Hot on the heels of the UK official-chart changes announced yesterday, Billboard has confirmed the latest tweak to its Hot 100 and Hot 200 rankings, among other US charts. From the week of 29 June – 5 July, subscription streams from Pandora and iHeartRadio will be factored in to its calculations.

This is part of a wider shakeup for the charts, announced in May, which will see streams on paid subscription services given more weight in the chart calculations than those from free, ad-supported services (or tiers, in the case of freemium services like Spotify).

Billboard explained yesterday that Pandora’s programmed radio streams have already been included in the company’s charts since January 2017, and stressed that plays from streams of iHeartRadio’s terrestrial stations – which can be accessed through its app – will not have an impact on the US chart rankings.

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