R. Kelly Working on a Christmas Album

Singer prepping 12 Nights of Christmas for next year.

Posted: 12/13/2013 12:07 PM EST
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R. Kelly Working on a Christmas Album

From Black Panties to 12 Nights of Christmas, R. Kelly is all about range.

Kellz, who just released his ode to female underwear earlier in the week, is already working on a 13th effort, cranking out a Christmas release, he revealed to Rap-Up.com.

The album, 12 Nights of Christmas, will be for the lovers. "It's gonna be a lot of lovemaking," he told the site. "I come with that bearing gifts."

Kelly started working on the album last year and even though Christmas is a couple of weeks away, he's waiting until 2014 to unveil the album. Rather than push the project out in time for the holiday, Kelly wants to make sure it's perfect.

"I don't believe in just putting out a Christmas album just to sell records," explained the 46-year-old, who wants the LP to be as popular as Donny Hathaway's holiday classic, This Christmas, released in 1970. "In order to get that, and capture that moment, you have to take a couple of Christmases and then you come with it," the multi-Grammy winner shared.

For now, fans will have to get their Kelly Christmas fix with his song "Christmas I'll Be Steppin'," off The Best Man Holiday soundtrack. 

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