R. Kelly Sending Out 'Love Letter' on Dec. 14

Singer/songwriter R. Kelly performs at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

With soulful new single, "When a Woman Loves," already making an impact at radio, R. Kelly will release its accompanying album, "Love Letter," just in time for the holidays. The singer's latest R&B opus arrives Dec. 14 on Jive Records, with a second single and a Christmas remix coming this month.

Video: R. Kelly, 'When a Woman Loves'

Kelly's 11th studio album will include "When a Woman Loves," which the singer wrote and produced and is currently at No. 23 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The title track will hit radio as the disc's second single on Nov. 22, while a holiday-themed remix, "Love Letter Christmas," will also be released.

"Love Letter" caps off a year in which Kelly released the official World Cup anthem "Sign of a Victory" as well as "Epic," a greatest-hits compilation issued exclusively in Europe. "Untitled," the singer's last full-length released in December 2009, has sold 334,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Billboard Bits: R. Kelly: 'Best Of Both Worlds' Meant For Tupac, Not Jay-Z


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.