Although everything that surrounds R. Kelly today is controversy, how can you deny the King of R&B his spot? What artist carry more hits than Kellz? R. Kelly has been named by fans consistently as they engaged in the debate over which male artist currently sits on the throne.
Even legendary comedian Dave Chappelle jumped in to add his insight into the discussion. Captured on Instagram, Chappelle acknowledged R. Kelly as the undisputed “King of R&B.” Jacquees is undoubtedly making some incredible music right now, with his 2018 album '4275' seeing him work alongside the likes of Chris Brown, and Jagged Edge.
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R. Kelly is an artist that has more than the average tumultuous past. R. Kelly is considered one of the most successful R&B artists of all time. He was once a white-hot hitmaker that most artists clamored to work with.
He is credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames "King of R&B" and "King of Pop-Soul". A native of Chicago, R. Kelly began street performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play.
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So should R. Kelly still be named the King of R&B? No matter what has happened, his music has lived in families homes for years and will continue. There is no way anyone can just mute his music.
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