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NY Times: Billboard Adds YouTube Plays To Hot Singles 100 Chart
/ February 22, 2013 2:39 pm

The NY Times reports that Billboard has added YouTube plays to the formula that it uses to determined the magazine’s Hot 100 Singles Chart. The timing of the change couldn’t be better for Baauer’s song “Harlem Shake,” which is the latest viral video to make its way to No. 1 on the chart, on account of the change. According to YouTube, the video has been viewed 103 million times in the U.S. along with 262,000 downloads. If YouTube plays were not part of the formula, Harlem Shake would be somewhere in the Top 20.  Read more


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