R. Kelly Setting Sail On 'Love Letter' Cruise

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R. Kelly, who snagged two producer awards and two songwriter awards at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, also took to the stage for a performance of his mega-hit "Ignition (Remix)."

We've heard of soul trains before, but R. Kelly is about to set sail on a soul cruise.

The R&B star will host the "Love Letter" cruise, a Caribbean jaunt scheduled for October 2012.

The six-day cruise, aboard Carnival's Destiny ship, will span six days and head from Miami to the Bahamas and back. In addition to Kelly concerts, the cruise will include a fashion show, salsa lessons and karaoke, among other activities.

For those who can't make the trip, it may not be the last: in his tweet announcing the cruise, Kelly dubbed it the "first annual" event.

Kelly, who's putting the finishing touches on his memoir, "Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me" has abstained from performing in recent weeks as he's recovered from throat surgery. The autobiography is expected next spring.


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