Three-time Grammy winner R. Kelly is on the cusp of releasing his tenth studio album Untitled due in stores December 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."
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 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…"