Billboard Responds To Tekashi 6ix9ine Accusations Of Manipulating Charts amd explained how there came up whit their charts numbers.
The controversial rapper have been on the news ever since he was released from prison and his attention increased after the release of his comeback single “GOOBA”. After engaging in exchange of words with meek mill on social media, the colourful rapper also called out Snoop Dogg and accused the legend of being a snitch.
Just recently Tekashi returned, this he accused Billboard of manipulating the charts in order to keep him from having the No. 1 song on the Hot 100. He also called out Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber for regarding their song “Stuck With U,” saying that Ariana’s team used multiple credit cards to get her song’s numbers over the line.
The rapper puts out a video on his instagram page for his over 20 million follower, in which he also shows a chart of numbers where viewers can see that he had 51 million streams as compared to Billboards stats that showed 31 million. The rapper yells once again, accusing Billboard of doing dirty deeds behind the scenes.
Now, Billboard Responds To Tekashi 6ix9ine Accusations noting that whatever chart 6ix9ine was referring to in his video isn’t verifiable.
“The chart forecast referenced was not created nor provided by Billboard to the industry,” they wrote in the article. “Those with access to sales, streaming and radio data from various sources often create their own chart models and update them at their own frequency. Billboard does not distribute any Hot 100 ranking forecast to labels, management or artists.
Billboard also state that the number listed on 6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” YouTube video shows global plays, while they only count U.S.-based plays. Billboard also addressed the “six credit cards” claim.
“Billboard and Nielsen Music/MRC Data conducts audits on all sales reported with access to purchase-level detail, and works with data partners to recognize excessive bulk purchases and remove those units from the final sales total. All titles this week, as in every week, were put under the same scrutiny.
(Billboard has reached out to Fame House/Bravado, retailer and reporter of director-to-consumer sales, for further comment about the sales data provided for ‘Stuck With U.’)
You can read the comprehensive breakdown here. Meanwhile, Tekashi 6ix9ine continues to troll the company.