Three-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly is set to release his highly anticipated 13th solo studio album The Buffet on December 11, 2015. The album includes his hit summer jam “Backyard Party,” whose festive music video recently premiered on RollingStone.com. The latest single from the album is the kinetic “Switch Up” featuring Lil Wayne and Jeremih. The Buffet will be available for pre-order on November 13th via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play. Fans who pre-purchase the album will receive instant downloads of “Backyard Party,” “Switch Up,” “Wake Up Everybody” and “Marching Band.”
The Buffet, for which R. Kelly recorded more than 470 songs for over the course of the last 2 years, positions the prolific songwriter and entertainer as the “King of R&B” yet again. The Buffet is a musical smorgasbord with sounds ranging from R&B to pop to blues, and even country. R. Kelly adds his signature soulfulness to make each song uniquely his own while giving fans an eclectic taste of his musical influences. The album boast features from music heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Juicy J plus music’s hottest new artists Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Tinashe and Jhené Aiko.
“I have fans from numerous generations listening to my music now and I wanted to provide everyone with something they could enjoy” explains R. Kelly “With The Buffet, I wanted to showcase a variety of my musical sounds and include all the genres I love on one project.”
In addition to his new album, R. Kelly has been on a sold out arena tour around the US, showcasing his live musical talents in major cities including NYC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. He’s received outstanding reviews from numerous media outlets, including The Dallas Observer who proclaimed, “The Chi-Town legend arguably hasn’t missed a beat” and the SF Weekly noted “Dude’s been making bedroom-speaker music for 30 years and his voice is still silky smooth.” As an energetic performer and passionate entertainer, R. Kelly’s live shows have been celebrated throughout his career.
Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards. His chart-topping hits range from “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin” 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”), Phoenix (“Trying To Be Cool” remix) 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. With a music career spanning over 25 years, R. Kelly has proven time and time again he’s the “King of R&B.”
The Buffet Standard Album Tracklisting:
The Buffet Deluxe Album Tracklisting:
The Buffet pre-order:
Buy/Stream “Backyard Party”
Buy/Stream “Switch Up”