R. Kelly hopes you'll write him back
May 17th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

R. Kelly hopes you'll write him back

R. Kelly wants fans to stay in touch when he drops his latest album, and we mean that literally.

The packaging for his upcoming release, “Write Me Back,” will include special postcards so that fans can do just that, according to Billboard.

Of course, this offering is the appropriately-titled follow-up to the R&B crooner's 2010 album, “Love Letter.”

R. Kelly has already given listeners a taste of his latest musical missive by way of two singles: “Share My Love,” which is currently sailing the Billboard R&B charts, as well as the recently released “Feelin’ Single,” which was released on Monday.

They signal a possible comeback for the singer in a very big way, as his long-awaited memoir, "Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me," is also expected to drop this summer.

R. Kelly's also launching a six-day "Love Letter" cruise from Miami in October, not to mention the return of his "Trapped in the Closet" series on IFC later on this year.

soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Melissa


    Never Give Up!

    Inspiration around Every Corner My Friend!!!!
    "When You Cannot Change The Direction of The Wind, Adjust Your Sails!!"


    July 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TracyfromCincinnati

    You are R & B!!!! WE NEED YOU!!!! Get well Kellz. These young crooners can NEVER take your place. You are in my prayers.

    June 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. arnitha

    Get Well Mr. R&B - your fans will always be there for you.

    June 28, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Michelle

    I am praying for you...

    June 28, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Michael R.

    Nigg er please!

    May 20, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. terra ross

    love you jannuary boy!!!!!! great man ,,, keep the love letter going,, can't wait for the next cd to come out?????? you are the top dogggggggggggggg!!! in r&b today , or should i say in the world.. smile

    May 20, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. derp

    He is amazingly talented.

    I know of no other celebrity who has done as much f cu ked up stuff with an underage girl as he has.

    Kudos to you Robert. A fine roll model for the black community.

    May 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RebelYell

    CNN means: RK hopes teenage girls write him back.

    May 18, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kellzgirl69

    I think that was Very RUDE and Disrespectful of the person that said "I thought he couldn't read?!" Smh! But like MOST Genuises, They ALL have "Hiccups" Robert can Read, maybe not as you want him too! Anywhoo! As a Strong Supporter of Roberts Music, I'm so Stoked of All of his Latest Endeavors, I can't wait for the New ALBUMS that will be coming out, as well as his Book, but last but not Least, THE LOVE LETTER CRUISE!!!! <3 YOU ROB! #1Supporter for LIFE! Muuuuuah! (=

    May 18, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Shakes

    Robert Kelly is the greatest and I too have all his albums. I cannot wait for Write Me Back, oh and I mosdef will write you back Kellz!!!!

    May 18, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. What

    I thought he couldn't read. So whose going to read the letters back to him?

    May 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Måd

    I see the pro hose-down crew has spoken. Gs up, hose down.

    May 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @Ugh

    He may not be perfect, but that doesn't take away the fact that this man is talented beyond compare. It is evident that you don't know about the great songs he's written for artists of various genres. Do your research! Now, what is your LEGACY????

    May 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jon

    Isn't this the 'artist' who's into child porn?

    May 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lisie

    R Kelly is the true King of R&B!!!! I am a true fan, i have all of his albums.

    May 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Shaun

    This is a talented musician. Every song he writes is a JAM whether slow or fast and I have ALL his music. LUV U ROBERT KELLY!!!! I am a DEDICATED fan who will STEP IN THE NAME OF LOVE to your music while men be FEELIN' ON MY BOOTY and I will STRIP FOR U anyday!!! Your my HONEY LOVE when I BUMP N GRIND because I just wanna SHARE MY LOVE but I can't so I'll just write you a LOVE LETTER!!!

    May 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ugh

    Whatever you do, DO NOT accept showers from this man. Bad music, bad judgement, horrible human, perfect for hollywood. Go get him Kardashian ho's; we have finally found a talentless 'celeb' whos reputation YOU cant even further ruin!

    May 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Olivia

      You obviously know nothing about genuine music. This artist that you suggest is so horrible, continues to make hit after hit after hit. He has written for various artists such as Celine Dion and Maxwell, to name a few. How many artists can you name who can switch from R&B, where he reigns as King, to gospel to hip hop to Soul and back to R&B (he's the King)? Before you judge a person, you should really do your research and actually listen to their music. Also, the article was not about Robert Kelly's personal life, so those of you who are commenting on the old B.S., open your closets of skeletons and see just how many you have. No body is perfect, but Kelly's music is pretty darn close.

      May 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ann

    Love you Kells, I will certainly write you back! Thanks for all the good times and good vibes!

    May 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Måd

    This guy is a disgrace. I can't believe we let people of such low moral fiber be seen by the children as a role model. I mean, how have we let society decay so far that this acceptable.

    At least all the girls I peed on were of age.

    May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  20. Harry Waldman.

    He will be a star for many years.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  21. Michael Calaizzo

    he is a Legend and we hope he keeps up the Great work.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |

    SONYLEGEND.COM The music industry is a bunch of sell outs.... The game is now shut down!

    May 17, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |

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