Billboard Launches Social 50 Ranking

first_imgIn addition to its many artist charts, Billboard just added the weekly Social 50, which ranks artists based on their popularity on social media sites. Yep, social media rules the world.Social 50 chart ranks artists’ popularity using a formula blending their weekly additions of friends/fans/followers, along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays on MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike. The tally also includes the ratio of page views-to-fans/friends on YouTube and MySpace. The Social 50 emphasizes friends/fans behavior above other activities, followed by artist page views and the ratio of page views to fans and song plays.So in essence, you, the social media addicted fan, help determine which artists makes the list through your interaction with their social media accounts. In the debut chart, the top five artists that consume the most of our time online are: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj. Others that made the the list include, Katy Perry, Kesha, Taylor Swift, the Glee Cast, and uh, Michael Jackson (is he still active on social media?).If your fav didn’t make the list, get back on that social media horse and get following, liking, and listening.last_img read more

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