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R. Kelly’s Radio Airplay Plummets After Debut Of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries

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There have been reports that the number of streams for ’s music actually increased following the debut of Lifetime’s Surviving . However, it appears the three-night docuseries was effective in helping to mute Kelly on the radio.

According to Billboard, songs by Kelly totaled 1.25 million all-format radio audience impressions on January 3, the day Surviving debuted. That number dropped to 806,000 on January 5, 380,000 on January 6, and 198,000 on January 7.

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Activists disturbed by the sexual, mental, and physical abuse allegations against the R&B singer started the #MuteRKelly campaign. Over 100,000 people have signed a Care2 petition that’s calling on radio stations, streaming services, and venues to stop supporting Kelly.

Surviving R. Kelly featured interviews with over 50 individuals who provided details about the 25-year history of accusations leveled against the RCA Records artist. Authorities in Illinois and Georgia are now investigating R. Kelly. He has denied all claims.

 

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