Billboard 200’s New Formula

Today, Billboard launched its upgraded Top 200 list. In addition to physical sales, the list will now include on-demand streaming and digital track sales. The formula equates 10 song sales from an album to one album sale, and 1,500 track streams from one album to one equivalent album sale. All of the major on-demand audio subscription services have been used to create the list, including Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play and others. According to Silvio Pietroluongo, VP of Charts and Data Development at Billboard “Adding streaming information makes the chart a better representation of music consumption activity.”

See the full announcement from Billboard here.