R. Kelly’s long-in-the-works memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me?, will finally be released on June 28th, according to an issued press release. It’ll be a big week for the R&B singer as his latest album, Write My Back, will be released two days prior on June 26th through RCA Records.
The memoir’s official description:
In his own words, music icon Robert Sylvester Kelly takes readers on an emotion-packed “soulacoaster” ride that explores the untold story of his frequently sensationalized but rarely humanized life. With searing honesty, Kelly delivers a fascinating portrait of a gifted soul trapped in the conflicting realities of “bump and grind” sexuality and soul-stirring “I Believe I Can Fly” spirit. Kelly’s spectacular rise from street performer to superstar who has sold more than 35 million records worldwide was derailed when he plummeted into a six-year legal ordeal that nearly ruined his life and finances–until in 2008 he was found innocent of all criminal charges.
In support of its release, Kelly will embark on a brief book signing tour this summer. He’ll appear in New York (June 28th), Washington, DC (June 30th), Chicago (July 14th), and Los Angeles (August 10th).
Below, take a listen to “Feelin’ Single”, the latest single from Write My Back.