From the Publisher
Who is R. Kelly? Three-time Grammy winner, who has sold more than
35 million records worldwide. Legendary writer and producer, who
collaborated with such music icons as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion,
Jay-Z, and Aretha Franklin. Visionary cultural messenger, who
created the hip hopera phenomenon ''Trapped in the Closet.''
Creative genius. Sex symbol. The man who puts the ''R'' in R&B.
Through the iconic anthem ''I Believe I Can Fly'' and such sexy
R&B mega-hits as ''Bump N'' Grind,'' ''Ignition,'' and ''When a
Woman''s Fed Up,'' R. Kelly has proven to be one of the greatest
musical talents of his generation. Yet his rollercoaster ride to
the top has been as perilous as it has been exhilarating. In
''Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,'' Kelly shares his life story
through episodic tales and exclusive color photographs, exploring
his meteoric rises and sudden falls. From the crippling learning
disorder that rendered him unable to read or write, to the
teacher/mentor who prophesized that his destiny was in music, not
basketball, we follow his evolution from Chicago street performer
to struggling L.A. musician and beyond. Kelly reveals his hard-won
ascent to superstardom and his battle to move forward after legal
and personal ordeals that threatened to destroy his life. Now back
at the top, Kelly recounts the surprising twists and turns that
have taken him to new heights of maturity and artistry. Part
memoir, part keepsake, ''Soulacoaster'' unlocks the door to R.
Kelly''s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an
intimate and unforgettable ride.
About the Author
R. Kelly, the king of R&B, makes music of epic proportions.
After 18 years of stardom, the prolific multi-instrumentalist,
producer, and vocalist continues to forge an artistic path that
caters to fantasy and captures the hearts of adoring fans. This is,
in essence, how an artist sells over 34 million records, and wears
the crown of a king. It is this uncanny ability to compose
countless classics and deliver electrifying live performances that
defines everything that is essential R. Kelly. It''s why he is the
recipient of multiple Grammy, Billboard, BMI, and American Music
Awards. R. Kelly lives and produces music out of his Chocolate
Factory Studio in the heart of Chicago.
Published: June 28, 2012
Publisher: Hay House
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1401928358
ISBN - 13: 9781401928353