News: R. Kelly Reportedly Changing Upcoming Album Name To "Untitled"

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 12:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R.Kelly has reportedly changed the title of his upcoming album from 12 Play 4th Quarter to Untitled.

The Chicago, Illinois-bred singer made the announcement while performing at Atlanta's Velvet Room nightclub last Sunday (February 8).

"ATL, what's up? I got my little brother right here, Jazze Pha," Kells told the crowd, standing in the VIP balcony. "I'm out here working on the mutha----in' album. I'm working on a new album and I'm calling that mutha----a Untitled. Y'all call it what y'all want. I came to have fun with y'all," Kelly continued. The Chicago legend also gave the clubgoers an impromptu mini-concert." (MTV News)

The album reportedly suffered leaks and track listings exposure over the summer last July.

R.Kelly 12 Play Fourth Quarter leaked online earlier today. This leak comes before the CD was even given a release date. R.Kelly could be the one behind this whole thing, because he knew it was not strong enough to get him back right on top. Additionally,rumors are floating around suggesting that he will soon be leaving his longtime label, Jive Records. (R&B Music Blog)

Most of the leaked songs reflected Kells' earlier R&B music roots through his sex-based content.

On leaked tracks like "Screamer," "At the Same Time" and "Two Seater," Kelly regales the listener with salacious tales that conjure up 1993's original "12 Play" album. The vocoder-led "Screamer" finds the singer describing a secret sex session in a crowded house while trying his best not to alert his company. On "At The Same Time," Kelly croons about reaching his carnal goals over guitar plucks and a double bass drum. (Billboard)

The original album's title was an ode to his renowned 12 Play album.

12 Play, released in the fall of 1993, established Kelly as an R&B superstar, eventually selling over five million copies. The first single, "Sex Me, Pts. I & II," went gold, and the second, "Bump n' Grind," hit number one on both the pop and R&B charts in 1994; it stayed on top of the R&B charts for an astonishing 12 weeks, while logging four weeks at number one the pop charts. The follow-up, "Your Body's Callin'," was another gold single, peaking at number 13 pop. (All Music)

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