R. Kelly makes Soul Train Award history with most nominations
R. Kelly made Soul Train Award history after being the most nominated act with 21 nominations during his career.
Kelly was nominated for the Ashford & Sons songwriter's award and album of the year in this year's Soul Train Awards, according to the Associated Press.
Usher received the most nominations of the year, with five nods. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend also received multiple nominations.
The late Whitney Houston was nominated for best gospel inspirational performance and the late Amy Winehouse was nominated for best international performance. New Edition is slated to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Soul Train Awards, which will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be held on November 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air on BET and Centric on November 25.
Kelly is a three-time Grammy Award-winner and has sold 35 million records worldwide. He's known for songs like "Bump n' Grind," "I Believe I Can Fly," "Ignition (Remix)," and his "Trapped in the Closet" series.
His 11th studio album, "Write Me Back," hit stories on June 26 and contains tracks such as "Share My Love" and "Feelin' Single."
On June 27, it was reported that the singer had "taken ill" and was forced to cancel several promotional appearances.
R. Kelly recently revealed in his autobiography "Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me," that he was watching 2004 film "The Notebook" when he realized his marriage was over, because he knew his love wasn't as epic as the one on-screen.
R. Kelly married Andrea Kelly in 1996 and the two have three children together. The couple divorced in January 2009 after 12 years of marriage. Andrea Kelly now co-stars on the reality show "Hollywood Exes" alongside Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Fletcher and Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy.
Kelly's autobiography was co-written by David Ritz and also includes his stories from his childhood, his early music career as a street performer in Chicago and his current success.