R. Kelly's Albums Get A Huge Sales Lift After Recent Conviction

By Daryl Nelson

As it's been widely reported, R. Kelly was convicted of nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking last month but that hasn't stopped his music from getting a huge sales bump, despite getting his official account booted off of YouTube.

“Kelly’s music saw double-digit growth in streams and a triple-digit growth in sales," wrote a Rolling Stone writer. "From September 27th through October 3rd, Kelly’s on-demand audio streams were up 22 percent, while video streams were up 23 percent compared to the previous seven days. All told, his streams jumped from 11.2 million to 13.4 million. His album sales were up 517 percent.”

The debate about whether it's okay to listen to Kelly's music has been going on since he started getting accused of sex crimes many years ago.  

But evidently, there are still plenty of people who feel they're able to enjoy his songs, even though they hate what he did. Some of his fans even think the singer is innocent and has been given a raw deal.

What's your take on listening to Kelly's music these days?

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