Coverafbeelding R. Kelly - U Saved Me/ Happy People
  • Statistieken
  •   6 wkn Tipparade
  •   2004

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   08-01-1967
Land   Verenigde Staten

Op 8 januari 1967 wordt Robert Sylvester Kelly geboren als zoon van moeder Joanne die al als zangeres actief was. Zijn jeugd was in veel opzichten moeilijk want in zijn autobiografie beschrijft hij als tiener geregeld seksueel misbruikt te zijn. Ook wordt hij op 11-jarige leeftijd beschoten. Nog steeds zit er een kogel in zijn schouder.



Op de middelbare school moedigt de muziekleraar hem aan muziek te gaan maken. Ook adviseert ze hem zijn basketbal-activiteiten op te geven. Na een succesvol optreden op school snapt hij dat advies beter.



In 1989 breekt hij door via de tv-talentenjacht Big Break waar hij voor zijn overwinning 100.000 dollar krijgt. In de jaren die volgen vaart hij, met succes, mee op de ‘New Jack Swing’-golf. In 1992 komt hij met She’s Got That Vibe voor het eerst in de Top 40 terecht. Dat deed hij met de groep Public Announcement die hij in 1993 al de rug toekeerde. Later dat jaar is 12 Play zijn eerste album.



In 1995 wordt duidelijk dat R. Kelly nog meer kwaliteiten heeft. Hij werkt samen met Michael Jackson aan het schrijven en produceren van You Are Not Alone waarmee hij twee Grammy-nominaties weet binnen te slepen. In november verschijnt ook zijn tweede, titelloze, studioalbum met daarop de bescheiden Top 40-hit I Can’t Sleep Baby (If I). Vrij snel na die hit komt het succes van Kelly in een stroomversnelling als I Believe I Can Fly een nummer 1-hit wordt. Uitgerekend dat jaar tekent hij een contract om als professioneel basketbalspeler aan de slag te gaan bij de Atlantic City Seagulls.



Zijn derde studioalbum wordt R dat in november 1998 verschijnt. Daarop staat de powerballad If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time. Niet alleen in ons land maar ook in België en Zwitserland komt de single op de eerste plaats waar het in de Verenigde Staten met een twaalfde positie een minder groot succes wordt.



A 2003 weet hij alleen met de hulp van anderen nog hits te scoren. Zo komen samenwerkingen met Ja Rule en Lady Gaga nog in de Top 40. Do What U Want is in 2013 zijn 19e en vooralsnog laatste hit. In 2016 verschijnt zijn 14e studioalbum, 12 Nights Of Christmas. In 2017 komt R. Kelly veelvuldig in opspraak vanwege het feit dat hij vrouwen vast zou houden in zijn woning voor zijn eigen seksuele genot. Zowel R. Kelly als ook de mogelijke slachtoffers ontkennen alle aantijgingen.

Songtekst

Songtekst U Saved Me

I was riding in my car one day
In the express lane rollin on the freeway
And suddenly the phone rings then I
Reached down beside me then i look
On the floor felt on the backseat
See I was drinking while I was driving
Never thinking bout what I was doing
I turned around and before i knew it
Here comes this truck now
Doctor said don't think he gonna make it
Family said make the funeral arrangements
Unplug the machine he's gone now
Then told my wife to be strong now
Then a small voice said told me
If you promise to stop drinking
I surrendered on that day
Now for ten years i've been straight

You saved me [4x]
Gave me a second chance
You saved me [3x]
You saved me

Now i've been sitting in this chair
Waiting on the phone to ring
Praying up to God that someone will call
Me with a job opening
Cause it's been so hard for me
Month to month struggling to eat
But still there was no answer
I stop believing in his word and
Got so mad at him and
When somebody said God's good
I just laugh at 'em
But in the nick of time his blessing
Rain on me
By his grace the phone ring
A lady said were hiring and
That's when I knew

You saved me [4x]

