R. Kelly Enjoys Sales & Streaming Spike Following Controversial #SurvivingRKelly Special’s Premiere

Published: Friday 4th Jan 2019 by Rashad

In disheartening news that ironically comes as little surprise, R. Kelly – presently at the center of a media firestorm thanks to the scathing Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ – is still enjoying the fruit of the very labor designed to bring him down.

The three part docuseries, which features interviews and cameos from the Grammy winner’s alleged sexual abuse victims as well as people who claim to have witnessed said perversion, premiered last night and set social media alight with its jaw-dropping accusations.  And, while the debate that accompanied the hashtag #SurvivingRKelly saw a number of commenters disgusted by the evidence presented in the documentary, there were certainly a fair share of defenders of the ‘Bump N’ Grind’ star.

Their collective defenses obviously escalated from words to action as real time iTunes and Spotify charts both report INCREASED activity surrounding some of Kelly’s most popular titles.  Details below:

As of time reported, real time iTunes R&B charts see multiple titles from his record-setting discography shoot back into its top 100 (and outperform some of today’s top hits).

If that’s not enough, execs from Spotify – who were at one time at the center of a movement to remove his music from their streaming site (click here to read more) – have confirmed activity around his titles has increased on their platform after the Lifetime special aired.


A rep for Spotify tells…the “Ignition” singer’s streams have increased 16% since Lifetime aired part 1 of “Surviving R. Kelly” on Thursday night.


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  1. Ugggh January 4, 2019

    This is only black people. We can be so naive and ignorant sometimes

    • I HATE WHYYYTE n Blaccck BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT January 4, 2019

      Look at Michael Jackson what they did to him and Whitney made fun of them….Whitney was hurt so was mike y’all made fun of them all

    • Jasmine January 4, 2019

      SHUT UP U RACIST twit! White people do the same thing for Leonardo Dicaprio, Woody Allen, Ryan Phillippe, Andy D***, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, and COUNTLESS white celebs who date teenagers! Unlike many of them, R. Kelly is NOT even a registered sexx offender nor has he ever been convicted of any crimes. These are just rumors and tabloid sensationalism. Everyone is not going to be as dumb as you and believe everything they are told.

      • Ugggh January 4, 2019

        I say this is only black people because white people arent going to support a black person after allegations. And I don’t care who white people choose to support we should always strive to be better than them haha I mean they don’t have they best reputation. And fûck you for supporting him. Fûcking delusional c***

      • Bam January 4, 2019

        Jasmine=R. Kelly or one of his new h*** confirmed.

      • Yahoi January 4, 2019

        If he’s a racist you’re homophobic lady!

        “3. Why is that queen John Legend speaking on this? We all know he is a gay queen with disdain for any black man that is straight. Go take your tight pant suit off and sashay away queen! I hope Kelly sues him for libel.”

        You posted this today 4 posts behind this?
        Where’s your moral to attack someone to be racist if you’re a homophobic bigot.
        First of all who are you to assume he is or isn’t gay that’s his personal business unless you want to go the bed with him what concern do you have about his sexual orientation.
        And more his opinion doesn’t matter because you think he’s allegedly gay and hates straight man?
        Hope he sues you for libel girl.

      • Jasmine January 4, 2019

        Ugggh you do you BUT YOU CANNOT POLICE others. People can do whatever they want and that should not concern you! Aint nobody forcing you to listen or not listen to his music. Get a life

      • Jasmine January 4, 2019

        Yahoi my mom clocked John Legend and asked me the same question why that man wears all them tight pant suits and switches when he walks? It is an observation. It does not make me “homophobic”. I have respect and LOVE for all the gays that own who they are. John is downlow gay and I have no respect for those kind of sissies. Those are the kind of men who spread their legs and poop holes for other men and then go home and try to get on top of a woman. Yuck.

      • Jasmine January 4, 2019

        Bam you will NOT disrespect me. I am a married woman. I could be R. Kelly’s manager or publicist but NEVER one of his girlfriends.

