R. Kelly Sales Increase 500% Following Guilty Verdict


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R. Kelly’s sales increased, even after he was found guilty of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, and kidnapping.

Following R. Kelly’s guilty verdict last week, his music saw double-digit growth in streams and triple-digit growth in sales. 

From September 27th through October 3rd, R. Kelly’s on-demand audio streams were up 22%, while video streams were up 23% compared to the previous 7 days.R. Kelly’s streams jumped from 11.2 million to 13.4 million and his album sales were up 517%.

Streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify “muted” R. Kelly’s music by not including his songs on curated playlists. Many artists have decided to pull their R. Kelly collabs from streaming. 

The only platform to get rid of all of R. Kelly’s music has been YouTube.

Source: Rolling Stone, Billboard.

Photo Credit: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images.


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