In a month of mounting problems for artist R. Kelly, more artists are starting to pull their collaborations with him from streaming and download services.

Celine Dion has removed her 1998 track ‘These Are Special Times’ from digital service providers (DSPs) while Chance the Rapper also appears to have taken down his ‘Somewhere in Paradise’ track – both of which featured R. Kelly – in Dion’s case, he wrote the song too.

The pulldowns came amid speculation that Kelly’s label RCA Records may also be responding to pressure from campaigners to take action against the artist. “Sources familiar with R. Kelly’s contract and dealings with RCA/Sony tell us … the label will not produce any of the singer’s new music, it will not put money behind any of his projects, and it will not release any additional music until the criminal investigations in Georgia and other fallout resolve one way or the other,” reported celebrity-news site TMZ.

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