R. Kelly shocked his core R&B fans recently after announcing that he has been working on a 'secret' House album.

"I want y'all to know a secret, I'm working on a House album right now, and I want y'all to know its coming,” Kelly told event-goers at Chicago's Chosen Few DJ's picnic last Sunday (July 6th). “I love music and I feel like I can do anything when it comes to music because I am music, just like y'all.”

The confirmation of a House project follows a plethora of planned releases from the R&B Pied Piper. Kelly previously announced his next album, White Panties, the follow-up to 2013's Black Panties, and his first Christmas effort, 12 Nights of Christmas.

In addition, RCA recently launched The Essential R. Kelly greatest hits album, a deluxe 35-track, double-CD collection that covers the three-time Grammy winner's illustrious career from 1991 ("She's Got That Vibe" with Public Announcement) to 2012 ("Feelin' Single"). View track list and order on iTunes.