R&B music legend R. Kelly is coming back with a new project that is going to make his fans smile. The Chicago crooner has announced that he will be releasing a Christmas album in October. It will be called 12 Nights Of Christmas.
Kelly, who thinks the world needs a little bit of positivity at the moment, will mostly focus on new songs. The singer has been working on this album for the past two years and wants everything to flow the right way when it comes out.
How does R. Kelly describe 12 Nights Of Christmas?
In an interview with Rap-Up in December 2013, Kelly said he wanted to do a love-making Christmas album. He stated back then:
“I’m working on a Christmas album right now called the 12 Nights of Christmas and it’s gonna be a lot of lovemaking. I come with that bearing gifts.”
The “Ignition” singer also said:
“I started it last Christmas actually, but I don’t believe in just putting out a Christmas album just to sell records. It has to be the next [‘This Christmas’]. In order to get that and capture that moment, you have to take a couple of Christmases and then you come with it.”
In December 2015, Mr. Kelly released The Buffet, an eclectic album that aimed to please all his different fans. However, it failed to deliver a strong performance on the charts.
Can R. Kelly beat the critics and save his career?
After his high-profile collaborations with pop artists like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars in 2013, the controversial songwriter faced a PR nightmare that is still having ramifications today.
The successful duets brought Kelly back to the mainstream of culture. His critics used the rise of social media to remind people of Kelly’s legal troubles, which included sordid sexual allegations.
The re-litigation of the Grammy-award winner’s checkered past affected his career and slowed his return to the top of the charts.
R. Kelly 12 Nights Of Christmas Promo Photo
In conclusion, 12 Nights Of Christmas offers Kelly a new opportunity to redeem himself in the eyes of some critics. If he can put the salacious lyrics aside and focus on something more uplifting and inspiring, he may be able to pull this off, but it will not be easy.
What are your thoughts on R. Kelly’s “12 Nights Of Christmas” album?