Billboard reacts to 6ix9ine’s accusations toward them about manipulating the charts.
It has been a week packed with a lot of drama and we all saw it coming. Anyone who saw Takashi 6ix9ine warning about chart manipulations last week obviously knew this would happen. The rapper has been causing trouble all over social media because his new song didn’t hit number one.
In his opinion, Ariana Grande manipulated her numbers and Billboard was also shady about everything. While Ari and Justin have replied the rapper, he’s still not letting down easily. According to him, “GOOBA” garnered 51 million streams as opposed to Billboard’s 31 million reveal.
However Billboard reacted to the accusations by releasing a lengthy article on how they came up with the charting numbers. According to them, GOOBA’s alleged streaming numbers are unverified.
“The chart forecast referenced was not created nor provided by Billboard to the industry. Those with access to sales, streaming and radio data from various sources often create their own chart models and update them at their own frequency. Billboard does not distribute any Hot 100 ranking forecast to labels, management or artists.”
According to the published article, GOOBA’s YouTube video shows global plays. They however count domestic plays (U.S).
“Billboard and Nielsen Music/MRC Data conducts audits on all sales reported with access to purchase-level detail, and works with data partners to recognize excessive bulk purchases and remove those units from the final sales total. All titles this week, as in every week, were put under the same scrutiny. (Billboard has reached out to Fame House/Bravado, retailer and reporter of director-to-consumer sales, for further comment about the sales data provided for ‘Stuck With U.’)”