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Billboard Shakes Up The Charts With YouTube

The Hot 100 singles chart will now count YouTube views.

Monday, February 25, 2013

An office staff dances as part of a 'Harlem Shake' video. An office staff dances as part of a "Harlem Shake" video.

Last week we learned that Billboard had decided to shake up the charts. The magazine, which has charted popular music for decades, announced that it will now count YouTube views when tabulating the Hot 100 singles. The means that viral videos can now top the charts -- just in time for Baauer’s 'Harlem Shake' to debut at #1. Joining us to explain the change is Billboard's director of charts, Silvio Pietroluongo

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Silvio Pietroluongo

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