TORONTO, Canada (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Spotify’s streaming data is now included in Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 chart, further enhancing the updated chart formula for the preeminent singles chart that includes digital download track sales, physical singles sales, radio airplay and On-demand streaming plays, all tracked by Nielsen.
Nielsen first started tracking Spotify’s Canadian activity when the streaming service first launched in Canada in October 2014. The first Canadian Hot 100 chart to include Spotify streaming data is on the Billboard site now at http://www.billboard.com/charts/canadian-hot-100.
Billboard Canadian Hot 100 (December 27, 2014)
1. Blank Space / Taylor Swift
2. Take Me To Church / Hozier
3. Uptown Funk! / Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
4. I’m Not The Only One / Sam Smith
5. Shake It Off / Taylor Swift
6. Animals / Maroon 5
7. Thinking Out Loud / Ed Sheeran
8. All About That Bass / Meghan Trainor
9. Habits (Stay High) / Tove Lo
10. Love Me Harder / Ariana Grande & the Weeknd
Nielsen Music and Billboard launched the first-ever Canadian Hot 100 chart that included Nielsen’s streaming data from YouTube (including Vevo on YouTube), Rdio, Google Play, Slacker, Nokia MixRadio and Xbox Music in the September 27, 2014 Issue of Billboard magazine.
The Billboard charts are the most authoritative measure of success in music, and the addition of streaming data to the Hot 100 formula reflects the current state of the industry.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify Canada's Top Artists (since October 2014)
1 Ariana Grande
2 Ed Sheeran
3 Maroon 5
4 Sam Smith
5 Calvin Harris
8 Kanye West
10 Nicki Minaj
Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 50 million active users, and over 12.5 million paying subscribers. Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$2bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers