R Kelly confirmed for Sumfest

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AMERICAN R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, performer and record producer R Kelly will make his second appearance in Jamaica when he takes the stage at the popular Reggae Sumfest on July 22, International Night.

Kelly, a pillar of the neo-soul movement, joins rapper Nicki Minaj and reggae artistes Mavado, Beenie Man, Tanya Stephens and I-Octane on the five-day festival's line-up. Reggae Sumfest takes place in Montego Bay from July 17-23.

Johnny Gourzong, executive producer of the event, confirmed the Radio Message singer's appearance yesterday.

"The Reggae Sumfest team is excited to be presenting R Kelly on the Sumfest stage. We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening. We are expecting a spectacular performance from Mr Kelly," Gourzong said.

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