Music controversial singer R. Kelly increasingly popular
The 54-year-old has sexually abused women and girls and had them abused. The singer is said to have used his celebrity to influence the women and girls. But the lawsuit and the jury’s verdict have apparently had a positive effect on the sales figures of the singer, who faces a life sentence.
Rolling Stone reports that the number of streams of his hits such as “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition” have been streamed 22 percent. Also, the popularity of the singer in general has risen. While his music was still streamed an average of 5.4 million times a week in 2017, this has increased to 6.4 million times a week in 2021.
On Wednesday, YouTube announced that R. Kelly’s official channels had been removed. In any case, the video clips can no longer be viewed there.