R. Kelly is a Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter and producer. Starting with his 1993 debut album, 12 Play, through 2007's Double Up, Kelly has released 12 consecutive platinum albums, with five of them reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. He has also scored eight No. 1 songs on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. His latest album, 12 Nights of Christmas, was released in October.