Plagued by nicely over twenty years of alleged sexual misconduct, R. Kelly at all times appears to maintain his profession intact, and a brand new report by The Blast is exhibiting how the Pied Piper remains to be managing to inadvertently profit from a nasty week.
Following the Thursday (January three) premiere of the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, loaded with tons of recent surprising allegations, “cancel R. Kelly” sentiments are at a fever pitch. However, a rep for Spotify confirmed that amid all of the disgust, his streaming numbers on the platform really elevated by 16%.
That solely takes under consideration one platform — and it’s not unreasonable to imagine a rise was additionally seen throughout Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon.
Biopics and documentaries nearly at all times end in a spike in artist streams — no matter context. Though this will optically seem to some to be a career-ending damage, anybody who’s seen an R. Kelly live performance will know that a big portion of his followers are greater than in a position to separate the artwork from the artist.