The music streaming platform, Boomplay will now be included in the data that makes up Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100 and Billboard Global 200 charts, as well as all other Billboard U.
and global charts that include streaming data.
This is a part of its dedication to helping the African music industry unlock its full potential, with millions of African songs being streamed on the platform globally, the inclusion of Boomplay’s stream data in the iconic charts provides African and international artistes and music on the platform the opportunity for more exposure on the global stage.
According to Billboard, ”MRC Data’s foundation is built on providing the music industry and our clients with the most complete view of music consumption.
We are excited to announce additional data being captured from Boomplay.
Boomplay’s Director of Content & Strategy, Phil Choi described Boomplay’s addition to the charts as “a significant step in ensuring African artistes on the platform are fairly and equally represented where it matters and that they have access to similar opportunities available to their international counterparts.
“While this might have seemed far-fetched in the past, we now have one foot in the door already following our partnership with Billboard Charts.
Billboard is an entertainment magazine published weekly by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of MRC Media & Info.
The magazine provides music charts, news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style related to the music industry.
Its music charts include the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular albums and songs in different genres of music.
Boomplay streams now add up on Billboard Charts