Billboard album chart to include data from streaming services

November 20, 2014 7:01 PM

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Billboard album chart to include data from streaming services

Calling music sales this year disappointing is an understatement, but Billboard is finally making a move that should change that. The magazine and Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music sales, said today that it will finally include album streams to calculate its charts.

This is easily the biggest change for Billboard since 1991, when the Billboard 200 album chart finally began using actual sales figures from SoundScan instead of basing the charts on data from record stores.

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