R. Kelly The 'R.' in R&B Collection Volume 1 in Stores 9/9/03

'Thoia-Thoing' Impacting Radio July 21


Jive Recording artist R. Kelly will release his first ever collection of work on September 9, The "R." In R&B Collection Volume 1 worldwide. The Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer has compiled a collection of his greatest hits. His latest single "Thoia-Thoing" shipped to radio on July 7 and has already received early airplay in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The song is impacting radio on July 21 and already has an audience of nearly 20 million in only one week of airplay.

The collection will include smash hits such as "Bump N' Grind," "Your Body's Callin'," "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)," "When A Woman's Fed Up," "I Wish" and "I'm Your Angel featuring Celine Dion." In addition to this career spanning collection there will be new and future hits such as "Thoia Thoing" and "Ghetto Religion featuring Wyclef Jean" and a bonus limited edition CD with never commercially released re-mixed tracks.

R. Kelly 's previous 6 albums have attained platinum or multi-platinum status and his latest album Chocolate Factory has been certified 2X platinum by the R.I.A.A. Radio is currently playing several songs off the CD with a total audience over 100 million in listeners. The videos for "Ignition-Remix" and "Snake (Remix) featuring Cam'ron & Big Tigger" are currently in rotation on BET and Fuse.

In addition to the success of his current album, R. Kelly is in the studio with Baby of Cash Money Millionaires, Jahiem, B2K and Nick Cannon to name a few.

For further information on R. Kelly please contact Sonia Muckle at 212.824.1370 or Roberta Magarini at 212.824.1240.

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Sonia Muckle, +1-212-824-1370 or Roberta Magarini,
+1-212-824-1240, both of Jive Records

Web site: http://www.jiverecords.com/