The R&B star was charged in Cook County with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing court records.
Kelly is scheduled to appear in court on March 8 in Chicago.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx was scheduled to announce charges against Kelly at a news conference later on Friday in Chicago, Foxx’s office said in a statement.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly , was the subject of a television documentary series last month titled Surviving R Kelly in which multiple women made allegations of sexual misconduct against the performer.
The singer and record producer has for years denied accusations of abuse, including those made in the new documentary series.
Kelly’s record label, Sony Music-owned RCA, split with the Chicago native last month.
Representatives for Kelly did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Kelly is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. He has won multiple Grammys, including for his hit-song, I Believe I Can Fly.
Jurors acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges at a 2008 trial. Those charges stemmed from a video prosecutors alleged showed Kelly having sex with a girl as young as 13.
Attorney Michael Avenatti said last week that he recently gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of Kelly having sex with another underage girl.
– Al Jazeera