R. Kelly The Essential R. Kelly on 2LP
Spanning more than two decades of sheer R&B perfection, The Essential R. Kelly is a chronological history of the hit-making artist complete with liner notes by senior editor at VIBE Magazine, Keith Murphy. R. Kelly has established himself as the preeminent soul man of the modern age. He's a musical chameleon, shifting from sensual romantic to poet from the 'hood to man of God, all with astounding ease. The Essential R. Kelly collects 18 unforgettable tales of urban life, love and loss from an unparalleled R&B mastermind.
Headlining the 2LP version are an amazing 8 hits that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles and/or Hot 100 charts including: "Honey Love" – Radio Fade (1992), "Bump n' Grind" (1994), "You Remind Me Of Something" (1995), "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)" featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley (1996), "I Believe I Can Fly" - Radio Edit (1996), "I'm Your Angel" - duet with Celine Dion (1998), "I Wish" (2000), and "Step In The Name Of Love" - Remix (2002).
Beyond his litany of #1 hits, The Essential R. Kelly also weighs in with an impressive number of tracks that rose to Top 5 or Top 10 status. Among this grouping of Top 5's and Top 10's are such touchstones as 1993's "Sex Me (Part I)" - Street Radio Edit (his debut single under his own name and his first certified RIAA gold million-seller); 1994's "Your Body's Callin'"; 1999's "When A Woman's Fed Up"; 2001's "Feelin' On Yo Booty"; 2002's "Ignition" - Remix; and 2005's controversial "Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 1)."