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  • Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales?

    As some of you guys know or not, the Billboard 200 (USA's Album chart) counts on-demand streaming and digital track sales from albums to better measure the multi-metric consumption. The new methodology aims to provide a better sense of an album's popularity by reflecting not just sales, but consumption activity.

    So how is the methodology? 10 digital track sales from an album equals to one equivalent album sale and 1,500 song streams from an album equals to one equivalent album sale.

    So let's say we have three artists A, B and C.

    A had in one week 30,000 pure albums + 800,000 track sales + 6,000,000 streams
    B had in one week 70,000 pure albums + 300,000 track sales + 10,000,000 streams
    C had in one week 10,000 pure albums + 1,200,000 track sales + 20,000,000 streams

    If this was a normal album chart, they would be ranked B>A>C, but since it's a new methodology it would look like this:

    A sold in one week 30,000 pure albums + 800,000 track sales (80,000 equivalent album sales) + 6,000,000 streams (4,000 equivalent album sales) = 114,000 equivalent album sales
    B sold in one week 70,000 pure albums + 300,000 track sales (30,000 equivalent album sales) + 10,500,000 streams (7,000 equivalent album sales) = 107,000 equivalent album sales
    C sold in one week 10,000 pure albums + 1,000,000 track sales (100,000 equivalent album sales) + 15,000,000 streams (10,000 equivalent album sales) = 120,000 equivalent album sales

    So it went from B>A>C to C>A>B.

    See that artist A would still debut at #2 with the new or old method while B and C would change their positions.

    This would make the charts more competitive and exciting, so a new hit would make the equivalent album sales go up and more hits, more sales.

    Thanks

  • #2
    ew no, i hate this new chart s***

    but that's only me ofc

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    • #3
      I love this new chart, but the game needs to have 2 charts, like billboards, 1 Hot 200 e 1 for pure sales!

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      • #4
        This could be a good way to boost albums performances..

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        • #5
          Would be more realistic for sure ! Would probably mean tougher competition too which is very much needed in this game ! getting 1# album or single is too easy as of now.

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