Saturday, 18 December 2010
TOP 10 ARTISTS OF 2010: #8 R. KELLY
The boy Kelz has done it again. The R. has returned to his trademark R&B after a couple of keys in the ignition party albums. Feeling like the great that was 'Born In The 90's' R. Kelly once again has pushed the soul envelope and the charts versatility with 'When A Woman Loves'. This song reminiscent of the classics from decades gone by really showcases Kelly's new style and vocal ability (just check his performance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'). Kelly even headed back to 'Remix City' with a classic uptempo remix of 'Woman Loves' that also harked back to old soul, just in very different ways. On the album 'Love Letter' , R. Kelly gave us a versatile range of velvty soul from the title track to the bonus track (a touching, poignant cover of Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone' (which R. Kelly actually originally wrote)). With some more great guest spots and an 'Epic' sounding complimation release the Zodiac went hard in 2010. Still it wasn't until the fall where Robert rose back up. As he proved that in this cold winter, his warm love songs reign supreme like shining Motown greats. The soul singer furthered his own legend with his 'Love Letter' scribes. TIM DAVID HARVEY.