R Kelly coming to New Zealand

Troubled singer R Kelly is heading to New Zealand to perform a concert in Auckland in February.

The 'Ignition' hitmaker, who has a long history of sex crime allegations, is bringing his three hour King of R&B tour to the Trust Arena on the night after Valentine's Day.

R Kelly scored three Grammy Awards for his hit 'I Believe I Can Fly', and has also won BET, Billboard, Soul Train, NAACP and American Music Awards.

However, shocking sexual accusations have followed the singer for years.

This year, he was the targeted by a #MuteRKelly campaign, which lobbied for his record label RCA and other organisations to sever ties with him. Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora all agreed to demote R Kelly's songs from their playlists as a result.

R Kelly was arrested and charged with multiple accounts of making child pornography in the early 2000s, although he was not convicted.

When he was 27, the singer illegally married Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time. The marriage was annulled in 1995.

He's also settled out of court with multiple women who have accused him of misconduct and been accused of trapping women in a 'sex cult'.

R Kelly's the King of R&B Tour will take place at Auckland's Trust Arena on February 15, 2019.

Tickets go on sale December 17.