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Spotify newR. Kelly streams increased significantly after the airing of a  Lifetime docu-series that included interviews with victims and former friends Johnny Legend and Wendy Williams chronicling his alleged history of sexual abuse, including of underage girls.

A rep for Spotify told The Blast that the “Ignition” singer’s streams were up 16% since Lifetime aired part 1 of “Surviving R. Kelly” on Thursday night. 

The jump comes after Spotify virtually banned, and then in a reversal simply "downgraded" R. Kelly's music as part of a new "hateful conduct" policy. It's nice to see Spotify's policies are having such an impact...