R. Kelly hosts social media contest to find opening act for Atlanta concert

R. Kelly performed in Atlanta this summer. Photo: Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC

R. Kelly performed in Atlanta this summer. Photo: Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC

By Jewel Wicker

R. Kelly is looking to give someone their big break.

The R&B singer will play a “12 Nights of Christmas” concert at the Fox Theatre on Dec. 27 and he’s hoping to give one fan the ultimate gift by allowing them to serve as a his opening act.

Contestants should submit a video on social media using the hashtag #KellzOpeningMic. The video should feature an introduction and include 30 seconds of singing.

Creative Director Frank Gaston Jr. and BET’s Chasing Destiny winners June’s Diary will review the entries and select the best contestants. Finalists will participate in a live audition on the day of the show.

The upcoming concert is in support of Kelly’s latest album, “12 Nights of Christmas,” which was released earlier this year. The album features 12 original songs.

8 p.m. Dec. 27. $41.50-$195.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Foxtheatre.org.

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