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R. Kelly Set to Release New Album 'Untitled' on October 13th

Jive Records - 08/19/2009

R. Kelly is set to release his tenth studio album named, Untitled (Jive Records) on October 13th. The release of Untitled coincides with the launch of Kelly's intimate "Ladies Make Some Noise!" tour which kicks off in Mashantucket, CT on October 8th. Tickets for the tour will go on sale starting August 22nd.

The three-time Grammy winner is off to a great start with the launch of the lead single, "Number One" featuring Keri Hilson"(click on link to stream), which was the "#1 Most Added" record at urban radio when it debuted three weeks ago, and is currently the "#1 Most Added" record at the rhythm/crossover radio format. These early positive indicators of "Number One" attest to the strength of the song and the enduring popularity of the singer/songwriter/producer/musician.

On Untitled, R. Kelly returns to the streets and delivers an album with a renewed energy and enthusiasm. Creatively, he collaborates with a new crew of up and coming producers including Infinity, Lil Ronnie, Chris Henderson and, in a break from almost exclusively recording in Chicago, Kelly recorded some of the material in Atlanta.

Kelly is already generating a buzz with his mix-tape with DJ Skee and DJ Drama, The Demo which contains four exclusive songs including the club smash "Supa Man Featuring OJ Da Juiceman" and remixes of top charting songs by Drake and Jeremih. The Demo is being hailed as one of the best mix-tapes of the year. Commenting on the incredible response to the mix-tape as well as his approach going into his upcoming album, Kelly says, "I wanted to go back to the streets and connect directly to my fans. The love I have received is amazing and this is for them."

Over the years, R. Kelly, has earned accolades for his albums, the comic Trapped In The Closet urban opera series and for his riveting live performances. Newsweek has praised his previous efforts for "seamlessly fusing hip-hop and R&B, with heart-wrenching love songs reminiscent of his musical idols, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye." The New York Times has observed, "[a]s a songwriter, singer and producer, his output rivals that of any current singer, in any genre. . . he is still an A-list hitmaker and an unpredictable force. . ."

R. Kelly's remarkably consistent career spans decades filled with accomplishments and achievements: he has sold over 34 millions records worldwide, released six No. 1 albums, twelve platinum-plus selling albums and had eleven No. 1 singles. The Chicago native has released thirteen albums total including compilations and collaborations; and nine platinum-certified solo albums. He has collaborated and written songs for some of today's top musical icons from all genres including: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Pussycat Dolls, Usher, Celine Dion and more. He most recently penned a song, "I Look To You" for Whitney Houston's highly anticipated album.

  Tour dates are as follows:

  Date                City
  October 8           Mashantucket, CT
  October 9           Boston, MA
  October 10          Albany, NY
  October 11          Baltimore, MD
  October 13          Philadelphia, PA
  October 15          Newark, NJ
  October 16          New York, NY
  October 18          Pittsburgh, PA
  October 20          Cincinnati, OH
  October 22          Atlanta, GA
  October 23          Chattanooga, TN
  October 24          Charleston, SC
  October 25          Augusta, GA
  October 27          Birmingham, AL
  October 29          Dallas, TX
  October 30          Houston, TX
  October 31          New Orleans, LA
  November 1          Memphis, TN
  November 5          Los Angeles, CA
  November 6          Las Vegas, NV
  November 7          Oakland, CA
  November 12         Indianapolis, IN
  November 14         Detroit, MI
  November 15         Milwaukee, WI
  November 17         Chicago, IL
  November 20         Louisville, KY
  November 21         Charlotte, NC
  November 22         Greensboro, NC
  November 24         Washington, D.C.
  November 27         Jacksonville, FL
  November 28         Miami, FL
  November 29         Tampa, FL
  December 4          Norfolk, VA
  December 5          Richmond, VA
  December 6          Cleveland, OH
  December 8          St. Louis, MO

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  www.youtube.com/rkellytv
  www.twitter.com/KellZodiac

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