Tag Archives: Billboard (Magazine)

Popcast: What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?

Source: New York Times » Music

Changes to the formulas used to build albums and singles charts will weigh paid streams more than free ones. What will the impact be? A conversation, on Popcast.

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The Killers Are Latest Band to Hit No. 1 Thanks to Sales, Not Streaming

Source: New York Times » Music

Like Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem, the Las Vegas group reached the top of the Billboard chart the very old-fashioned way.

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Lil Uzi Vert Debuts at No. 1, Leading a SoundCloud Wave

Source: New York Times » Music

The Billboard album chart this week again showed the power of streaming, as Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” and XXXTentacion’s “17” took the top two spots.

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Lana Del Rey Is Named No. 1 After a Rare Delay Holds Up the Billboard Chart

Source: New York Times » Music

The singer’s “Lust for Life” opened at the top; Spotify finally provided its data to Nielsen after causing the chart to be released two days late.

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Gets a Wide Release, and an Easy Trip to No. 1

Source: New York Times » Music

One week after the rapper’s album debuted on Tidal, it became available for streaming and download on other services, and rocketed to top the chart.

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With ‘Witness,’ Katy Perry Is the Second Woman to Hit No. 1 in 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

“Witness” debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart with 180,000 album equivalent units, displacing Halsey, who hit No. 1 last week.

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Logic Edges Out Chris Stapleton on Billboard Album Chart

Source: New York Times » Music

Streaming totals gave the No. 1 spot to the rapper Logic for “Everybody,” although Mr. Stapleton sold more copies of “From a Room: Volume 1.”

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Three-Peats at No. 1

Source: New York Times » Music

The rapper’s new album was streamed another 157 million times, keeping it at the top for a third consecutive week.

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Drake and Ed Sheeran Hold the Top Spots on the Billboard Album Chart, Again

Source: New York Times » Music

The rapper and the singer-songwriter are both spending their third consecutive weeks at No. 1 and No. 2 with “More Life” and “÷,” respectively.

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Drake’s ‘More Life’ Spends a Second Week at No. 1, Boosted by 253 Million Streams

Source: New York Times » Music

The rapper’s second-week streaming total for his new playlist is higher than his opening-week tally for his 2016 album “Views.”

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With Drake’s Playlist Looming, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Is No. 1, for Now

Source: New York Times » Music

The British singer-songwriter logs a second week on top of the album charts, but with “More Life” dominating Spotify, a shake-up is on the way.

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