Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, and former professional basketball player who began his music career as the front man of r&b singing group Public Announcement. He is known for his hit singles including “Bump N’ Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin'”, “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Gotham City”, “Ignition (Remix)”, “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time”, “The World’s Greatest”, “I’m a Flirt (Remix)”, and the hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet”. He was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners.

R. Kelly Height, Weight & More

R. Kelly Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)

R. Kelly Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)

R. Kelly Shoe Size/Feet Size: Unknown

R. Kelly Star Sign: Capricorn

R. Kelly Hair Color: Black

R. Kelly Eye Color: Dark Brown

Date Of Birth: 8 January 1967

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly

Nicknames: The Pied Piper, Kells

Nationality: American

Race/Ethnicity: African-American

Religion: Baptism

Spouse: Andrea Lee (m. 1996–2009), Aaliyah (m. 1994–1995)

Parents: Joanne Kelly (Mother)

Siblings: Bruce Kelly (Older Brother), Carey Kelly (Brother)

Children: Joann Kelly, Jaya Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr.

Education: Kenwood Academy High School


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