R. Kelly’s ‘Untitled’ Album Finally Gets a Release Date
After several delays, the long-anticipated new album from R. Kelly finally has a release date. ‘Untitled’ will be available December 1 and will include the singles ‘Number One‘ featuring Keri Hilson, released in July, and ‘Religious,” which dropped about two weeks ago.
Initially, the R&B artist planned to release an album titled ’12 Play, 4th Quarter’ in 2008, but when the set leaked, he scrapped the project, re-recorded some of the songs and assembled his next release under a new and non-descriptive name.
Breaking away from his traditional routine, Chicago-based Kelly recorded some of the ‘Untitled’ material in Atlanta. He has traditionally recorded solely in the Windy City. He also joined forces with a group of rising producers that Infinity, Lil Ronnie and Chris Henderson.
‘Untitled’ will be Kelly’s 10th studio album. It follows 2007′s ‘Double-Up,’ which topped The Billboard 200 upon its release to become his fifth No. 1 set on the album chart.
The Jive Records release is also Kelly’s first studio album release since his 2008 child pornography trial wrapped in Chicago. A jury found Kelly not guilty of all 14 counts, which included charges of videotaping himself having sex with a minor.
The new album’s release will come just as he’s wrapping up announced dates on his Ladies Makes Some Noise Tour, which has received rave reviews for its Boston, Philadelphia and New York stops. The run visits Atlanta tomorrow (October 22) and is slated to close December 8 in St. Louis.