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Digital Bulk Rule Adjustment 

 

The most notable change related to consumer purchases is the adjustment to rules around multiple or bulk digital purchases and their charting eligibility. Currently, 1 - 4 “unit” (album or single) purchases by one customer are counted, while 5 - 9 unit purchases are reverted to a max of 4 eligible sales. 10 or purchases by the same customer are dismissed.


Beginning with the tracking week of Dec. 31, 2021, through Jan. 6, 2022:

- 1 unit purchase will be counted

- 2 or more units purchased by a customer will not be counted.

 

The policy will not change for physical UPC sales as bulk will continue to be applied using the current standards noted above

 

https://blog.singlemusic.com/blog/posts/billboardrulechanges

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They wimped out not doing it for physical too or at least lowering it to 2. Ain't nobody buying a physical single for themselves and 3 friends. :toofunny2:

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Fraud BTS #1's are over :clap3: 

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BTS really f'ed up the game for everybody, huh?

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And they introduced it after Butter had it’s undeserved 10 weeks at #1?!

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They should do it for physical CDs and Vinyl too. There is as much manipulation there as there was in the singles chart digitally. 

 

Its a half assed rule change, as usual. 

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1 minute ago, Virtual_Insanity said:

They should do it for physical CDs and Vinyl too. There is as much manipulation there as there was in the singles chart digitally. 

 

Its a half assed rule change, as usual. 

THIS.

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BTS’ impact is real :clap3: billboard finally doing something  right :clap3:

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3 minutes ago, Virtual_Insanity said:

They should do it for physical CDs and Vinyl too. There is as much manipulation there as there was in the singles chart digitally. 

 

Its a half assed rule change, as usual. 

It's Billboard, do you really expected a change to be full assed? :toofunny2:

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They can still buy 1 transaction at a time, BTS fans will still prevail somehow :rip:

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I mean counting multiple digital downloads is insanity. :skull:

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1 minute ago, ProudLBS said:

they count AIRPLAY yet they're worried about bulk purchases? :lmao:

THIS. A billion times this. That Måneskin song spent months making less streams than My Universe in the US but charted higher because of airplay and no one said sh*t :oxygen2:

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BTS aren’t gonna stop getting #1s :dies:

They have enough fans that 1 sale per person won’t affect their debuts. 
 

If anything its just gonna hurt their longevity.  Definitely no more 10 week #1s unless they could combat this with more remixes (:skull:)  & their radioplay has been solid lately.

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bye BTS! they are the worst thing EVER to happen to music

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10 minutes ago, Dingdong123 said:

And they introduced it after Butter had it’s undeserved 10 weeks at #1?!

And blocked Levitating :weeps:

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MESSS

 

BEST NEWS OF 2022!!!

 

AHHH LET THEM FUME

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So does this apply to website sales or just itunes??? it seems too good to be true  :psyduck: BTS will always find a way

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They changed it in advance so BTS can get 100k physical copies of their next single ready 

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