advertisement
FYI

Billboard Changing Charts Calculus

Effective the chart week beginning June 29, greater emphasis is to be given to paid subscription streams in Canada and the US. We have the details you need to know about these important changes.

Billboard  Changing  Charts Calculus

By External Source

Effective the chart week beginning June 29, greater emphasis is to be given to paid subscription streams in Canada and the US, with ad-supported activity remaining an important factor on the Album & Songs charts.


Beginning with the first week of Nielsen’s third quarter of 2018 (sales and streaming week of June 29 to July 5, which will be reflected on Billboard charts dated July 14), plays on paid subscription-based services (such as Apple Music and Amazon Music) or on the paid subscription tiers of hybrid paid/ad-supported platforms (such as Spotify and SoundCloud) will be given more weight in chart calculations than plays on ad-supported services (such as YouTube) or on the non-paid tiers of hybrid paid/ad-supported services.

advertisement

Billboard will have multiple weighted tiers of streaming plays for the Hot 100, which take into account paid subscription streams (representing a full point value per play), ad-supported streams

(representing a 2/3-point value per play) and programmed streams (representing a 1/2-point value per play). Those values are then applied to the chart’s formula alongside all-genre radio airplay and digital song sales data. – Continue reading Billboard chart changes here

advertisement
Buju Banton
Facebook

Buju Banton

Concerts

Legendary Jamaican Artist Buju Banton Coming To Toronto On North American Arena Tour

The show will come as part of the reggae artist's first U.S. tour in 13 years. Don Toliver and Snotty Nose Rez Kids have also revealed upcoming Canadian dates.

A legendary Jamaican artist is making a major return to Canada.

Grammy-winning reggae and dancehall musician Buju Banton will perform at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on October 13, for his first Canadian show in over fifteen years.

keep readingShow less
advertisement