The change immediately pushed Baauer's single "Harlem Shake" to the number one position on the Billboard Hot on Wednesday. Billboard's addition of YouTube data is another attempt to keep its charts relevant, as more people access their music in digital formats. Last October, Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan's digital-download sales numbers and streaming data — from Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among other services — to determine chart rankings. Charts still account for physical sales and radio airplay. Billboard and Nielsen announced YouTube's inclusion Wednesday, saying:. The changes have launched to expected uproar from artists and music writers who say the new methodology for genre-specific charts favors cross-over artists. Singer Josh Groban tweeted "Smh," a common abbreviation of disappointment meaning "shakes my head," after learning about Wednesday's announcement.
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YouTube was launched in It was founded by three PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who ran the company from a de rigueur small office above a small restaurant in a small Californian city. Today, he has plenty of company. Venture capital was not the only source of interest in the company: in late , Google, no less, came knocking. Time would include YouTube on its person of the year cover the same year. YouTube achieved this status, and has managed to retain it, through the introduction of a range of innovative features to serve creators and users alike. Viewer ratings, below-the-line comments, easy-to-use embed functionality, livestreaming, content algorithms, and voice recognition rank among those which have helped it retain its edge. Brands utilise the platform for marketing, media outlets to host video output, musicians and labels to release music; it has even played a part in hosting debates during US presidential elections. Users can rent feature films, listen to music using the specialised YouTube Music service, or subscribe to YouTube Premium, which allows to access to original content and ad-free viewing, or YouTube Music Premium.
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What makes a song a hit? But this month its popularity exploded on YouTube , as thousands of fans uploaded videos of themselves dancing — some might say simply flailing — along to the song. By last week more than 4, videos were going up each day. Download sales and Spotify streams of the track also skyrocketed. Werde said. YouTube has taken on an essential role in propelling songs to the cultural forefront, often long before they are picked up by radio programmers. With only 18, downloads the song did not make the last Hot chart at all. But last week it caught fire online, and across the tens of thousands of its scattered YouTube dance videos the song had million views in the United States, according to YouTube, and sold , downloads, making it the third-most downloaded track of the week. When the service started in , it gave the music industry its first reliable, third-party sales data, transforming the way record labels, retailers and others did business. Now Nielsen also tracks radio plays and most major streaming services.
It was released on June 26, , through YG and Interscope , as the lead single from the group's first Korean-language studio album, The Album , released on October 2, Tee and 24 credited as arrangers, it was produced by Teddy. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Seo Hyun-seung and uploaded onto Blackpink's YouTube channel simultaneously with the single's release. Upon release, the music video broke several YouTube records, including for the most-watched premiere, the most views within 24 hours for a music video , accumulating It also became one of the most-liked videos on YouTube with over 16 million likes. Commercially, the single charted in 26 countries.