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DEC 18 2013

R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' Lands At #4 On Billboard's Top 200 Chart, #2 On R&B Albums Chart

R. KELLY’S BLACK PANTIES LANDS AT #4 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 CHART, #2 ON R&B ALBUMS CHART



TENTH TOP 5 DEBUT ON THE TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART FOR THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING, MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SINGER-SONGWRITER-PRODUCER


[New York, NY – December 18, 2013] R. Kelly’s Black Panties enters at # 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, # 2 on R&B Albums chart and # 3 on Digital Albums chart, according to this week’s Nielsen SoundScan. Black Panties marks Kelly’s tenth Top 5 debut on the Top 200 chart and his twelfth consecutive debut at either #1 or #2 on the R&B Albums chart.

Released December 10th on RCA Records, Black Panties has received rave reviews including USA Today’s “Album of the Week” 3 ½ (out of 4) stars review, citing Black Panties as “one of the most honest, frank and compelling listening experiences of the year.” Rolling Stone affirms that “Kells’ voice remains one of the most flexible and inventive instruments in pop…”

Since the 1993 release of his solo debut album 12 Play, no other artist has possessed the musical versatility quite like R. Kelly, evident by chart-topping hits that range from “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Calling” to Grammy Award winning “I Believe I Can Fly” and everything in between. In addition to recent collaborations with Lady Gaga (“Do What U Want”), Justin Bieber (“PYD”) and Bruno Mars (“Gorilla” remix), R. Kelly has scored hit songs for Michael Jackson (“You Are Not Alone”), Celine Dion (“I’m Your Angel”), Maxwell (“Fortunate”) and countless others.

Named #1 on Vibe Magazine’s list of “20 Greatest Musical Geniuses Since ’93,” R. Kelly has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, has won 3 Grammy Awards (24 nominations), 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, 8 Soul Train Awards and 3 NAACP Image Awards.