The Reason You Don’t Hear From R. Kelly Anymore

He Took Her Under His Wing

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He took Aaliyah under his wing right from the beginning of her career. He wrote and produced every song on her debut album, which ended up selling over three million records. We’ll come back to the whole R. Kelly / Aaliyah drama later.

By 1995, he had grabbed his first couple of Grammy nominations. His second album, released in 1995 as well, also ended up reaching number one. It ended up going four-times platinum.