The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1

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The R. in R&B Collection, Volume 1
Greatest hits album by R. Kelly
Released September 23, 2003
Recorded 1991–2003
Genre R&B, soul, pop, hip-hop, new jack swing
Label Jive
Producer R. Kelly, Wyclef Jean, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis, Poke & Tone, G-One, Precision, Timmy Allen
R. Kelly chronology
Chocolate Factory
(2003)
The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1
(2003)
Happy People/U Saved Me
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Village Voice favorable link

The R. In R&B Collection, Volume 1 was the first compilation album released by R&B superstar R. Kelly celebrating his 11-year career which saw him go from the lead singer of the new jack swing group, Public Announcement, to becoming the leader of contemporary R&B throughout the 1990s and today. The album featured 15 greatest hits dating back to 1992 and three newer songs, including the hit "Thoia Thoing". In addition, eight of ten singles on the compilation were number-one R&B hits ("I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)" and "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)" are not featured here); likewise both #1 pop singles "Bump n' Grind" and "I'm Your Angel" are featured here. The album has sold more than 3 million copies in the US

Track listing[edit]

U.S. edition[edit]

All songs were written, produced, and arranged by R. Kelly himself. (except tracks "Fiesta (Remix)", "Ghetto Religion", "Your Body's Callin'", "Home Alone")

  1. "Bump n' Grind" (R. Kelly) from 12 Play
  2. "Your Body's Callin'" (additional production by Timmy Allen) (R. Kelly) from 12 Play
  3. "Sex Me" (R. Kelly) from 12 Play
  4. "You Remind Me of Something" (R. Kelly) from R.Kelly
  5. "Ignition" (R. Kelly) from Chocolate Factory
  6. "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (R. Kelly) from R. Kelly
  7. "When A Woman's Fed Up" (R. Kelly) from 12 Play
  8. "Step in the Name of Love (Remix)" (R. Kelly) from R
  9. "Thoia Thoing" (R. Kelly) Previously unreleased
  10. "Touched A Dream" (R. Kelly) Previously unreleased
  11. "Fiesta (Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti) (produced by Poke & Tone and Precision) (R. Kelly) from TP-2.com
  12. "I Wish" (R. Kelly) from TP-2.com
  13. "Ghetto Religion" (featuring Wyclef Jean) (additional production by Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis) (R. Kelly, W. Jean, J. Duplessis) Previously unreleased
  14. "Honey Love" (R. Kelly) from Born into the 90's
  15. "She's Got That Vibe" R. Kelly and Public Announcement (R. Kelly, B. Hankerson) from Born into the 90's
  16. "The World's Greatest" (R. Kelly) from Chocolate Factory
  17. "I'm Your Angel" (Vocal Duet with Celine Dion) (R. Kelly) from R
  18. "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly) from R

2-CD special edition[edit]

CD 1[edit]
  1. "Bump & Grind" (R. Kelly)
  2. "Your Body's Callin'" (additional production by Timmy Allen) (R. Kelly)
  3. "Sex Me (Part 1)" (R. Kelly)
  4. "Gotham City" (R. Kelly)
  5. "Ignition" (R. Kelly)
  6. "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (R. Kelly)
  7. "When A Woman's Fed Up" (R. Kelly)
  8. "Thoia Thoing" (R. Kelly)
  9. "Touched a Dream" (R. Kelly)
  10. "I Wish" (R. Kelly)
  11. "Ghetto Religion" (featuring Wyclef Jean) (additional production by Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis) (R. Kelly, W. Jean, J. Duplessis)
  12. "The Storm Is Over Now" (R. Kelly)
  13. "She's Got That Vibe" R. Kelly and Public Announcement (R. Kelly, B. Hankerson)
  14. "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" (R. Kelly)
  15. "The World's Greatest" (R. Kelly)
  16. "I'm Your Angel" (Vocal Duet with Celine Dion) (R. Kelly)
  17. "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly)
  18. "Home Alone" (featuring Keith Murray) (produced and arranged by G-One) (R. Kelly, K. Price, K. Murray)
CD 2[edit]
  1. "Bump & Grind (Old School Mix)" (R. Kelly)
  2. "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) (Live To Regret It Mix)" (R. Kelly)
  3. "I Can't Sleep baby (Can I) [Remix]" (R. Kelly)
  4. "Gotham City (Remix)" (R. Kelly)
  5. "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" (R. Kelly)

U.K. edition[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Ignition (Remix)" (R. Kelly) from Chocolate Factory
  2. "Your Body's Callin'" (additional production by Timmy Allen) (R. Kelly) from 12 Play
  3. "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly) from R.
  4. "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" (R. Kelly) from R.
  5. "Bump & Grind" (R. Kelly) from 12 Play
  6. "She's Got That Vibe" R. Kelly and Public Announcement (R. Kelly, B. Hankerson) from Born into the 90's
  7. "Thank God It's Friday" (R. Kelly) from R. Kelly
  8. "Gotham City" (R. Kelly) from R.
  9. "The World's Greatest" (R. Kelly) from Chocolate Factory
  10. "I Wish" (R. Kelly) from TP-2.com
  11. "Fiesta (Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti) (produced by Poke & Tone and Precision) (R. Kelly) from TP-2.com
  12. "Home Alone" (featuring Keith Murray) (produced and arranged by G-One) (R. Kelly, K. Price, K. Murray) from R.
  13. "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (R. Kelly) from R. Kelly
  14. "When a Woman's Fed Up" (R. Kelly) from R.
  15. "I'm Your Angel" (Vocal Duet with Celine Dion) (R. Kelly) from R.
  16. "The Storm Is Over Now" (R. Kelly) from R.

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Snake (Remix)" (featuring Cam'Ron & Big Tigger) (R. Kelly, D. Morgan) from Chocolate Factory
  2. "Bump & Grind (Old School Mix)" (R. Kelly) from Bump n' Grind single
  3. "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) (Live To Regret It Mix) (Blame It On The Mo')" (R. Kelly) from R. Kelly
  4. "Step in the Name of Love (Remix)" (R. Kelly) from Chocolate Factory
  5. "Ghetto Religion" (featuring Wyclef Jean) (additional production by Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis) (R. Kelly, W. Jean, J. Duplessis) Previously unreleased
  6. "Gotham City (Remix)" (R. Kelly) from R.
  7. "Thoia Thoing" (R. Kelly) Previously unreleased
  8. "Touched A Dream" (R. Kelly) Previously unreleased

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