R. Kelly’s Streams Increase After Docu-Series Alleges Abuse

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nielsen Music says streaming numbers for R. Kelly have nearly doubled after a recent documentary accused the R&B singer of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.

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R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)

The Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” detailed abuse allegations against R. Kelly in six episodes, but the singer’s streaming numbers grew significantly during and after the series. His music streamed 870,316 times on Jan. 2, the day before the series premiere, but Nielsen said Thursday Kelly’s music garnered nearly 1.73 million streams after the sixth episode aired Jan. 6.

Kelly averaged more than 955,600 streams in the last week of 2018. He averaged more than 1.5 million streams from Jan. 3-6.

The singer for years has faced allegations of sexually abusing women, but the 52-year-old hasn’t been charged and he’s denied any wrongdoing.

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