Some of the charges involve underage victims.
R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Some of those charges involve involving underage victims, according to US media.
The R&B singer has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for a number of years.
The 52-year-old has denied all allegations of misconduct involving women and girls. This is the first time he has been convicted of such crimes.
He’s expected in court in Chicago on March 8th, BBC News report.
US media outlets say there are four alleged victims, who were aged 13 to 16 at the time of their reported assaults.
R Kelly is the subject of a recent documentary Surviving R Kelly, which came out in December and featured women who accuse him of sexual and physical abuse.