R. Kelly's 'Trapped In The Closet' Available as Deluxe Package

'Trapped ...' series nominated for a Grammy for the second time

Mini series' re-issue will be in stores December 11

Merchandise website also launches on December 11


Multi-Grammy winner singer/songwriter/producer R. Kelly's platinum mini series, "Trapped In The Closet" just garnered a new nomination in the Best Long Format Music Video category for this year's Grammy Award; Chapters 1-12 was also nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award. The series will be re-released on December 11, 2007 as a special Deluxe Edition. The new enhanced DVD includes a running commentary by Kelly himself, a DVD Trivia Game, Chapters 1-22 in their entirety, Chapter 23 audio playing over the end credit roll, Chapter "12.5" which is the recap of Chapters 1-12, live performance of Chapter 2 and 3 (from previously released live DVD) and the MTV VMA performance of Chapter 12. It will also include an interactive menu that will allow viewers to navigate through the DVD revealing special treats that are hidden within the Deluxe Edition.

The second installment of the successful urban drama debuted at number one on the Billboard Video Charts in August and was certified platinum shortly thereafter. The entire series (Chapters 1 to 22) also premiered on the critically acclaimed, Independent Film Channel, in September 2007 and garnered accolades by several indie movie aficionados ("A monumental pop culture moment ... " EW.com; "He's the auteur. He's a true independent artist," NYMag.com; " ... twisted and craftily campy ... " AP)

December 11 also marks the official launch of http://trappedintheclosetmerchandise.com/; fans of the series will be able to purchase t-shirts with graphics inspired by the most popular characters featured in the various episodes.

R. Kelly's latest album Double Up is certified platinum. He is currently on the road with his Double Up Tour; the two hour, hits-packed show has so far received outstanding reviews in all markets ( " ... thrilling, hilarious and downright mystifying ... " The New York Times; " ... a ridiculously entertaining two hour show ... He's a magician ... " The Philadelphia Inquirer.) The tour ends in Hampton, VA on January 13.

For more information, please contact Roberta Magrini at 212-833-6477, Roberta.Magrini@jiverecords.com


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