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Hey Viral Video Stars, You Could Now Be Charting On The Billboard Hot 100

Posted February 21

A much-cited report from Nielsen this past summer revealed that more (64%) teens listen to music via YouTube than via any other source — a statistic that will start making a mainstream impact on an artist’s popularity in light of an announcement from YouTube today: From now on, YouTube views (from official videos to user-generated content) will factor into a song’s popularity on Billboard’s “Hot” charts.

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