R. Kelly Returns to Social 50 Chart After ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Premiere, Aaliyah Debuts


R. Kelly reaches the Social 50 for the primary time in 5 years.

In the wake of the Lifetime's documentary Surviving R. Kelly, the singer returns to Billboard’s Social 50 chart for the primary time in 5 years, whereas the late Aaliyah makes her debut on the tally dated Jan. 19.

The Social 50 is powered by knowledge tracked by music analytics firm Next Big Sound and ranks the preferred artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of associates/followers/followers together with artist web page views and engagement. The chart’s newest monitoring week ended Jan. 10.

R. Kelly returns to the Social 50 at No. 11 on the power of 290,000 hits to his Wikipedia web page, in response to Next Big Sound, a 2,132 p.c enhance over the earlier week. In addition, he was talked about 85,000 instances on Twitter, 83,000 extra instances than the previous body.

The boosts, after all, stem from the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, a six-episode Lifetime documentary in regards to the singer that aired Jan. Three-5. The doc mentioned sexual abuse allegations towards Kelly that return over twenty years and progressively grew in rankings all through its run time, finally snagging 2.29 million viewers for its closing episode.

All the whereas, the sequence was oft-discussed within the information and on social media, and on Jan. 10, the workplace of Kim Foxx, Cook County, Ill.’s state’s lawyer, stated it was investigating a few of the claims made within the documentary.

Kelly reaches the Social 50 for the primary time because the record dated Jan. four, 2014, when he reached a brand new peak of No. 43. At the time, Kelly was selling the December 2013 launch of his album Black Panties. He had additionally been experiencing pop chart success because of his characteristic on Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want," which rose 10-Eight on the Pop Songs airplay chart dated Jan. four, 2014. (Gaga herself, for the report, strikes 14-9; on Jan. 10, the tail finish of the monitoring week for the Social 50, she launched a press release about Kelly's look on the track.)

Related to Kelly’s return to the chart is the debut of Aaliyah at No. 36. The late R&B singer reaches the record because of 202,000 Wikipedia views, a acquire of 822 p.c. Aaliyah returned to the information because of the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, which partially lined her relationship and subsequent marriage to Kelly within the mid-1990s; their marriage was annulled in 1995.

Aaliyah died Aug. 25, 2001, at 22 years previous of a aircraft crash within the Bahamas.