R. Kelly Shares 'Black Panties' Artwork and Track List

R&B singer's new album is due out on December 10th

November 19, 2013 3:55 PM ET
R. Kelly Black Panties
R. Kelly, 'Black Panties'
Courtesy of RCA Records

Fresh off collaborations with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, R&B mainstay R. Kelly has shared the track list to his own new album, Black Panties. The record, which will come out December 10th, will be available in standard and deluxe configurations, each with unique cover art. The standard edition depicts Kelly as a sort of masked Phantom of the Opera-type character, holding a cello bow against a mostly naked woman, who is wearing the album's titular underwear, while the deluxe edition finds Kelly fully clothed in what looks like silken pajamas amid a sea of black-panty-clad women. The album will be available for preorder at some retailers on Black Friday, November 29th.

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The track list is just as evocative, with song titles including "Crazy Sex," "Marry the Pussy" and "Legs Shakin'," a duet with Kelly Rowland that a press release describes as "sensual." The album also features contributions from Ludacris, 2 Chainz and Jeezy. The record's first single, "My Story," is an auto-tuned modern R&B track and his second, "Genius," is a slow jam full of snaps and Kelly's tender lyrics about being a "sex genius."  The deluxe edition contains four bonus tracks.

Kelly recently told Rolling Stone that the album is something of a departure from his past few releases. "I love that I can play around with all types of music," he said. "I did Love Letter and Write Me Back and those were fun albums for me to do, because they took me back to music I love. But I wanted to change lanes with this new album and remind people of the TP-2.com and 12 Play style of music I can do – 'Kellz music!'"

Here's the track list for the standard edition of Black Panties:

"Legs Shakin'" featuring Ludacris
"Throw This Money on You"
"Marry the Pussy"
"You Deserve Better"
"All the Way" featuring Kelly Rowland
"My Story" featuring 2 Chainz
"Right Back"
"Spend That" featuring Jeezy
"Crazy Sex"
"Shut Up"

The deluxe edition contains these extra tracks:

"Tear It Up" featuring Future
"Show Ya Pussy" featuring Migos & Juicy J
"Every Position"

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