"I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was written, produced and performed by R. Kelly. It was featured in the 1996 motion picture Space Jam.
"I Believe I Can Fly" was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the R&B Singles chart (for six nonconsecutive weeks), and number #1 in the United Kingdom. The song has since appeared on Kelly's 1998 album R. two years later upon that album's release. It has won three Grammys, and is ranked #406 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song has been covered by Yolanda Adams, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Ruth Brown, James Ingram, William Hung, Ronan Keating, Bianca Ryan, and Tyler Carter of the band Woe, Is Me. Yolanda Adams sang it with Gerald Levert as a duet. Jim Carrey also sings it during an early scene in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). Katharine McPhee, Anwar Robinson, and Aaron Kelly performed this song on American Idol. Patti Labelle sang the chorus of the song on her 1998 live album Live One Night Only as an addition to her signature tune "Over the Rainbow". Since its release, it has become commonly associated with the NBA, most notably with Michael Jordan. The song is more...