Rolling Stone will roll out new music charts to rival the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts.
Vanity Fair and Variety report the publication will launch the “Rolling Stone Charts” that will compile the top 100 songs and top 200 albums. Opposed to updating the singles chart weekly like Billboard, RS’ new chart platform will update on a daily basis, and also plans to “go deeper on streaming data, and they will be completely transparent about their measurement methodologies.”
“What’s imperative and exciting about our new Rolling Stone Charts is that it will present a transparent, granular and real-time quantification to accurately reflect listeners’ evolving interests and give insight into worldwide trends,” said Jay Penske, the CEO of Penske Media Corporation in a statement.
While Billboard will continue to get their music data through their longtime partnership with Nielsen Soundscan, the Rolling Stone’s charts will be powered by three-year-old music analytics service Alpha Data formerly known as formerly BuzzAngle Music.
In addition to the two main charts, RS will put forward three additional charts: Rolling Stone Artist 500—ranking the most-streamed artists—the Rolling Stone Trending 25, and, for new artists, the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25.
The “Rolling Stone Charts” is expected to go live on Monday, May 13.
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