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Studio album by R. Kelly
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre R&Bsoulhip hop soul
Length 77:46
Label Jive
Producer R. KellyPoke & Tone • Precision
R. Kelly chronology
Chocolate Factory
Singles from
  1. "I Wish"
    Released: September 12, 2000
  2. "The Storm Is Over Now"
    Released: April 3, 2001
  3. "Fiesta"
    Released: June 11, 2001
  4. "Feelin' on Yo Booty"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  5. "A Woman's Threat"
    Released: February 20, 2002
R. Kelly's "Fiesta (Remix)" from featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti

Problems playing this file? See media help. (Twelve Play-2) is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, released in November 2000.


Released as the "sequel" to Kelly's 12 Play, had party songs, relationship-themed ballads and a gospel-influenced song, but it still had Kelly's trademark sensuality with songs including "The Greatest Sex" and "Strip for You". The album was most notable for two #1 R&B hits: the tribute song "I Wish", and the remix of the party anthem, "Fiesta", which featured Jay-Z. The latter duet inspired the two to create the collaborative project The Best of Both Worlds. Another notable single was the risque "Feelin' On Yo Booty". The album has since been certified 4× Platinum. The album was Kelly's second album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the fourth to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. was the number-one R&B Album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 2001.


The album's eponymous title website,, was taken out of service in 2001.


Billboard magazine ranked at number 94 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade.[1]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
The New York Times favorable[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
The Village Voice favorable[8]

Commercial performance[edit] debuted number one on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,with first week sales of 543,000.[9] The album went on to sell over four million copies.

Critical response[edit] received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Sonicnet wrote, " isn't the masterpiece Kelly seems capable of, but it's as strong an R&B album as any since, well, since R., balancing the carnal and the spiritual as convincingly as anyone's done it since Prince in the 1980s." Billboard wrote, "Not to be outdone by the generation of singers he has influenced, he raises the bar with the 19-track set." The Village Voice wrote, " is a magnum opus of the genre, milking both Kelly's recent reflection and his baser inclinations for all they're worth." Wall of Sound wrote, "All in all, the production is sharp, with some fairly clever vocal and percussion arrangement ideas throughout."

Awards and nominations[edit]

American Music Awards - 2000 Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist (won)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards - 2001 Favorite Male Artist - R&B (nominated)

Grammy Awards - 2001 Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male (nominated for "I Wish")

Mobo Awards - 2001 Outstanding Achievement (won)

MTV Video Music Awards - 2001 Best R&B Video (nominated for "I Wish")

NAACP Image Awards - 2001 Outstanding Male Artist (won), 2001 Outstanding Music Video (won for "I Wish")

Soul Train Music Awards - 2001 Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album (nominated), 2001 Best R&B/Soul Single, Male (won for "I Wish"), 2001 Best R&B/Soul Album, Male (won)

Source Awards - 2001 R&B Artist of the Year (won)

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by R. Kelly.

  1. "TP-2" (2:18)
  2. "Strip for You" (4:09)
  3. "R&B Thug"
  4. "The Greatest Sex"
  5. "I Don't Mean It"
  6. "Just Like That"
  7. "Like a Real Freak" (feat. General)
  8. "Fiesta" (feat. Jay-Z & Boo & Gotti)
  9. "Don't You Say No"
  10. "The Real R. Kelly (Interlude)"
  11. "One Me"
  12. "I Wish"
  13. "A Woman's Threat"
  14. "I Decided"
  15. "I Mean (I Don't Mean It)"
  16. "I Wish - Remix (To the Homies That We Lost)" (feat. Boo & Gotti)
  17. "All I Really Want"
  18. "Feelin' on Yo Booty"
  19. "The Storm Is Over Now"


Chart (2000) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[10] 36
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[11] 43
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[12] 22
Canadian Albums Chart[13] 7
Dutch Albums Chart[14] 7
French Albums Chart[15] 4
German Albums Chart[16] 2
Swedish Albums Chart[17] 23
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 6
UK Albums Chart[19] 21
US Billboard 200[20] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[21] 1


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Platinum 100,000^
Germany (BVMI)[24] Gold 150,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[25] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


Later samples[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Best of the 2000s - Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ " Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "R. Kelly: TP-2.Com > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ Seymour, Craig (10 November 2000). "TP-2.Com: R. Kelly". Entertainment Weekly (#568). 
  5. ^ Baker, Soren (November 5, 2000). "A Hint of the Struggles Behind R. Kelly's Boasts". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times: Tribune Company). Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  6. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (April 8, 2001). "MUSIC; Responding To Rap, R & B Is Reborn". The New York Times (New York: The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  7. ^ Hardy, Ernest (9 November 2000). "R. Kelly: TP-2.Com". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 March 2002. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Caramanica, Jon (January 9, 2001). "Serenading the Boys". The Village Voice (New York: Village Voice Media). Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
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  10. ^ "R. Kelly - -". Austrian Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "R. Kelly -" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ "R. Kelly -" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 27, 2013). "Official: R. Kelly -". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "R. Kelly -" (in Dutch). Dutch Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "R. Kelly," (in French). French Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Album - R. Kelly,". Media Control GfK International. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ " – R. Kelly -". Swedish Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ "R. Kelly - -". Swiss Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ "R. Kelly -". July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  20. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 27, 2013). "Official: R. Kelly -". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  21. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 27, 2013). "Official: R. Kelly -". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2000". Ultratop & Hung Medien / 
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – R. Kelly – T.P.2.COM". Music Canada. 
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (R. Kelly; '')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  25. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Kelly, R.; '')". Hung Medien. 
  26. ^ "British album certifications – R. Kelly –". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  27. ^ "American album certifications – R. Kelly –". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia by Jay-Z
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 25 – December 1, 2000
Succeeded by
1 by The Beatles