The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), the industry organization behind the Juno Awards, will be using Nielsen Music for another two years as its exclusive data provider. The 48th annual Juno Awards are March 17, at London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens.
"CARAS has options these days for data so no guarantees they'd go with Nielsen," Nielsen's Paul Shaver, vp entertainment Canada, music & sports, tells Billboard. "Very happy to report they've once again decided to use Nielsen data for the awards."
Nielsen BDS (radio) charts began in 1995, physical album sales in 1996, and digital downloads in 2005. Streaming data charts launched in July 2014. Prior to the existence of Nielsen, CARAS would've received their data directly from the record companies.