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Billboard Embraces The Internet With Launch Of "Social 50"

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billboard launches social 50 chart

Innerested in supporting your favorite artists, but low on cash? Now you'll be able to do it without shelling out $9.99 for their new albums!

Today, Billboard launches the Social 50, which is a chart that measures an artist's popularity based on activity on social networks.

The chart will be released weekly, and rankings will be influenced by friends, fans, and followers on social networking sites, as well as artist page views, weekly song plays, and measurement of the ratio of page views to fans.

Artists on the debut version of the chart include Rihanna in the #1 spot, followed by Eminem, Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, and Katy Perry as well.

The Biebs and GaGa, eh? Could WE perhaps be having an influence on this chart? LOLs.

Here's what Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde had to say about the new chart:

“We continue to adapt the way we chart the changing landscape of music. The Social 50 is yet another step in the evolution of Billboard and an important response to our changing times.”

We'll be innerested to see who makes the cut after the chart's first week in operation.

Rihanna must be happy to see herself in the top spot! Nice little consolation prize after the weak debut of her new album.

Will U follow Billboard's Social 50 chart?

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14 comments to “Billboard Embraces The Internet With Launch Of "Social 50"”



  1. 1

    let's see-

    perry and rihanna have zero talent outside of looking like whores, eminem's a wannabe hoodrat, bieber is for pre-teens, i'll admit gaga has some talent but her antics and overall disrespect overshadow it, minaj seems like a nice girl but she's not the lyricist she claims to be, and kesha…….well, if you think this girl has talent you should be swiftly kicked in the melon 3 ft above your ass.



  2. 2

    Wow, Perez.That last remark about Rihanna was a little catty, Backhanded compliment much? lmao



  3. 3

    Well Britney has #happybdaybritney trending so she better be on that chart next week!!



  4. 4

    Mj's at number 12 and he's old enough to be their fathers–well, not Eminems, but the others. MJ's reign just WON'T stop. I love you MJ:)



  5. 5

    the music industry has offically come to an end…



  6. 6

    i wish you'd fucking stop with havings digs at rihanna



  7. 7

    Re: April 20th – That just about sums it all up! :)



  8. 8

    You think you have an influence on this? Fuck Mario, could you be more up yourself?

    And seriously, stop having digs at Rihanna, would you? What, did she refuse to be on your stupid interview videos or some shit?



  9. 9

    hmmm…i kinda miss the 90s when the famous singers could actually SING….the music industry gets less and less "musical" as time goes by, now almost 15 yrs after, ppls are all worshiping those who got ZERO talent but know how to use the gimmicks…



  10. 10

    Re: April 20th – i second that:)



  11. 11

    Congrats Eminem and Justin. My two favorite men :)



  12. 12

    She looks so so so soooooo much better with a natural colored hair!



  13. 13

    ITS NOT YOU MARIO…IF IT WAS, THE CHART WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS
    1. LADY GAG ME
    2. SLIMEY
    3. TRAVIS GARLAND
    4. DARELLE LONDON



  14. 14

    Re: jesusbronze85 – You mad that old Madonna rag ain't on the list?