All publicity is good publicity: R. Kelly’s streams increase following sexual assault allegations

On May 10, 2018, Spotify removed R. Kelly's music from their officially curated playlists. In the week following May 10, R. Kelly's Spotify streams increased by 1.4%. (Source: The Verge)

On January 3rd, 2019, LifeTime movies aired Surviving R. Kelly, a docu-series detailing several accounts of Kelly's abuse/assault of young women. In the week following January 3rd, R. Kelly's Spotify streams increased by 16%. (Source: The Blast)
February 19, 2019

From Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, some of the most influential performers of recent decades have been linked to accusations of sexual assault and domestic abuse. In many cases in the past, off-stage...

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