Billboard Responds To Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Corruption Claim


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The rapper not too long ago accused Billboard of manipulating their Hot 100 chart when “GOOBA” was beat out by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U”

On May 8, Tekashi 6ix9ine launched “GOOBA,” his first new tune following his release from prison last month. Earlier in the present day (May 18), Billboard reported that “GOOBA” landed at No. Three on the the Billboard Hot 100 chart, following Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj’s “Say So” at No. 2 and Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U” at No. 1. Prior to the announcement of “GOOBA”’s No. Three chart place, 6ix9ine posted a video on his Instagram account, accusing Billboard of manipulating the charts.

The video exhibits 6ix9ine scrolling by means of an unidentified chart forecasting web site on his cellphone, and noticing that “Stuck With U” jumped from No. 5 to No. 1 over night time. Earlier in the present day, 6ix9ine made one other submit accusing Billboard of dishonest chart calculations. “@Billboard caught cheating,” he wrote, including: “You’re a lie and corrupt. You got caught cheating and the world will know.” Now, Billboard has printed a response to 6ix9ine’s accusations.

In an article titled “How Billboard Came to Its Calculations in This Week’s Race For the Hot 100 No. 1,” the Billboard employees element their course of for figuring out the Hot 100 chart. “In the interest of transparency, Billboard wanted to clear up the Hot 100’s chart rules and tabulation process, the calculations that go into the determinations of its final rankings, and the stats accumulated by the two singles that marked this week’s highest debuts,” Billboard wrote. They went on to particularly tackle each accusation made by 6ix9ine in his social media posts.

Billboard clarified that the discrepancy between YouTube’s seen variety of performs for “GOOBA” embrace international performs, whereas Billboard solely counts U.S.-based performs for its charts.

In response to the Hot 100 forecast 6ix9ine referenced in his Instagram video, Billboard wrote:

The chart forecast referenced was not created nor supplied by Billboard to the trade. Those with entry to gross sales, streaming and radio information from numerous sources usually create their very own chart fashions and replace them at their very own frequency. Billboard doesn’t distribute any Hot 100 rating forecast to labels, administration or artists.

They additionally addressed the late 24-hour gross sales spike for “Stuck With U,” stating:

“Stuck With U” was out there to buy by means of the week as a digital obtain, in addition to in numerous bodily format/digital obtain combos by means of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s webstores. The gross sales spike is probably going referring to gross sales on Thursday, May 14—the ultimate day of the monitoring week—when signed “Stuck With U” singles had been put up on the market in Grande and Bieber’s webstores.

A signed single or album is an accepted type of gross sales out there to any artist and has been famous repeatedly inside Billboard chart tales when such objects have impacted the Hot 100. 6ix9ine, in the meantime, launched a non-signed CD single/digital obtain on the final day of the monitoring week through his webstore.

As famous on this week’s story asserting the outcomes on the most recent Hot 100, “Stuck With U” offered 108,000 within the monitoring week ending May 14 and “Gooba” offered 24,000, in accordance with Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Regarding 6ix9ine’s claims that “six credit cards” had been accountable for a big proportion of the “Stuck With U” gross sales, Billboard writes:

Billboard and Nielsen Music/MRC Data conducts audits on all gross sales reported with entry to purchase-level element, and works with information companions to acknowledge extreme bulk purchases and take away these items from the ultimate gross sales complete. All titles this week, as in each week, had been put beneath the identical scrutiny. (Billboard has reached out to Fame House/Bravado, retailer and reporter of director-to-consumer gross sales, for additional remark concerning the gross sales information supplied for “Stuck With U.”)

Read Billboard’s full report here.

 

 

 


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