Saturday, January 22, 2011


Billboard to start ranking breakout artists?

Associated Press:

Recording artists who don't get love from radio can now get a Billboard ranking.

The music industry trade magazine and website announced Thursday that it is launching a new chart called "Uncharted."

Rankings will be based on a variety of factors, including YouTube clicks, MySpace Music page views and Twitter traffic. The artists don't have to be unsigned, but they must not have appeared on any of Billboard's other charts.

The first act to get the No. 1 ranking will be a California-based rapper named Traphik (traffic).

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