Tuesday, October 20, 2009

R. Kelly 'Untitled' Arrives December 1st

via press release

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-time Grammy winner R. Kelly is on the cusp of releasing his tenth studio album Untitled due in stores Dec. 1, with his latest single "Religious" hitting airwaves on the heels of his critically acclaimed U.S. tour.

Building the anticipation for the album are two back-to-back powerful singles. R. Kelly recently made music history with his current single "Number One" featuring Keri Hilson when the song became his 35th Top 10 single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. He has now surpassed Nat "King" Cole's record of having the most Top 10 hits on that chart, and Billboard further notes that "Kelly's climb places him sixth among male artists and ties him with Dinah Washington for eighth overall since the R&B chart was established in 1942."

"Number One" was the #1 most added record at urban radio upon its debut and reached #1 at VH1 Soul as the most played video on the network for two consecutive weeks, where it's still in high demand. The video is in heavy rotation on MTV Jams and FUSE's "#1 Countdown Hip Hop." "Number One" has already sold 215,000 copies, and is at #7 on the Billboard Urban Mainstream charts, attesting to the enduring popularity of the singer/songwriter/producer/musician. The second single, the stirring "Religious," will impact adult Urban AC radio on Oct. 20.

On his forthcoming Untitled, R. Kelly returns to the streets and delivers an album with refreshing vitality. He joins forces with a crew of rising producers including Infinity, Lil Ronnie and Chris Henderson. In a departure from his signature approach of recording only in his native Chicago, Kelly recorded some of the material in Atlanta.

R. Kelly, has earned accolades for his studio work and his riveting live performances and the "Ladies Make Some Noise Tour" proves to be no exception: The Boston Herald describes the show as "widely enjoyable;" MTV.com declares, "[t]he magic is back;" and the Philadelphia Inquirer observes, "Teddy Pendergrass created the 'ladies' tour... [y]et soul-hop lover man R. Kelly gave TeddyBear a run for his money..."

R. Kelly's remarkable career spans decades filled with accomplishments and achievements. He has sold over 34 million records worldwide, released six No. 1 albums, twelve platinum-plus selling albums, eleven No. 1 singles, and 35 Top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. 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.

R. Kelly "Ladies Make Some Noise Tour" dates:
Tue 10/20/09 - Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Music Hall
Thu 10/22/09 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
Fri 10/23/09 - Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium
Sat 10/24/09 - Charleston, SC - Gaillard Municipal Auditorium
Sun 10/25/09 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
Tue 10/27/09 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
Thu 10/29/09 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie
Fri 10/30/09 - Houston, TX - Reliant Arena @ Reliant Park
Sat 10/31/09 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
Sun 11/01/09 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Thu 11/05/09 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Fri 11/06/09 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood Theatre
Sat 11/07/09 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
Thu 11/12/09 - Indianapolis, IN - TBA
Sat 11/14/09 - Detroit, MI - TBA
Sun 11/15/09 - Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theatre
Tue 11/17/09 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
Fri 11/20/09 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
Sat 11/21/09 - Charlotte, NC - TBA
Sun 11/22/09 - Greensboro, NC - Special Events Center
Tue 11/24/09 - Washington, DC - TBA
Fri 11/27/09 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
Sat 11/28/09 - Miami, FL - Knight Concert Hall
Sun 11/29/09 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Fri 12/04/09 - Norfolk, VA - TBA
Sat 12/05/09 - Richmond, VA - TBA
Sun 12/06/09 - Cleveland, OH - Palace Theatre
Tue 12/08/09 - St. Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre

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