"Dedicated" is a single by R. Kelly with Public Announcement, From the album Born into the 90's. The song was a top ten hit in the R&B/Hip Hop Charts and at number 31 on the Billboard 100 Charts. It's the album's best charted single in the Billboard chart but the other way around in R&B/Hip Hop charts. The songs was one of the songs by R. Kelly to be used in the movie Menace II Society in 1993. A music video has been made and it featured R. Kelly's mother who died a year later.
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released on May 23, 2014, through Def Jam Recordings, her final album on the label. The record had been in development since 2011; during its production, Carey hired friend and collaborator Randy Jackson to manage her career, before replacing him with another frequent collaborator, Jermaine Dupri. The album consists of guest appearances from Nas, Miguel, Wale, and Fabolous, in addition to Carey's twins Morroccan and Monroe. On the deluxe edition of the album, R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige respectively make appearances on remixes of two songs taken from Carey's twelfth studio album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009).
Previously titled The Art of Letting Go, the album was originally scheduled for release in 2012 following the single, "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill. However, after the song's underperformance, additional songs were recorded for the album, causing the release date to be pushed back several times throughout 2013 and again in 2014. Together with Bryan Michael Cox, Carey and Dupri executively produced the album. It is named after a self-portrait that Carey drew at the age of three-years old that she captioned "Me. I Am Mariah". "The Elusive Chanteuse" part of the title is one of Carey's many monikers.