China’s Alibaba look to buy Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter

Following Billboard and Hollywood Reporter’s acquisition of Spin, Vibe and Stereogum they themselves are now being eyed by the Chinese media conglomerate Alibaba. Rumours have begun circulating that Alibaba are interested in purchasing the Hollywood reporter…

Billboard and Nielsen add music streaming to 19 album charts

Nielsen have announced they’ll begin integrating music streaming figures into a number of Billboard’s genre-based album charts. Starting early next year Nielsen will combine album sales, track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent sales for 19 of Billboard‘s…

Drake’s One Dance holds the longest UK No.1 consecutively since downloads counted in charts

Drake’s hit single One Dance resulted in his first UK number 1, and has now gone on to become the longest single consecutively at 1 in the UK charts since digital performance was integrated into…

Chance The Rapper 1st Artist On Billboard’s Top 200 From Solely Music Streams

Chance the Rapper’s success has defied industry standards and now he’s breaking records as the first artist to land on the Billboard 200 chart from just streams. Chance the Rapper’s career has broken ground in…

Billboard Partner With Spotify To Stream Charts and New Features

Spotify will power over 75 of Billboard’s music charts along with new Billboard features like New Music Fridays. No matter your opinion on music streaming you can’t deny it’s massively important to the music industry…