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Billboard Adds Pandora Streaming Data To Hot 100 Chart

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Billboard continues to modernize their charts with the addition of streaming data for the Pandora music service.

The influential industry trade publication announced an exclusive agreement that will add Pandora streaming data to the Billboard Hot 100, perhaps the best recognized song chart in existence.

The Hot 100 ranks the week's most popular songs across all genres, determined by a formula blending track sales, radio airplay and streaming, as measured by Nielsen Music.

In addition, Pandora data will also figure into various streaming charts, and Hot 100 formula-based genre rankings such as Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, among others, Billboard said.

Last week, Billboard announced that they had added streaming metrics to their genre charts.