R. Kelly’s album gross sales and streams have reached a brand new excessive after he was convicted of racketeering and intercourse trafficking.
Rolling Stone reviews the disgraced singer’s album gross sales elevated 517 p.c for the reason that verdict got here down on September 27. Extra particularly, Kelly’s music noticed double-digit progress in streams and triple-digit progress in gross sales.
Within the week following his responsible verdict, Kelly’s on-demand audio streams had been up 22 p.c, whereas video streams had been up 23 p.c in comparison with the earlier seven days. General, his streams elevated from 11.2 million to 13.4 million, in response to Rolling Stone.
The gross sales and streaming numbers come as YouTube introduced earlier this week that it was eradicating two of Kelly’s official video channels – RKellyTV and his Vevo account. That mentioned, the video streaming service will proceed to supply Kelly’s catalog on its audio arm, YouTube Music.
Regardless of the horrific and graphic particulars which have emerged over the previous few years and through his New York trial, R. Kelly’s streaming numbers haven’t taken a success. In 2017, he averaged round 5.4 million on-demand audio streams per week. These numbers have elevated to six.4 million this 12 months.