has been referred to as the "New King of R&B." What is more is The New York Time's said that "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." This line of reasoning likely comes from lyrics like "My mind is telling me no but my body's telling me yes… I don't see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind." In comparison to Marvin Gaye's, "There's nothing wrong with me lovin' you and givin' yourself to me can never be wrong if the love is true." There is an obvious comparison between the songs "Bump and Grind" by R. Kelly and Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On."

According to Rolling Stone magazine, R. Kelly is "arguably the most important R&B figure of the 1990s and 2000s." Again, this is putting R. Kelly up there with other greats of the R&B genre like Barry White and Marvin Gaye. Like the greats that came before R. Kelly, audiences do not want to miss out on seeing him play live. He will certainly be one of those performers your grandchildren will ask about and it will be worth the tickets to tell them that you were there when the opportunity presented itself. There definitely isn't anything wrong with a little "bump and grind" when R. Kelly performs it on a stage in a city near you.

Following his breakthrough, R. Kelly has sold over 60 million albums since getting his break. He has received numerous accolades for his accomplishments and continues to be compared to sonically as a mixture of Prince, Marvin Gaye and Irving Berlin. Over the last 25 years, R. Kelly's twelve studio albums have continued to be on rotation by fans. We continue to hear songs played like "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", and more than just these "best of" tracks. Over the course of his career, he has received three Grammy Awards, while having been nominated for an impressive 24 Awards. Like Prince and Irving Berlin, R. Kelly is just as integral to the R&B world as he ever was and is still making fans squirm in their seats as he sings "Down Low."

R. KellyTrivia

One of the most powerful and striking things to come out about R. Kelly is when he admitted at the Midwest Music Festival in 2009 that we has made a successful career out of his life without knowing how to read. It is still an impactful statement to have heard from a man who continues to receive accolades from the world for his talents. 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." R. Kelly's comment says a lot about our education system, in addition to people being able to overcome what many consider adversity.

R. Kelly Live Show Experience

The live show experience of R. Kelly is exactly what one would expect from a legend in the R&B world. He has the moves like Michael and the vocal skills that make both men and women swoon. There is little to say other than the artist has been nominated for 24 Grammy Awards, go see him while you can by getting your tickets on StubHub!

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Dec 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Saban Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA
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Dec 27, 2014 10:00 PM
Saban Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA
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Dec 30, 2014 8:30 PM
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