Must Read: Billboard To Make Major Changes To U.S. Chart System

Published: Thursday 25th Jun 2015 by David

The next year is set to welcome new albums from the likes of August Alsina (above), Tamar Braxton, Rita Ora & ‘American Oxygen’ provider Rihanna.

Fortunately (or unfortunately) the campaigns launched to support their releases will be forced to accept plans set to be put in place by Billboard next month.

Game changing news below…

As reported here next month will bring it with the arrival of a global album release date.

Read up on it here.

Now, Billboard has revealed that is to change the chart tracking week once the new plans are implemented on July 10th.

It reveals:

Starting July 10, the official street date for all new album releases will be Friday (instead of the current Tuesday) in the United States. For all sales-based charts (ranking both albums and tracks), Billboard and Nielsen will change the chart reporting period to cover the first seven days of an album’s release.This will result in an adjusted sales period of Friday to Thursday, as opposed to the Monday to Sunday cycle that has been utilized since the advent of Nielsen Music’s point-of-sales tracking in 1991.

Streaming services will now also be tracked from Friday to Thursday for the charts that incorporate that data.

(The final charts utilizing sales data from a Monday to Sunday cycle (June 29 through July 5) will post on on Thursday, July 9, and will be dated July 18. To account for sales in the in-between days during the transition week to a Friday to Thursday schedule, Nielsen Music will process data incorporating an 11-day cycle [Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 9]. That 11-day period will inform the Billboard charts that will post on on Tuesday, July 14, and be dated July 25. The pure sales data from the 11-day stretch will be the only data stored historically when accounting for all-time sales according to Nielsen Music; thus, there will be no double-counting, per se, of sales in Nielsen Music’s tracking system for this period in its archived database.)

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  1. Rihanna June 25, 2015

    I don’t understand… meaning?

  2. Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

    “The pure sales data from the 11-day stretch will be the only data stored historically when accounting for all-time sales according to Nielsen Music”

    Did y’all catch that? If not, let me lead you, guide you and show you the way. What that means is, those of your faves who can’t sell albums, but do really well on singles and YouTube streams. IT WON’T count towards pure sales. I’m sorry, let me write this in lamens terms…no amount of pusssy patting, crazy outfits and stunts will matter as of July 14th.

    SO, with that being said, I don’t want to see ANYONE posting invalid ass receipts including streams from now on because they DON’T matter. These “streams” will no longer be considered DRAGS. Rule number 2, no one can officially use Spotify or Tidal, or even YouTube receipts to drag anymore because they’re STREAMING services!

    Now that that’s settled, let’s hope that all of your faves can show up and show out with pure first week sales.

    *blameitonkway voice* “Have a Good Night ????”

    P.S. @ a certain “unmentionable commenter” I haven’t forgotten about your ass. I see you finally changed your avi after I dragged you for not having a music artist to represent who you Stan for on a MUSIC blog. Your fake ass is probably the type to hold the McDonalds bag and eat fries out of everyone else’s, then get home and take the one with the most fries.

    And I bet your head scarf stinks and smells like black and milds ????❤️


    • Danny Bey June 25, 2015

      Gags at this whole post in its entirety. Thank you.

      • Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

        I’m a proud bey-hive member, our job is to make the haters gag ????❤️

    • Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

      OMG!! Let me shed a few tears for the BITTER sinking banana boat bottoms.????????????????
      How do these girls rest at night with this Gaga Fart Flop level decline????????????????
      Let’s have a moment of silence for their wigs this era and in the future……………………

      • Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

        CHILLLLLLEEE! I can’t wait to see the Atlantic stans coming in here when their fave (mostly undercover Bey stans at that) releases their album and the number of streams total for R(Decim)8(ted) as a collective whole, outweigh the total number of pure sales by more than 70%. And they’ll be so pressed when they look back in a year,when she tries to “re-invent herself” aka smokinng a new strain/type of kusssh for “inspiration” , and realize she’s a FAD and her album sales in comparison to actual legends with DESERVED icon awards FAIL in comparison.

      • Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

        ???????????????? Oh and in AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig’s defense, she was always a Beyonce fan. She’s dragged several. Lol I know y’all are having y’all little beef right now but she’s a Hive too????

      • Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

        ????????????????????. You know how I feel about her sis…but I’ll take my foot off that neck and keep it cute from now on since she’s hive, as long as she’s willing to call a truce.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig June 25, 2015

        @RihSLAVEY IF you really ‘dragged’ then how comes you are the one that is still speaking about me 3 days in a row. Look @ lil old me controlling your thotful thoughts. THE NERVE of some ass kissing newcomer to talk out of line to me, when Beyonce has always been the number 1 person I’ve stanned for and I’ve always rocked Beyonce avis, before your pùssy ass even had the confidence to create a name to troll under. I got some boiling hot tea about you, that I’m gon spill the next time you try me. Oh and you’ve stanned for HTGAWM before, so dont act fake like you don’t like don’t stan for Slaylise Keating. Always remember… I DO know how to get away with murder 😆

    • rosy June 25, 2015


    • Stephon Maurice Jackson June 25, 2015

      Woke up to some GOOD tea this mornTING. Excellent comment.

    • MUSICHEAD June 25, 2015

      I don’t see anything here saying streams are no longer tracked as sales. All this is saying is that 11 day stretch will count toward 1 week and not split between 2 weeks during the transition to Fri-Thurs. The way album sales are tracked now will not change. The only change will be the reporting days.

  3. Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

    Tell your favs to thank King Bey!!????????????????????
    12/13/13 changed the world and ended YODELanna’s career. And for that I’m forever grateful!???????????????????????? #WORLDSTAWPPP #CARRYON

    • Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

      Kiiiiiiii, I’m here for this change. It’ll really separate the singles artists from the “album making-full-body of work, 85+ metacritic scores artists” who continually validate their receipts by headlining stadiums and selling out every arena they go to.

      Anyways ????☕️

    • Barb-wire June 25, 2015

      Still waiting patiently for the puppet’s release date(if it will ever come).

    • OMG Logic!!! June 25, 2015

      Thighyonce did no such thing. Adele sold 10x as many albums as your stripper fave’s 5th album, and she didn’t need any gimmicks to do so.

  4. NeedABawse June 25, 2015

    Bloop! This is what I’m talking about. By the way, I’m living and gagging at the fact that Mr. Blake is doing 42k this week without a hit song. Come through silent slayer.

    • Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

      Right! And everyone was talking about how he’d flop. Kiiii, bish where? And especially for his first album that’s pretty darn good, considering most artist can barely sell in the mid 5 figures first week, these days.

      • Vee June 25, 2015

        It’s probably because his fans don’t like the song but like the album which is weird because i legit thought he would flop.
        Where is Elijah from by the way.

  5. Al June 25, 2015

    Has Rita Whora got a release David?! #NO

    • Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

      Screaming. You can try to teach a dog to fetch but that doesn’t mean it’ll happen.

  6. Slayoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) June 25, 2015

    @Vee, Elijah was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Palm Beach.

  7. How Many Drinks June 25, 2015

    Oh God. R8pe is really gonna look like a flop now

  8. Barb-wire June 25, 2015

    The time is crucial now to really pray for RL8!!! I can’t wait for first week sales,kiiithe scalping will be epic.

    • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

      Keep clinging to the h/I/v when your fave is struggling to sell 630k with six singles , the Struggle print needs your prayers not R8

      • Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

        Chile Skeri will be lucky to scan 1/1000th of that 630k whenever she comes out of hiding
        RL8 propably won’t outsell Chart Flop in 2018 when it gets released????

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        @Slay_Hive Ikr. I don’t understand. NONE of its Keris albums have ever seen platinum. And they’ll be lucky if Rihfund sees platinum with this tragic era since she usually struggles even with #1s.

      • TinaMinaj June 29, 2015

        But Nicki is still the biggest rapper in the world and at the top of her game. Sit 🙂

    • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

      But onikas last two albums haven’t sold a million copies yet, why is your attention on Rih and not your fave and her declining popularity?

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        Its still more than what Keri has ever done. Are you slow?

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        And death @ declining popularity. *Looks at Carbon Monixide on the charts*

      • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

        But BBHMM outsold Feeling Myself effortlessly with no visual and without all the hype

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        BBHMM had two widely exposed performances and she still has the link her IG bio. Le struggle. I expect to have sold much more. FLOP.

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        And keep clinging to basic BBHMM my money. Does not change the fact her songs have flopped harder than Nickis.

      • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

        So Nicki’s a singles artist now? That’s what ya’ll call Rih and she can scan platinum but your fave cant

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        Where did I say that bird brain. It means judging by your faves singles poor performance, her album wont be performing too well. So stop acting like Rihannas immune from flopping with all the cocky Nicki talk, because her last single TANKED harder than any Nicki single this year, I feel sorry for the album. Not to mention your picture is a self drag when you talk about anyones statistics.

  9. Arianator Barb June 25, 2015

    Navy always talkin the most s***. Now Y’all mufu¢kas gon LEARNNNN!!! “What now? I just can’t figure it out / What now? I guess I’ll just wait it out / What now? Ohhhh what now?”

  10. Keri Qween June 25, 2015

    Not the h/I/v talking about streaming when that’s the reason Parition, Xo and 7/11 are even RIAA certified kiiii. 7/11 sold a measley 628k, which BBHMM has passed and is certified platinum based on the streaming factor. NOT the h/I/v talking about streaming outweighing sales ????

    • Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

      That DOUBLE PLATINUM ALBUM tho??? When will your faves??????
      Oh and let’s not talk about “measely” 628k, when 7/11 had NONE of the promo BBHMM had BUT still charted higher. I won’t even mention American Rihhject! ????

      • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

        And my point still stands the singles are certified from streaming

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        But Kershaw can’t even get certified with STREAMING.

      • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

        She doesn’t have anything available for purchase so how would anything be certified, Onika has two back to back flops your concern should be on her. Her next album won’t even go gold

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        Doesn’t she have new song out that no one cares about? She can’t even get views on Youtube sis, what makes you think people will buy it if they can’t even bothered with a free option? Death at you saying I should be worried about anything when you stan for the biggest flop in R&B.

      • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

        It’s a leaked song with no promo just word of mouth , keep using that same tired drag originated from Roseanne but Onika is still FLOPPING and her next album won’t see a certification

      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        Clinging to the leaked excuse are we? No one even cares thats its been LEAKED kii

      • Keri Qween June 25, 2015


      • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

        That all you got? I finished you!

  11. Stevie Nicks stan June 25, 2015

    Meanwhile rihnavy is doing backstrokes in lake Ballsweat.Smh I’ve never seen such a spineless human being in my life you are beyond pathetic,How can you change faves just because of being dragged in an urban blog?

  12. Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

    “Your fake ass is probably the type to hold the McDonalds bag and eat fries out of everyone else’s, then get home and take the one with the most fries.”
    OMG!! I’ve done this s*** so many times…wayy waaaay back in the day tho!!????????????

  13. Gee June 25, 2015

    Now all the R.I.A.A.needs to do is the change the certification system as sales are mostly in the dumps nowadays. Gold(250,000) Platinum(500,000) and so on.

  14. Stevie Nicks stan June 25, 2015

    Anyway RIP Michael Jackson

  15. ratedxxx June 25, 2015

    The thirst is real. ..

    I mean damn

    Are you that lonely and insecure that you have to change your fav

    Just so you won’t get drag on a freaking computer

    • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

      Kii that fat lonely f** is pathetic you can tell by the fact that it was here at the crack of dawn thirsty for attention at 3 am

  16. What now June 25, 2015


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  18. Barb B**** June 25, 2015

    So I guess they learned their lesson.

  19. Arianator Barb June 25, 2015

    So I just checked the hot 100, Pretty Girls floppage is EPIC!!! Lolololololol

  20. nicko June 25, 2015

    @Keri Flop STFU with ur ignorant ass. Nicki has 2 platinum albums, and a gold album so far. She has 4 songs on the bb hot 100 including a top 10 hit (hey mama)n a top 40 hit (the night is still young). All the singles from her album are at least gold (PNP gold, Ana 3x plat, Only 2x plat, Truffle butter 900k with no promo, Feelin myself 500k with no promo) and The Pinkprint is still in the top 30 on the bb 200.

    • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

      The PINKPRINT IS A FLOP B**** and you will DEAL

      Plastic Minaj fans should stop throwing shade at other artists when your fave has six singles but struggling to sell past gold status and a FLOP TOUR that she barely fill seats at

      • nicko June 25, 2015

        Once again, u should shut ur ignorant ass up, cause u obviously dont know what ure talking about. The Pinkprint CLEARLY isnt a flop, do ur research before TRYING to talk s***

      • nicko June 25, 2015

        The Pinkprint tour is doing well and TPP is still one of the best selling rap albums and best selling female albums od the year.

