What to Make of R. Kelly’s Catalog – And How Much Does That Matter? – On the Chart Beat Podcast

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A roundtable discussion following the premiere of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what’s on the charts … is on the charts, while also looking at current chart action in a historical context for even greater insights.

This week, we take a break from deep-diving into this week’s rankings for a roundtable discussion about R. Kelly, following the Jan. 3-5 premiere of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, which recounts the many accusations of sexual assault against the R&B singer-songwriter.

Our guests are KRNB Dallas music director Keith Solis, who explains the radio station’s decision to stop playing his music; Vibe writer and editor Shenequa Golding; and Billboard senior R&B correspondent Gail Mitchell.

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