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R.Kelly Gets Back to Work with New Book and Album

R. Kelly is back in the spotlight and this time it’s on a more positive note. The 45 year old R & B singer is releasing a new book and a new album, with the release dates only 48 hours apart.

Kelly’s new book, a memoir, called “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,” will be released on June 28, and a his new album, “Write Me Back,” will be released on June 26th.

Last year, Kelly’s Chicago mansion went into foreclosure and he reportedly owed $2.9 million on the home. More recently, it has been reported that he owes the IRS close to $5 million in back taxes starting from back in 2005. This puts a lot of pressure on his new book and album to do well so he can attend to his obligations.

According to the Sun-Times,

There will be a book launching party for him June 27 in New York, and Kelly is confirmed to appear June 28 on the NBC “Today Show” with Kathie Lee and Hoda. That same evening, he will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca. And he will do the same in Chi Town July 14. His “Write Me Back Tour” will NOT kick off until sometime this fall.”

Let’s hope that his book and album do well so he can get “Uncle Sam” off his back.

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