The sales figures of American singer R. Kelly (54) have risen sharply since he was found guilty of human trafficking. According to ‘Rolling Stone’, his album sales have risen more than 500 percent since the ruling on September 27. Streaming figures also show growth, according to the American music magazine.
The 54-year-old has sexually abused women and girls and had them abused. The singer would 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.
Also, the popularity of the singer in general has risen. While his music was still streamed an average of about 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.