Japan’s only combined song chart to expand its data sources and launch chart analytics service.
Billboard JAPAN has re-vamped its Hot 100 chart to include YouTube plays and streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics, effective on June 3.
Launched in 2008, the Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 currently combines multiple data sets including predicted nationwide physical sales from nearly 4,000 music and e-commerce retailers tracked by SoundScan Japan; digital download sales from Nielsen Music; airplay from over 30 major AM/FM stations monitored by Plantech; volume of desktop look-ups on PCs tracked by Gracenote Media; and Twitter mentions of artist names and song titles provided by NTT data.
In order to reflect the ever-changing music landscape and the different ways consumers interact with music, the Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 will now include YouTube views aggregated by Nielsen Music. The data will include both official artist videos as well as user-generated clips that include original song audio. Also being added to the chart’s methodology are streaming counts, predicted by lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics, a service run by SyncPower providing real-time scrolling lyrics.