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12 Play is the debut studio album by American R&B and soul musician R. Kelly; it was released on November 9, 1993, by Jive Records. [1]

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An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Barry Hankerson

Barry Hankerson (born August 3, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American record producer and manager who founded and ran Blackground Records.

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BBC Online

BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Born into the 90's

Born into the 90's is R. Kelly's collaboration album with his group Public Announcement.

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British Phonographic Industry

The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.

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Bump n' Grind (R. Kelly song)

"Bump n' Grind" is a song by American R&B singer R. Kelly.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.

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Compact Cassette

The Compact Audio Cassette (CAC) or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called the cassette tape or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.

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Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.

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Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music was created in 1989 by Colin Larkin.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Executive producer

Executive producer (EP) is one of the top positions in the making of a commercial entertainment product.

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G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast Gangsta rap in the early 1990s, heavily influenced by 1970s funk sound of artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic.

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Gerald Levert

Gerald Edward Levert (July 13, 1966 – November 10, 2006) was an American singer–songwriter, producer and actor.

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Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones (born 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American R&B/soul singer.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Hip hop soul

Hip hop soul is a subgenre of contemporary R&B music, most popular during the early and mid 1990s, which fuses rhythm and blues/gospel singing with hip hop musical production.

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Honorific nicknames in popular music

Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically.

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It Seems Like You're Ready

"It Seems Like You're Ready" is a song by musician R. Kelly, on his debut solo studio album titled 12 Play.

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Jive Records

Jive Records was an American record label under the RCA Music Group formed in 1981 by Zomba Records. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the label was best known for a string of successes with hip hop artists in the 1980s, and also in teen pop and boy bands during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jive Records operated as an independently managed label until 2003, when Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) acquired the remainder of its parent company Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which at the time was the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label with major-label distribution.

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List of Billboard number-one R&B albums of 1994

The following is a list of the Billboard magazine R&B albums that reached number one in 1994.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Music Canada

Music Canada (formerly Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA)) is a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization that was founded 9 April 1963 to represent the interests of companies that record, manufacture, produce, promote and distribute music in Canada.

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New jack swing

New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Public Announcement

Public Announcement is an American R&B group, which was formed in 1991 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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R. Kelly

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

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R. Kelly (album)


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Recording Industry Association of America

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.

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Robert Christgau

Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Sex Me

"Sex Me" is the first solo single released by R&B singer R. Kelly, released as the first single from his solo debut album, 12 Play.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Summer Bunnies

"Summer Bunnies" is a song written, produced and performed by R&B musician R. Kelly.

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The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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The Rolling Stone Album Guide

The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that contains professional music reviews written and edited by staff members from Rolling Stone magazine.

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

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TP-2.com (an abbreviation of Twelve Play-2) is the fourth solo album by American recording artist R. Kelly, released on November 7, 2000 by Jive Records.

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TP.3 Reloaded

TP.3 Reloaded is the seventh studio album by R&B singer R. Kelly.

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A trilogy (from Greek τρι- tri-, "three" and -λογία -logia, "discourse") is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works.

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Virgin Books

Virgin Books is a United Kingdom book publisher 90% owned by the publishing group Random House, and 10% owned by Virgin Group, the company originally set up by Richard Branson as a record company.

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Yahoo! Music

Yahoo! Music, owned by Yahoo!, is the provider of a variety of music services, including Internet radio, music videos, news, artist information, and original programming.

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Your Body's Callin'

"Your Body's Callin" is a 1994 single by R. Kelly from his album 12 Play.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Play

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