The Weeknd is the new face of emo-R&B but he's learned from the greats before him. In his Complex cover story, the singer, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye, said he was a huge fan of R. Kelly, calling him "a musical genius, and probably the most prolific artist of the generation before mine." The grasshopper has become the teacher, as The Weeknd's debut Kiss Land (in stores tomorrow) features several nods to the Chicago crooner's raunchy but tender style. Here are The 10 Most R. Kelly Moments On The Weeknd's Kiss Land. Wax on. Wax off.

Written by Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK)

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