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R. Kelly Net Worth, Wife, Age, Children, Songs and Biography


R. Kelly, the American singer, and R&B artist, is a controversial figure. Kelly was recently convicted of various child erotica and intercourse abuse offenses. Moreover, as an R&B artist, Kelly has earned great achievements and accolades. Furthermore, he bagged three Grammys for his song “I Believe I Can Fly.” The critics praised him as “the King of R&B.” But the singer’s personal life is not that clean. Furthermore, he is accused of using his fame to commit sexual assault. This article discusses R. Kelly net worth, wife, age, children, songs, and biography.

R. Kelly Net Worth

At the peak of his career, Kelly earned around $100 million as his net worth as of 2023. But he has to spend millions on his legal battles. Moreover, in April 2020, the singer revealed to a judge that he owed nearly $1.9 million to the IRS alone. Kelly lost all his fortune and, according to many reports, his net worth is negative $2 million. Also read: Kristen Kish wife Bianca Dusic’s age, height, wiki, ethnicity, net worth, kids, family, Instagram, love story and biography.

R. Kelly Girlfriend

Joycelyn Savage was one of Kelly’s sex victims. But Savage claims that she is engaged to Kelly and is pregnant with his child. R. Kelly and Joycelyn Savage first met in 2015. Joycelyn is an aspiring singer, and the duo got close easily. At the same time, Kelly also had another girlfriend named Azriel Clary.

R. Kelly Ex- wives

Andrea Kelly

Kelly was first married to an American choreographer, dancer, and actress, Andrea Kelly. Moreover, the duo got married in 1996. Kelly and Andrea welcomed three children together: one daughter and two sons. Andrea filed a restraining order against Kelly in 2005, when he abused her. The divorce was finalized in 2009.


Kelly was illegally married to American singer Aaliyah in 1994. After the release of Aaliyah’s debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, rumors of Kelly dating Aaliyah were spread. In 1995, Aaliyah’s parents annulled their marriage, stating that she was a minor. But the duo denied the allegation, stating that they were never married. Also read: Who is Leonardo DiCaprio Girlfriend? Know All About Gigi Hadid

R. Kelly Children

Kelly has three children from his first marriage. His elder daughter, Joann Kelly, is a singer who is popularly known as Buku Abi. Joann was born in 1998. His second child, a son named Jaah, is also a singer and rapper. He was born in 2000. Kelly’s younger son, Robert Jr., is a basketball player. Robert was born in 2002.

R. Kelly Songs

Kelly earned world-wide fame with his several songs. Furthermore, he created a revolution in the R&B genre. Some of his famous songs are “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Feelin’ on Yo Booty” and many others. Here is the list of Kelly’s studio albums. Also read: Beyoncé Husband Jay-Z’s Age, Height, Bio, Kids, Instagram, Net Worth, and Love Story

Studio albums

12 Play1993
R. Kelly 1995
R.1998 2000
Chocolate Factory 2003
Happy People/U Saved Me 2004
TP.3 Reloaded 2005
Double Up 2007
Untitled 2009
Love Letter 2010
Write Me Back 2012
Black Panties 2013
The Buffet 2015
12 Nights of Christmas 2016

Collaborative albums

Born into the 90’s1992
The Best of Both Worlds (with Jay-Z)2002
Unfinished Business (with Jay-Z)2004

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R. Kelly Biography

Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois to his mother, Joanne, who was a school teacher. Kelly’s childhood was very troubled. Furthermore, he was sexually abused by his elder sister and by an older male who was a friend of the family and. Moreover, in 1989, Robert Kelly, along with Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker, and Shawn Brooks, formed MGM (Musically Gifted Men or Mentally Gifted Men). Moreover, they recorded and released one single, “Why You Wanna Play Me?”, in 1990. Kelly got greater recognition when MGM participated in the talent show Big Break and his debut album, “Born into the 90’s,” was released in early 1992 by Jive Records. After that, Kelly saw the heights of his career. Furthermore, he won three Grammy Awards in 1998 for his inspirational song “I Believe I Can Fly”.

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