      • Bam January 4, 2019

        U are hilarious! It’s too much lol.

      • Yahoi January 4, 2019

        I’m sorry to see you let this be posted on your comment section, this is starting to look like TMZ :/

      • Yahoi January 4, 2019

        After this comment I do believe you’re a troll and are here just to gain attention from other people.
        You have to understand your opinion, your mom’s, dad’s, cousins’, neighbors’, parakeet, cat, about someone sexuality is not valid. Only that people knows what he/she is into, it only concerns him/her.
        And if that people is in fact gay his/her coming out should be at their own terms according to their conscience, it’s absurd say if someone is indeed homosexual based on the way that person walks or dresses.
        Yes your comment was homophobic and still is why are you calling a man you alleged is gay sissy? Does that makes you feel better about yourself or your own sexuality?
        Would you be threaten as a straight (I suppose) Woman?
        Are you jealous by the way he walks or dresses?
        You have to respect him nonetheless you agree with his life choices or not they only concern him and at the moment is wife, if in fact (as you state) they are in a three way relationship and are happy with it why are you bothered?
        This is sad you seem to have a lot of free time to talk about the life’s of other people.

      • Jasmine January 4, 2019

        Yahoi This is TGJ. This aint no damn LGBQ Headquarters site. Get your llife! I said what I said and ant sh|t you can do about it. If you think I am homophobic that is YOUR issue and YOUR problem NOT MINE. I said i am NOT homophobic so you are LYING here trynna play a sissy victim. Well NOBODY is falling for your fake sissy victim act queen so get lost !

      • Yahoi January 5, 2019

        Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker’s game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.
        “Neal Stephenson“

      • Jasmine January 5, 2019

        Yahoi U sought an argument and got SHUT down. Take your own advice because it is not applicable to me. I don’t seek arguments but OBVIOUSLY u do. You are just mad cause u got SHUT DOWN and PUT IN CHECK. Now sashay away QUEEN!

      • Samantha Mumba January 5, 2019

        Yahoi & Bam arguing with ghetto trolls comes to this her mother agrees with her and that’s her only argument make the same as I do and just share recipes on her comments.

        Cow Tongue Pot Roast with Onion Gravy
        Serves: 4
        Hands On Time: 1 hour and 0 minutes
        Total Time: 7 hours and 0 minutes

        Beef Tongue
        2 large beef tongues
        1 large yellow onion, quartered
        6 cloves garlic
        3 tablespoons kosher salt
        1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
        3 bay leaves
        3 sprigs fresh thyme

        Onion Gravy
        3 tablespoons unsalted butter
        1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
        3 cloves garlic, minced
        2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
        3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
        3 cups beef broth
        Mashed potatoes, for serving
        Chopped chives, for serving

        To make the tongue: Place the beef tongues in a large stockpot or Dutch oven with the onion, garlic, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves and thyme. Cover with water by at least 3 inches then bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once the liquid is simmering, cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer until the tongue is tender and a knife can be inserted with little to no resistance, about 6 hours.

        (Alternatively, place all of the ingredients in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot and cover with water. Cook at high pressure until tender, about 90 minutes. Use the natural release to release the pressure.)

        Once the tongues are tender, remove from their cooking liquid and transfer to a cutting board until cool enough to handle. Peel the outer skin away from each tongue and discard. Thinly slice the meat.

        To make the gravy: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. When the butter is foamy, add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Once the onions are soft, add the garlic and thyme and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

        Add the beef broth and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then add the sliced beef tongue. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the tongue in the gravy until the flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Serve hot over mashed potatoes, garnished with chopped chives.

    • Tyler January 5, 2019

      The whites support the most powerful perv on the planet, DONALD TRUMP. So what are you talking about you pale genetic defect?

    • Tyler January 5, 2019

      Elvis Presley married his wife when she was underage and y’all worship him like he’s God. Charlie Sheen was molesting people and knowingly spread A***. Yet you guys rewarded him with sympathy and a sitcom. Gtfo you stupid ass biatch!

