“Back And Forth” was the lead single from Aaliyah’s debut album Age Ain’t Nothing but A Number. The song was written and produced by R. Kelly and went to #1 on the R&B chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video was shot in Detroit in a gymnasium and features Aaliyah’s real-life hometown friends. R. Kelly is also featured in the video. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.
R. Kelly is nominated for two Grammy Awards this year– Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Radio Message” and Best R&B Album for Love Letter.
R. Kelly is one of the biggest artists in R&B. Now a veteran; he came onto the scene with the group Public Announcement in 1992 and released his first solo album 12 Play in 1993. Since that time he has been a beast. R. Kelly has released 10 studio albums. He has sold 35 million albums in the United States– 50 million albums worldwide– and 15 million singles. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recognizes him as one of the best-selling artists in the United States and Billboard named R. Kelly the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years.
In addition to his solo work, R. Kelly is also well known for his collaboration with and writing and production for other artists such as Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, Charlie Wilson, The Isley Brothers and Michael Jackson to name a few. He is also very well known for his remixes.
R. Kelly received his first two Grammy nominations in 1995 for writing, producing and composing “You Are Not Alone” for Michael Jackson. In 1997, he won three Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly”–the biggest hit of R. Kelly’s career. To find out if he will win this year, tune in to the Grammy Awards on February 12 at 8/7c on CBS.
Well, well, well what do they say about when you wake a sleeping giant? I think there are a lot of giants around (like minded individuals) who have basically gotten to the point with this music thing that they are tired of the bullish and just like in that great movie Network they are not going to take it anymore. (more…)
Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers around the world. Make sure you hug her and tell her that you love her, you only get one!
This can be an especially difficult day for those who have lost their mothers. I hope you’re able to enjoy and celebrate the great things that your mother instilled in you and reflect upon the good times you shared together.
Yeah, we know it’s “Valentine’s Day” but who said we gotta pay Cupid some damn tribute!!!! If you’re one of those lovesick puppies and hopeless romantics looking for your fix on V-Day, we got your fix but it sure as hell ain’t what you think!!! On this day of love, we wanted to send Cupid a special mixtape! A list of songs that really express our deep passion in the subject of amour. So if love has kicked you in the ass, made a complete fool of you, had you crying like Lenny Williams and broadcasted your shame all over Facebook and Twitter, then welcome my friends to our official “F!ck, Cupid,!!” mixtape!! A Valentine’s mix that is sure to have you burning down someone’s car and lighting a cigarette afterward!!!
And Cupid, in case you missed our sentiments, let us say it again……….”F**K YOU!!!” (in my Cee-Lo voice) (more…)
With a number of poignant moments, The 2010 Soul Train Awards began the “hippest trip in America” with a bang! With a classic style of presence, R.B. crooner, R. Kelly set the tone with a memorable opening performance. (more…)
In looking at this video, it appears “R” took a page from the book of Marvin Gaye much like Maxwell’s Fistful of Tears. Funny enough, I can really see Marvin crooning a song like this selection with the fullest conviction and emotional expression he’s known to embody. In this video, I’m very pleased to see and hear Kellz in this musical light. Despite much of his personal scandals and being “trapped in the closet”, this 60′s inspired song pleas the case of R. Kelly’s ability to shift gears and deliver a melody which requires some emotional dynamics and carries a timeless appeal in it’s lyrics. Now I know Kellz’ may make me eat my words by doing some kind of “stripper remix” because of course, we don’t have enough of those on radio, however I’ll simply enjoy this piece for what it’s worth at the moment.