12 PLAY: R. Kelly’s Music Streams Increase Amid Mounting Sexual Assault Allegations
Despite #MuteRKelly movement and the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, his music is still thriving as his streams continue to increase.
R. Kelly’s reputation may be going down the drain, but his music streams are going up!
Despite the #MuteRKelly movement and the ever-growing sexual misconduct accusations, streams of the Pied Piper’s music continues to increase from his unwavering fans.
Via Page Six:
Streaming numbers for Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on artists accused of “harmful” or “hateful” conduct.
Kelly’s streaming numbers have seen some small growth: Before the announcement, he averaged 6,584,000 weekly streams for the year, but from May 10 to May 16 he garnered 6,676,000 streams for the week, according to Nielsen Music.
The embattled singer’s streams have grown steadily over the last two years: His music averaged 4,709,000 weekly streams in 2016 and 5,666,000 weekly streams in 2017. For 2018 to date, he averages 6,674,000 weekly streams from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other platforms.
In a video that surfaced online, R. Kelly said it’s “too late” to stop him now. He added that the efforts to shut him done are 30 years too late.
It’s too late. They shoulda did this sh*t 30 years ago. It’s too late. The music has been injected into the world.
Injected may not have been a good word. But, we get the point.
Are you streaming Kell’s music?