‘Billboard’ Introduces Genre-Specific Streaming Charts

BillboardLogo250Billboard has unveiled seven genre-specific charts that blend data from various streaming services into one ranking.

The data which fuels the new genre rankings will be combined with download sales and radio airplay data to compile the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Rap Songs, R&B Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Hot Latin Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs charts.

Streaming services that will be measured by Nielsen Entertainment for the charts include YouTube (including Vevo on YouTube), Spotify, Muve Music, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio, MySpace, Xbox Music and Guvera.

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