Billboard To Include Streaming & Digital Downloads In Top 200 Album Chart

November 21, 2014 2:00 AM

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It has been a long time coming, but Billboard will finally add streams and digital downloads to their calculations for the Top 200 Album Charts. The magazine, which has not made such a large change to the Top 200 Album Chart since 1991, is finally looking to the future of music listening, which is heading online and increasingly happening through streaming. It is the biggest change since Billboard started using Nielsen Soundscan data to calculate its formula for the top 200 chart.

It has been a long time coming, but Billboard will finally add streams and digital downloads to their calculations for the Top 200 Album Charts. The magazine, which has not made such a large change to the Top 200 Album Chart since 1991, is finally looking to the future of music listening, which is h...

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