R. Kelly Docuseries Casuses Gain in Music Streams - Hollywood Reporter
Hollywoodreporter.com - Fri 11 Jan 03:19 GMT

R. Kelly Docuseries Casuses Gain in Music Streams - Hollywood Reporter

On Jan. 5, R. Kelly's songs generated 4.3 million on-demand streams in the U.S., up 116 percent from Jan. 2, the day before Lifetime's three-day docuseries began.

  On Jan. 5, R. Kelly's songs generated 4.3 million on-demand streams in the U.S., up 116 percent from Jan. 2, the day before Lifetime's three-day docuseries began.

  Following the Jan. 3-5 airing of Lifetime's six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, on-demand streams of R. Kelly's music soared, as did his Wikipedia page views.

  STREAMING On Jan. 5, the third and final day of the airing of Surviving R. Kelly, on-demand streams of Kelly's music rose by 116 percent in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, compared with his streams on Jan. 2, the day before the series began.

  The most streamed songs for R. Kelly (full name Robert Sylvester Kelly) on Jan. 5 were: "Ignition" (433,000 U.S. streams; up 80 percent from 240,000 on Jan. 2), "Trapped in the Closet" (396,000; up 230 percent from 120,000), "Bump n' Grind" (266,000; up 94 percent from 137,000), "Same Girl," with Usher (176,000; up 126 percent from 78,000), and "I Believe I Can Fly" (161,000; up 48 percent from 109,000).

  On Jan. 7, the first Monday following the airing of Surviving R. Kelly (and as weekday station morning shows returned after the weekend), Kelly's music totaled 198,000 in all-format radio audience impressions, continuing a sharp decline from 380,000 on Jan. 6 and 806,000 on Jan. 5.