Billboard has announced that its Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100, and Billboard Global 200 charts will now factor in streams of officially licensed music videos on Facebook. The changes will go into effect March 27, and retroactively count streams from March 12-18.
Facebook added officially licensed music videos to its platform on August 1, 2020. Billboard writes that all other charts that incorporate streaming data will factor in these streams (in addition to those mentioned above). Facebook’s user-generated content will be excluded from Billboard’s tallies. According to Billboard, “Facebook video plays are categorized as ad-supported on-demand streams and represent U.S.-based activity only.”