“Surviving R. Kelly” Inadvertently Increases R. Kelly’s Streaming Revenue

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 foul week.

Following the Thursday (January 3) 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 into consideration one platform — and it’s not unreasonable to imagine a rise was additionally seen throughout Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon.

Biopics and documentaries virtually at all times lead to a spike in artist streams — no matter context. Though this will likely 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.

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