Billboard is making moves it hopes will make its chart system clearer for artists and fans alike.
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The uber successful Khaled is said to have been infuriated after he discovered that his new album ‘Father of Asahd’ was outsold by Tyler the Creator‘s new set ‘IGOR.’
At the heart of his rage? Billboard’s refusal to count 100,000 units “generated” by a bundling deal which saw the set coupled with a fitness drink.
Their concern? Anomalies surrounding the figures he hoped the chart giant would accept.
Now they have decided to switch things up to avoid confusion in the future.
Billboard announced it has reviewed its rules allowing artists to bundle albums with merch and will outline a new policy for 2020.
They are yet to reveal how this new policy will affect musicians hoping to bundle their albums with other goods or services and will come as welcome news to artists who have seen their projects outperformed by competitors who employed the strategy.
DJ Khaled throws shade at Tyler, the Creator after rumors surfaced that Khaled threw a temper tantrum when his album was beat by Tyler’s album #Igor for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums Chart. pic.twitter.com/vgW2NnK3je
— THE POP DATA (@THEPOPDATA) June 8, 2019