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Billboard instates new ruleset for charts, eliminating bundles and merch sales

In a bid to make their distinguished charts better reflect true album sales, Billboard is voiding album and merchandise bundles from their calculations. The new rules are set to include package deals that pair physical merchandise or concert tickets with either a physical or digital copy of an artist’s album. The changes are part of […]

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Will Ferrell now has a Billboard-charting song

Will Ferrell‘s accolades now include “Billboard charting artist.” Yes, you read that correctly. Nielsen Music/MRC Data chart statistics show that Ferrell and My Marianne’s “Husavik – My Hometown,” from Netflix film, Eurovison Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, debuted at No. 16 on the Digital Song Sales chart dated July 11. The movie inclusion […]

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Lady Gaga earns her sixth number one album with ‘Chromatica’

There were hardly any doubts as to whether Chromatica would score Lady Gaga a momentous sixth number one LP in as many tries, boasting a first-class producer bill of Axwell, Skrillex, Madeon, BloodPop, Tchami and Boys Noize, among others. One week after its release, that forecast rang true as the album pulled in the single […]

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande secure chart-topping Billboard Hot 100 debut with ‘Rain on Me’

Lady Gaga‘s mega-collaboration with Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” came in swinging in its first week, securing a debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. This announcement comes after the release of Gaga’s sixth studio album, Chromatica, on May 29. While this is certainly not either artists’ first chart-topper, this number one does […]

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The Weeknd is the first artist to concurrently top five ‘Billboard’ charts

As all 14 songs from The Weeknd‘s fourth studio album, After Hours, find their respective places on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the XO label head notches another career benchmark by becoming the first artist to concurrently lead the Billboard 200, Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters, and Hot 100 Producers charts. […]

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Flume details plans for new music in 2020, reveals new insights in ‘Hi, This is Flume’

An innate desire to push conventions has propelled Harley Streten—better known as Flume—in a direction that has crowned him as both an electronic pioneer and a Grammy-winning act. After grabbing the Best Dance/Electronic album of the year for sophomore LP Skin, Streten is now up for another milestone Grammy in 2020—securing a nomination in the […]

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Billboard acquiring Nielsen Music to grow chart data visibility

Billboard‘s parent company Valence Media announced its acquisition of Nielsen Music on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The deal will join the two companies under a single ownership again after a decade of separation. Valence’s global music portfolio contains Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions, MRC Film, MRC Television, and MRC Non-Fiction. Previously known as […]

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Billboard acquiring Nielsen Music to grow chart data visibility

Billboard‘s parent company Valence Media announced its acquisition of Nielsen Music on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The deal will join the two companies under a single ownership again after a decade of separation. Valence’s global music portfolio contains Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions, MRC Film, MRC Television, and MRC Non-Fiction. Previously known as […]

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Billboard acquiring Nielsen Music to grow chart data visibility

Billboard‘s parent company Valence Media announced its acquisition of Nielsen Music on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The deal will join the two companies under a single ownership again after a decade of separation. Valence’s global music portfolio contains Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions, MRC Film, MRC Television, and MRC Non-Fiction. Previously known as […]

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Billboard acquiring Nielsen Music to grow chart data visibility

Billboard‘s parent company Valence Media announced its acquisition of Nielsen Music on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The deal will join the two companies under a single ownership again after a decade of separation. Valence’s global music portfolio contains Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions, MRC Film, MRC Television, and MRC Non-Fiction. Previously known as […]

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Madeon’s ‘Good Faith’ claims No. 1 slot on Billboard Dance/Electronic chart

The success of Madeon‘s sophomore LP, Good Faith, has been self-evident. The accolades have arrived as sold-out stops on the live tour in support of the album, and, most recently, Good Faith‘s attainment of the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart. Good Faith isn’t Madeon’s first visit to the top of the chart: Adventure […]

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Madeon’s ‘Good Faith’ claims No. 1 slot on Billboard Dance/Electronic chart

The success of Madeon‘s sophomore LP, Good Faith, has been self-evident. The accolades have arrived as sold-out stops on the live tour in support of the album, and, most recently, Good Faith‘s attainment of the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart. Good Faith isn’t Madeon’s first visit to the top of the chart: Adventure […]

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Sam Smith and Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence reunite to cover Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’

It’s a thing of beauty when iconic collaborations from across the ages come together, especially when the result is equally noteworthy. In 1977, Boston-born Donna Summer released “I Feel Love,” one of the hottest pop hits to date, alongside legendary producer Giorgio Moroder. The pair, who worked together often, revolutionized the disco era that helped […]

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Billie Eilish knocks Lil Nas X off the Billboard chart’s top spot, ending ‘Old Town Road’s’ 19-week reign

Its been 19 weeks since Lil Nas X claimed the number one spot atop the Billboard Hot 100. Let that sink in—five whole months. In that time, “Old Town Road” has seen a wild, celebrity cameo-filled music video alongside four remixes that kept it afloat, becoming the longest-leading song of all-time on the Hot 100. […]

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Billie Eilish knocks Lil Nas X off the Billboard chart’s top spot, ending ‘Old Town Road’s’ 19-week reign

Its been 19 weeks since Lil Nas X claimed the number one spot atop the Billboard Hot 100. Let that sink in—five whole months. In that time, “Old Town Road” has seen a wild, celebrity cameo-filled music video alongside four remixes that kept it afloat, becoming the longest-leading song of all-time on the Hot 100. […]

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‘Old Town Road’ smashes Billboard Hot 100 record with 17 weeks at No. 1

For 17 weeks straight, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus‘ “Old Town Road” has sat atop the iconic Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking previous records installed by the likes of Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. ‘ “Old Town Road” has sat atop the iconic Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking previous records installed by […]

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Lil Nas X’s breakout hit ‘Old Town Road’ rakes in another Billboard chart record

Few songs in history have dominated the zeitgeist like Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road,’ and now there is considerable data to support that statement. This past week, the country-rap crossover hit featuring Billy Ray Cyrus sat atop the coveted Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a record thirteenth week. This is the longest any […]

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DJ Khaled wants to sue Billboard after missing No. 1 spot

After losing out on the Billboard 200 albums No. 1 spot to Tyler, the Creator—who hit his first No. 1 album ever with IGOR—DJ Khaled has not been taking the news lightly. According to insiders, The Father of Asahd producer allegedly threw a temper tantrum, blaming his label for not pushing his numbers and planning […]

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Skrillex & Hikaru Utada’s ‘Face My Fears’ hits the Hot 100

Kingdom Hearts fans have been waiting over a decade for the Final Fantasy-meets-Disney game’s third installment. The second edition, Kingdom Hearts II, was released in December of 2005 on PlayStation 2, and was followed by a whirlwind of spin-offs across several gaming systems—a process spawned from the perpetual push for innovation in the entertainment sector. […]

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Kasbo shares Billboard remix of ‘About You’ amid ongoing North American tour

In March of this year, Carl Garsbo released Places We Don’t Know, his debut album as Kasbo. Released via Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records, the 13-track LP acted as an impressive milestone for the burgeoning Swedish producer, further progressing the success he’d already begun to cultivate through prior releases on key imprints such as Monstercat and […]

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