Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Genius by R. Kelly Lyrics on Jimmy Kimmel

 - Dec 6, 2013
References: & buzzfeed
Recently on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, Golden Globe, Emmy Award and BAFTA nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch altered the internet landscape forever with his dramatic reading of Genius by R. Kelly. Noting Cumberbatch and Kelly are an odd pairing any night of the week, Kimmel decided to mesh the two by having the British actor read the R & B singer's lyrics to a delighted audience. While it is said that repeating most things in a British accent can make it seem more sophisticated and posh, Genius by R. Kelly is no exception.

The late night segment features Cumberbatch reading the song lyrics from cue cards as he sits on a stool. His widespread fandom will surely react favorably to this new turn of events in his already illustrious career.