The Billboard Hot is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales physical and digital , radio play , and online streaming in the United States. The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in , but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July
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From urbano music to K-pop , some of the biggest developments in pop music today are taking root outside the United States. In response, two new Billboard song charts will now crown global No. Even as streaming has come to dominate music listening, Billboard has been slow to adapt and fine-tune to streaming which the charts first counted in , and radio still determines a larger share of the Hot than streams. The Top uses a mix of sales and streams, with paid streams or free streams equaling one song sale, although it only accounts for American hits. With their global reach and a lack of radio, the new charts are sure to become dominated by stans. Also earlier this year, 6ix9ine accused Billboard of cheating when the charts only counted
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts,  as well as year-end charts. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot song chart, all three data are used to compile the charts. The weekly sales and streams charts are monitored on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle since July ; previously it was on a Monday-to-Sunday cycle. Radio airplay song charts, however, follow the Monday-to-Sunday cycle previously Wednesday-to-Tuesday. On January 4, , Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade. A variety of song charts followed, which were eventually consolidated into the Hot by mid