Billboard 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the American music industry standard popularity chart for singles issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play, streaming online, and sales; a new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Thursday. Example:Monday, January 1 – sales tracking-week beginsWednesday, January 3 – airplay tracking-week beginsSunday, January 7 – sales tracking-week endsTuesday, January 9 – airplay tracking-week endsThursday, January 11 – new chart released, with issue date of Saturday, January 20.The first number-one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson on August 4, 1958.
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