Now i was 18 out there on the block
Selling drugs
With a gun at my waist
And for people I had no love
See the streets was my home
Family and friends were all gone
Had no one to trust
And deep inside i was all alone
And a deal went bad one day
And it was enough to pause me
I was shot 4 times and before i
Knew it I was on my knees
Blood pushin out my body
My heart's beating faster don't know what i'm gonna do
I don't think i'm gonna last then
I begain to flash back on the things
I done in my past
Then I heard a small voice that said
I'll give you peace if you believe
I accepted Christ that day
Halilujah now i'm free

You saved me [4x]

I was in the aisle of the grocery store
With a pain in my chest and I'm wondering
Where did it come from (I got tested)
And the results came back
And the doctor said i'm sorry but u got cancer
I could not beleive it so
I call my mama to calm my nerves
(mama) she got down on her knees
(mama) she said a prayer for me
(mama) just keep on thanking Jesus
(mama) he'll give you what you need
(thank you Jesus)
Now that was five years ago
I don't have that pain no more
Doc said you can go home
Cause all that cancer's gone

You saved me [4x]
You saved me (said you saved me)
You saved me (but you saved me)
You saved me saaaved me
Gave me a second chance (second chance)
Halilujah saved me
Saved me saved me
Wooooooh You saved me
You gave me it was by grace You saved me
I'm so thankful that You looked down on me
Saw me standing there
I was at the end of my rope no where to go
And you gave me
No where to go (and you saved me)
I was down and out 2
I was doing drugs 2
I was running the streets 2
Never felt love
I was wilding out
You saved me
You stepped in ooh save me
You saved me


Songtekst Happy People

ladies and gentlemen
this here is another one for tha steppas
DJ Wayne Williams
put the record on

whoa oh whoa oh whoa oh whoa yeah
whoa yeah
whoa oh whoa oh whoa oh whoa yeah

whoa, whoa

tell me what do we do
when the DJ's playin our favorite groove
we step
to when
the whole night through

and what do we do
when where all dressed up and in the mood
we step
to what
a steppers groove

where do we go soon as the weekend gets here
the club
why
to party and have some fun

what is it that,
can come and take away all your stress, tell me
music
no further questions, you have passed my test

happy people
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
keeps the world turnin,turnin,turnin
oh I believe that,happy people
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
keep us dancin,dancin,dancin

happy people
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
keep us steppin,keep us steppin,steppin
happy people
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
keeps us groovin,groovin,groovin

i just wanna get dressed and go out

yeah

i wanna get dressed,
i wanna go out,
can you tell me where the spot is?

where the party is all night,
and everybodys havin a good time

i wanna get nice,
i wanna get loud,
can you tell me where the spot is?

come on and take me to that place,
where there aint nuthin but happy-

whoa, happy, happy, happy

happy people,
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
keep the world turnin, turnin,turnin

im talkin about
happy people,
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
they keep the world dancin, dancin, dancin
happy people
(yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
keep the world steppin, steppin, steppin
nuthin but happy people
yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
keeps the world groovin, grooooooooovin

uh uh uh, alright, uh huh

now if you wanna step
u gotta play it by the rules
you gotta do what i do
when i do, what i do

if you wanna step
u gotta play it by the rules
you gotta do what i do
when i do, what i do

now

step to the left, step to the right
spin around and bring it down tonight
bring it on up, move in close
let me see you and your partner stroll

step to the left, step to the right
spin around and bring it down tonight
bring it on up, move in close
let me see you and your partner stroll

step to the left, step to the right
spin around and bring it down tonight
bring it on up, move in close
let me see you and your partner stroll

step to the left, step to the right
spin around and bring it down tonight
bring it on up, move in close
let me see you and your partner stroll

step to the left, step to the right
spin around and bring it down tonight
bring it on up, move in close
let me see you and your partner stroll

step to the left, step to the right
spin around and bring it down tonight
bring it on up, move in close
let me see you and your partner stroll

Songinformatie

ArtiestR. Kelly
 A-kant
Titel U Saved Me
Lengte 06'12
Componist(en) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) Robert Kelly
 B-kant
Titel Happy People
Lengte 06'05
Componist(en) Robert Kelly
Producer(s) Robert Kelly
Platenlabel Jive
Catalogusnr 82876 62423 2
Hoogste positie UK - / 6
Hoogste positie US 19 / 52
Album Happy People/U Saved Me

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