  21. Mark111 June 25, 2015

    Yawwwwwnnnnnn, stream counts was the only reason The Pink Pitt sold pass 200k in the first weel. Actually sales was around 190k. But go ahead…

    • Keri Qween June 25, 2015

      Mark, the two h/i/v/ f*** Ru Paul(Brokie Broke) and his bottom girlfriend Bald Hive are so obsessed with you. They want everyone to be flaming bottoms because they are kiiii

  22. RICHIE_RICH June 25, 2015

    You girl have been reading the past few days. I live , good job kids.

    @ slay_hive . They hubby and crew coming to Chicago for gay pride. It looks like it might be fun. I so miss the partying in NYC and ATL cause Chicago ain’t it. Have fun and be safe cause it’s going to be bananas this weekend. HAPPY GAY PRIDE to all the girls.

    Ms Mary Mac (mark11) girl I’ll see you and the power puff girls this weekend at gay pride in Chicago. You girls better stay outta streamworks!!!!!!!

    • Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

      YAAAASSS. Imma do a little shopping later today and maybe go chill in the village tonight! I didn’t know Chicago pride was the same weekend as New York.

    • Barb B**** June 25, 2015

      I love how you guys are open, proud living life unlike Closet111. Sad times. Happy Gay Pride!

      • Slay_Hive June 25, 2015

        ????????????????@Closet111… Thanks boo. Its 2015, why hide?? I see a lot of the girls on here that were pretending to be women are starting to come out now. *cough* Slayriah.. I knew it anyways????

  23. Shady81 June 25, 2015

    I’m glad that billboard is doing this. Taking it back to the old school way by making albums sales a more prominent factor instead of counting streams of singles and Vevo/Youtube views as a base factor with the mix of album sales (which I felt really didn’t make any sense but O.k that’s them.) I also agree with @Gee that the R.I.A.A. needs to change the music certification system so people can’t come up with these ridiculous numbers on sales that don’t exist like @Slayonce stated. It always puzzled me on how an artist could sell 150,00 copies of a single but only sell between 15k or no higher than 40k for the album (Huhh! Scratches head.) Just seems ass backwards to me. I guess you can’t be a singles seller forever and your albums are being neglected this should also give music company exec’s a better idea of who they should keep and who they should get rid of when the artist sell or don’t these companies can’t keep investing in a artist who comes out with an album needs to promote the album but does very little to do so then when asked in interviews or interview has the album sales going this person blantly tries to convince themselves by lying saying my album and singles are doing great their both number 1 on the charts. But the interviewer looks on their
    paper and it says you’ve only sold 15k for the album and your single was at number 50 on the charts only to take a nose dive to the number 98 slot on the charts I just can’t but I’m glad Billboard are making these necessary changes especially when it comes to unnecessary numbers, leave it to these stans and they would swear there fave outsold the Beatles in album sales giving them Beatles numbers when clearly the Beatles are the biggest selling artist of the world and all time.

    • Suicide Blonde June 25, 2015

      The Beatles are the Gods of Music, i mean, more than 300 million in album sales ONLY, without counting singles sales, unbelievable.

  24. MUSICHEAD June 25, 2015

    Some of y’all clearly didn’t read this article correctly lol. There is no mention of changing how album sales are tracked. Only the days are changing.

    • Mark111 June 25, 2015

      Shhhhh, let them fight.

  25. Suicide Blonde June 25, 2015

    Good, sales are sales, most of these new artist are close to the 200 million mark in record sales but we all know that those are fake sales, they certify everything these days, that’s why those “record sales” are not real. This generation don’t sell (save Adele and Taylor), the rest, well, fake numbers, gimmicks, propaganda.

  26. @JanetCIARA_ June 25, 2015

    The devastating FLOPation that will occur!
    These hoess will reap what they have sown… I am here for it all!

  27. La Perra June 25, 2015

    Nothing changes but the release date of Friday to Thursday that’s it. All this extra for nothing… Lol

  28. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money June 26, 2015


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