This week, R. Kelly dominates the R&B albums chart with his tenth solo album, Untitled debuting at No. 1 on Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. This marks the prolific singer/songwriter/producer’s fourth No. 1 R&B album debut, following R. Kelly (1995), R.(1998) and TP-2.COM (2000).
Untitled (Jive Records) also debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and has spawned three singles to date including the record-breaking “Number One” featuring Keri Hilson, “Religious” and “Echo“. Cumulatively, the songs have sold over 400K digital and mobile units.
Kelly’s new album is receiving rave reviews: Rolling Stone observes, “Kelly shows why he’s still the master.” USA Today gives the album “3 out of 4 stars.” Billboard adds, “[w]ith 18 years and counting under his belt, the singer/songwriter reminds us why he remains an R&B force.”
The Chicago native’s remarkable career spans two decades filled with accomplishments and achievements. He has sold over 34 millions records worldwide, released seven No. 1 albums (including Untitled), twelve platinum-plus selling albums and had eleven No. 1 singles. He has released fourteen albums total, including compilations and collaborations, and nine platinum-certified solo albums. He has collaborated and written songs for musical icons from all genres including: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Pussycat Dolls, Usher and Celine Dion. After 18 years of stardom, Kelly continues to wear the crown as the King of R&B.
Kelly just wrapped up his successful “Ladies Make Some Noise!” tour in St. Louis MO.