Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly, will release his 11th studio album, Write Me Back, on June 26th (RCA).
Write Me Back will be available in Standard and Deluxe editions; the latter will include 4 bonus tracks, while the physical version will have special packaging that will include a postcard for fans to actually write R. Kelly back. Both versions of the album will be available for pre-order on May 29, 2012 at select retailers.
"Share My Love," the album's first single, recently grabbed the #1 spot at Urban Adult radio.
R. Kelly's newly released second single, "Feelin' Single," described as "classic Kelly, full of infectious hooks and buttery smooth grooves" (Prefixmag), will impact Urban Adult radio on May 21st and 22nd. The single will be available for purchase at all digital providers on May 29th.
Write Me Back is the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed Love Letter, which celebrated the music of the 50s and 60s. The new album represents the natural progression of Kelly's musical time machine, recalling the sultry and seductive sounds associated with such icons as Barry White, Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass, among others. Like its Love Letter predecessor, Write Me Back is also a celebration of love.
Check out behind-the-scenes footage from the Write Me Back album packaging shoot below, here on Band Weblogs.
Official 'Write Me Back' Photoshoot - video:
From classic R&B to hip-hop, inspirational to gospel, no other artist has covered the vast array of human emotions more than R. Kelly.
With a track record that boasts over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 6 #1 albums, 11 #1 singles, 3 Grammy Awards, 8 Soul Train Awards, 6 American Music Awards and 6 Billboard Music Awards, R. Kelly has rightfully earned his title as the undisputed "King of R&B."
In 2011, Billboard named R. Kelly the #1 most successful R&B artists of the last 25 years!
When not in the spotlight, Kelly has written and produced hit songs for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, Britney Spears and countless others.
More recently, Kelly was tapped to write and produce original music for the upcoming Sparkle soundtrack.
Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas
R. Kelly Official Website