Here’s how a new R. Kelly album got uploaded to streaming services.

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His label didn’t do the work. A distributor owned by another major label did it. new r Kelly’s album titled I Admit It was uploaded to streaming services on Friday (December 9th), but was not from Kelly’s team or his…

His label didn’t do the work. A distributor owned by another major label did it. new r Kelly’s album titled I Admit It was uploaded to streaming services on Friday (December 9th), but was not from Kelly’s team or his label.

While the release lists Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings as the label, a representative for Legacy Recordings said the company was not involved in the project. Additionally, sources at Legacy say the album was a total surprise and are checking in with streamers like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music about how the album was delivered to them.

The album was uploaded by Universal Music Group-owned distributor Ingrooves, prompting the parties involved to race to find out what went wrong. When Ingrooves executives learned of the release, they began demanding streaming services pull the release, according to a source familiar with the situation. By 3 PM EST Friday, it was down.

Now, the source says, Ingrooves is investigating what went wrong internally and is severing a relationship with label Real Talk Entertainment, which released the album on a sub-label called Legacy Recordings, the same name as Sony’s imprint. Real Talk could not be reached for immediate comment.

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