ack in 2014, Billboard announced the publication would begin counting streaming as part of its Billboard 200 album chart.
Individual genre album charts are now adding the streaming methodology as well.
As with the all-genre 200 chart, every 10 digital track sales from an album will be equivalent to one album sale and 1,500 on-demand song streams will equal one album sale.
“We’ve been thrilled with the reception to the Billboard 200 album consumption methodology and how it reflects album popularity in today’s world, where music is accessible on so many platforms,” says Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard‘s VP of charts and data development. “The conversion of genre album charts to consumption reinforces how this approach has become the accepted measure of album success.”