Billboard has announced that its Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100 and Billboard Global 200 charts will now include streams of officially licensed music videos on Facebook. The changes come into effect on March 27th and count streams from March 12th to 18th retrospectively.
Facebook officially added licensed music videos to its platform on August 1, 2020. Billboard writes that all other charts that include streaming data take these streams into account (in addition to the ones mentioned above). Facebook’s user-generated content is excluded from the Billboard numbers. According to Billboard, “Facebook video games are classified as ad-supported on-demand streams and represent only US activity.”