Your Body's Calling Me: Music, Love, Sex, and Money: The Life and Times of (Robert) R. Kelly

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The embattled R&B star R. Kelly was arrested on a fugitive nationwide warrant issued as he was preparing to leave a rented vacation home where he had lived for more than a year with his wife and three children charged with 21 counts of child pornography. In Your Body's Calling Me: Music, Love, Sex and Money - The Story of the Life and Times of "Robert" R. Kelly, author Jake Brown explores the past to uncover the truth behind the crooner's celebrated, yet conflicted life, including: His childhood and ...

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Overview

The embattled R&B star R. Kelly was arrested on a fugitive nationwide warrant issued as he was preparing to leave a rented vacation home where he had lived for more than a year with his wife and three children charged with 21 counts of child pornography. In Your Body's Calling Me: Music, Love, Sex and Money - The Story of the Life and Times of "Robert" R. Kelly, author Jake Brown explores the past to uncover the truth behind the crooner's celebrated, yet conflicted life, including: His childhood and impoverished upbringing, His abuse as a child, Experiences that molded him into both the man and celebrity, His collaboration with and marriage to Aaliyah, Child porn allegations filed against him, His haunting past and God-fearing, Soul, and Rhythm and Blues sounds that led him to a chart-topping career. R. Kelly's distinct sound has an ability to blend cutting edge, street-wise Hip-Hop music and storytelling with smooth love songs. His role as collaborative composer and producer with other artists expanded outside of his R&B genre, reflecting the diversity of his talents, as he crafted hits for many of the world's biggest Pop stars, including Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Notorious BIG, Puffy, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, NAS, Maxwell, Kirk Franklin, and KC & Jo Jo. R. Kelly, musical genius, racked up numerous Top 40 and Top Ten smashes hits in Billboard's Top 200 list. R. Kelly's music has topped Billboard's R & B Album, Adult Contemporary, Hot 100 Singles, Top 200 Album and the R & B/Hip Hop Charts. R. Kelly has been nominated for and received numerous awards including: Grammys for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Album (R.), and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group; Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male (R.); NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Male Artist and Music Video, and was the American Music Award's Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist and Sammy Davis Jr. Entertainer of the Year. In an instant, R. Kelly would go from a revered global superstar to a man" whose freedom and security..whose very foundation. was being threatened. Your Body's Calling Me reveals all the details about how R. Kelly became the 'Prince of Pillowtalk' and how that title would come back to haunt him.again.and again

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972751957
  • Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown has twelve published books to his credit, including the titles: 'Dr. Dre: In the Studio', 'Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records', '50 Cent: No Holds Barred', 'Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die', 'Tupac: In the Studio' (Authorized by the Estate)', as well as titles on Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jay Z, all on Amber Communications Group, Inc. imprint - Colossus Books, and non-hip hop titles including 'Motley Crue: In the Studio', Guns N' Roses founder and main songwriter Izzy Stradlin, Motley Crue songwriter and founder Nikki Sixx, and forthcoming 'In the Studio' titles on legendary rock/rap producer Rick Rubin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi (Authorized), and legendary female rock band Heart (AUTHORIZED with Ann and Nancy Wilson contributing exclusive interviews.)  Brown's books have been licensed by publishers including DoubleDay and Transworld (Japan), and his works have received media coverage in such mainstream outlets as Vibe Magazine, MTV, The Source, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Allhiphop.com, and others.  Finally, Brown is author of the 'Behind the Boards' rock producers anthology series.  Brown is also owner of the hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed nationally by Big Daddy Music Distribution.   

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Table of Contents

Prologue ix
Introduction: "Every Other Time But This One..." 1
Chapter 1. "I Wish" 9
Chapter 2. "Born Into the 1990s" 17
Chapter 3. "Bump N' Grind" 27
Chapter 4. "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number-R. Kelly and Aaliyah" 37
Chapter 5. "I Believe I Can Fly" 47
Photo Gallery 61
Chapter 6. "Falling Apart at the Seams" 83
Chapter 7. "TP-2K" 91
Chapter 8. "Best of Both Worlds" 103
Chapter 9. "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" 113
Chapter 10. "My Brother's Keeper" 127
Epilogue: "Chocolate Factory" 139
Chart History 143
About the Author 152
Order Form 153
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