  2. I HATE WHYYYTE n Blaccck BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT January 4, 2019

    You saved me…you saved….you saved me…. .thank you God ..and kelly not guilty

  3. Generous queen January 4, 2019

    I wonder wil they leak that he slept with janet Jackson k Michelle fantasia mariah and letoya

    • Jasmine January 4, 2019

      K. Michelle? Yes. The rest? Probably no. Even if it happened so what? He is a fine looking man. If it were true wouldn’t that be against the media’s agenda to paint him as a child predator though because those are all older adult women?

    • SMH January 8, 2019

      @ generous queen LOL stop lying. That didn’t happen.

  4. Pat January 4, 2019

    Blacks dont mind hetero pesos. Never really hav

    • Jasmine January 4, 2019

      Whites dont mind “hetere pesos” either. BTW what is a “pesos”? I thought that was a mexican currency format? Dumb ass. Learn the difference between rumors and tabloid sensationalism verses facts proven in a court of law. I hope Kelly sues Lifetime and that sissy John Legend for libel and defamation of character!

    • Tyler January 5, 2019

      Whites are known for molesting little boys and pegging each other in the ass. As a matter of fact, studies show that most rapists and child m******** are white males. So bye?

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  6. ERIC January 4, 2019

    I think it’s curiosity, not support. One of the main points reiterated throughout the program is that R. Kelly flaunted his criminal acts in his music and videos. Maybe some people want to listen closer to the lyrics and judge for themselves.

    • Tyler January 5, 2019

      True. I never realized how sick and perverted “Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number” was. That entire album was extremely inappropriate for someone that young .

      • Jasmine January 5, 2019

        I agree. That is why the documentary is boring and I know I could have done a better. The realities of R. Kelly is in his music lyrics. He wrote Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number. Here also wrote She’s Got That Vibe which was released in 1992 but recorded in 1991. The lyrics mention Aaliyah’s name in a sexxual manor. 1991 when the song was written, Aaliyah would have been 12 yo and clearly by the song’s lyrics he expresses how he feel about her sexually. Adult men are supposed to see 12 yo as little girls never in a sexxual way because that is the age we get our first periods. Its that magical number where we physically become women but we still have the mind of a little girl. The documentary should have began there with the song lyrics.

  7. #TeamTinashe Stan (New Nashe Music Coming Soon ?) January 5, 2019

    L E G E N D A R Y

  8. Sweetnothings78 January 5, 2019

    Wow, the comments below are more shocking to read than this headline.

  9. Ms. Doe January 5, 2019

    He deserves to have his music sold. This is still the USA, the last I checked!!!! I’m only hearing one side of the story that’s coming years (very long years) after these “so called” events. Mr. Kelly was found innocent when he went to trial. The people who are judging him now really need to ask themselves, why are these people coming out now, but didn’t report these alleged crimes when they happened??????

  10. BLAKBIRD January 5, 2019

    16% ?

  11. Kam January 7, 2019

    Bump n Grind song clearly states ( Show me some ID before,we go any farther) just for the record,since this song has been singled out and as far as the accusers go,they were trying to become famous and went along with whatever he asked of them,while several parents and other adults had knowledge of what was going on, and they were fine with it as long as they thought it was beneficial and when it didn’t play out or pay off like they thought,then the accusations start,but why so many years later and not at the time all those terrible things were supposed to have been taking place,that’s just a bunch of BS and Damon Dash have no room to talk. Alliyah was the same minor you dated as well as sacrificed along with Jay-Z and the adults should be facing charges as well, especially Sparkle’s folks for using her to gain Fame as they thought and when things didn’t work in their favor,they come up with sexual abuse and the wife,I’m sure she had plenty of chances to leave,why did she stay so long,again they all wanted Fame and the criminal charges may start with Kelz,but that’s not where they should end. I see a lot of law suits filed on his behalf and I will continue to support and buy his music,he is a legend

  12. SMH January 8, 2019

    White folks elected a serial r***** to the White House. So nobody is in a position to throw stones at whoever decided to buy R. Kelly’s music.

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