R. Kelly has spent two decades as the reigning king of R&B. Since the release of his first hit “Bump N’ Grind,” this soulful singer continues to change the music game with each release. His creative versatility has allowed him to put out numerous top ten hits and win a plethora of awards ranging from Grammys to American Music Awards.

Kelly will be a busy man in 2014. Even though his 12th studio album “Black Panties” was released in December, he is already planning to release the follow-up this summer. Kelly will also be working up a collection of holiday songs for late 2014. His fans can also expect another chapter in his epic “hip-hopera” “Trapped in the Closet.” Kelly will complete his 2014 itinerary with the “King & Queen Tour,” which will feature himself and Mary J. Blige.

R. Kelly

Sat., Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.
Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Dr., www.mobilecivicctr.com
Tickets: $50-$80 avail. through Ticketmaster