"Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime's damning documentary on the R&B star, appears to have reignited interest in R. Kelly's music even as many fans and celebrities condemn the artist and call to #MuteRKelly on social media.
According to numbers released Thursday by Nielsen, album sales, song sales and audio and video streams for the artist all have spiked since the Jan. 3 premiere of the three-night, six-hour docu-series that delved into claims that R. Kelly has operated a "sex cult" and that he has physically and sexually abused scores of women.
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