Everybody is about to be going double and quatriple platinum now… For the first time ever YouTube streams, including user-generated content, will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart.
According to Hits Daily Double: Billboard has yet to make an official announcement.
If this holds true, YouTube streams would boost record sales figures, but so would user-generated clips that incorporate songs in them. This may also further benefit content creators, who cut promotional deals with companies for posts on popular accounts. It is unclear how, if at all, this will be policed by Billboard.