13
Sep
2018

R. Kelly Earns Platinum Plaque Amidst Sexual Assault & Sex Cult Allegations

Written by TJB Writer in Blog

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R. Kelly Album To Receive Platinum Plaque

The name R. Kelly has caused quite a ruckus among many in 2018. The R&B singer received backlash after multiple women came forward accusing the Chicago native of various accounts of sexual assault, STD/STI exposures, and sex cult allegations. He also received some push back from music streaming service, Spotify. The service proposed to remove Kelly from their playlists and algorithmic recommendations, after the service launched a ‘Hate Content & Hateful Conduct’ policy and also after multiple women came forward with damaging information about the singer. In May, the artist earned a major boost in streaming numbers, according to Nielsen Music and the Associated Press, amidst the #MuteRKelly campaign/movement. And from the looks of it, those streaming numbers went to the right place.

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Although, according to RIAA, Kellz 2007 released album ‘Double Up’ was certified platinum in July 2007, it looks like he is finally receiving a platinum plaque for the album, which sold over a million copies. The project features his iconic “I’m a Flirt,” and “Same Girl,” with guest features from artists like Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg and more. Although Kellz insists the media has pronounced a smear campaign against him, he is still touring. He is set to take the stage this Saturday at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden. This week, he celebrated his platinum status on social media.

 

Are you still streaming Kelly’s music amidst the controversial allegations?

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