14 Facts About Billboard charts


Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts, as well as year-end charts.

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Weekly sales and streams Billboard charts are monitored on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle since July 2015; previously it was on a Monday-to-Sunday cycle.

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The Billboard charts are released each Tuesday with an issue date the following Saturday.

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Each genre's department at Billboard charts is headed up by a chart manager, who makes these determinations.

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At the time, instead of using Nielsen SoundScan or Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, Billboard charts obtained its data from manual reports filled out by radio stations and stores.

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Originally, Billboard had separate charts for different measures of popularity, including disc jockey playings, juke box song selection, and best selling records in retail stores.

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In 2009, Billboard partnered with MetroLyrics to offer top-10 lyrics for each of the charts.

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On July 31,2007, Billboard charts changed its methodology for the Hot 100 chart to include digital streams.

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In October 2012, Billboard significantly changed the methodology for their country, rock, Latin, and rap charts, when it incorporated sales of digital downloads and streaming plays into what had been airplay-only charts.

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On February 20,2013, Billboard announced another change in the methodology for its charts that incorporated YouTube video streaming data into the determination of ranking positions on streaming charts.

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Billboard charts said this change was made to further reflect the divergent platforms of music consumption in today's world.

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In December 2010, Billboard charts announced a new chart titled Social 50, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites.

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In June 2019, Billboard launched the Top Songwriters Chart and the Top Producers Chart, based on weekly activity on the Hot 100 and other "Hot" genre charts.

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In October 2021, Billboard launched the Hot Trending Songs charts, utilising real-time music-related trends and conversations on Twitter.

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