R&B star R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty in New York's Brooklyn courtroom on charges of recruiting and sexually exploiting women and underage girls.
The 52 year old singer was denied bail on the grounds that he was a flight risk.
He will be kept in custody pending trial.
The musician is already awaiting trial for more than 20 other alleged sexual crimes - all of which he denies.
For two decades, R. Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, has faced various sexual abuse allegations.
He has consistently denied the claims.