VIDEO from Synaptic Digital and Jive Records: R. Kelly's Heartfelt World Cup Performance Wins Accolades

R&B Superstar Is Warmly Embraced In South Africa

Jun 15, 2010, 13:10 ET from Synaptic Digital from ,Jive Records

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, R&B superstar R. Kelly performed the official anthem, "Sign Of A Victory" at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony with the Soweto Spiritual Singers. "A Sign Of A Victory," written and produced by Kelly was enthusiastically received.  R. Kelly says the song carries a message of "hope and triumph and describes the experience of performing the song at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg "unbelievable" and was honored to work with the Soweto Spiritual Singers.

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This marks the multi-platinum, award-winning singer's second trip to South Africa, he's made several high-profile appearances, including meeting with the mayor of Cape Town and has been warmly embraced by fans.

R. Kelly's remarkable career spans two decades filled with accomplishments and achievements including earning 19 Grammy nominations.  He has sold over 34 millions records worldwide, released seven No. 1 albums, twelve platinum-plus selling albums and had eleven No. 1 singles. He has collaborated and written songs for musical icons from all genres including: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Pussycat Dolls, Usher and Celine Dion.

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