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How are Billboard charts compiled?

Click here for our complete Billboard Charts Legend.

How can titles and artists become eligible for Billboard charts?

For eligibility on most Billboard charts, music must be registered through Luminate. Visit our Luminate information page.

When do charts update each week?

Almost all weekly charts update each Tuesday morning (while, during weeks with Monday holidays, charts update on Wednesdays). If you don’t see a weekly chart updated by those times, please clear your browser cache and try again.

How can I find out all the latest Billboard chart news?

The “Chart Beat” section of Billboard.com is your home for all content about Billboard charts. Stories about the Billboard 200 albums chart generally post on Sunday afternoons, while stories about the Billboard Hot 100 generally post each Monday afternoon. Other stories, podcasts, videos and more covering our full menu of charts post throughout the week.

How can authorized parties add or update images on Billboard charts?

Please see the Technical section below.

How can I find an answer to a question regarding Billboard chart stats? (Such as: how high did a song rise on the Hot 100, or how many No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 does my favorite artist have?)

Specific questions about chart feats should be addressed to askbb@billboard.com. You can also contact our “Chart Beat” editors or submit questions and comments for our “Ask Billboard” reader mailbag.


Why didn’t you review [insert name here]’s latest music?

Literally hundreds of new albums are released each week and arrive at Billboard‘s offices, all seeking print and online reviews and/or mentions. It is physically impossible to cover all of them within the magazine or online. Billboard‘s experts choose various titles to review based on retail and airplay potential, as well as artistic merit.

You made a mistake/I know more than you/You left something out of your article.

Although none of those are questions, Billboard.com readers often have comments and/or information regarding articles that are published on the site. If you feel you can correct an error or add something significant, please direct your comments to the site’s editorial staff via the links on the Contact Us page.


How can I add, change or remove album artwork, artist information and photos, or song and album information on Billboard.com (including on charts and in stories)?

Album art, artist publicity photos and repertoire or discography information on Billboard.com are maintained by Billboard Media, LLC. Authorized parties can request changes to this information on our site contact us at feedback@billboard.com. Please include the name of the artist and album as well as links to our site showing what is missing/wrong. If artwork needs to be added or updated, please send a .jpg file, cropped to a perfect square of 1500 x 1500 px as an email attachment.