Back in 2019, music analytics firm Chartmetric launched its ‘Cross-Platform Performance’ metric, trying to come up with a single metric measuring artists’ performance across a range of streaming services and social networks. Now it is doubling its data sources from eight to 16 platforms.
The new ones include Pandora, Amazon Music, Shazam, Boomplay, TikTok and Twitch as well as radio airplay, with additional playlist data from the likes of Spotify, YouTube and Deezer to boot.
Chartmetric has also published a snapshot of the top 50 artists according to its new model. Justin Bieber is the top-ranked artist for CPP, ahead of Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Drake, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, BTS, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. It’s essentially a who’s who of streaming-era stars, but the new platforms are shaking things up lower down the rankings, which stretch to one million artists. For example, data from Boomplay will boost the CPPs of African artists.
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