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Werde on adding YouTube to Hot 100 data

EXPLANATION OF THE DAY: "The very definition of what it means to have a hit is ever-changing these days. When the [Billboard] charts launched over 70 years ago, a hit was defined as selling copies of a single or generating airplay. While those avenues are still viable, one needn't look any further than Cee LoGotye, Psy or now Baauer to know that a song can be a massive hit on YouTube alone." —the bible’s Bill Werde, on the rationale behind adding YouTube views to the data for determining the Hot 100 chart, which include paid downloads, traditional and Internet spins and streaming, in a statement. (2/22a)

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