Click Track: R Kelly


Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Get ‘Echoes of Silence’ by Weeknd for free; R. Kelly says he’s written 32 new ‘Trapped in the Closet’ chapters; Callin’ Oates, on your phone

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  The Weeknd, R. Kelly, Hall & Oates

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/15/2011

R. Kelly cruise is a real thing, not a euphemism; Michael Buble continues Billboard dominance

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R. Kelly, Michael Buble, Black Keys

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

R. Kelly memoir on the way (most likely); Wale officially sells 164,000 in first week; Eddie Vedder to guest on “Portlandia”

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R. Kelly, Wale, Eddie Vedder, Michael Jackson

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Radiohead to appear on hour-long “Colbert”; R. Kelly gives new album very R. Kelly name; Foo Fighters serenade Westboro protesters

By David Malitz  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Radiohead, R. Kelly, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lists: When Jay-Z and Kanye West don’t get the first word

Jay and Ye are quick to cede their albums’ opening remarks to people with fake British accents.

By Chris Richards and David Malitz  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Chester Bennington, Linkin Park: Odd Future, Slick Rick

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye drop “Otis”; Katy Perry leads VMA nominees; R. Kelly has emergency surgery

By David Malitz  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Katy Perry, R. Kelly

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/05/2011

In concert: R. Kelly at Verizon Center

A short and confusing concert from the R&B star.

By Chris Klimek  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  R. Kelly

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Week ahead: R. Kelly visits Verizon; the weird and wonderful world of Shabazz Palaces

See R. Kelly, listen to Shabazz Palaces, watch Foo Fighters.

By David Malitz  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  R. Kelly, Shabazz Palaces, Foo Fighters

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/20/2011

R. Kelly visits Verizon Center in July; The National curating Grateful Dead tribute album; The Dude gets a deal

R. Kelly’s summer tour will bring him to D.C. in July. Indie rockers get set to pay tribute to the Grateful Dead. Jeff Bridges gets a record deal.

By David Malitz  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R. Kelly, Grateful Dead, The National, Jeff Bridges

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Riffs: Chris Brown and other badly behaving chart toppers

Chris Brown is just the latest example of an artist who has topped the charts despite — or because of? — bad behavior

By Allison Stewart  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs, Riffs | Tags:  Chris Brown, Rihanna, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Dixie Chicks

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Riffs: Five genre-smashing, superstar-on-superstar interviews we'd like to see

These two could definitely find some things to talk about. It wasn't as momentous as the time Edgar Allen Poe met Charles Dickens. And it certainly wasn't as mind-boggling as this. But the recent pairing of alt-country's professional strange person...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Bonnie Prince Billy, Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Flaming Lips, Justin Bieber, Killers, Lady Gaga, Michael Stipe, Morrissey, R. Kelly, REM, Smiths, Stevie Nicks, Will Oldham, Win Butler

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Album review: R. Kelly, "Love Letter"

R. Kelly keeps it too old school. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera) On Nov. 28, R. Kelly performed on the 2010 Soul Train Awards, and, as is his wont, he killed. Dressed like a time-lost Vegas showman in cape, single black glove...

By Sean Fennessey  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  R. Kelly

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Week ahead: Gil Scott-Heron hunkers down at Blues Alley; R. Kelly releases "Love Letter"; Aloe Blacc plays "Fallon"

Sick of holiday songs? Gil Scott-Heron at Blues Alley could be what you're looking for. (Mischa Richter) If you go to one concert this week, make it: One of the great comeback stories of 2010, Gil Scott-Heron. He's not just...

By David Malitz  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Aloe Blacc, Gil Scott-Heron, R. Kelly

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Week ahead: Folk icon Tom Paxton for free; two nights of R. Kelly on "Fallon"

Get ready for two nights of R. Kelly on "Fallon" this week. (Marvin Joseph/TWP) If you go to one concert this week, make it: One that's easy on your wallet, so you can save money for holiday gifts. Folk icon...

By David Malitz  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Charlie Wilson, R. Kelly, Tom Paxton

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Taking sides: Does a performer's personal behavior matter?

To the delight of many aged indie rockers, veteran Ohio rock heroes Guided By Voices are scheduled to stumble onto the 9:30 Club stage tonight. Some Click Track contributors (not naming names) have struggled with the band because of...

By Click Track  |  02:20 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Guided By Voices, James Brown, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Van Morrison

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Singles file: Lupe Fiasco f. Bruno Mars, Lissie, R. Kelly vs. Baths

Lupe Fiasco had it first, but B.o.B. made it a hit. (By Rafael Crisostomo For The Washington Post) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Special Strange Bedfellows edition! Lupe Fiasco featuring Bruno Mars: "Nothin' on...

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Baths, Bruno Mars, Deer Tick, Kid Cudi, Lil Jon, Lissie, Lupe Fiasco, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Taking sides: If they gave a World Cup for best World Cup anthem, who deserves to win it?

Let's be real. This is D.C. and everyone here at Click Track knows that the best World Cup anthem that will ever be written belongs to Washington indie-pop heroes Air Miami. (If you haven't heard 1995's "World Cup Fever,"...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Air Miami, Dario G, Mark E. Smith, Pitbull, R. Kelly, Shakira, Shuttleworth, TKZee

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/04/2010

Dirty Projectors cover Bob Dylan for Levi's, Andre 3000 covers Beatles for Nike; Would you buy R. Kelly's former mansion?

Dirty Projectors and Levi's: A strange fit. (Photo by Sarah Cass via Myspace) By Ally Schweitzer - The Dirty Projectors and Andre 3000 cropped up in a pair of spots for Levi's and Nike recently: Dirty Projectors for the denim...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Andre 3000, Dirty Projectors, R Kelly

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Bieber and Wale nominated for BET Awards; R. Kelly's got a new "I Believe I Can Fly"; Brad Paisley concert hosts food drive

It's Wale v. Bieber in this year's BET Awards, and we can't decide who we're rooting for. (Photos by Michael Buckner/Getty Images and Chris Pizzello/AP) By Ally Schweitzer - It's the showdown we've all been waiting for: Wale v. Justin...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber, R. Kelly, Wale

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/05/2010

Lists: Five of the worst national anthem performances in recent memory

Keri Hilson's National Anthem at a recent Hawks game was bad, but it wasn't the worst. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) By Allison Stewart If you were to rank the worst-ever National Anthem performances by musicians (and we will,...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Kat DeLuna, Keri Hilson, Michael Bolton, R. Kelly, Scott Stapp, Steven Tyler