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which album made kellz an icon?

This is a discussion on which album made kellz an icon? within the R. Kelly Music Chat forums, part of the R. Kelly Discussion category; And? I don't see the big deal. The album still sold 10 million worldwide....

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    And? I don't see the big deal. The album still sold 10 million worldwide.

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    12 play was the intro...the R. Album was the main thing... even thou most artist don't ever reach the 12 play status....in their entire career...

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by halfonababyy09 Hidden Content
    And? I don't see the big deal. The album still sold 10 million worldwide.
    Kellz was already a superstar when R came out, but it certainly made him global superstar.

    This thing about the R album is a little bit confusing because many music websites say it's his biggest selling album, but we all know that he has at least 2 that have sold over 5 million. Maybe it's because back in the day double albums were priced higher than normal albums, at least this is a statement I once read that they no longer give double certification because double albums now cost nearly the same as the other albums.

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    I agree that "R" made him into a more well known star and he was already a star after 12 play...

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    Immediately, The "R" double album came to my mind because this album really catapulted him into the global mainstream. I mean besides, "I Believe I Can Fly", didn't his duet with Celine Deon appear on this ablum as well?

    12-play solidified his place in R&B but he still received a little backlash because a lot of the songs had that emmulated new jack swing/Aaron Hall sound and look with the bald head, sunglasses, and cane so some people weren't really feeling him but when he switched his musical sound up a bit with the R album, that's when people had to pretty much shut up and give Rob his due. This album showed Rob's range vocally. He really shows off his falsetto in the R and his voice went from the "hard" singing, churchy R to the smooth-voiced Rob (although he showed that transition vocally with the R. Kelly album too).

    Chocolate Factory took him to the undisputed champ status. With that album, it was clear that "ain't nobody f-ing with Kellz." That was the album where he truly separated himself forever in history from all R&B singers. CF was the album that gave him that Jordan status. That Jordan status is the top of the top. It means that no matter who comes after you and how many championships they may win and accolades are bestowed upon them, they can't touch you because you are such a pioneer. It's like, you can define an era in basketball as the BJ and AJ because he just did that much. Just like you can define, imo, R&B, BK and AK because he's done that much for the genre and music as a whole.

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    Im going to go out on a limb here and agree with Maxx: Chocolate Factory

    Sure "12 Play" introduced him. "R" cemented him. BUT "Chocolate Factory" made him an icon.

    After being in the game a decade plus, in the face of career doom and adversity, he was able to not only put out a classic album but sell millions of it too.

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