He has won multiple Grammys, including for his hit-song, "I Believe I Can Fly".
Last week, Jim DeRogatis reported for the New Yorker that IL prosecutors were preparing to indict Kelly after obtaining a newly discovered videotape that appears to show the singer having sex with an apparently underage girl.
Kelly was charged a week after Michael Avenatti, the attorney whose clients have included porn star Stormy Daniels, said he recently gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of the singer having sex with an underage girl.
Separately last month, a former manager for the singer turned himself in to authorities in Georgia, where he was wanted on a charge of making threats against one of the families that took part in the Lifetime documentary.
The singer, who has consistently denied any sexual misconduct, was to appear in court Saturday. The majority of the charges, at least 9 out of the ten counts, involve victims in the age of 13 to 16 years old at the time of the recordings.
Foxx said the incidents began in 1998 and involved a victim identified by the initials H.W. In the state of IL, the charge of criminal sexual abuse is a class 2 felony, with each charge carrying a maximum of three to seven years in prison sentence. One, TMZ says, is linked to four different counts.
Probation is also an option under statute.
R. Kelly has faced a string of accusation related to sexual abuse over the years.
He has never been convicted and has previously denied all the allegations.
Kelly, then 27, Wednesday Aaliyah Dana Haughton, then 15, at a suburban Chicago hotel.
The artist, then 27, had produced the teenage singer's debut album titled "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number". The marriage was swiftly annulled. In 2001, Aaliyah died in a light aircraft crash in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. According to the outlet, one of the alleged victims testified that she was underage when she had sex with R. Kelly between the years 2008 to 2010 in the state of IL. Soon after, according to her statement, Staff said someone one Kelly's staff came in and asked she and Washington to take off their dresses where Kelly entered wearing a white shirt and jeans and having his penis exposed outside of his trousers. The Sun-Times reported that at least two women came forward after Foxx made her plea.
IL prosecutors say they expect to announce charges against singer R. Kelly.
Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography.