R. Kelly Music Sales Rise 500-Percent Following Guilty Verdict R.Kelly has been found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes. Rolling Stone magazine reported R.Kelly’s music sales jumped 517% since he was found guilty on federal sex crimes. His on-demand audio streams are up 22%. Video streams are up 23% in comparison to the week before the verdict was announced. Can you separate R.Kelly the man from R.Kelly the music?
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge in New York City has denied bail to the R&B singer his sex-abuse case. Kelly didn’t attend the hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on a defense motion asking for his release on bond. (Antonio Perez/ via AP Pool, File)